Monday, 5 August 2013

Die Cuts - Crafty Boots Challenge

Hi, welcome to another challenge from Crafty Boots. It was my turn to choose the theme this fortnight and at the time I picked it, I was all fired up with ideas.... shame I didn't sit down and make something right away then...

Anyhow, my current favourite die is the Prim Poppy by Memory Box - so elegant!

I made a tag, using a background I had previously done with some Paperartsy Fresco paints following a challenge on their blog (using up resources, right?!)

this was the background - I had been scraping paint (Limelight, South Pacific and Ice Blue) on a journal page and this was the leftover scrapings

 I had several of the poppies cut out from black card and they add a touch of drama against the background.

The white birds were given me by a friend - also a Memory Box die I believe (I need to get this one too!) and they looked kind of cute sitting on the poppies..

the text is from Donna Downey and is by Unity Stamps.

a spotty green ribbon to finish.
and some grass (Paperartsy from one of Jo Firth-Young's sets)
to ground it all..

Hope you enjoy playing with your die cuts for Crafty Boots this time.


Dee's Craft Room said...

Thank you for this fab challenge Helen, it was so much fun to do.

You tag is gorgeous, lovely poppy design and the little white birds are just perfect.

Dionne xx

Mrs Beez said...

Gorgeous background and the die looks stunning against it. The little birds are so cute - think I need them too! x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab challenge and one that allowed me to use my new TH die! Yep I gave in and bought the film strip and ticket strip after using them at the crop. I love your poppy die, black against a colour background always looks superb! Take care Zo xx

sam21ski said...

Ooh this is fabulous, love the black against that background. Did you have a fight with gluing the stems down again!!!

Sam xx

Hettie said...

This is lovely Helen. Love that poppy.

Carmen Wing said...

Can see why you love those poppies - it's a gorgeous tag - they're so striking and I love the birdies :)

butterfly said...

What a beautiful die-cut - so delicate. It looks great over your painty background, and I love the tiny birds perched there.
Alison x

Gabrielle said...

LURVE that tag! Fabulous background and those flowers look stunning against it. Thank you for choosing such a great challenge!

Lori said...

Ooo..gorgeous background, and I LOVE the die cut! Beautiful tag!

Darnell said...

Helen, this is so pretty! Inspiration truly is everywhere and you've captured that expression so well!!

craftimamma said...

Fabulous colours Helen and I do love that die. It's at the top of my wish list! Lovely tag altogether!

Lesley Xx

Nan G said...

Cool tag! Love the white birdies perched on the flowers!