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Sunday 11 September 2011

Make a tag at FSC

Hi there folks, its time for a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping challenges and this time our theme is 'Make  a Tag'. As always we have a great prize from the lovely Marina at Cottage Crafts up for grabs so pop over to the challenge blog and check it out :-)

For my tag, I've used some new stamps ' The Art of Chess' from Chocolate Baroque. I used post its to mask squares to create the background using black versafine swiped across the alternate squares. The edges are embossed with gold EP. The focal image is stamped on acetate using black stazon, double sided adhesive film and then gilding flakes added to the back. I've used the same technique for some of the smaller chess pieces and the other are embossed in black on ivory card. I've also triple embossed one of the larger chess pieces. I've added gold and red ribbon, stamping one of the sentiments on the ribbon. It reads 'Every pawn is a potential Queen'. I die cut the flowers using Crealies 18 and scraps of black and red card stamped with text and added black gems to the centres.

I'm entering this tag in the following challenges:
Cards for men: G is for ..... gilding flakes
Crafty Boots: Anything goes
Craft your days away: Make your own flowers
Crafty Creations: Anything but a square
Creative Belli: Acetate or vellum
Creative Card Crew: anything goes
Incy Wincy: make your own flowers
Paperplay: 2 or more stamped images
Ribbon Carousel: anything goes
The Rubber Cafe: no designer papers
Totally Gorjuss: Its a man thing
Woodware USA : Anything goes

 If you have a little time to spare, call in and check out my teamies gorgeous creations for our 'Make a Tag' challenge as they've really come up with some stunning projects again this time.

Claire xx


  1. An excellent taq Claire, those chess stamps look brilliant.
    Beryl x

  2. Really gorgeous tag Claire and it's great to see such an unusual theme.
    I just bought a chess stamp set too though mine is Creative Expressions (really great for male themed cards)
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  3. OMG Claire, this is such a, white and gold...that's magical what you have done with the gilding flakes...gorgeous
    Dot x

  4. Very pretty, thanks for joining us at Creative Belli!!

  5. Great tag. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Boots. Zo x

  6. Fabulous tag, love the chess theme. Yvonne x

  7. This is just so cool looking!! I love the way you put it all together. Thanx for joining us this week at Incy Wincy. Hope to see you back again soon.

  8. Love your tag, the chess stamps are fab aren't they?

    Jackie x

  9. Stunning tag, and I love that bright red flower. Thanks for joining our 'make your own flowers' at Incy Wincy this week.

    By the way, I have candy if you're interested in entering!


  10. This is super Claire - I've never used gilding flakes & don't often use acetate either. That CB stamp is one I'm itching to use. I love those litte splashes of red - utterly effective.
    Paula (PEP)

  11. Wooow Claire, your tag is stunning! Love the chess theme and the gilding flakes on acetate sounds like a great technique! Love it!!! xx

  12. Really love the touches of gold and pop of red! Fabulous tag!

  13. Love h chess them an the pop of red!

  14. Love the chess theme and the pop of red!

  15. What a beautiful tag...the chess stamps are wonderful!! Thanks for playing in the Creative Belli challenge!!

  16. Love your tag. Thanks for joining our male theme at TG this week.

    Kat x

  17. Love this design - great stamps! Thanks for playing along with the first crafty boots challenge! Amyxx

  18. WOW! What a stunning tag--great design! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the RCC!

  19. Claire, that's a wonderful tag, love all the chess elements on it.

  20. A stunning creation Clare, thanks for joining us at TG this week. hugs Sharon

  21. This is a fabulous tage, love the black/white & gold, love all the chess details.
    Avril xx

  22. Absolutely brilliant Claire - I love everything about it.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  23. Hi Claire, your tag is gorgeous; as is all of your work. I love all the gold.

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


  24. A stunning tag - I love your chess pieces and your red flowers.

    Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Craft Your Days Away.

    Hugs Sarahxx

  25. Great project.

    Thank you for entering the first Crafty Boots challenge.


  26. This is gorgeous..good luck at I Brake for Challenges.


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