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Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Dream a Little Dream with Me!



   Something a little different for me here. This tag is stamped onto Calico, using a mixture of Memento ink and Distress pens. I attached the calico tag onto a felt tag which I had cut out (with some difficulty, it kept getting smaller because it was hard to get it straight!) I wanted to create a layered effect I was so excited to use the Tim Holtz stamp for the first time. I got it at a recent Craft Fair along with a few other TH stamps that were greatly reduced as they had been used to create samples. Considering the fact that I am such an avid stamper, I don't actually have many stamps, due to the Mortgage Companies insistence that I pay them each month! so this was a hugely exciting afternoon for us. I also used an ATC sized Tim Holtz stamp to create the worn look to the tag and add further layer's of interest. I loved the idea that the tag had been around so long that it had got blotty and inky. This tag looked really sweet using some of my daughter and I's 'beach finds as a background. I love living so near the sea, there is always something to hunt for. Recently, my daughter and I have spent ages looking for pieces of sea glass, it is so exciting to find even the tiniest piece of rounded glass with the pitted surface. Most of these have taken at least 30 years to have become worn into that shape!
I am entering this into a few challenges: Texture Challenge at Frilly and Funkie
Dreamer Challenge at Hels Sheridans lovely lovely Sunday Stamper
Say it with words at  Bloggers Challenge
Layered at Simon says Stamp


17 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love all the tiny elements you have used here!

Hels Sheridan said...

Oooh, this is FAB Anna, love all those little pebbley elements.. how unusual and gorgeous .. thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper x

Redanne said...

Great tag, I love stamping onto fabric too. That was such a great find at the craft fair, imagine finding a TH stamp! Well done. Love all your beach finds too. Anne x

Anita Houston said...

Anna...mojo is back and in overdrive! This is fan-freak'n-tag-tastic!!!I love the stamping on the fabric...brilliant! The whole design and sentiment are fabulous!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us this fortnight at Frilly & Funkie!

LindaBrun said...

A beautiful tag in great colors and I love the glass you found at the beach.
I would like to thank you for sweet comments in my blog.
Linda x

Sandra said...

What a beautiful tag! Love those stamps! You really got lucky at that craft fair with getting those stamps! Love how you presented the tag too with all those treasures from the see! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Hugs,Sandra

Connie said...

Hi Anna, thanks for stopping by my blog and for the encouraging words about my new adventure. Your tag is beautiful and what lovely treasures you found. Have a wonderful week, Connie :)

isisimaginings.com said...

Beautiful tag.

Sarah said...

I really love this stamp too - love the delicate colours and textures - a fabulous tag! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon says Stamp & Show.
Sarah.

Terry said...

Anna, this is just so cool! Love the blues and his eye is awesome! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just a wonderful project.

Buttons said...

Love your use of calico and beach glass here. You are so right - it is beautiful. It is also capturing that special time spent at the beach with your daughter. Aren't those moments to treasure? Thanks for joining me. Enjoy your summer (whatever the weather!!) Hugs, Buttons x

soapHOUSEmama said...

This is wonderful! The Simon Says Stamp & Show design team thanks you for participating in this week's challenge!

Basement Stamper said...

Love the tag the stamping on that fabric looks great. Thanks for joining us at blogger's challenge this week.

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful tag - love the David Stamp! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

butterfly said...

Gorgeous tag - such beautiful muted colours, and amazing on the fabrics. It looks just lovely displayed with all those beachcombing finds.
Alison x

Ana K. said...

This tag is awesome!!!...stamping on fabric is really fab (I must try)