Tuesday 6 March 2012

Steampunk Débutante tag

Hi All

I have some of those fabulous Graphic 45 papers which I tend to 'stroke' rather than play with, but have decided they must make more of a showing and of course one of my new year resolutions is to use more of my supplies, so I am hitting that one still.

The tag was covered with some gold, flower embossed paper and I used both the Steampunk Débutante and Le Romantique Graphic 45 paper pads for the elements. 

To add to that, this includes a stamp by Andy Skinner, a couple of Memory Box dies and a flower made with a Spellbinders die. 

Oh and the little black flower on the top hat is an earing. 
The earing and the butterflies were heat embossed.

I know it doesn't look much but it's taken me a whole weekend to put this together - why do I always spend so much time, cutting, changing, re-arranging and re-designing things????

So I hope it brings a little inspiration to some-one.

 thought  would also share a couple of pics from my workshop on Saturday. These great ladies made a mini album with me ready to take home and add their photos.

Joan, Debs, Carol and Pat.

I need to take some photos of my album to show you too.

Have a great week.

hugs {brenda} xox



Claire said...

What a gorgeous tag Brenda, so brave of you to cut that gorgeous paper lol. I'm not surprised it took you ages with all those beautiful details but sometimes thats half the fun of crafting isn't it?
Looking forward to seeing pics of your album
Claire xx

Gina said...

This is just soo beautiful Brenda..and something magical about it too. The colours are gorgeous together :D XXX

lainey said...

Brenda your tag is beautiful, love the colours and that dress form!! :) lainey x

catherine said...

This is absolutely stunning Brenda. I have just ventured into journalling and completed some pages for March. I'm going to have a go at some tags this week. Hope mine turn out as good as yours
x catherine

Gram's Treasures said...

Hi Brenda. Good to know that someone else takes what seems like forever to complete something! Love this tag and all its elements....really eye-catching!
Joyce xx

May said...

Fabulous tag Brenda, love the elements, Looks like lots of fun was had at your workshop, Hugs May x x x

Suzi B said...

Hi brenda fabulous tag!.. I love those Graphic 45 papers
suzi b x

Netty said...

Terrific tag and loving those papers. x

DesignerDiva said...

OMG Brenda! that tag is beautiful! It's enough to inspire me to actually use my stash I stroke lol
Wish I lived close enough to come to your workshop - it looks like great fun
Hugs Laurie xx

Juls said...

wowzer this is just stunning!!

and loved seeing the photo's of your workshop!!

Hugs Juls

Kathyk said...

Fab project, love the tag - looks like your ladies had fun with the class too

Happy Tuesday


Unknown said...

Gorgeous Tag Brenda, and looks like you all had a fabulous crafting time.
Hugs Sarah x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic tag, I love those papers as well.
Yvonne x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic tag, I love those papers as well.
Yvonne x

Anonymous said...

Amazing, I could sit and look for the longest time to absorb all the details.

Junibears said...

Your tag is gorguss! Brenda dear! You are such an excellent designer, everything comes together so well.
Wish I was at your class!
Hugs xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag, love these papers and you rosette/bloom is lovely. Enjoy your week. Tracy x

Terry said...

Brenda, I think it is funny how we hold on to "things" that we bought to use!!! Love this Steampunk gorgeous tag! Great use of the G-45 paper!! Now those ladies look very busy at having a fun time! Wish I could be there, but we would probably just goof off!!! Have a great Tuesday!

Unknown said...

Brenda , you have a gift, stunning work.
I was not into steampunk before I started blogging, but watching all you girls using the steam punk images , I think I love it now.
Glad you had a good week.
Hugs Elaine

Ann B said...

Beautiful tag, you have brought all those gorgeous little bits and pieces together so well. I have this pad as well and, so far, have only plucked up courage to cut into a couple of sheets but after seeing yours I think a tag would make it easier for me to 'attack' the pad with the scissors.

Martina said...

Brenda, your tag is spectacular! I'm glad I came by to see your work today!
What a great inspiration piece!

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda, what a beautiful tag, such a lovely composition, everything works together beautifully. Another with this pad, that I look at but don't touch LOL XX

cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,this is one,brilliant tag,I too love those papers,they are just stunning,great photos,too hugs Cherylxx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful tag, Brenda and I love the workshop piccies! Just popping in to say 'hi' ;)) xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Ooooh, I love what you've done with G45 papers on this tag... it's totally fantastic!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous tag with wonderful details, great images.

Gerri Herbst said...

Wonderful Steam Punk piece today! Loved seeing yr workshop, too bad I live too far away would love to had attended it!

debby4000 said...

Brilliant tag Brenda love all the details.
Love pics of your workshop and I can see Jane working away in the background.

Anonymous said...

Too cool! Totally gorgeous!