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Friday, 22 June 2012

Forgotten Friday 58- A few Alphatags

Hi folks, it's Friday again, phew! Where did the week go? It's time to rummage through your crafty stash and see what you have lurking there that is neglected or unused. I am cheating slightly this week, as I had a 'craft related incident', and cut my finger on a Nestability on Wednesday, which is making crafting very difficult at the moment. So I am showing you something that I have made already that used neglected items.

Regular followers will know that I make tags for the Chocolate Baroque Alphatag Swap each month, although I don't always blog them. This month, a couple of my tags used very unused items, so I feel that I can show you those tags for my Forgotten Friday post. The first tag is 'M' for Music:

I embossed the tag using a Music embossing folder and an embossing diffuser, to give me a blank area in the centre for stamping. I stamped the musical instrument using Black Archival ink. I then coloured a piece of mountboard with red Distress Ink and stamped the musical heart, before cutting it out. I triple embossed this with thick WOW clear embossing powder. I love the shine that this embossing powder gives, it's the best one that I've found. I added some Sizzix leaves and black ribbon to finish.

My second tag is 'N' for Nature:

I coloured the background of the tag with Pan Pastels before stamping the tree from the Essence of Nature stamp set from Chocolate Baroque. I decoupaged the butterflies, which I coloured with Polychromos pencils. The leaves were stamped onto card that had been coloured with Pan Pastels. I also added a bit of crackle around the edges using a stamp from the Echoes of Italy stamp set.

It's been lovely to get some of these older stamp sets out, give them an airing again, and to give the embossing diffuser a try out. Why don't you have a rummage through your crafty stash, find something that you haven't used for a while, and make something? If you leave a comment, I'll pop along to your blog to take a look.

I'd like to say hello to all of my new followers, thank you so much for joining me, you are very welcome.

I'm off to visit my parents today, so I'd better get a wriggle on packing the car now, thanks for stopping by, xx

11 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

fab tags Judith...think I better have a little look through my stamps and see what I havent used, then give them an airing.
Hope you have a lovely weekend x

Aquarius said...

Two beautiful tags - it is really interesting to see the various topics people choose for the letters. Sorry to hear you've cut your finger - didn't think nesties were sharp!! I've done a 'one for two' this week.
This card incporates some neglected items so should qualify.

Elaine said...

Good to see these lovely tags Judith. Really sorry about your finger, nesties are usually more friendly! Love the effect of that diffuser plate, it is on my shopping list for next weekend. Great use of those forgotten stamps and lovely colouring as always - can't believe I didn't think of N for nature!!!!!! Deeeer!! Have a good weekend. Elaine xxx

sue - bearhouse said...

these are stunning, the designs are so beautiful

sue

Paula (PEP) said...

Sorry to hear about your nestie mishap - hope it heals OK. I've never heard of an embossing diffuser but I love the efect & that first tag is a real stunner. How funny that we've both used Musical Fanfare! Mind that image I have yet to ink.......... now maybe that's husband's birthday card sorted for Monday.........
Have a lovely weekend & I'll try to come up with something for this week too - just managed last week by the skin of my teeth.
Paula (PEP)

Carol said...

Two beautiful tags Judith, love the stamps you've used. Carol x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are both stunning hun, I love the gorgeous butterfly tree, so different
Lindsay xx

jane stillman said...

absolutely gorgeous

Anonymous said...

Really lovely tags Judith and great colours as always. Hope your finger heals soon , didn't think nesties were that spiteful. Hope you find your parents well. Suexxx

Trudi said...

Love the tags Judith. Would like to know what an embossing diffuser looks like, going to have a rummage through some of my old stash, maybe something will inspire me!

craftimamma said...

Love both your tags Judith. I could enter all three of my tags this month as they all feature CB stamps I've had for ages and never used. Ha! Ha! my M tag uses a stamp from the same set as yours here. Your pretty butterflies are lovely ........ that's another set I've not used yet, oh dear!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

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