Wednesday, 1 May 2013

How does your garden grow at Country View Challenges

It's a special challenge this month at Country View Crafts as we have the wonderful Lin Brown joining us as a guest designer and she has chosen the theme 'How does your Garden Grow'. Please go take a look at her amazing art if you haven't seen her blog before and pop over to the challenge blog to see the wonderful inspiration from the team.


My tag has a textured background using a Cuttlebug embossing folder and dried marigold, shabby shutters, broken china and walnut stain DI.


The flowers are hand made using the Tim Holtz tattered flower garland strip die and layered over some red hessian..


The leaves are metal and have been painted with distress paints as was the little bird embellishment.


The sentiment has been generated on the PC, printed onto distress inked card.


I love making these extended tags, by adding an extra layer gives it a bit more space to add a sentiment and elongates it more.

Thanks to everyone who joined in our butterfly challenge last month it was great visiting your blogs and seeing all your wonderful creations. I hope you will take part again this month with a project that follows our garden theme and let's hope the month of May allows us to get out in our gardens more.

Take care.

hugs {brenda} x0x
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31 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

A really gorgeous make, I lovethe pop of those. Beautiful flowers againstvthe gorgeously coloured background ! Hugstrace x P.s. hope you will have time to check out my domino book I made inspired by yours .xx
Hugs trace x

Karin said...

beautiful tag, love the gorgeous colors!

Suzi B said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda, love the colours and the bright flowers.
I was also inspired by your domino book... but I made an ATC booklet
Suzi B x

Juls said...

Wowzer this is stunning!! Love the texture & the contrast of colour hugs Juls xxx

Chris Warner said...

A fabulous tag Bren, I love the colours and the textures. Those flowers are so striking and the background colours are gorgeous! Tucking that little butterfly in at the bottom is brill'. Love it. Chris xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning tag Brenda!! Love all the textures and those bright flowers against the muted background, really make this tag pop, LOVE IT!!

Sophie said...

WUNDERSCHÖN!
Ein fantastisches Tag mit herrlichen Blüten.
Das sieht sowas von schön aus.
Ich liebe die Blumen-Farbe :-)

Liebe Grüße und einen schönen 1. Mai
Sophie xx

butterfly said...

What a gorgeous tag... I love the layered look, and that wonderful embossed background. Completely delicious, Brenda!
Alison x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous floral tag, stunning.
luv
Debby

Buttons said...

Loving your choice of colours and that red hessian backing. Fantastic work here Brenda. Hugs, Jenny x

Sue Butler said...

Hello Brenda
I am drooling over this Tag, all my salivary glands are doing overtime.(about the only thing that is at the moment!)I love your embossed Bg and how you have inked it up, it juxtaposes beautifully with your garland of Red flowers, the complimentary Palette always looks bright and Pops, adding that Hessian for extra texture is a perfect touch. A gorgeous Tag.
Smiles:)
Sue

Redanne said...

Hi Brenda, I would love it if our garden looked as beautiful as your tag! The flowers are gorgeous against the red hessian background and I love the layering on the tag base - a gorgeous tag! Hugs, Anne x

Samantha Read said...

Beautiful Brenda, hopefully Spring has finally sprung and all our gardens will be as stunning as your tag, hugs xx

Gram's Treasures said...

This is beautiful, Brenda! Love the colours and those beautiful flowers, of course. Hope to get out to the gardens soon, but need to do some yard cleanup first.
Joyce xx

Von said...

What a beauty Brenda :)
Von ♥

Jennie Atkinson said...

Just beautiful! I love the idea of the extended tag. The background is quite stunning, but the flowers are just show stoppers!!

Terry said...

So many pretty layers! Brenda, the embossed background is so striking with that lovely garden party! Right now you are 1/2 way to CA! Hugs!

Martina2801 said...

This tag is absolutely adorable, dear Brenda! Well done!

catherine said...

This is just beautiful Brenda. love the layout and the colours
x catherine

Lisa Jane said...

ooh wow ..this is so pretty - and what a gorgeous background
Lisa x

Fandhmum said...

Hi Brenda
This is lovely, the contrast between the colours is fab
Rosie x

Nan G said...

Gorgeous gorgeous tag!

Gio said...

I love how your little garden grows, Brenda! :-)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous tag with great texture, all the flowers are wonderful.

Anita Houston said...

What a gorgeous tag!!! I absolutely love the color combination and the vibrancy!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely beautiful, Brenda. I love those flowers,

Lucy x

Ephemera said...

Hiya Brenda, your tag is gorgeous and the border really makes the lush flowers pop, really feeling the need to start tagging again. XX

2amscrapper said...

stunning tag! those flowers are so striking!

Daniele said...

this tag is stunning love the colours that you have used
hugs

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love the way you've used distress inks on this tag; the colours are wonderful and I also like the depth and texture! Julie Ann

Andrews Stamping Pad said...

Beautiful tag Brenda ! Love the colours you have used .
Andy xx