Tag match

Craft packages ordered = 3, craft packages received =1

The new challenge at Papercraft Star provides this photo for inspiration:

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I’ve decided to go with a tag incorporating the writing and the colours (well sort of!).


I made two tags and then coloured them with distress inks – Antique Linen, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, a smidge of Peacock Feathers and Vintage Photo. Then I stamped some crackles using Vintage Photo and some script using black Archival. Those of you who visit me regularly will know these stamps are my current favourite combo.


You  will also not be surprised to see butterflies! I coloured these with Peacock Feathers and Spiced Marmalade with a little Vintage Photo at the edges. I added some orange Promarker for vibrancy.


The words were stamped onto card that I coloured to match. You will recognise the Tim Holtz “journey” sentiment and the other stamp is from Chocolate Baroque.


The finishing touches were to add the rose trim, which I coloured with Spiced Marmalade distress stain, and some coordinating ribbon.


The design team from Papercraft Star are taking a well deserved break in November so this will be the last challenge with them for a few weeks.  Ladies, you will be missed.

I shall also be sharing this over at Sunday Stampers where I’m quite sure the lovely Hels will also be ready for a well deserved break after her marathon of Pick of the Day shows on Ideal World. Those three packages ordered and logged for today  are entirely her fault!

I too am taking a break, but not from blogging. I’m migrating south for the weekend where I shall enjoy every precious moment with my nephews and have a giddy afternoon at Upton Park, home of my beloved football team. “Come on you Irons!”

Thanks for buzzing by.


Tag match — 13 Comments

  1. Fab tags Mrs B, I love the background stamps (I really need to get myself something like them, they are very impressive) and butterflies. It’s great to see a butterflies, I have missed them with all of the Halloween projects.

    Have a great weekend.

    Dionne xx

    • Thank you. The script stamp is a SU “En Francais” (I think) it’s massive but I don’t even bother putting it on a block and it comes out brilliantlyxx

  2. Love your tag and the colors you chose. So reflective of the Autumn season. Have a fantastic weekend with your nephews and travel safely.

  3. What a beautiful color combo ! The deep inking has given this such dimension. We will miss you too, Lisette ! Thanks for being such a faithful reader – we will see you in December at Papercraft star!

  4. I love tags and you’ve sure know how to make a gorgeous one. The butterflies and all the incredible embellishments are beautiful. You’re #1 gal. So hope you had a wonderful time with your nephews.

    • Thank you. The nephews were on top form, full of Halloween excitement still and the football was great. Well we didn’t lose, which was important!

  5. The colors in this tag is just stunning! You do such beautiful work. Both tags are just lovely. Thank you for joining us this week over at the Papercraft Star.

  6. LOVE your bright butterflies and your Beautiful tag! That sentiment and the flower trim are both GREAT details! THX for saying you will miss us! THX for playing with us at papercraft Star!

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