Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Self Propelled Flowers for TIO

Yep that's another two weeks gone by, and it's time for another challenge at Dragons Dream Tag It On. My lovely teamie Gabrielle has set the theme of  Self Propelled Flowers, which means she want's to see butterflies, flowers and locomotion/movement of some sort. It also needs to be on a tag, and using at least one real stamp. Phew got it, well here's mine...

I must admit this didn't come easily, and the big blue filing cabinet under the desk (marked rubbish) is groaning a little. Whoever said that there are no mistakes in craft, just happy accidents really needs to take a look in my bin!
But with the spirit that made Britain great I soldiered on  - stubborn oh yes I will NOT be beaten by a challenge lol.
Sooo, base tag inked with dye inks then overstamped with The Paper Company flower and butterfly stamp. 
This took care of the flowers and butterflies, for the movement I stamped the Paper Artsy flying clock onto the Metal on Card and rubbed some Inca Gold over the top and attached with a ribbon.
Back to the flowers, many years ago I ordered some dried flowers from Joanna Sheen, and they are still as lovely now, so on they went. Finally the acetate butterflies were given a good stickling with the old Ice Stickles. Unfortunately it is so cold now in the conservatory that it decided not to dry.... ever! Their antennae are little beaded flowers on stems - get it self propelled flowers - mission accomplished!
Although a pain to start with, I really enjoyed this once I got going, and I had half an idea of what I wanted to do.
Please pop over to TIO to check out the other fabulous examples from the dream team, then please join in.
Thanks very much for looking x


  1. Gorgeous tag and that background is yummy, makes me think of a Liberty print. Elizabeth xxx

  2. That is awesome Love everthing about the tag. Great job

  3. Yes, I struggled too with the movement bit... but your tag is gorgeous - love the base tag itself, and then you've got all those gorgeous bits on it!!! Going to try and get ahead of myself for the next one! (ha ha)

  4. I don't know how the Dragons come up with their themes but they are always different and make me think (a lot!) which is great. You've done a superb job of this tag Sue. The background colours are so unusual together and really make the whole tag jump to life. Love it. Hugs, Buttons x

  5. What a great combination of colours, flowers and movement!! Oh, and butterflies of course... Fabulous background. I've had a "bin it!" day today, so I can sympathize, but I think you've completely nailed it in the end!
    Alison x

  6. Such a stunning tag, so many fantastic elements.

  7. Stunning tag... WOW!!! What a background it's AmAzing... love the flowers & butterflies... Brilliant creation Sue.... Hugs May x x x

  8. great tag, love the flowery antannae! trace x

  9. A terrific tag--just love the butterflies and the flowers. Nice stamped background to show them off.

    Best Wishes Chrissie xx

  10. Sue, your tag is a joy to view. I couldn't just give it a light once over because there are so many goodies to enjoy. It's a wonderful example.

  11. Love, love, love your take on this recipe... hope your bin really isn't groaning too much! So sorry I'm late in commenting - it's been bit of a week! Much love x


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