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Thursday, April 3, 2014


It's April!  Time for a new Tim tag!

Tim showcased some pretty lattice on his tag cut form chipboard.  I have a lattice die but it was very small. I decided instead to use a stencil to get the lattice effect. 

 I started with a cool envelope that is slightly larger than a tag. 

I applied tissue tape randomly across the body of the envelope. I added a layer of distress stain, distress ink and some water spots.

I then used the stencil with embossing paste onto the envelope.  I added some stamping and color to the honeycomb pattern. 

I had extra room in my tag envelope and decided to use the beautiful dragonfly and decoupage it onto the envelope.

I made my flowers but I am really bad at it.  I made 4 of them thinking I would get better but actually I got worse as I went along. :)  I smashed them on my envelope so I think they look okay in my picture but now I know why I use pre-made flowers. :)

 Have a happy Thursday!



  1. Stunning tag Suzz, love the tape and texture in the backdrop. The focal image is gorgeous as us your use of colour. Stunning flowers too. Tracy x

  2. Totally love your April tag Suz, wow, that dragonfly looks so amazing and I actually really like your flowers, they have a style all their own and I for one think they looks great!

  3. Every so often, I feel the need to let you know I look at every post you make, even if I don't comment. This is a fabulous creation! Wonderful layers of color and texture...and that dragonfly is wowza! As for your flowers, I think they look perfect for this creation. (I can never get flowers to look like other people can do....I buy a lot of Prima blossoms)

  4. It's fantastic, actually prettier than the original from Tim... Yours has a more feminine quality to it. Great job!

  5. As usual a perfect take on Tim's tag for April. Your work always enthrals me.

  6. This is a beauty. Love it Anneke.

  7. I love how brutally honest you were in saying you hate your flowers and you ended up smashing them. I generally think the same thing about mine and just smoosh them too! I can never make mine look even slightly realistic! Love your final product. Smashed flowers and all!

  8. This is absolutely GORGEOUS, Suzanne! I love, love love the dragonfly! There are so many gorgeous textures! Wow!

  9. Beautiful tag. Just love the stencil and glossy effects.

  10. P's I just realized the "glossy" effect is a illusion created by the white you used and the brightness of my tablet :) Still I love how you have highlighted the tag with the small white strokes.


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