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Monday, 18 June 2012

Moonlit Miniature Meadow in Monochrome Alphatag

It was whilst working on the recent anniversary card that the idea of using moonlight, meadow & monochrome for my Baroque Guild "M" Alphatag came about. The miniature element evolved when I came across the miniature meadow scene in the Eastern Grasses stamp set whilst looking for some suitable grass stamps to use.

front of tag 
close-up of upper section 
close-up of miniature meadow scene 
close-up of lower section showing die-cut
& heat embossed 'm' detail 
back of tag
close-up showing paper pierced scallops
of theme panel plus tone on tone stamping

Stamps Chocolate Baroque UDLSP0291 Eastern Grasses (meadow scene & tone on tone stamping) & UA6GW0211 Celebrations Alphabet (letter 'm').
Inks ColorBox Petal Point Pigment Arboretum & Tuscany sets (sponging); Memories Dye Artprint Brown (image plus inking paper & some cardstock edges); Encore Champagne (inking some cardstock edges); VersaMark watermark stamp pad with Stampendous Penny Copper Embossing Powder (letter 'm').
Pens etc... Staedtler Triplus Fineliner.
Cardstock White, cream & an assortment of browns in various finishes from stash. 
Paper Graphicus Guild Membership Pack.
Dies Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die - Tag & Bookplates; Spellbinders Shapeabilities Ironwork Motifs.
Punches EK Success (small circles), Woodware (leaves & scalloped oval).
The gems are Kanban & the ribbon is from stash.

Challenges Entered
PanPastel UK Challenge 23 - Summertime (my meadow of grasses by moonlight reminds me of warm balmy summer nights)
Simon Says Stamp & Show a Bit of Brown!


craftimamma said...

This is truly gorgeous Paula. Eastern Grasses is one of my favourite CB stamp sets and you've definitely done it justice here. Love the little die cut elements too. I also marvel at the attention you give to the back of your tags. I do hope I get one of yours in my collection before we get to the end.

Lesley Xx

Sally H said...

What a stunning tag, Paula. I love the warm colour tones you have used, and that stamp is beautiful

jackiescrafts said...

This is fabulous Paula I love the colours you have chosen and those eastern grasses stamps are lovely
The die cut with the embossed letter is a lovely touch.
I'd love to get one of your tags in my collection before the swap is completed

Jackie x

saturated canary said...

Wow!! That is stunning!! We have a lot of water around here, as we are in south Jersey...on one side the Atlantic, the other is the Delaware Bay...and lots of ponds and lakes in between...the cattails are everywhere....and make me feel very at home:). Weird, I know! I love this one!! It is the sun is setting behind the marsh!


Pink Dandelion said...

This is stunning Paula, love the colours and the darling grasses stamp. Debs xx

Miranda said...

Lovely tag Paula and those Eastern grasses are great! Don't have them....but maybe one day......just popping in before going to sleep, good night, warm greet Miranda

Jean Straw said...

Beautiful tag Paula. Lovely colours, and I like all the die cut details. Jean x

Kathryn said...

Stunning Paula. Just stunning xxx

Kathryn said...

Stunning Paula. Just stunning xxx

Aquarius said...

This is amazing and the die-cut elements just add to the overall effect - that stamp set is a favourite of mine. I'm impressed with your precision on the pierced tag on the back too. I do hope one of your tags comes my way.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag, love your mini scene and the stamped image is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining in thenSimon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

brenda said...

Better late than never as they say Paula, I seem to be taking forever to get to everyone.

So pleased I didn't miss this one though, a sun, grasses and flowers and wonderful rich colours tick all the right boxes for me.

I so love these colours, I think I could happily work with them all day long.

B x

Elizabeth Allan said...

Paula this design is amazing at how it draws you in. Fabulous use of exterior elements that bring the eye to the center of the tag. The imagery used for the tiny scene is the perfect size to make it look like it is in the distance.

GinaA said...

A perfect miniature scene,oh those balmy summer nights. Nice flourish detail and corners while the backing image is so nice even if it is tucked away behind the flourish and topper.
The back is FAB as usual, you are so neat.

Rica said...

This is an amazint piece of work!!!
Your stamping and inking is beautiful - stunning colours and details..
I have this image but know one have I created it has magnificently as well as you!!!

hugs Heather xx

Gillian .... said...

Beautiful warm/rich tones which depict the scene well, love the masking of the moon, very effective, thanks for sharing at PanPastel UK.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

A really stunning tag, the colours are beautiful and I love those meadow grasses and the beautiful die cuts. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Lorraine said...

wow i just love these scenic tags hun the warm colours look so beautiful i would love to jump into your tag right now if only lol i really do like this one alot its gorgeous xxx

Donalda said...

Paula I just had a good catch up with your blog dear and GIRL !!! These projects you have done are just breath taking. Totally Gorgeous !!!! I so wish I could tackle that kind of art but there is no way. Just love all you have done dear. Am on vacation for a couple days so had to come and catch up. I do hope you are doing well dear. Biggest hugs

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh, this is GORGEOUS! :)

Beautiful silhouette image looking marvelous in burnt orange against that background!

Love this!



Cathy A said...

Just stunning,!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous tag & colours. I love the layers on this. Have a great day, Shirley

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful ingenious tag Paula , love it. Suexxx