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Saturday 31 July 2010

Paper Roses

This week Frankie's challenge at Dragon's Dream Tag it On is ' Paper Roses', Frankie has found an amazing tutorial for grungepaper roses at Lynne Forsythe's blog and her challenge is to have a go. I had a bit of a serendipity moment with this challenge as postie delivered Glenda's fab new CD 'Essence of Nature' which has the most gorgeous papers AND some fab artistic elements including some  tags. I've based this tag on one of the tags from the cd, its so beautiful it seemed a shame to cover any of it up really lol

I stuck the printed tag onto a large tag from Graphicus (perfect size!), edged it with silver EP  and then stamped my favourite tree (Glade from Elusive images) to the side of the tag and embossed with silver EP, also stamped one of the leaf stamps in brilliance pealescent lilac and white and embossed with sparkly EP (Glenda used this technique on her blog and it looks fab). I also added some lilac and icicle stickles. I stamped the sentiment under the tree and some hearts down the side ( both from Elusive images 'Lace rose heart')

I followed the tutorial from Lynnes blog to make the roses and used glimmer mists and starburst stains to colour them and added some more stickles. Now my roses are nowhere near as neat as Lynne's or Frankie's, but I sweated blood making these lol. Everytime I got one finished and glued, it sprang apart and trying to get a little strip of grungepaper covered in glossy accents back in to shape is no mean feat I can tell you. I loved making them though, and will persevere until I get them right, honest!! To finish off the tag, I added some lace leaves and to make a loop for the tag.

If you've got Glenda' s new cd. pop over to her blog as she has a little competition running to win a Graphicus voucher!

Have a good weekend and thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. OOOH how pretty.I love this tag.The colours are gorgeous and that tree is stunning.Popping over to have a look at the tut now.

  2. That looks fab Claire - the tags were designed that size deliberately! I'm sure you'll enjoy using the rest of the CD.


  3. WOW, this is a gorgeous work of art Claire.
    Your flowers must have taken an age to make, I had a quick look at Lyyne's tutorial, not sure if I dare to try making them LOL
    Beautiful papers on this CD from Glenda, now must pop over to see what tags are in the shop.
    Hugs xx

  4. This is soooo beautiful Claire!! XXX

  5. Claire....glad you enjoyed my tutorial, you did a great job with yours.....better watch out though.....the grunge paper roses are addicting!!!

  6. Fabulous Claire... see what a challenge will do for you... I LOVE these roses and a surreptitious acrylic block placed acrefully till stuck works wonders!!! Thanks for the dreaminess!!

  7. Fabulous tag, Claire. I agree, the papers you used are beautiful but are enhanced by your roses! Must have a go tomorrow and see what I end up with!

    Janet xx

  8. This is a great tag Claitr and what a fabulous job you have made of the roses, they are lovely.Great papers and the overstamping finishes it off perfectly.

  9. Wow Claire this is gorgeous I so love the colours and those roses are superb well done you.
    Lorraine x

  10. Followed your link to the tutorial, forgot to come back and say just how fabulous your tag is. Your roses are perfect and the tag is dreamy. xx Zoe

  11. Hi Claire fab tag again, the colour is lovely. Elizabeth x

  12. Wow, Claire, I think you've got the technique down pat! This is a gorgeous tag. And your roses look perfect to me.


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