Saturday, 28 April 2012


...its better do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly...
-Robert Schuller- I'm sharing with you a Tag I've made for Simon says Stamp and Show 'your favourite word'......some of you may be aware that I'm slightly obsessed by hearts, my home is full of them and I always try & include one when I give a gift...

...the base for this Tag is Tim Holtz Idealology paper which I lightly covered with Walnut Distress Ink, after drying I used the 'flick' technique to gain some ageing...

...good old bubblewrap got a splash of Barn Door then was laid corner to corner...

...I took a wooden primative heart inked it with Barn Door then gave it a thick coating of Crackle Glaze, then laid it upon a tattered piece of linen which was then hot glued upon a torn piece of corrugated card that had been multi-inked with Black Soot, Walnut, Pumise Stone & Barn Door & a smidge of Rock Candy Stickles...

...the hanger is a strip of muslin washed with a smidge of Barn door & Pumice Stone & a few strands of stredded burlap...

...sorry for the heavy picture load but I'm chuffed how this has turned out, Crackle Glaze and me arn't usually the best of friends & there is so much to learn about Inks but i'm growing...

...thankyou for stopping by today...


  1. Oh my word . . . this is positively gorgeous. Love the idea of the bubble wrap. Definitely worth every second of work you put in to it! Love, love, love!

  2. STUNNING!Don't know what else to's beautiful!
    Hugs Jo x

  3. Oh I love hearts too and your heart is gorgeous, I love the crackle. Inspired use of bubble wrap too and your background is striking . Love how,you have added some natural muslin too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stqmp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  4. A fabulous tag,love the background and a gorgeous

  5. Wow Mel, this is stunning, loveall the fraying. PERFECT
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  6. No wonder you're pleased with it Mel, it's absolutely fabulous!!!

    Love the way the heart turned out and the material finishes it off perfectly.

    BTW Got the mags direct from Stampington!!

    Sam xxx

  7. This is a gorgeous heart Mel! Love the background of the tag, like the old look, and the wooden heart is stunning! Love the bright Barn Door colour, great way you made it. The piece of linnen makes it complete.
    No wonder you're so chuffed about it!
    Have a nice Sunday!
    Yvon xxx

  8. Not surprised that you are chuffed - it's awesome!

  9. OMG Love, Love Love! Gorgeous textures. I'm a huge heart fan too! Kim

  10. Beautiful grungy art tag Mel! The crackled heart looks wonderful! xx

  11. Chuffed!! I am not surprised as this piece is amazing! The background looks like real metal and the heart is stunning with all it's crackle. Anne x

  12. Oh, MMMM, Awesome.
    It shows that you love what you do, and it is so good to
    be able to do what you love.
    Keep smiling and creating

  13. That's funny you said that about the pictures--sometimes I scroll through blog posts and think, "hmmm, didn't need quite that many shots,"

    but I was looking at EVERY single one of yours! This turned out so fabulous, I was chuffed for you!


  14. I love Ranger's Candy Crackle Glaze, such fine, tiny cracks...I am addicted to crackle, have been for like 20 years! lol Lovely grunged up tag and I think it's speaks volumes about you that you are obsessed with hearts!! You are such a nice person! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  15. Love this tag Mel, I really, really like the crackle heart, I think it worked really well for you, can't see why you had any problem with crackle glaze, it seems to be working perfectly for you here. Michelle x

  16. You've every reason to be chuffed with this heart Yorkshire Fox. Great piece of work!!


  17. Hi sweetie this is stunning love the colour choices too gorgeous work huggles Pops x x x

  18. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! your primitive Heart tag Mel :) ...lovely choice of materials and inky distressing...and I do love a little crackling!! Stunning tag!
    Jan x

  19. Hi Mel, totally adore this tag, hearts are a love of mine too, yours looks great with the Rock Candy crackle, thanks for stopping by Snazzy's today, hope to see you playing along in our challenge. x

  20. I total love your tag I think I'll give that a try tonight I have the Rock candy crackle and don't seem to remember to pull it out have a great day!

  21. Hi Mel, This is just stunning, the heart is fabulous Love, Love, Love it! all the textures & distressing is just perfect... AmAzing Creation.. Hugs May x x x

  22. This is a truly beautiful tag, everything about it is gorgeous.
    Sue xx

  23. Lovely colours and textures Mel.
    One I made earlier today


...thankyou so much for taking the time to drop by my blog...I hope you like what you see...warm wishes...Mel :)