Wednesday, 13 June 2012

PRETTY in PINK



...she stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails...
- Elizabeth Edwards -


...today I'm sharing with you A Tag I was so hoping to of finished yesterday, but nothing was going my way, something was missing...do you ever get those times when you say right thats it & you have to walk away from your desk?..

...well this afternoon it all flowed and my 'missing'  came straight to me, a butterfly!...


...I've tried to use as much pink as possible without a total overload, the base is varying degrees of Spun Sugar with splashes of Victorian Velvet...


...the butterfly has been embossed & shaded with my chalks, the body is fine pink cord that was gathered & the ends are the antenna...


...a sizzix flower inked with button...


..a Tattered Florals Flower with Perfect Pearls & a pink brad...


...this tag is hand torn, the ink is mop ups of Victorian Velvet & the sentiment from a set of Whimsy Stamps called Time Flies...


...underneath the flowers & butterfly is a large Flourish with an added Swirl inked in Walnut...


...the hanger is  left over Cath Kidston material, it's so pretty with an added pearl droplet...I'm putting this Tag in for Fussy & Fancy=Florishes & swirls (hope I've made it in time) & also Hel's Sunday Stampers=Pretty in Pink



...thank you for taking time & dropping by today, your comments mean a lot to me & that your following my humble little blog...

xxx






53 comments:

  1. Wow and double wow!! This is absolutely stunning - plus it's pink, my fave colour! Almost enough to make me be brave enough to try - but am going to leave it to the expert. I love it Mell!!

    Di
    xx

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  2. Love your gorgeous tag.xxx

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  3. I'm glad you found the missing link Mel. You make such beautiful pieces.
    Lynn x xx

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  4. This is absolutely beautiful Mel! Stunning work :0)) xx

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  5. I love this tag Mel - Its amazing!

    Sarah x

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  6. Oh WOW what a BEAUTIFULL tag Mel.
    Love that butterfly and his loveley body!
    Great work again!
    Greetz Patricia

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  7. Absolutely beautiful and the butterfly is the perfect finishing touch. I love it.

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  8. It turned out fantastic from the desk Mel. I have had one of those days and now it's all coming together at the wrong time. A late night for me I think
    x catherine

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  9. This is fabulous Mel, I love the body of your butterfly, and all the lovely little details x

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  10. There is nothing humble about your blog or work, it is divine!this tag is beautiful and I lve all the elects you have used to create this! Hugs trace x

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  11. I new that tag was going to be fab when I saw the start on your woyww x

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  12. Loving your beautiful tag and the butterfly is the perfect touch. You could enter this fab piece into the Happy Daze Challenge this month if you would like to. Annette x

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  13. Great tag, but I do love that little tag too.

    Sam xxx

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  14. Oh wow Mel, this tag is absolutely gorgeous, the butterfly (my fav thing) really finishes it off beautifully. Perfect for both challenges! Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  15. Simply Gorgeous Mel.. love the butterfly and flower.. the colour pink a winner everytime love it!! just perfect!! Hugs May x x x

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  16. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!! The wrapped up twine on that embossed butterfly is brilliant! Love the flower and color and texture....GORGEOUS DESIGN!!!

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  17. Sp pretty and your photography is great. What type of camera do you have? Cindy

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  18. Pinky eyecatcher with pretty shabby touch. Love it!! (:o)

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  19. Hi ya Mel and it's brilliant that I've found your blog and you've found mine from our lovely Elly! I just came to visit you from Elly's, became a follower and then found that you'd done the same on mine :). Thank you for the gorgeous comment you left and I'm in awe of your creations, I adore your style!

    Your tag is glorious and I do know what you mean about having to leave something sometimes to find out what it needs, the butterfly is perfection.

    Oh and I notice you're on the south coast too, may be we aren't too far away?

    Chris x

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  20. Hey Mel,

    I LOVE your tag!! Everything about it - just makes me smile!!!

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs,
    Kay #124

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  21. Mel your work is a dream.
    So so beautiful and pretty.
    Love all the awesome and darling details. Great work. xoxo

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  22. So delicate and pretty-love the butterfly it does look just right where it is

    xxxx

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  23. Hi Mel

    VERY .. .. pretty in pink!!!

    But to be honest this tag would be beautiful in any colour .. .. I love it!!

    Lots of fabby elements and the body of the butterfly is such a great idea.

    Hope you are having a good week.

    Love Jules xx

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  24. Oooh, stunning this is indeedily hun... LOVE all those ickle details you added... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  25. this is such a dreamy, beautiful tag Mel, so many stunning details, I love how you created the butterfly body xx

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  26. I love your tag there is so much gioing on you have to look twice!

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  27. Delightfully done in Pink !!
    I am learning to work with the pink. It is the color
    that is lacking in my stash.
    Thanks for this inspiring pink artful tag.

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  28. I swear you have the best PINK things! And of course, the loveliest die cuts. I'm super impressed with the things you make with your tools. Really, really clever.

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  29. Hi Mel

    Thanks for letting me know have just changed the link -
    I have also got some distress inks in colours - Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey, Crushed Olive, Dusty Concord, Tea Dye and also Distress Markers 5 Pack Memories Past - Anitique Linen, Spun Sugar, Picket Fence, not sure of other colours and Country Fair - Black Soot, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Fired Brick! The Distress inks are £3.50 Each and The Distress Markers £11.50 per set!
    I know you like your Tim Holtz so thought I would let you know!

    Sarah x

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  30. Stunning...all the details are perfect and the colour tones are gorgeous!! I love it...
    Love Emma xx

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  31. So beautiful Mel, love the pinks and the butterfly is gorgeous..beautiful tag.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Fussy and Fancy...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  32. Hi Mel...fabulous tag. So pretty and loving all the pink.
    Hugs Debbie x

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  33. Oh WOW!! what a sweet pink tag Mel.
    Beautifully embellished and Love that butterfly,the cord body is a cool idea!
    Jan x

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  34. Hi Mel,
    I've just one word for this tag - STUNNING! I'm a pink girl myself, and I love butterflies so it's just perfect for me. I really like your idea for the body, great little touch, and the flowers are just gorgeous. Thanks for popping over to my blog, I love your comments.xx

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  35. Morning sweetie I love this, perfect creation hugs Pops x x x

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  36. Isn't it funny how you get those days where the creative juices just don't flow and then they go into almost overload another day and everything works without much thought!!!
    Your tag is amazing. You've got a perfect amount of pinkiness without pink overload. I love all the dimension and that butterfly is stunning.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs Lisax

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  37. Hi Mel I absolutely love this tag. I'm not much for pink but wow this is awesome I love the way you did the body of the butterfly! I'll have to give that a try! thanks so much for your visit to my blog and your much needed encouraging words have a wonderful weekend! Peggy C

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  38. Wowness..this carries such a beautiful spirit and enchanting essence...the embossed butterfly is sooo decadent and poetic...love love this work..so charming and the pinks are fabulous! you are such a creatrix in all that you do!
    Beautiful!
    Victoria
    Wishing you a magical wkd..and thankyou for your lovely visit!

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  39. Mel, these are stunning, I love your style. These are some of the nicest tags I've seen. So much detail! Barb

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  40. Wow, that is a beautiful tag! I love the stuff you think up, like the body for the butterfly!! And that tattered flower is so tatter-ly (made up a word) perfect!!
    xoxo
    Karen

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  41. wow mel your tag is stunning...love how you did the butterfly body...may just have to steal that idea...or should I say borrow...enjoy your weekend...hugs kath & buddy xxx

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  42. Hi there, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  43. Lovely tag mel, the butterfly is stunning, I am loving how you did the body, that's very clever!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  44. Think your tag has become a beautifull one! Buterflies are always good and in this way super! Enjoyed looking a little bit further on your blog; you make awesome creations! Picked up some inspiration aswell, so thanks for sharing your creations. Have a good sunday, greetings, Gerrina

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  45. That butterfly body is the cleverest thing I have seen! Love all the pink, it is my personal fave colour.

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  46. That is so pretty and such a sweet tag without being sickly. You have hit the right notes with this one. Lovely work!

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  47. Wauw, this one is beautifull, I just love the powdercolours. I put it on my pinterest board

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  48. What a really pretty tag - such beautiful colours and I love all your embellishments. I love the mottled background on the smaller tag, and the butterfly is just stunning. A tag to be proud of!

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  49. Sorry I've been away for a while Yorksire Fox. But what do I find when I return?
    SCRUMPTIOUS!!...really SCRUMPTIOUS. What more can I say...just love it. Well done!! xx

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  50. How in the world do you do this amazing work???? Your tag is gorgeous. You are inspiring me to try, try again!!
    sandy

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