Monday, 3 January 2011

Tag and Tell!

Hi All!
As I continue to be inspired by pics of my family and ancestors and try to make lasting keepsakes connected to my family history, this week I decided to join in with the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge - which is to design something using your newest stamps or alternatively a stamp that you have had for ages but never used. I decided to go for the second option and used a butterfly stamp I had from Elusive Images alongside an oval frame stamp from the Papermania Chatsworth collection.
I did plenty of embossing - gold on the frame and a green Cosmic Shimmer lustre on the butterflies, embossed the tag background with the Divine Swirls pattern and highlighted it with the Perfect Pearls mica powders. A little distressing with our favourite inks, a sentiment printed on my computer with a touch of Distress Stickles completed the look before I added ribbon and mounted the whole thing on a card layered with K&Co Life's Journey papers. I also hope to enter this into the Artistic Stamper's challenge of 'Things With Wings'. This is a fab site which I have only recently discovered so if you love your stamping - why not pop over there!
I hope you like it!
Thanks for looking. Bye for now
Karen x


  1. Karen, your tag card is absolutely stunning :D

  2. Gorgeous tag. Such a lovely idea to showcase old family photos.


  3. Beautiful work! I like those butterflies!

    Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


  4. This is a really lovely tag ... great details - Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show ... we hope to see you again soon!