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My Fave (at the moment)

Had an inking bonanza day with Patricia and Margaret last weekend, I so enjoyed it because it was my first stamping, inking and just playing for ages, so at this moment in time it is my fave tag … ask me again next week which is my fave and I will have changed my mind.

Made the background by stamping onto acetate, turned it over to wrong side and spritzed with Making Memories Mists, covered with diamond glaze, placed a piece of copy paper over the top, and waited to dry. I took a nestie shape, found a piece I wanted to cut out, then layered it onto my tag. The tag is resting on the rest of the collage acetate … it’s also hiding the hole which was left by the cut out piece. Made our own flowers and brads.


Just have to tell you this girls, Patricia also made a tag … not telling tales out of school … but she has not got the best eye for anything straight … watch out for her new blog which is coming soon …seriously though she is a brill crafter, adores anything vintage. We made the tags ourselves and who would have thought anyone could have laughed so much at someone trying to get the comers of the tag even, she nearly ended up with no tag left.

The stamps used are Patricia’s, the new TH ones from QVC, I never bought them … wish I had … but we all borrowed them, that’s what crafting with friends is all about sharing, playing and having the best laugh ever … no wonder we all love crafting.

Entering for – Truly Scrumptious – Tag It
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Triple Tastic – 3 of something … My 3 are the brads (the flower has a button in the middle)
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight – Make you own DP Paper


9 Responses to “My Fave (at the moment)”

  1. Dot says:

    My favourite colours…gorgeous tag! So clever!!!!!
    Dot xxx

  2. Irene Chillman says:

    Do so love your tags, this is great, just so much on it, every time I look at it I see something else, love your handmade embellishments, wish I had bought those TH stamps. xx

  3. Sharon says:

    Hi Shirl: Yes, I can see why this one is your fav! Brilliant colours. Your brads are cool too.

    You can also do this same technique with printed tissue paper or pretty paper napkins for a neat background. Just smear clear glue or crystal glaze on back of acetate, crumple tissue then flatten out and paste to back of acrylic, smoothing out the bubbles.

    Sharon G.

  4. Fliss says:

    This is gorgeous Shirley. There’s so much detail here, and the more you look, the more you see.

  5. donna says:

    Hi Shirley, this is amazing. Love the techniques you’ve used. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Csrdmakers.

    Donna x

  6. Avril B says:

    Just catching up – Love ALL the tags, couldn’t pick a favourite. Love the stamps you have used, there’s so much going on in them you see something different everytime you look at them.
    It must have been a fab ‘play day’.
    Avril x

  7. Michele Roos says:

    Such a wonderful tag. Love the colours and the details. Thanks for joining us this week at TS. Hugs Michele x

  8. Rica says:

    Stunning, beautiful tag, I love your inking and stamping and such a wonderful colour mix. So many fantastic details, not suprised it’s you favourite!!

    So glad you could join us at Truly Scrumptious,
    Heather xx

  9. this is very beautiful love Dorothy xx

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