Tuesday, 27 October 2009

PDD Tuesday & a Whiff of Joy

On Sunday I had myself a crafty day and I promised  my 3yr old daughter that I would do a tag with her. Somewhere in between taking out the materials and finishing the tag she had left me to watch Strawberry Shortcake and I was making a very Tim Holtz-ish tag, lol. Of course when it was finished she was devastated that there were no butterflies on it...

This is the first time that distressed just happened for me. I don't think I even thought about what I was doing. It started with the gold embossing, as my daughter loves how that works and everthing just fell together after that.

I used 2 of TH stamp sets, Life's Possibilities & French Market. The music paper came from a little pack I bought from Etsy and I distressed it with Antique Lines and Vintage Photo distress inks. I also used Vintage Photo to stamp the diamond shapes and edge the tag itself. I used Tuxedo Black Momento to stamp the man, then I cut him out and stuck him down! All of the metal embellies are TH - game spinners, washers & hinge clips can be found on Pez-A-Doodle's store.

Whiff of Joy Challenge

It's been a while since I got to do a Whiff of Joy challenge. This week there is a sketch by Heather to follow.  I used Kneeling Willow & BG Bittersweet for this one.. it's a bit... erm... PINK!! lol.

OK, so it's LOT pink!! I tried to tone it down  using cream ribbon and plenty of bling (like bling was gonna help!?!?). Of course, then I went and stuck a pink/white flower and a pink pearl brad, haha! So it is what it is.. and it's PINK!! :-)

I'm having a stash clean up today, which means pulling everthing out, sorting it, labelling, etc. so if you don't hear from me in the next 48hrs call in the rescue squad!!

Happy Crafting!!


Kim Piggott said...

I so love your wonderful creations!
So much detail and such fabulous designs!
Good luck with that clean up!
kim x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Sandie I'm very impressed with your creations have you seen my new monthly challenge, I'm sure you could create something wow, the 3 prizes are great. janex

Anonymous said...

sandie these are both WONDERFUL and nuttin wrong with a lil pink!!!

DeeDee said...

Sandie - your distressed tag is fantastic. Love all the layers of detail. Fab embossing, stamping, embellishing.