Sunday, 11 May 2014

And Then There Was One

Hello.  Welcome.  Hope you are having a perfect Sunday.  Happy Mothers Day to all you ladies in the states.  Hope you have been spoiled rotten.  Over at PaperArtsy Ellen Vargo has been making a lovely colourful tag flip book.  Love Ellen's style so thought I'd make a couple of tags.  Glad I started with two because there were challenges!!

I made a collage sheet using Simon Says Stamp Artful Borders and MME stamps. 

I painted two large and two small tags with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Rose and Pansy paint using a scraper.  I stamped with Distress Ink Worn Lipstick and Dusty Concord using my homemade dry wall tape stamp, a ruler stamp by MME and the PaperArtsy Book stamp ESN01.  I added some black paint lines using the edge of the scraper and stamped one of the MME border stamps in black.  

And then there was one.  Discovered the black lines on the small Pansy tag were not helpful.  Will be painting over those again later.  I've added some of my collage paper and some white and black pen work.  

These two stamps were next to eachother in my PaperArtsy box.  I saw the bird on the cage SM27 and the word Escapist MN16 and it just had to be. 

The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons. 

Joining the fun at
Penny Black and More May Challenge - Anything Goes 
Stamping Sensations May Challenge - Anything Goes 
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes 
Papirdokkene Utfordring 59 - Ikke Kort Eller LO 

Hope to get back and fix the other one later.  Thanks for your visit.  Hugs


  1. Fabulous colours, love both sides of your tags :-) xxx

  2. Terrific tag, love the colours against the b&w pattern.

  3. Really nice, especially the linework you added.

  4. Great combination of the word & birdcage image!

  5. The outline detail looks amazing. Love it. X

  6. Gail, you have been so busy since my last visit to your blog. Each project is as stunning as the last. I love your outlining detail on your tag makes your whole project pop.
    Julie x

  7. What a great tag! I love the sentiment and the birdcage together. Julie Ann xxx

  8. Ooh I love what you've done here!

    Lucy x

  9. You have been having a lovely inky time Gail, another great creation.

    Thanks so much for sharing another piece with us at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations.

    B x

  10. Great tag! As you say, the cage and the word were made for each other! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.



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