Saturday, 18 December 2010

A first for me! - Grungepaper Rose

Here's a tag I made for Maureen. She's had it since the end of November when I paid her a quick visit but I only let her open it earlier this week!
This was my first attempt at making the flowers from grungepaper and I am real pleased with my little self that I actually managed it!
The idea for the tag came from a Graphicus newsletter - sadly Graphicus has gone into liquidation in the last week but Glenda is hoping to start up again in some way in the New Year. She's far too talented to give up creating and I hope she and her staff can put aside the money worries over Christmas and begin again in the New Year.

Back to the tag. The rosette was made from script paper which I rubbed over some Distress Ink. I secured it with a pearl brad. The chipboard flourish is by Maya Road and I liberally added the glitter (not just to the chipboard either - the work table looked VERY festive by the time I'd finished!). The background paper is by papermania and I silver embossed the edges. The acrylic tag came from Glenda's company Elusive Images and I used a Crafty Individuals snowflake stamp embossing in silver. The grungepaper flower was painted in acrylic paint, stamped with the co-ordinating stamp to the background paper and covered with some glossy accents and a wee bit of sparkle. I just added a few glossy punched out snowflakes and some white organza sparkle ribbon to finish. This is one of a couple I made this year - will post another very soon!
OH and I were supposed to be cooking Christmas Dinner for 58 people at the Club today. Got up at 7am this morning to be greeted by 2 feet of snow and no chance at all of even getting the car off the drive never mind down the lane. We're an hour away from the club on a good day - So Christmas Party cancelled. Snow has finally stopped falling about an hour ago so we've just had to settle ourselves indoors for the duration! Happy Saturday!
Challenges -
2 Sisters - Christmas
Just Us Girls - Colour Challenge
The Stamp Man - Anything Goes Tag
Allsorts - Anything Goes
Following on from Jennie's (The Artistic Stamper) comments I have entered this into her 'Tag Withdrawal' challenge - go visit and see some gorgeous creativity!


  1. Beautiful tag Viv - the flower has turned out wonderful! Bet Maureen loves it!

    Such a shame about the meal being cancelled - we too have had a heavy snowfall - and it's still coming down!

    At least we can do some guilt free crafting and stay indoors in the warm!

  2. tag is lovely Viv, and well done on the rose they are lovely to make aren't they, luv Georginaxx

  3. Gorgeous tag Viv, I love it. Such a shame about the Christmas meal, but so many things have been cancelled due to the weather. Annette x

  4. Hi there Viv

    A really great tag, love your colour choice.

    Thank you for joining in my theme fortnight Allsorts and good luck.

    B x
    Don't miss my candy here

  5. A lovely tag, the flower is gorgeous. Shame about the meal, a lot of events have been cancelled down here as well. It stopped snowing but the side roads are very icy. Keep warm and safe.

  6. Gorgeous tag, Viv. Lucky Maureen. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man challenge.

  7. VERY pretty tag - love it! Thanks for playing with JUGS this week. Have a wonderful holiday.

  8. Gorgeous tag Viv. Shame your meal had to be cancelled, stay safe and warm. xx

  9. I love your tag, very pretty.

  10. Gorgeous Tag, and you should enter it into The Artistic Stamper Creative Team challenge and my tag withdrawal challenge tooif you have time
    Happy Christmas

  11. Love the tag and the colour scheme.
    Shame about the xmas dinner, it can't be easy letting folks down for something like this.

    Wishing you and yours a very happy Christmas and a great 2011 xxx

  12. LOVE the rosette! FAB! LOVELY tag!

  13. Stunning tag, love that flower!
    Sorry to hear the lunch was cancelled but hey, more crafting time!

  14. Lovely tag :) Thanks for playing at SCD this week!
    Merry Christmas
    xoxo Sioux

  15. Cool tag, i like the little one dangling from the bottom, nice touch :D

  16. what a lovely tag - loving the use of those rosettes...Thank you for joining us at SCD this week.

  17. Gorgeous Viv!!! Seriously beautiful! Love the big sparkly flourish :) Gorgeous use of the challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

  18. Yes it's even beter in 'real life' - it's hanging in my hall with other lovely crasfty pieces.

  19. Gorgeous tag!! I love the music sheet rosette! What a fab design :)

  20. Great tag. Love the colours. Congrats on your first grunge flower.Happy Christmas to you from SCD and thanks so much for playing along with us.

  21. Love the glittery flourish ... thanks for joining the White Glitter Challenge at Gingersnap Creations.


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