Monday, 3 September 2012

SEPIA TONES & CREAM



...he who works with his hands is a laborer...he who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman...he works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist...
- St Francis of Assisi -
 
 
 
...firstly i'd just like to say a huge thank you for all the warm wishes sent for my birthday, it was so loVely reading your messages, there is so much beauty in people it really gladdens my heart...xxx
 
 
...the new theme this week at It's Crafting Time is Sepia Tones & Cream...each day there will be a new posting for you to take inspiration from the Design Team members...

 
...a manilla tag was covered with a rather gorgeous paper from Prima's Almanac Collection, to that the edges were distressed, cream emulsion splodges were added via bubble wrap along with larger splats in walnut distress ink..
 
 
...this yummy flower is cut from the tattered florals die and was given a heavy dose of vintage photo distress ink, the papers are random & from my stash & a vintage wooden button with rough fiberous thread for the center... 
 
 
...along the base of the tag is a strip of decorative edging cut from the vintage lace die which also has a heavy dose of vintage photo...
 
 
...the heart is cut from natural denim and adorned with buttons and jute... 
 
 
...a close up of the gorgeous paper from prima, the seam binding hanger was inked with vintage photo and some plump pearls added...
 
...It's Crafting Time for all your crafting needs, just a click away http://www.itscraftingtime.co.uk/  please give Helen or Nina a call if there is something you can't see on-line...
...thank you for dropping today it's loVely that your here...
xxx
 
 
 
 
 

41 comments:

  1. WOW this is soooooo BEAUTIFULL!!!!!!!!!!!
    Everything is just perfect, and that flower jummy.
    Great work again from you!
    Greetz Patricia

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  2. Gorgeous tag Mel as always, Beautiful tones of creams & browns, Gorgeous heart & flower great textures & detail... Hugs May x x x

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  3. Wow what a great great Tag.
    Fanstastic details.
    Stunning work my dear Mel.
    Have a wonderful week.
    xoxo

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  4. Sepia and cream look like a match made in heaven. Your tag is just amazing

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. This is beautiful Mel, I love the soft colour tones, natural textures and of course the lovely heart and the beautiful flower! Aother stunning make!! Hugs trace x x

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  6. Hi there. That's a beautiful tag. Love all the natural tones and textures too. I smiled when I saw your quote at the top of your blog today as I used it yesterday on a journal page! Have a lovely day; now all my visitors have left and life is almost returning to normal I'm catching up with all the blogs I've missed!

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  7. Ooooh, Mel. Think you've just given Mr Mojo another kick up the rear here (there's a pile of bits for a tag on my desk and a mental block with working out what to do with them!) This is divine. Love the colour scheme and the script background, and another great heart (you and Trace are so good at them). Thanks for sharing, hugs Buttons x

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  8. This is just gorgeous love the distressing.xxx

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  9. gorgeous tag mel and lots of texture going on...loving the sepia tones...hugs kath xxx

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  10. Your tag is amazing as always Mel. Beautiful natural colours. I love the flower in particular - gorgeous and the script background. Thank you so much for the lovely comment on my blog. Enojoy your day.

    Sarah x

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  11. Gorgeous tag, Mel. Love it! Wasn't this a great challenge to do?!

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  12. Oh this is gorgeous, Mel. Love the tones and the materials you've used are fab! Take care Zo xx

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  13. wow your tag is stunning. Pleased to hear you had a great birthday, x

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  14. Hi Mel, I am going to call you the Queen of Hearts from now on, you do them so beautifully (and Trace does too). The sepia tones are gorgeous, as is the flower and that beautiful script paper. I really love the vintage feel of it. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  15. What a stunning tag Mel. The colour palette reminds me of gorgeous coffee and cream chocolates (which I LOVE!)and the textures of vintage linens and driftwood. I think I may just be in love. . . . . . . .
    Thankyou for the smile you have given me by sharing this with us.
    Juliaxx

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  16. Oh my gosh what a beautiful tag those are some of my favorite colors I don't seem to use them much in cards lots in scrapbooking I'll have a to lean more towards them this week. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog always good to hear from you have a great week ! Peggy

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  17. Hi Mel,
    Gorgeous tag, love these colours together. The flower looks fab and I like the heart done in the fabric, great texture. xx

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  18. What an absolutely stunning tag - I love the beautiful colour palette, and the flower is just gorgeous. You always put things together so stylishly - it's a pleasure and an inspiration visiting your blog.

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  19. Your tag is so beautiful Mel, I love those neutral shades!
    Alison xx

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  20. Eye candy!!! Love this color scheme!!! Fabulous design and great heart! I just have to tell you that the quote speaks to me!!! I love it, and have copied it so I can see it often!

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  21. Gorgeous heart tag Mel. I love your use of buttons and the dyed seam binding. Such inspiration for me :0)

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  22. The first thing I saw on this lovely tag was that denim heart. Of course, I had to take in all the extras, but the heart was what caught my eye. Love it, and the tag, too.

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  23. Mel, this tag is ooober gorgeous. I just love everything about it. I love your attention to detail, it looks so well finished. That heart is beeeeaaa-utiful too. Michelle xxx

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  24. Would you believe it, you go on holiday and everyone has a birthday while your back is turned!!!! You are the second person I've found tonight whose celebrated without me, Mel!! Anyway, A VERY Belated Happy Birthday. I'm glad you had a lovely day and you have some very talented friends to spoil you by the look of those gorgeous things.
    Love your tag, that flower is yummy.
    Hugs Lisax

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  25. Oh wow Mel, this is absolutely stunning, it's gorgeous, love the shabby chic-ness of it - wonderful and love how you've done the flower and the heart with the fraying edges, all of it really

    Sam xxx

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  26. Wow, Mel, this is totally gorgeous! I love shabby chic, as you know, and this ticks every single box for me - the papers are yummy, and the heart is so lovely (I've never met natural denim before). But it's that flower that really took my breath away, colour, music paper, button and frayed thread - OMG! I'm not much of a one for flowers usually, but this could convert me - completely lovely tag...
    Alison x

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  27. Hi Mel

    This is just stunning.

    Love the colour tones and all the gorgeous elements you have brought together.

    Love Jules xx

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  28. Mel this is gorgeous - absolutely gorgeous -- scrumptious. Beautifully done -- do you think I like it?
    Sandy

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  29. Beautiful tag Mel, love all the soft monochromatic colors you used! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  30. Hey sweetie, this is absolutely gorgeous, a perfect creation sweetie, huggles Pops x x x

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  31. If you put yourself in my shoes, you would directly jump into the computer and catch this beautiful tag. (:o)

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  32. I really enjoy visiting your blog and seeing the gorgeous creations you come up with. Helen (Sydney)

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  33. I love those delicate details and the beautiful colors .. soft and vintage...great!

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  34. beautiful tag mel, love all the elements coming together. the mix of materials is brilliant x

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  35. Such a fantastic tag with great elements. Love the vintage look. Happy belated birthday wishes :)

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  36. Oh Mel...I think you already know that I will love this creation...shabby, sepia tones and cream are my FAVES!! Beautiful elements!!You did a fabulous job with this gorgeous tag...
    I love stopping by your blog for a peek, always full of beautiful inspiration...and I've just been catching up here...Happy Belated Birthday wishes too..Hope you had a lovely day. x

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  37. WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW
    Wait did I say WOW
    love Lynn xx

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  38. This is gorgeous, Mel, I love the subtle colors! It's fantastic.

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  39. Hi Mel...I love the tag. Just stunning.
    Hugs Debbie x

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  40. Hi Mel, a stunning tag, and again such wonderful texture and detail.
    Avril xx

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  41. Hi Mel first time visiting your blog, glad I found you and I love, love, love that tag x

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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 :)