Monday, 15 August 2011

In a Mauve Mood

It's been over two weeks since my last post,and I don't even have the excuse that I've been on holiday, but my mojo has definitely been awol.  So today I've pulled myself together and made a tag, and as luck would have it it fits in with the themes for several challenges, Simon Says Show Some BlingGrungy Monday 20 (Distress Stickles Party) celebrating all things Tim Holtz, and this weeks Sunday Stamper Challenge which must include something white.

My tag is covered with some Shabby Chic Paper and lightly inked around the edges with Dusty Concorde DI, and then using some white acrylic paint the tag is stamped with the words from the Papillon set of stamps by Tim Holtz.  The diecut dressform is card and sticky backed canvas inked with Dusty Concorde and  Walnut Stain, and again I used some acrylic paint for the stamp on the canvas (I did go over this a bit with a white pen as the paint seemed to disappear into the canvas).  And then, although you can't really see it very well I used lashings of Rock Candy Distress Stickles on the dressform.
For the bling bit of this tag I've threaded a large 'diamond' onto the ribbon around the dressform neck, and also stuck two sparkley pins into the ruffles.
The braid at the bottom of the tag is from my bag of bits, and I've dyed some seam binding with Dusty Concorde for my ribbon.

24 comments:

Helen said...

This is beautiful, and you got in ahead of me - I hope to combine these same 3 challenges today or tomorrow!! Love that dress form.

Netty said...

Beautiful dressmaking tag, love your colour palette. x

Gillian .... said...

Hi Sue, thank you for joining in with me this week, loving the Dusty Concorde dress form tag, the trimmings are the perfect finishing touch touch.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Ooh I love the different trims you chose!! They add great dimension and texture!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Daniele said...

ohhh I'm drooling over this tag....its perfect, lovely muted colours and vintage sewing

Artyjen said...

Love that bling! 'Tis a fabby tag Sue.
I never have much success with mauve...or purple come to that...except when it has a halloween theme LOL!
Yours is so pretty
xoxo Sioux

Lezlie Sherman said...

Great tag! The colors and placement of your tag layout are perfect!

Linda Ledbetter @ Studio L3 said...

I love this color palette, Susie, and your tag is the perfect combo of feminine beauty and Holtzian grunginess! Great use of the Distress Stickles, and a totally gorgeous piece. Your mojo seems right on to me!

Shelly Hickox said...

Such pretty colors! I need to try to do more lavender/purple - always one of my hardest colors for some reason, but you make it look so easy! Lovely and inspiring tag.

Jennie Atkinson said...

This is so beautiful - I love the colour scheme, so very calming.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tag Sue, lov the trims and beautiful delicate colours too, I love the stamped image in the background, perfect combination with the dress form die. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Tracy x

Candy C said...

Hello Sue! Your tag is lovely! I love the purples...and I'm not a purple person! They are striking! Love the stamped images you chose for this tag behind the embellished dress form. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Julie said...

This is delightful. The colors are so soft and pretty!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful tag! You rocked the colors.

craftytrog said...

A stunning tag Sue! Great design & I love those muted colours!
Alison x

Dawn said...

Glad your mojo has returned I do love these colours and the dress form. what a great tag

Love Dawn xx

fairy thoughts said...

your mojo has well and truely returned, lovely feminine tag
janet

Judy Cantrell said...

Glad you found your mojo; your tag is lovely!

Linda Elbourne said...

LOVE this tag ... very pretty and the colour is perfect! Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week ... we hope to see you again soon!

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUS tag Sue... glad your Mojo came home again... they are so naughty when they run away like that! Thanks for joining in with the SUnday sTamper x

Elaine said...

GReat tag and I love that dress!!

Brenda Brown said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue - I love it. Mr Mojo seems to be well and truly with you at the moment.
I hope you are well.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Roberta said...

This is just a wonderful piece! Love your composition!

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Absolutely elegantly loveley. The colors and embellishments are gorgeous