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Tuesday 21 September 2010

Tag You're it with Michelle Perkett Studios

This weeks challenge from Michelle Perkett Studio's is 'Tag You're it'. For my DT card i've made an easel card using one of Michelle's new images 'Put on your Party Dress' which you can find in Michelle's store

I had loads of fun making this card. I started by making a background using a variation of a  technique from this months Craft Stamper magazine. I took a sheet of a4 card and coated it with gesso, tore some strips of some left over mint green and pink bp up and  put them on the card leaving lots of blank space and gave it another light coat of gesso. Once it was dry I sprayed with Glimmer Mists in Pink Ink and Robin's Egg and then overstamped with a stitchy flower from Elusive images. The edges of the bps and the kraft card were distressed with a craft knife and vintage photo distress ink

I printed the image out twice and coloured it with promarkers, one was cut into a tag shape and matted on some kraft card. I wanted the underskirt to look like lots of frothy layers of netting so I added some art institute glue and some tiny microbeads. I cut out the other dress and decoupaged it. I inked round the image using a turquoise versamagic ink pad and a shaving brush. I'm really pleased with the effect of the microbeads, I've tried to show it a bit better in this pic.

I added some very rough, 'tacking' stitches around the bps and the tag and matted the bps on more kraft card. The sentiment is cut out with a Marianne die from Jazzlins Designs. The butterflies are punched with an Anna Griffin punch. The flowers and fb pearls are also from Jazzlins Designs, the flowers are coloured with glimmer mists in pink ink.  I wanted to add some buttons but didn't have any the right colour but fortunately these printable embellies from Crafty Ann's were just the job - i coloured them with promarkers and embossed with with clear EP

I'm entering this litte party dress in the following challeges:
Creatalicious : Pink Green and Brown
Flutter by Wednesday: Buttons + of course butterfly angel or fairy
Polkadoodles: Easel Card
Totally Papercrafts: Happy birthday
Stampin Royalty: Stitching madness
ABC challenge: D is for Distress

Thanks for calling by, I hope you're going to play 'tag' with us at Michelle Perkett Studios this week. If you want some fab ideas and inspiration, pop over to my teamies blogs and have a look at their gorgeous creations

Claire xx


  1. Gorgeous card Claire!
    Shelley :)

  2. Gorgeous Claire and that background is stunning. Hugs Suzanne

  3. This is totally fab and the image is so cute!

  4. This is gorgeous the colours and your beautiful handmade papers :)
    Hugs xx

  5. OMG, Claire, this is gorgeous!! I love all the work you did on the background and the dress is stunning!! Just a beautiful easel card and tag!! Thank you for all of your inspiration for our challenge this week, Claire!!

  6. this is sooo gorgeous,the colors are so beautifil and the dress is amazing. love it! hugs bettina

  7. Really fabulous, Thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. Hi Clare

    A beautiful card and really dremy colours, thank you so much for sharing with us in my easel card challenge at Polkadoodles this week and good luck.

    B x

  9. fabulous easel card. Thank you for joining in the ABC challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

  10. Stunning card and colors. Girl you rock again!

  11. Wow! Gorgeous card. What a creative way to make such awesome background paper. The dress looks so pretty with those little beads.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Caroline xxx

  12. A very pretty card, thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge.

  13. Beautiful,love the DP and what a fabulous image!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

  14. Beautiful! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

  15. This is so pretty, Claire! I love the colors you used here, so soft and sweet. Your coloring is gorgeous! Hugs,

  16. what an adorable image! Thank you so much for entering the SFTW challenge this fortnight and good luck!

  17. What a lovely image, i love your colour choices - thanks for joining in with the polkadoodles challenge

  18. Lovely! Beautiful soft colours. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Polka Doodles this week.

  19. This is so pretty. thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.. Bec xx

  20. Thanks for playing along in the creatalicious challenge this month, your image and colouring are great. Another image to add to my wish list!


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