1 January 2013

SSSS Anything goes tea party challenge


Hi everyone and I hope your New Year celebrations went well. I'm kicking off 2013 with a tag, one of my favourite things to make and this one went to a lovely blogging friend who's received it now so I can share it here. As the title says the theme this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge is an anything goes tea party challenge and hopefully my tag will fit into that. 


I cut the tag with my Tim Holtz Alterations Tag and bookplates die from a free hand and stamped watercolour piece that I did a while back and which is another favourite thing to do. I also cut the dress form from my Tim Holtz Alterations Sewing room die and sponged it with co-ordinating inks and some stenciled spots. I used TH chit chat stickers for the sentiment, added flowers, distress stain dyed seam binding, pearl pen dots and one of THs stickers that go round the hole at the top....can't remember what they're called for the moment.

I really enjoyed making this for my friend and can't think of a better way to start off the New Year than with a theme of friendship. Enjoy your day!

17 comments:

Sasha said...

Fabulous, as always, Chris. Beautiful colours, flowers and texture.
Happy New Year! x

Carole Pillon said...

Love this tag and colors you have choosen.

I wish you a very happy new year Chris.

Hope to see another beautifuls projects here.

Hugs ! Carole

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wow your background is so striking and a fabulous backdrop for the dress form . Love the cluster of flowers. A beautifully executed piece. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Happy New Year. Tracy x

Exclusively by Mel said...

Lucky person who got this delightful tag.
So pretty, the colours and textures are superb!
Love,melly. xxx

Christina C. said...

WOWwwwwwwwwwww, Chris, this is spectacular!!!! Adore the spectacular colors...your creativity blows me away! Your tags are all works of art!

Sue C said...

Beautiful tag Chris, I'm sure your friend will treasure it ! Sue C x

Redanne said...

Hi Chris, seeing this made my heart skip a beat, one because it is stunning and secondly because I know what it really looks like! I really, really hope you win with this gorgeous tag, I only wish SSSS could see it in real life, the background is so beautiful and the embellishments are just perfect. Happy New Year and all the very best for 2013. Hugs, Anne x

Candy C said...

Chris...your tag is so lovely. I love the random harlequin stamp in the background and the polka dot on the dress form. Such lovely purple and teal hues. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Years celebration! Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Fiona said...

Beuatiful as ever Chris and such pretty colours. Happy New Year.
x

Sandy said...

You got that right Kid!!!! What a bang you started 2013 with. Beautifully done Sugar!
Sandy

Tracey said...

GORGEOUS!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful tag.

Danielle said...

Wonderful Chris, I just love the title! well art and friendship go so well over a cup of tea! I love how you applied those wonderful shades of purple, and give a distress look, beautiful shape & flowers. Hugs.

whyducks said...

Love the colours so pretty. Happy New Year Chris. x

Sandra said...

Wow, Chris! This is amazing! Love the color combo and the dress form is absolutely stunning! The background is really pretty and so rich with details! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Anita Houston said...

That background has to be the most beautiful ever! Love all the color and the pearls of lilac...simply stunning! Love the dressform too! Fabulous tag!

Juls said...

absolutely love it!!! Hugs Juls