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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Nuptial Notes Alphatag

The last of my tags for the Baroque Guild Alphatag Swap this month. The remaining 6 months each have two tags allocated to them so we've just crossed the midpoint & not one person who originally signed up for the swap has dropped out. 

Edited 22/6
Why I didn't think of this before I don't know but better late than never. There is a section on the Chocolate Baroque Design Team Blog which is for public view & devoted to the Alphatag Swap.

front of tag
close-up of upper section
close-up of lower section
close-up of focal image showing iridescence
of paper used for her dress
close-up to show sparkly tiara & translucence of parchment
veil plus the 'creamy' nature of the iridescent paper dress
close-up to show pink sheen of wet embossed letter,  floral
dress decoration & textured cardstock
back of tag
close=up showing paper pierced scallops & inked edges
of theme panel plus background stamping

I had to rethink my initial idea of nautical navigation as it just looked like a jumble. I'm very much an evolving kind of crafter - I have to start & see how an idea develops & looks as I go along. With this project I had a cream tag with a black die-cut behind the image & toyed with using pale blue instead of the soft rose. The musical notes & the outer heart are actually a very deep pearlescent dusky pink though they appear red in my photos.

Since the musical note punch may have been used once since it was bought several years ago & none of these stamps have been inked since purchasing them in 2011 I am joining Judith's Forgotten Friday 57 with this tag.

Stamps Chocolate Baroque UA5SP0359 Wedding Belle (bride) & UA5SP0363 Musical Fanfare (music & treble clef).
Inks Brilliance Graphite Black (image); Tattered Rose Distress Ink (background stamping on reverse & inking various cardstock edges); VersaMark watermark stamp pad with Craft-ease Pearlite Gossamer Pink Embossing Powder (letter "N").
Pencils/Markers etc... Faber-Castell Polychromos & Lyra Skin Tones Pencils with paper stumps & Sansodor, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen (tiara), Tattered Rose Distress Marker.
Cardstock White, soft rose in both smooth pearlescent & textured pearlescent finishes, plus dusky pink pearlescent all from stash.
Paper Iridiscent cream & parchment from stash.
Dies Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die - Tag & Booklplates; Spellbinders Shapeabilities Ironwork Motifs.
Punches Woodware (musical note, heart, scalloped heart, scalloped circle).
The pearl hearts, floral ribbon & cream ribbon are all from stash.

Challenges Entered


jackiescrafts said...

This is gorgeous Paula, I love the iridescent paper you have used for the dress and the vellum for the veil was inspirational.
I too am an evolving crafter I only ever have a rough idea of what I'm going to do and just start and see how things progress

Jackie x

judith@poppy cottage said...

A lovely tag Paula, the soft pinks and creams are very delicate, perfect for the theme. I loved reading the story behind your evolving tag. Thanks for linking to my Forgotten Friday post, Judith x

xxxtglxxx said...

Tut, it lost my comment! :)

Gorgeous, beautiful and elegant Paula, love how you have done her frock. Wonderful details and embellies too.

We off to get a wee puppy tomorrow ;) I cant wait!



Lin said...

Paula, this is so lovely and delicate - your tiny flower accents on her dress and the subtle embossed background are such wonderful details! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

brenda said...

Clearly the swap idea is popular Paula judging by the fact nobody has dropped out.

This tag is really rather lovely, beautifully soft and delicate. And very different for you if you don't mind me saying, a style you do equally as well as your lovely inking.

B x

Pink Dandelion said...

Beautiful Paula, love the iridescent dress and how you have finished it off with the daisy ribbon. Debs xx

Aquarius said...

Another beautiful tag and well done for covering Judith's challenge as well. Very delicate colours and again clever thinking on the words to fit the letter.

Gill said...

Lovely tag Paula. The colours are so delicate. Having seen it I am worried about mine. My ideas haven't been too good recently.
Gill x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

A really beautiful tag, I love the embossing and the beautiful die cut
Lindsay xx

GinaA said...

Hi Paula, another super tag, you have such original ideas. Your colouring is great, I love her hair and skin. I see what you mean about the 'red' in the photo, my 'photo goblin' must have visited your house, he is always amending the colours I use! I must admit to having loads of stuff that has never seen the light of day since I bought it, will have to have a look at Judith's forgotten Friday.
I have just finished the front of my 'O' and 'P' tags, need to work on the back and the ties.

Elizabeth Allan said...

The accents on the dress remind me of hand embroidery! The shimmery cardstock lends a very silky feel to the design as well! Beautiful work with thoughtful design. Sending you happy Friday wishes!

Jean Straw said...

Fabulous tag Paula, I love the pretty soft colours and the way you have done the dress and veil. Great idea for the use of the letter too. Jean x

Lorraine said...

hi hun well i just adore this one the trim florals on her dress look stunning huni,i havent had much time to craft for a couple of weeks but im hoping to have a play sunday hopefully she says lol xx

Monika Reeck said...

ooh dear this is really darling love the flowers on her dress and love the DP you have choosen really feminin..Love this...

I am also joining the challenge from Simon Says Stamp, my Creation is number 126, would you mind to see it my blog...many thanks before, hugs, Monika

Cathy A said...

Paula this tag is beautiful, I love how the skin tones shimmer and how the vellum veil softens the look. Your flower ribbon is a perfect match for the dress too!

Rica said...

Hi Paula, this really is a gorgeous tag, I love how you have used the die to frame the beautiful image. Your embossing is fabulous and your details are wonderful.

hugs Heather xx
and many thanks for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge!!

Julia said...

Lovely tag, that bride image is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at My Time To Craft.

Julia said...

Lovely tag, that bride image is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at My Time To Craft.

~ Ali ~ said...

Beautiful creation it

ali x

Elaine said...

Gorgeous Paula!
I love all the little details on your tags, encompassing many various techniques, from inking and stamping to wet and dry embossing and die cutting.
This is just so pretty and delicate!

Big hugs
Elaine xxx

Sally H said...

A beautiful tag, Paula. Love the textures and the flower braid. The colours are subtle but fabulous!

kath said...

what a beautiful tag paula..have fun with the evolving and I hope that nasty migraine has gone..hugs kath xxx

saturated canary said...


this is really beautiful!! xx

craftimamma said...

This is really lovely Paula, from the pretty colours to the beautiful materials. Everything works so well together and she is certainly a beautiful. I love how you've framed her in the delicate die cut. Really beautiful work as always.

Lesley Xx