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Friday, 15 June 2012

Tres Chique....

I was restless when I got in from work today, another late finish for me. After faffing around for a while I realised that what I wanted to do was play with my new stamps the 'Antique Dress Forms' set from Creative Expressions. After doing Sir Tim's May tag I was feeling deprived that I didn't have any dress form stamps (apart from my steampunky Kanban one.....oops) and I've liked these ones for a while - who am I kidding, any excuse to go shopping!!

So I whipped up a quick tag which I'm quite pleased with even though I didn't stamp the forms quite where I originally intended. Oh well I can always try it again!! I must say these stamps came out beautifully right from the word go. I made a quick scrunchy flower because it was already getting quite late, and finished it off with a couple of die cuts and some ribbon. I spent half an hour looking for a suitable piece until I caved and just coloured a bit of vintage seam binding to match. I really don't know why I have so much ribbon, I never seem to find a use for any of it and its an absolute nightmare to store. Added a little bit of clear rock candy for some texture (probably still wet in the photo LOL).

I added a little button to the centre of my flower threaded with baker's twine (which I am still in love with). Little tip - after getting rather frustrated trying to get the twine through the holes in my button I hit on the idea of binding the end with sellotape - a bit like the end of a shoelace. Worked like a dream. (I may of course be the only person on the planet who didn't know that already).

So because this tag has a button I am able to enter it in to the current 'Out of a Hat Creations' Challenge. So typical of me, I have a million things I should be doing and make something for the challenge with the furthest away deadline!!

Anyhow that's it for now, feel better now I've actually made something but need to go and get some zzzs, work again tomorrow.

Cindy x

13 comments:

Renee Stien said...

This is very cool Cindy. It's funny because I am so rubber stamp encumbered this would take me hours and you just whipped it up after work! Very cool!

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Cindy. Beautiful tag. Love the dress forms and the button embellisment. The second photo shows it off a treat. I'm the same as you with the ribbon. Every now and again I sit for half an hour and untangle it! lol! Thanks for sharing with the Hatters again this week. Always lovely to see you joining in.
Regards Florence x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...tis a loVely Tag Cindy...gorgeous inky background, cool stamps too they'll be used a lot! loVe your beautiful flower too with the button center...fabby make...Mel :)
You'd asked what camera I used Cindy, it's a small Digi Camera by Fuji called Finepix, I loVe it as I can get good close ups but it doesn't seem to show the vibrancy of colour at times...have a super day :)

chrissies said...

Love this tag Cindy and the tip about the cellotape which I didn't know either lol.

So pleased you have joined us this week at Out of a Hat

Love Chrissie xxx

Deborah said...

I'm the same with ribbon, Cindy. Your tag is just yummy, I love the colours.

strangelycreative said...

Hi Cindy - nothing relaxes like a bit of crafting! Those stamps look wonderful and the close up of the embellishment really does show the lovely colours up. its lovely! Cx

Netty said...

Beautiful vintage tag Cindy with fab colours. Annette x

Sandra's Spot said...

Hi Cindy. Lovely tag it has a great vintage feel to it which I just love.I am a ribbon fanatic as well LOL you can never have enough. Thanks for sharing with us at Out of A Hat, lovely to see. Hugs Sandra XXX

Janet said...

Hi Cindy,
It's great to see you,love your tag, your button is fab.
Thanks for joining us at Out of a Hat
Janet x

Rita said...

Beautiful Tag Cinday. I love the colours too. Enjoy your Day. Rita xx

Trudy said...

love this ...just my thing..xx

Neet said...

Fab tag Cindy - and had I got those dress forms I think I too would have had to use them. Love the way you have done this tag and how you have used the button.
Hugs, Neet xx

Shirley-anne said...

Do like this tag Cindy .
Those images are awesome ..love that flower with button .
Shirley-Anne

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