Thursday, 9 December 2010

TH12TOC - day nine ....

Well how pleased was I when I checked T!ms blog this morning and discovered that his tag today featured the rosette die that I made the decision to buy this week LOL
Believe it or not it only arrived yesterday morning :D if anybodyis after one they are still available at Country View crafts at a fab price and free P+P!!! Excellent service too - I only ordered it on Monday night!!!

How amused was I when I couldn't find the cutting mats I have to go with the extended dies???? NOT!!! I have hte base plate but where are the mats? who knows!!!
I ended up using my normal bigz die one and the little ones that go in the sidekick LOL - bit tricky but it worked!!

Now that rosette isn't as easy as it looks - I think mine was cut too deep on the folds as it snapped :$
Soooo repeat of the big shot performance and I managed the secon time LOL

I used different paper though - it was TH from teh seasonal pad but the one in blues an reds.

My tag was randomly stamped with various stamps and then coloured with broken china and whitamica spray - it looked too blue so I did a second wash of frayed burlap and the white mica.

I distressed the edges and then added some Fired brick highlights - repeated this on my rosette and gave it a quick spritz :D

I didn't have the letter die and couldn't decide on letters so in the end I inked some chipboard letters with the broken china, mica misted and then glossy accented.

Added fibres, some organza and a few of my fave buttons :D
added a button and crystal on a safety pin to the fibres and some distress stickles to finish off.

I decided to dry my stickles with my heatgun and remembered while it was drying that organza melted with them - so gave that a quick blast too :D

I think this is my second fave so far :D

Julie xx

P.S Happy 50th Birthday Coronation Street :D


  1. I know I said yesterday's was my favourite?? I've changed my mind...........LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this. :-) S x

  2. Looking good again Julie,love the shabby look. can't believe we only have 3 days left boo hoo

  3. It's gorgeous Julie! Love the alterations you made! x

  4. Absolutely gorgeous again Julie, I am loving seeing all your tags, your rosette turned out gorgeous ( even though it sounds like it caused you quite a few problems) I like your choice of lettering on this one, thanks for sharing xxx

  5. Oh wow your tag is gorgeous Julie and your rosette is fab. Annette x

  6. Such a lovely tag.

  7. Another lovely tag for your collection.

    Toni :o)

  8. This tag is stunning!!! I love, love, love your collaged background. I have the very same problem with the rosette - it's almost *too* perforated, and falls right apart at some points. I've also found that it twists a bit (in my cuttlebug) and gets off center, so that the rosette gets narrower. I actually had to do two and paste together the good parts. Aaaah, how we labor for art, LOL!

  9. hoooow Julie, I love our background and the shabby style.

  10. oh just love this hun,and your background on this is just amazing,hugs cheryl xxxx

  11. Amazing background and a great interpretation and style. Love it!

  12. Again another fantastic tag Julie. Only 3 to go.........Sue x

  13. Great tag Julie :) It seems you're not alone in that snapping tag problem!

  14. Beautiful Tag, and well done for buying one in advance! Love how you did the background!
    Donna x

  15. Beautiful tag, love your reosette

  16. Gorgeous tag and lucky you to have the die too.
    Many, many thanks for your tip about Country Crafts, which I'd have known about if I'd caught up on the comment side.
    I've now got the die on the way and free p &p is fab.

  17. I'm glad I'm not the only one who 'loses' things needed for the tag. I have found that some papers work better than others for the rosette. Some do seem brittle, and split. Trial and error, it seems. Your tag is beautiful. Love all the elements.



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