Taking flight

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We’re in celebratory mood in the Beez household today. Not only is it Friday and we have survived the first week back from holiday but youngest son won the Skills for Chefs competition that he an two other students had been entered for to represent Sheffield City College. They come away with the title of Young Restaurant Team of the Year. They cooked on Tuesday but we had to wait until yesterday evening for the result. I took the ‘phone call at 5 to midnight. Naturally we are thrilled to bits and very, very proud, they worked so hard. Eldest son is “mildly happy” about it all, which in his world amounts to wild hysteria!!! So today I am sharing a tag that I will be sharing over at Papercraft Star who have this photo for inspiration:


I also submitting  this over at Sunday Stampers as it was Hels who gave me the confidence to play with texture paste. Hoping that the different layers I’ve created count as depth!



I started by making two tags from thin chipboard. I used a flower stencil and white texture paste all over both and then left to dry overnight. For me, this is the hardest part as I want to play straight away. Once dry, I applied a thin coat of black paint, wiping most of it off but keeping it in the crevices made by the stencil. Next, I applied bronze and gold metallic acrylic paint. The words were stamped onto thin tissue and then applied with Modpodge. A coat of Modpodge over the top makes the tissue almost invisible. This was another technique I learned from Hels.P1040864Of course, because this is my month of butterflies, in support of Amy and Friends, I’ve decorated the tags with butterfly images together with Icelandic moss, and paper flowers. The butterflies are from the Gecko Galz Butterfly Wings ephemera collection. The paper flowers were coloured with Broken China and Brushed Corduroy distress stains and topped with yellow gems.






The finishing touch was to add the ribbon which is white seam binding coloured with the same distress stains as before. I love how this turned out.


P1040861Now what does every award winning chef do when they finally come home after a night of gourmet dining and celebration? Yep, they eat a supermarket pizza ! Have a good weekend and thanks for buzzing by.


Taking flight — 14 Comments

  1. Beautiful!! Love the texture..you did a fabby job with it!! The colors are fabulous…and LOVE the Gecko Galz Butterflies….love the suitcases in the inspiration photo….perfect project for the photo…they soooo would go together!!

  2. Massive congratulations to youngest son, I can only imagine how proud you must be.

    Fabulous tags, I love the texture you have created, the butterflies are so pretty and what you have done with the bow looks amazing.

    Well done all round.

    Dionne xx

  3. Firstly, congrats to your son… amazing news and what a fab achievement…. secondly… WOW, love this tag muchly, the layers are perfect and I love how it looks so real and natural…. Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  4. Oh I’m so thrilled for you and your family … huge congrats!! Your tag is stunning … So much fabulous detail … Thanks so much for playing along at Papercraft Star!

  5. I too hate to wait overnight – it must be a papercrafter’s worst nightmare !! I love love love your tag ! The colors are so rich. And, congrats to your son !! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star !!

  6. Congratulations to your son! This tag is just stunning. I love how you have played with textures in this tag you have done an amazing job! Thank you for sharing this with us over at the Papercraft Star.


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