Show me a paper crafter who doesn't like making tags and I'll eat my hat! I made these tags after being inspired by a lovely lady from The Artful Splodger demo-ing how to make 3d flowers with The Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die at the NEC in November.You can see her demo here http://www.artfulsplodger.co.uk/demos/tattered-floral-rose As I'd just bought the die, I thought I'd have a go and make.... guess what?... some tags of course! so here are the results.
I stamped the tags with various images such as postage marks, music and text. I then painted both sides of the tattered floral layers with mica paints and stamped over with background stamps before constructing the flowers. I cut the leaves on my Pazzles Inspiration, using a file from their Craftroom site.
Here are some more tags I made with flowers cut on my Pazzles. I found the cutting file sometime last year but unfortunately can no longer find the link. I'll keep searching and update this post as soon as I find it. These flowers are a joy to make.
Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed dabbling with a variety of crafts. My earliest crafting memories are of spending hours doing 'corking' or 'french Knitting' at my grandmother's house, using a wooden cotton reel with four short nails tapped into it and endless tangles of coloured wool. I also have fond memories of those little knitting kits, that came in a container that was made of the same material as an egg box. Happy days!
My interests now, range from textiles to ceramics, with knitting,felting, sewing and card making in between. I've reached a stage where I feel I know a little about a lot of different crafts. I'm still striving to become a master of at least one!
My favourite craft adventures at the moment, include digital collaging using PSP Elements, rubber stamp making with my imagpac kit and getting to know my Craft Robo.
When not crafting or looking after my family, I work part-time as a teacher, supporting visually impaired children.I also teach ceramics in a primary school and do occasional art residencies in mainly primary and special schools. Phew! I didn't realise I was that busy.