Sunday, 15 January 2012


 These are my first 2 tags for the Chocolate Baroque Guild alphatags swap - 26 tags over a year to make a tag book eventually, usually 2 or 3 tags each month; hopefully I shall be able to keep up!
Paula has already blogged her first tag, which reminded me that I needed to photo mine and get them in the post, so a blog post while my memory is working!
The tags are cut using the Tim Holtz large tag die from Sizzix (had  a little trouble tracking this down at a reasonable price, but managed to find it in the end). I used TH masks bought ages ago for the letters, with chipped sapphire ink to outline them, and all the stamps are Chocolate Baroque. 
The angel tag uses the angel of light stamp - base layer embossed in gold on white card, halo painted with gold H2O,mounted onto backing paper from the Artylicious Seasons greeting cd (also from CB). Stamped again in black versafine onto white card, coloured with watercolour pencils, with clear glitter on the flowers.  I stamped the bottom layer of the wings in white onto vellum, then again in white onto some ancient fusible film - both wing layers were cut out and decoupaged onto the white layer.

The blue butterfly has a background using several flower/foliage stamps mostly from the wild meadow plate stamped with the chipped sapphire DI - the carnation stamp was stamped several times, then sprayed with water to blur the image. Once it was dry, the same stamp was repeated over the blurs using night of navy ink from SU , and the foliage stamps added to fill the gaps. The butterfly was stamped twice in black versafine and clear embossed before painting with H2Os, with the top layer decoupaged over the base layer.
Flowers were cut using the TH tattered florals die and a drinks coaster - the tissue layers were separated out, scrunched up and fasted with a brad before liberally spraying with glimmer mists and scrunching up again before being left to dry. Leaves from the matching tattered leaves die cut in blue card, edges roughly inked in the navy. The edges were distressed, and embossed with a mix of EP remnants in blues and sparkly black.
They have both ended up quite dimensional,  but the flowers are quite soft and ended up relatively flat, so hopefully they will be ok!
I have replaced the original photos with scans, which are far better!


  1. Two absolutely lovely tags, Vron. Anyone would be delighted to receive these! Lovely images.

    Janet xx

  2. These are both beautiful Vronnie. They almost make me wish I had signed up for the challenge, but I am trying not to get so involved with long-term commitments this year as there are so many other crafting avenues I want to explore. But you have made a wonderful start and I look forward to seeing what you come up with for the rest of the alphabet. Kate x

  3. Beautiful tags, especially like the butterfly one. Good luck with the challenge. Hugs x ChrisB

  4. These are looking brilliant and whoever gets them will be a lucky person. I'm hoping to take photos of mine today so that I can pack them up for posting.

  5. Both beautiful tags Vronnie, I would be very happy to have either of them drop through my letterbox. Mine are ready to pack and post this afternoon. Jean x

  6. Two gorgeous tags, I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the alphabet!


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