Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Etsy Inspired Challenge

This week the inspiration comes from Cathy Walters on the Etsy Inspired Challenge which I found from Julie's Open Window - thank you Julie.

 Cathy makes beautiful pendants and the item which inspired me in her shop was this:
and this is what I made:
The large tag came from Graphicus and I embossed it in my cuttlebug using a Tim Holtz folder. Then I added Distress Inks in Pumice Stone  and Vintage Photo and sprayed it with Walnut Gold Glimmer Mist.  I punched the bottom of the tag with my threading water punch.

I added a band of 7 gypsies gaffer tape and a strip of red ribbon and then I threaded my letters through on jump rings (Ideology).
The images came from ancient Distressables paper that I had in my stash.
The Fleur de Lis and Clip are from Ideology (again!) and I don't remember where the circular metal frame came from.

The postmark stamp is by Paperartsy and the stripy ribbon is from Stampin' Up.

I went around the tag with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then I added some highlights to some of the embossed background with gold pearl powders mixed with water. I also blobbed (good technical term there!) some of this on to some of the images too.

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11 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

LOVE the blobbed bits, lol but the whole thing comes together beautifully. I really like the embossing, in particular because it's so apt for the theme. Lovely use of colour, too.

Michele said...

Gorgeous tag - the 'blobbing' finishes it off beautifully lol x

Netty said...

Fabby tag, love it. Annette x

de said...

Amazing tag! Blobbing... you could coin that as a new "technique"!!! I love the Gay Paris feel! Perfect for this pendant.

Thanks for helping EtsyInspired celebrate our 100th challenge!

Paul said...

Beautiful tag Anne, I love the whole collaged look of it especially the "Paris" charms. Px

stampdiva said...

Love this tag. Anything Parisian gets my vote. Just gorgeous. Lynne M

Virginia L. said...

What an AMAAZING tag!! LOVE this Paris-themed tag!! Thanks for playing with us at Etsy Inspired #100 Challenge!

SmilynStef said...

Love your fantastic combination of elements ... wonderful inspired card.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What a gorgeous tag! I love the vintage feel! Thanks for taking the time to play along with the EtsyInspired challenge this week, it means a lot to me!

Neet said...

Love the tag Anne, and you have given such a great description of how you have made it but what is a threading water punch. All of the images and elements you have used are adorable and the colours are so complimentary.

JeanFB said...

This is exquisite!! Such attention to the details, and every little one is yummy! (I have some ancient Distressables paper, too, LOL!) Gorgeous, TFS!