Saturday 11 February 2012

Dress form tag

Good morning on this very cold frosty Saturday morning.

Well the car is in the garage having a huge service plus I've got an oil leak, so that's gonna cost me a bomb. It was -8.5 when I took the car over, it took me ages to defrost it and oh my fingers did hurt with the cold. Maddie is off to Singapore today for a week to work at the air show there, and hopefully I will see the other offspring and family tonight. Then tomorrow I want to be up bright and early to go to the Stamperama show at Stevenage. Anyone else going?

I was so determined this weekend to join in with a Gingersnap Creations challenge and their masking tape theme inspired me to make this tag. You can see the steps I took to create it in the photos below.

I laid out the masking tape and stamped it with Stazon.

I laid the masking tape over  the tag.....

... and bended DIs over it.

Using gel medium I glue some stamped tissue paper over the top,

and then played with distress stains and more DIs and sewed round the edge of the whole tag.

I die cut the dress form in brown and white card, cutting out the white piece.
More distress stains and water were used to colour the white form and white DS to colour the brown one.

I added a two layer net skirt and had fun with snaps and small embellishments.

A large flower at the top and some net and ribbon through the tag hole.

I love the spring colours on this one. Not so grungy as usual!

Stay warm today and enjoy your weekend. 
I will be back tomorrow with both my FSC and PanPastel UK design team pieces.

hugs {brenda} xox

Challenges to have fun with - 
Gingersnap Creations - Masking tape
SJCrafts - Happy and use a punch - just being able to create & make makes me happy lol
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes



Kathyk said...

Morning, it's a balmy -5°c here Brenda!!! Hope your fingers have thawed out!

LOVE your tag - simply splendid.

Enjoy Stamperama


Junibears said...

I think we're about the same, minus 4. My cousin in Lowestoft said it was minus 10 first thing!
Now to your tag Brenda. I don't know how you do it. It is so very beautiful! What do you do with them all? Do you attach them to cards or do swaps?
I love to see you work. Have a great day tomorrow! xx

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Love the tag those haberdashery stamps are lovely- no idea how cold it is as I've not been outside - am off to meet my DDs dad later who lives in Lowestoft strangely enough - what a small world lol xx

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, I haven't done a masking tape b/g for years - I love the way this has turned out. Lovely, subtle colouring. Beautiful x

Ink Art Designs said...

That background is amazing Brenda! And it looks so much fun to do. I'm loving all the bright spring colours.
I can't even imagine -8.5 - we only get to 0 maybe one night a year.
Enjoy Stamperama!
Dot x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh WOW! I love coming to your blog Brenda, there are always gorgeous things to look at. This is absolutely beautiful, I love the colours and that skirt is fantastic, good luck in your challenges this really deserves to be a winner. I hope your hands have recovered now I know my other half was frozen when he came home from work this morning. Have a great weekend and enjoy stamperama
Lindsay xx

Martina said...

What a beautiful work, dear Brenda. Really fabulous!
Unfortunately I could not blog for a while, because I am currently on rehabilitation. Have a herniated disc ....
But I think I fell better soon!
Have a nice weekend my dear

cheryl said...

oh this is just brilliant Hun the background is so so effective and just love that dress,amazing,it was minus,6.5 here last night rrrrr
hugs Cherylxx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

This is beautiful Brenda. Enjoy your busy weekend!

Gram's Treasures said...

Hi's been a while, I know. Things are a bit better here now, but very busy. Sweet tag with lots of little bits...have to keep looking! We have a bit of snow today, but we've had a mild winter so far. Our temp is about the same as yours, but for us that's not too bad. Take care and have fun today.
Joyce xx

Joan said...

Fab tag Brenda, love the sewing round the edges and the net skirt.
Can't find my masking tape, need to go in the garage and "pinch" some of hubby's but its so blooming cold outside keep putting it off!

Anonymous said...

This brightens up the coldest of February days.
A gorgeous blend of colours and wonderful stamping and detail.

lainey said...

loving all your techniques Brenda, must have a play :) lainey x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous tag, Brenda....thanks for showing how you created it's also still freezing cold!
Enjoy your weekend!
xxx Margreet

Suze Bain said...

Oh Brenda, I just LOVE this. Great colours and fabbie embellishments. xx

craftymum said...

Love all the pics Brenda. The tag is just great. Hope the car wont cost too much!

have a super evening

hugs sarah x

Anonymous said...

Your tag is soooo cute! I absolutely love it!

Gina said...

Wowzer!!!A complete the masking tape base layer :D XXX

Vicky said...

Amazing work all your wonderful details and elements hun :o)

have a lovely evening...big hugs Vicky xx

craftytrog said...

This is such a stunning tag Brenda! Thanks for the step by steps for how you made it too, looks like you had fun! ;o) xox

Agnieszka M said...

Hi Brenda,

Your tag is adorable. I love your work.
Thanks for visiting on my blog.


Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow Brenda, it's an outstanding tag, thanks for the step by step photos.
It's cold in Germany, too. But for the next few days they promised +degrees.
Hope your car won't be too expensive.

Meggymay said...

Fabulous background, love the step by step photos of your gorgeous tag.
Enjoy the craft show.
Yvonne x

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the visuals- and seeing how this beauty came together- I love pink and blue and love am smitten by this tag!

catherine said...

This is so beautiful and love the way you have put it all together. must have a go at this sort of thing- so creative
x catherine

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Your tag is gorgeous Brenda! Love the masking tape technique, must try it!! xx

Terry said...

From tape to finish, this is spectacular! Brenda, you really did an awesome job with the challenge and this tag. Love this and the little snaps and bottle! Happy Saturday! Oh my car has a few leaks and I am thinking it will be costly and just around the new CHA release!!!!!!!

Crafty Loops said...

Wow Brenda, this is amazing. I wanna go to Stamperama too!!! But sadly Im in Northern Ireland and am stuck with the only 2 ever craft fairs in Belfast and its the Creative Stitch one. The last one was awful!! Maybe April will be better! Have a great time. Lee x

Mrs.B said...

Nearly missed this one, Beautiful tage and such lovely colours and detail.
Avril xx

Tindaloo said...

absolutely gorgeous tag! great embellieshes :)

Sharon Caudle said...

Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us at Papertake Weekly, and I hope you can join us again soon! Good luck!
hugs, Sharon

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Oops! The comment thing went crazy on me. - This tag is really nice. It has so many great details. I love that little bottle in the righthand corner.

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab tag - love how you created the background! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Mynn xx said...

This is amazing!!! LOVE the pastels you've used--that masking tape background is just to die for! :) LOVE this!!!

SmilynStef said...

What a fantastic use of masking tape ... so many pretty layers ... so very glad you joined us at Gingersnap Creations.