Sunday, 27 March 2011

Blooming 'eck! by Nicky Cresswell

Can you rightly believe its almost the end of the month.. i know i can't! 
Still it means that spring is well and truly here, thank goodness, I was getting mighty fed up of the long dull cold nights. And speaking of spring, don't forget you still have time to get your 'Spring' themed projects in for the monthly challenge and your chance to win candy!
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So onto my last make of the month...
I started by stamping a white tag with the Dot background stamp a couple of times, I then spritzed some gold perfect pearls powder mixed with water in a mini mister, and ran the tag through Vinny, {that's what i've named my Vagabond} with a cuttlebug 'dot' embossing folder.
Next I cut 1 set of flowers out of white card using the tattered florals die,
 I inked the largest and smallest with faded jean distress ink, and the second largest with stormy sky.
 I stamped the second largest with the numbers stamp from the family values set in faded jeans and clear embossed it. I put them together with a blingy orange brad.
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 The vine from the nature is art stamp set was stamped onto the tag directly, then again onto grungeboard using forest moss, I inked it with peeled paint which is why you can hardly see the veining from the stamp.
I cut it out and layered it over the tag stamped image.
To finish.... I stamped the small butterfly from the tick tock butterflies set, and inked with dried marigold and again stamped the numbers in wild honey and clear embossed.
Then it was a case of just putting it all together and adding the wording which I did with a dymo and attached with brads.
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So thats your lot from me this month.. Is anyone as excited as me that there is only 2 weeks till Ally Pally  Jennie and Hels will both be demoing.. I can't wait!
Thanks for dropping by, please leave a comment so I know you've been. 
And i'll see you again real soon x
Stay Inky

11 comments:

Chris A. said...

Lovely tag! I sad I can't be at Ally Pally. xo

Sherry Goodloe said...

Hi Minxy! That's one nice tag creation :)

Helen said...

Loving that flower in blue! Hope to see you at AP - we'll have to wear badges!

Sid said...

Lovely colours and the flower is fab !!

Kaz said...

LOve it and the buttefly is gorgeous, I am so excited about Ally Pally.......I am a virgin you know ;0)

kazx

whyducks said...

Oh this is so lovely, I like it very much indeed.

Piddawinkle said...

lovely tag and cant wait to see you face to face and Hels and Jennie too, will be there on the sunday so please dont sell out of all the good stuff, x

Minxy said...

thanks peeps xx

craftytrog said...

Fantastic tag! Love everything about it!
Alison xxx

jolande said...

It's a lovely tag..great that embossing part of the flower...you bring me on ideees.

Thanks Jolande

Artyjen said...

The colour combo on this is lovely....gorgeous shade of blue.
xoxo Sioux