Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Tag 2 for Country View Crafts

I am really late posting this today, so sorry but I thought I had written and scheduled this to go before I went on holiday and in fact I hadn't duh!!!!


This is my second piece for the 'How does your garden grow' challenge at CVC and was made to complement the first one (found HERE) with different colours but as an extended tag and the same backing  card.


Here you can see the background before I added the elements to it.


The background was made with distress paints - don't you just love them and their properties?  I used the technique Tim used on his April tag with a bit more wrinkle free distress to it. 


This stamp is from the Classics #1 set and here I used distress markers and picket fence distress paints to achieve the mottled effects on the pear and the dry-brushing around the edges.



The dragonfly was pained with distress paints too and you get some great results with them, they adhere so easily to the metal.


Here I used the TH banners and rosette dies, the bee again was given the same treatment as the dragonfly.


It's fabulous coming to see your amazing makes submitted for the challenge this month. If you haven't yet entered, please do, in fact enter as many times as you like with separate projects (linked to the theme of course) and you could be the lucky winner of the £20 shop voucher for Country View Crafts (don't forget it's free P&P as well as excellently priced products) and you could also be chosen in our TOP 3 and be a guest designer.

I had a great day with my Sis today, she is helping me find a way to make videos, technical stuff I don't understand, so now I've got to get a tripod and practice, but I hate the sound of my own voice so I can see it's gonna be a problem.

If you have seen my blog showing strange things in your blog reader or blog roll, don't worry I have been setting up Live Writer and it's had to do a quick post and delete it again to import my blog. Mind you all the blogs in my blog rolls have disappeared today so I've got some work to do there to put them all back.

Enjoy your evening (or rest of the day Terry).

 hugs {brenda} x0x

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40 comments:

butterfly said...

Completely in love with this tag, Brenda! The elements are all delicious, and beautifully laid out on that fab background (lovely to see them all ready to go on!)...

Sounds like lots of exciting developments afoot - good luck with the videos!
Alison xx

Sue Butler said...

Hello Brenda
Wow, just love this Tag as I did your first, I did wonder what the funny numbers were all about. I don't like the sound of my voice on a video either, plus I have a real Welsh accent, so no-one would understand what I would be saying half the time!!!! Ha. I am sure your voice is great and I will look forward to the videos.
Smiles:)
Sue

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda, i love everything about it!

Now, why would you not like your voice! Your voice is lovely, you are lovely to listen to and to look at and you are a great educator. A video from you would be wonderful, in fact I was going to suggest to you it would be a great direction for you to go in. So kind of Chris to give you some technical help,

Lucy x

Amanda said...

Brenda this tag looks wonderful and I love the painted metal embellishments. Your day sounds like its been a very technical one, look forward to your videos, I also think nobody likes the sound of their own voice but to everyone else it is fine.
Love
Amanda x

Jennie Atkinson said...

I really love this tag and I was hoping for a how to! I will have to watch the Tim Holtz's video for the Distress Paint Tutorial. I am struggling a bit with these.

I do so hope you will do video tutorials - I will be first in the queue to watch!!

Jennie x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous work as always Brenda. The detail is gorgeous - so many beautiful elements to look at. LOVE the Dragonfly.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Rita said...

Wonderful tag Brenda. It's so stunning. Hugs Rita xxx

debby4000 said...

Stunning tag Brenda, good luck with the videos.
luv
Debby

Martina2801 said...

Beautiful work, Brenda! I really love this. The individual elements that you have assembled are great and your colouring superb! BRAVO!

Helen said...

Beautiful, Brenda!

Redanne said...

It is a gorgeous tag Brenda, I love to see all the elements ready to go on it and love the painted metal embellies too. I think we all hate the sound of our own voice but please do make some videos because we would all love to hear your voice and see your wonderful techniques! I did wonder what all those funny numbers were...... Hugs, Anne x

Talis Bastelballon said...

Wonderful tag Brenda

LG Petra

froebelsternchen Susi said...

really wonderful Brenda!

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Your tag is gorgeous, Brenda, I love every detail on it.

inkypinkycraft said...

Great make, yummy colours , fab use of all the elements x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh stunning tag Brenday! Great to see the background before you added all the other things too. It looks fantastic already just by it self. But with all the other bits added to it it adds up to a real stunner! Love the treatment of the dragonfly and bee!!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda, love the distress ink! ~Diane

Sandy said...

So many wonderful embellishments on your gorgeous tag!
Sandy

Dagmar said...

wow - fantastic creation !!!

Daniele said...

so loving this tag Brenda, lovely colours, textures and details
hugs

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda, love the image and gorgeous embellished bottom.
Avrilxx

Karin said...

Wow this is really Beautiful
And i love the greens on it!
Groetjes karin

Netty said...

Good luck with the videos Brenda. Loving your tag, especially that gorgeous pear stamp. Enjoy the weekend, hugs Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So wonderful, a great tag with fabulous elements.

coco said...

Woooow, fabulous tag, really, and so beautiful !!! Happy holidays, Coco x

Julia S-W said...

Love your beautiful painty background Brenda. I have to confess I only own one distress paint but have a drawer full (and more!) of DecoArt paints so it's hard to justify buying anymore. I have been tempted by the Fresco paints along the way though!
I do love this stamp but have been waiting for ages to use it.
Love all your added bits and pieces too, especially that lovely dragonfly.
Hugs, Juliaxx

Margreet said...

Wonderful tag Brenda...love your bee and dragonfly...can't wait for your video's...and if you dislike your own voice does not imply we dislike it too!!!
Have a great weekend!
xxx Margreet

Junibears said...

You make everything look so wonderful and easy but there's always a lot of thought which goes into a project beforehand. Choosing the right elements, where to place them etc. You are a Master my dear! xx

Terry said...

Blame it on Ken for being late! After all it was his last minute idea to travel across the country! What a glorious tag and so many yummy details! I love that pear and the dragonfly is beyond awesome! Have a happy weekend! Hugs!

n1sunrider said...

Brenda, I am a new fan, love your work girl!!
I can see you reaching your goals. Keep on trucking! Way to go!

Von said...

Totally love your tag Brenda :)
Von ♥

Lillibelle said...

WoW! It's a really gorgeous tag with great details in fantastic colours.

catherine said...

Stunning work as always Brenda. Love the colours and images. have a good bank holiday weekend
x catherine

Samantha Read said...

It really is a feast for eyes visiting your blog, just love your tag, big hugs xx

2amscrapper said...

love everything about this tag. sounds like you've been very busy!

Sophie said...

Wunderschön!
Wieder ein Tag, wie ich es liebe.
Eine tolle Arbeit mit viel Liebe zum Detail :-)

Grüße von Sophie xx

Buttons said...

So many things to love here Brenda. My favourites include the way you have created the pear panel and the altered insects. Hugs, Jenny x

Chris Warner said...

Such a stunning tag and a brilliant partner to the first, simply gorgeous. The colouring of the pear is stunning and the combination of the images and embellishments has resulted in a beautiful tag. Chris xxx

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh it's gorgeous, Brenda. Love all these components (and thanks for sharing that photo of all the parts) and how you have layered them. The bee/rosette is fab!

Juls said...

Fab!!! Do love this image & the fab torn edges, everything works so well together!! Hugs Juls xxx