Sunday, 22 January 2012

Purple Passions

I don't know why I never seem to use purple much in my crafting even though it is a favourite colour of mine. I managed to get this tag done at the beginning of the week before chaos broke out. Firstly our little Cavalier King Charles Dylan became poorly and wouldn't eat which is very unusual as he is a little greedy guts. He is eleven now which is old for a cavalier so we were very worried, but after three visits to the vet this week he finally seems to be improving. 

Then OH decided to come off his push bike and we had to head over to A & E, for x-rays etc but fortunately he is ok and on the mend now, but requiring lots of sympathy which I'm not very good at LOL. So no time for crafting this week. So hopefully  back to normal next week. Anyway enough of my domestic sagas back to crafting.

This is for two challenges The Stampsmith ~ Tag Art & Pan Pastel UK Challenge ~ Use two of something   I started with a blank tag and stamped a crafty individuals swirl in embossing ink then blend some pan pastels (the purple and green colours from the pastel set) across the tag and it highlighted the swirl. I got this idea from Sue's blog  Stamping Sue Style on her gorgeous Bugs and Butteflies card. Then used the lovely Serena (the stampsmith) stamp on glossy card and highlighed with zig photomarkers and distress inks. I mounted onto some black card and edged with gilders patina paste. I dyed an old muslin cloth and some seam binding with distress inks and then dry embossed and die cut a small heart, highlighting with more patina. The flower is made using Tim Holtz pine cone die. Finished by adding some lace and a couple of pearls.

Hope your having a great & very crafty weekend. XX


Valerie said...

What a stunning tag, love the colours and the fabulous flower!
Val x

Crafty_Fairie said...

Wow this is stunning work!!! Thanks for sharing the inspiration with us at PanPatel UK.I hope we see you enter again.

Kerry DT Leader

Ana Márquez said...

Purple is one of my favourite colours too :-) I love this wonderful tag, dear friend, it's terrific!! The photo is so lovely and every detail fits perfectly. Thanks for sharing the Beauty.

Hugs from Free Vintage Images :-)

Anonymous said...

Paula, this is beautiful. Love all the different textures and embellishments. Hoping that you are yours have recovered from the domestic sagas.
Take care,
Florence x

Brenda Brown said...

Wow Paula, this is stunning, such gorgeous colours together. Love the cheesecloth backing it makes it soooo feminine. Using PPs with embossing ink really makes the image pop doesn't it?
Well I hope your OH and sweet doggie are both well on the way to recovery and that you have a good week.
Thanks for sharing your lovely tag with us at the PanPastel UK challenge this week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Sue said...

Lovely tag and a favourite colour of mine, as is pink but I never seem to use either. Why is that?

Darlene said...

Luv your tag !!!


Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is such a stunning tag, I love the purple and blue together and the heart looks fabulous. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fantastic tag, love the colors and all the other details on it.

Claire said...

Hi Paula, your tag is stunning, I love the background and that stamp is a real beauty. The purple makes it look so rich. Glad to hear you OH and Dylan are on the mend, hope you have a better week. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK challenge and good luck
Claire xx

lindyloo said...

what a stunning tag thank you for joining us at panpastel uk linda x

Gillian .... said...

Gorgeous tag Paula, love the layering/textures & colours, thanks for joining in with us at PanPastel UK.

Dots Dabbles said...

This is such a beautiful tag Paula. l love the colours! Gorgeous
Dot x

Netty said...

You have had a difficult week Paula, hope this week will be a lot better for you.
Loving your beautiful tag with all its wonderful textures. x

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning! The colours are so vibrant, just beautiful!!

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Simply breathtaking!!! Wow!! I'm so glad things calmed down enough for you to join us for The Stampsmith Challenge this week! Best of luck in the draw!
Val :)

Eileen said...

Ooooo I love the 'drama' of this tag .. beautiful work indeed! I am sorry to read about your OH and the doggie ... My very best wishes for speedy recoveries to them X Thanks for for joining us at the PanPastel challenge this week xxxxx

Ann B said...

Lovely tag Paula, so much to see and admire on it. Sorry about Dylan, never realised how worried you can get about a dog until we got our own. Hope he is on the mend now and no more vet's visits.
Ann B

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Wow a stunning tag. Thank you for voting for my card too. Have a good week x

Emma - The Sparkly Fairy

Anonymous said...

Glad your dear doggie is feeling better, it does become a worry, especially when they are getting older. Then on top of that the worries with your OH!!
For the tag scrumptious, Serena is positively sizzling!! She looks like a Gypsy Queen surrounded with the deep colours and all those textures.
Thrilled you joined us at TSC and Good Luck with the Prize Draw.

Yvonne Garner said...

Oh Paula! This is just beautiful! I love what you did on this tag. Lovely. Hope the rest of your week leaves your more crafting time. Best, Yvonne

Martina2801 said...

Such a pretty tag!!! BRAVO!

Minxy said...

Ooooo I am loving your entry, nice mix of colours and love the cloth accents, very nice indeed x

Julie Mutch said...

Paula, your tag is beyond stunning! Wow! I love everything about it. So glad things have settled down for you. Thanks for taking the time to join us over at The Stampsmith Challenge. Take care and all the best in the draw.

Debbie said...

Delicious! Not to mention, my FAV colour purple! Love the textures and Serena looks stunning! Bravo! Thanks for joining us at The Stampsmith! Good luck in the prize draw!


Anonymous said...

Love those stunning purples Paula! Your tag is luscious! x