Sunday, 17 June 2012

STARS & STRIPES



...creativity is a drug I cannot live without...
- Cecil B Demille -
- 1881-1959 -


...hello everyone, we have a blustery yet sunny day here on the South Coast of England which is also happens to be Father's Day...

...the Tag I've made today is totally different from what I've done before, I started with no real idea in my head other than I wanted a heart somewhere and this is where it lead me...


...I stamped tissue paper with music notes then covered the lot in Barn Door DI, heat dried then tore in random strips which I glued to my tag, I followed the edges with some blue chalk, then lightly dusted over the entire tag with Pumice Stone DI...


...the stars were cut freestyle and coated in Star Dust Stickles...the hanger is garden jute & I added a star charm...


...I covered a wooden heart with the remainder of the stamped tissue and gave that lashings of Barn Door DI, then added a sentiment...


...the wings were given a light coating of off white emulsion paint the crackle glazed in matt, the tips in Walnut...

...I can't make my mind up about this tag at all but I'm happy with the wings!...loVe it or hate it your opinions would be nice...
...wishing you all a wonderful day what ever your up to...

xxx




29 comments:

  1. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BEAUTIFULL!!!
    Love the tissue heart and the bling bling stars.
    GREAT work Mel!
    Greetz Patricia

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  2. Wow Mel this is a dream.
    So wonderful big big heart.
    Awesome work as always. I love them.

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  3. Wow love this gorgeous tag Mel.xxx

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  4. Wow Mel, what a fabulous tag, love all that tissue gives it great texture and dimension.

    Sam xxx

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  5. Well I think you should become sure about it because it is a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Truly, it is, the way you have done the stripes on the background is fabulous and the heart is gorgeous and so are the stars, you must have a very steady hand. I love it! A x

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  6. This is just superb Mel. It's just right to celebrate so many things, but mostly it's celebrating your incredible talent and taste. :0)

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  7. I love it, Mel. It caught my eye straight away and although it's very different from the last post, that heart really sings. I love the strips in the background too.
    I always tend to start with just a vague idea and see where you end up, sometimes the end result can be a nice surprise.
    Hope you are enjoying the weekend, it's bright and breezy here in Yorkshire today.
    Hugs Lisax

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  8. The closeups really show what you have done in wonderful detail.
    Thanks for this inspiring peep

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  9. I think your tag is fantastic Mel. Lots of fab grungy detail!

    Sarah x

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  10. Just beautiful, Mel, I love it!Love the stars, especially the charm and the words are fab!
    Hugs Jo x

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  11. i like it, the colours work really well. very americana

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  12. Fab tag Mel and great techniques you have used. I like it when you have no idea where it is going and then it all starts to come together. You have done a great job with this
    x catherine

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  13. Very nice textural tag, love the heart it looks 3 dimensional in the picture.

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  14. I love the "randomness" of it all. I think it really works and the lashings of barn door make the heart look lush.

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  15. Hi Mel

    Another fabulous tag .. .. anything with a heart on is always a winner in my book LOL!!

    My Son came today for dinner with us this evening and I mentioned your Son's band and he had heard of them. He showed me a video of them on his laptop.

    You must be very proud .. .. the video was amazing!!!

    So lovely to see artistic talent in your children isn't it?

    Hope you have had a lovely weekend.

    Love Jules xx

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  16. You put such a lot of thought into each piece you make Mel. I applaud your commitment to everything you do.
    Love Lynn x x x

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  17. That is one serious tag - love how you stuck to the red, white and blue - fabulous!

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  18. Mel, I love it... the heart looks like it's alive!! if you know what I mean... fabulous work... love the strips and stamping!! perfect choice of colours another masterpiece!!! Brillant! Hugs May x x x

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  19. You've got the balance of the elements and the colours just right with this one Mel. That heart is to die for! Hugs, Buttons x

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  20. LOVE what you have done with the stamped tissue Mel...and I just ADORE the heart and wings!.... two of my favourite things :)
    Super quote at the top of your post too! ;)
    You are soooo creative! Have a fab week!
    Jan x

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  21. It's all totally fab Mel, especially the winged heart! xx

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  22. I love it, and I am going to have to try the stamped tissue as I love the results you got on this tag! Everything about it has such wonderful detail, it makes the eye want to find more! I hope you have a lovely day, waving hi from the overcast hills of North Carolina :)

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  23. I really like it. I especially like the rustic kraft brown colour mixed with the very vivid red. You make such gorgeous things xx

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  24. Great background and I love lve love those wings!!!! Hugs trace x

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  25. What a beautiful tag - I love the style and overall feel of it - very textural. I just love it.

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  26. Not sure why I didn't see this once I was back on blogger. This is one very impressive tag. Using the music note stamps was what piqued my interest, then seeing the crackle on the wings was the frosting on the cake, or tag, so to speak!!

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  27. Fabulous tag! I love the background and what you did with the heart! Hope your day is wonderful!

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  28. Hi sweetie this is stunning, hugs pops x x x

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  29. oooo what band is your son in????

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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 :)