Sunday, 16 March 2014

Is it Spring yet?

It is beginning to feel like it might be the sun is shining the birds are gathering nesting material & I'm sneezing.   Gotta be spring right?

Had some fun yesterday with this little hanger.   The base came die cut in good board from a local craft shop.   They make great book covers, box lids or as here just as a base to build on.    Covered it with some pretty designer paper that I acquired years ago!   We all do it don't we buy pretty paper and then rather than use them we keep them for years only occasionally coming across them when we admire them all over again.   So I cut this one up covered the board, and then put it to one side but this time only for weeks.

The tag is yet another TH die cut coloured with various shades of pastel Adirondack dye based ink and the dusters of course.   A couple of masks cut with Mac style designs laid over the board the coloured tag.   The designed pattern embossed onto the mounts with Glitzcraft Glitter Frosting Paste.   I really like this stuff it is quick drying allowing you to carry on with your project rather than wait hours for the paste to go off.    Next came the Tissue Paper printed with words and in this case roses this was glued on over, under and around the tag.    More of the tissue paper (just with words on) cut using the TH Tattered Florals and Tattered Leaves dies.   Before layering and attaching these 2 of each style was coloured with Whister Pens.   The wetness of the ink made the paper curl giving more movement and dimension.

The bow is one I made with my new Brilliant Bowmaker.   So easy to use and all the bits go in the right direction!   Everything in place the hanging just needed a couple of acetate stamped dragon flies and a little acetate butterfly, these were stamped in Stayzon and coloured with Promarkers.   The Stayzon is on one side and the Promarker ink on the other as these two products do not play nicely together.   This weeks promise of Spring then.

Sharing this with
Hiding in my Craft Room - Colour it
Paper Creator's Crafts - Spring is in the Air
It's All About the Vintage - Masking
Milk Coffee - At least Two Flowers


  1. Fabulous creation, beautiful pastels.
    And we had some more snow...

  2. Love your tag, a beautiful creation. Annette x

  3. So pretty Zoe!! I love it!

  4. Love the textures and layers, soft and delicate yum x

  5. Very beautiful creation Zoe--love the pastel shades that go so well together. Definitely Springlike.

    Love Chrissie x

  6. Beautiful wall hanger, Zoe. Fabulous mixed media creation!
    Thank you for joining us at the MilkCoffee Challenge. Jane xx

  7. This is absolutly gorgeous! Just love the spring like colors and pretty details! Thank you for joining us over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge. Good luck! Hugs and sunshine

  8. Superb tag, so nice colors, very sweet !
    Thanks for your participation at the Paper Creator challenge !

  9. Oh, this is such a lovely card!
    I love the colours and that shape.
    Thank you for sharing at It's All About the Vintage & Beauty.
    Hugs Merkku

  10. it´s a wonderful creation!
    thanks for sharing with the it´s all about the vintage-challenge and good luck.
    hope see you again.

    glg meggi

  11. I love the beautiful soft shades you used to colour in your project.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
    Lena – DT Member
    Lena’s Creations

  12. Waw! How beautiful.. Absolutely stunning creation!
    Thanks for joining us at It's all about the vintage and beauty! :)

  13. Congrats for your win at IAAV;-))m


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