19 Apr 2011

Easter Tag


Grungy Monday Week #4 at Studio L3
Simon Says Stamp and Show a Lord Tim of Holtz Technique!

Which means I get to play at two challenges again for the price of one - result as I don't have very much time this week and was wondering how to fit everything in and get some time to craft. 
Linda at Studio L3 has given us a link for Texture Fades and Distress Technique video for week#4 of Grungy Monday so off I popped to have a look (should have been ironing!!!) and this is what I made.

This technique is new to me so I followed the video, I stamped diamonds onto the texture fades tall trees folder in DI Victorian velvet and wild honey, I just love how the diamonds are now behind the trees! A really great fun technique and I will definitely be using it again.
 For the rest of my tag I inked over the trees with crushed olive and vintage photo DI , the stickers are from Tim Holtz idea-ology Salvage Stickers Seasonal, I of course chose the word chocolate..... after all is it the time of year!!
Flower was cut from brown paper  left over from my spraying last week with the TH Tattered Flowers die, I used the smallest and next size up, put them all together with a brad and scrunched them sprayed with water and left to dry, the bow is linen tape and the little bits are string you know the bit that goes through the top of the luggage tag which I cut into pieces I also frayed the ends of the tape.
Picture is showing flower darker much darker than it really is not sure why but tried in vain to get a truer colour.

 In the close up you can see the diamonds behind the trees - such fun to do.

Hope you all have a Happy Easter and enjoy the holidays.

Bye for now and thanks for looking


  1. The diamonds show up really well Maggie, its a super tag and love the little chick. Happy Easter. Annette x

  2. Hello! Your tag is darling! Love the way you mixed texture fades for your backgrounds! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

  3. Great tag! and I love the sentiment:) chocolate is good any time.

  4. This is really great but how could you even THINK of ironing when crafting with Tim was on offer? Hugs, Valerie

  5. Very nice tag and I like the flower very much too.

  6. Yes the diamonds behind the trees do look fabulous. Nothing says Happy like Chocolate! Happy Easter to you. p.s. don't you just hate that little nagging voice in your head always telling you what to do - like housework. Glad you resisted....Donna

  7. Ooooh I love this Maggie... so pretty...

    Jenny x

  8. Hiya Maggie, thank you for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show with your wonderfull tag, love the trees, the colors you have used and the way you used the Texture Fades, thanks for sharing Hugs Terry xxx

  9. Just loving your grunginess! Beautiful tag!

  10. Sweet tag, Maggie! I've yet to make my pieces for Grungy Monday - can't wait to play with this technique!
    Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge! And congrats on being last week's big winner!

  11. Great embossing and colours - looks just great with the images.


  12. Congratulations! Your the winner at SSSS..Happy Easter..Donna

  13. Your tag is beautiful - wonderful colors and great use of the technique! So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!


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