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Sunday 26 January 2014

Tag along with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Hi there folks, how's your weekend going? Hope you're having a good one with lots of crafty fun. If you're looking for some inspiration we've got a new challenge starting at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this time our theme is 'Tag along' chosen by my lovely DT Sister MeggyMay. We've also got a new teamie joining us, Amanda is soooo talented you're going to love her work so pop along to the challenge blog and have a peek. As always there is a fab prize up for grabs from our generous sponsor Flonzcraft so ink up those stamps to be in with a chance to win!

I've used 3 tags to make a beeswax collage. I began by painting some corrugated card and then applied some scraps of floral napkins with a coat or two of beeswax. The tags also got a coat of paint, then I applied the napkin with beeswax, this time I'd stamped the napkin with some text here and there. I also sprinkled in a few mica flakes for a bit of sparkle.

The next layer is a die cut oval, again painted before adding the napkin with beeswax, this time I'd stamped one of the Flonzcraft Gibson Girls on the napkin with Potting Soil Archival Ink.

I made some paper roses using tattered florals and a brittania rose die,  and die cut some foliage and flourishes and dipped them in the beeswax. I added Treasure gold to all the edges before I assembled everything, and used some scraps of green ribbon and brads at the top of the tags.

I've added an Ideaology book plate and found a sticker in my stash with a definition of love that just fitted perfectly.

Assembling it was a bit of a nightmare, I started with my hot glue gun but it all fell to pieces eeeeeeeek!! After a bit of a panic I tried Maimeri Matte Gel Medium and so far its holding together so fingers crossed it doesn't fall apart lol.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Artistic Stamper: love is in the air
Aud Sentiments: any sentiment
Bloggers: make your own background
In the Pink: die cuts/punches with lots of pink
Oozak: anything goes love
Our Creative Corner: Shopping Sins 
(Ideaology stuff is one of my biggest - I'm always buying stuff and then decide its too pretty to use lol)
Really Reasonable Ribbon: love and ribbon

If you've got a minute pop over and have a peek at the projects my talented teamies have created as they are fab-u-lous!! Have a lovely Sunday and thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. Absolutely stunning Claire, has a very regal look. You have put so much into this creation and it shows, beautiful. TFS Hugs xx

  2. this is stunning Claire - well worth all the effort - hope it holds - wonderful xx

  3. Hi Claire - what a stunning piece, love those beautiful roses, so elegant..Esther xx

  4. Absolutely glorious, Claire! I love the beeswax over the napkins (definitely something to try), and of course the corrugated background. Stunning, romantic creation. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Artistic Stamper and at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

  5. Gorgeous tag collage, the colours and images, make it look so romantic.
    Yvonne x

  6. Gorgeous project Claire, the beeswax gives a gorgeous fininsh. Love your design.
    Avril xx

  7. This is a stunning master piece found you on Bloggers Challenge..

  8. You're not alone with your idea-ology stuff "problem"...*lol.
    I am glad you persevered after the glue gun desaster....your canvas is absolutely stunning!! LOVE it!

    Thank you for sharing it with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

  9. Claire this is beautiful love the addition of the beeswax, I've had some for ages and never used it, thanks for the great inspiration
    Amanda x

  10. WOW!!! You are the queen of femininity! Love, love love this!
    Dot x

  11. Stunning - love you used the tags! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  12. Nightmare or not Claire this is so beautiful particularly love all the beeswax. What a fabulous make all round.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  13. Absolutely Beautiful!!! LOVE this!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons Valentines Challenge! Hope to see you for our next challenge on the 1st!

  14. Gorgeous creation! Thank you for joining in the Artistic Stamper challenge :)

  15. This is such a sweet project. Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  16. I love how you've used the beeswax and napkins - never tried that! A lovely vintage piece - glad it seems to be holding together!
    Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Juliax

  17. A beautiful card with lots of fabulous detail!

    Thanks for sharing at In The Pink this time... hope to be able to welcome you back here soon..

    Christine x


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