Friday, 23 July 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge 39

This is the fabulous inspiration for this week's Play Date challenge - Julie's trip to Dublin 20 years ago!

There are some great entries already, and I was stumped for some time.  I ended up making a couple of tags.


I made the single one first with pumice stone and walnut stain DI's using the  "ink on the craft mat/water spritz smoosh technique "and then stamped the "bare trees" stamp from Stampscapes,and a little crushed olive to the bottom of the tag.  I stamped the Paperartsy bird on a white card scrap in pumice stone and added a touch of crushed olive to her belly feathers!

I then inked two slightly larger tags with pumice stone and used the crafters workshop daisy template again, this time using brushed corduroy.  I joined them together with a little PVA glue and a idea-ology philosopy tag.

I used Tim's flourish stamp randomly round the two tags before attaching the single one to the top.  Finished it off with a couple of butterflies and some lightly coloured petaloo flowers the sentiment held in the memo pin.   Then I had trouble taking pics - and it was too big for my scanner - the artificial light is poor in my room tonight and my shadow kept getting in the way.

15 comments:

Tracy Evans said...

I love the Crafters Workshop templates, I have used mine in my Journal and they work great just as they do here on your tags. Love the bare trees, they are very effective on the top tag with the bird. Great entry. Tracy Evans x

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful tags, Helen! Love that daisy template.. Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful tags, great background you created! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Julie Ranae said...

Love the use of the colors and your design on these tags! Great entry for this week's PDCC!

Lynn Stevens said...

These came out great, I have the pumice stone ink and have yet to use it. I really like it on your tags!

Cath Wilson said...

The Pumice stone works really well for this challenge - love those colours.

Julia Dunnit said...

ooh nice H - love your flourishing use of the flourish stamp. Great trio, colours are perfect huh.

Lesley said...

These are scumptious! I particularly like the one with the bird!

Carmen said...

These are beautiful. That tree stamp is just absolutely gorgeous.

Lori said...

Well, thank God you didn't have to precariously perch on the arm of the chair to take the pictures! lol Really fabby tags, Helen, love the daisy mask, and the colors you used go really well together, I love it!

craftytrog said...

More fabulous tag art Helen! Love the colours & stamping on your tags x

Suzanne C said...

Lovely tags! Love the layers of the different stamps. Great idea to create tags! Thanks for joining us at the PDCC.

Sarah Anderson said...

That daisy stencil is one of my favourites! Fab tags. Thanks for choosing to play along with us in the play date cafe :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I love these tags--I need to remember to try making some:) Great idea!! Small and easy!! I love that bird tag! AWESOME job:) Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

Ruby said...

Great tags! I try not to look at what others have made for challenges, it stresses me out! I think you've done a fab job with ours, love the bird tag! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!