Sunday, April 14, 2013

I dream of rosette flowers....

 A late post from me this weekend after a very busy few days!  I can't believe it's Sunday evening already, where did the weekend go??

I have a rosette flower story to share with you today. After falling completely in love with the snowflake rosette Alterations die at Christmas, I was rather hankering after the less seasonal version so I could start putting that on lots of things too!

I had a voucher for the craft store so managed to pick it up at a reduced price, headed home to try it out on the Vagabond and poof! Disaster!  Smoke started coming out of the sides of the Vagabond and that was that!  The retailer was very good and collected it and replaced it with a new one but it did take a little while, which is a long while when you have a brand new die to play with (I haven't yet figured out how to run these long dies through the Cuttlebug, any tips anyone?) but at last it came back and here is my first play with the rosette flower.

I put the flower together as in this youtube tutorial and used some spray inks to colour it, accenting with some Distress Ink and a sponge applicator around the edges.

The background tag was coloured with Spring Distress Inks and Dusty Concord and then stamped with Indigoblu script, Stampers Anonymous harlequin pattern, Inkadinkado swirls and a word stamp from Andy Skinner (I just wanted the word 'Dreams' so covered the other words on the stamps with the flower). 
I embellished with some Studio FX chipboard swirls which I sprayed with blue spray ink and then distressed the edges in brown, and added a pearl pin and some brown twine to finish off.

Hope you had a great weekend and got some crafting in, I'll be aiming for some this week for sure!

Gayle xx

5 Scrappy thoughts:

Miriam said...

Gorgeous tag - love what ou have done - it was certainly worth the wait!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous tag, the rosette looks great against the background.

butterfly said...

Fantastic tag, Gayle - love the bold colours, and that rosette is a delicious focal point! I love the look of the snowflakes, but I have to confess that I found making them a real trial... think I managed a grand total of 4! I'm sure if you persevere, you develop the knack!!
Alison xx

inkypinkycraft said...

a really great tag, love the rosette against the vibrant colours! trace x

Erica said...

Fabulous! Love the inky colors. You've crafted quite a style for yourself my friend!