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Friday, 10 February 2012

The Occasional Embellishment

Now and then I do actually purchase the occasional embellishment. That includes flowers. Yes, I love to make my own creations but that doesn't mean I'm not tempted to add shop bought ones to. So given the diverse mood I was in, I went ahead and pieced together a tag, decorated with a selection of my aforementioned stash.






There's a Prima flower (naturally) and a selection of roses sold by Wild Orchid crafts. The frame is made using Spellbinders Label 3. And the image was a freebie downloaded from Antique Images. To all this I included, seam binding, pearls, buttons, beading and a lattice ribbon which probably has a fancy name but of which I'm not aware, which I dabbed with white acrylic paint. Oh yes & a couple of felt leaves, cut from a decorative trim found in a haberdashery store.

It hardly seems necessary to mention the decoratively, painted background of the tag, since I have all but covered it. So another time, maybe.

Hope everyone's gearing up for a relaxing and creative weekend. Me, I'm hoping to find the time to open up my sketchbook and fill another page with drawings and scribbles.

Paul xx

15 comments:

Anne Jagger said...

Gorgeous tag. I love the way you have used the embellishments, perfect. X

Scrappi Sandi said...

Do you know...I wouldn't need a gift from you! I'd be happy with just a gift tag!!!! I love how you've used so many different elements here & in such a small space & it looks just perfect! Have a great creative weekend & stay warm!! :)

TonyR said...

stunning tag paul!

alexa said...

Oh my, this is lush and full and delicate and could be sweetly scented to boot. You could be a wedding designer/planner!

Jeanne J said...

Just gorgeous! A real feast for the eyes!

Karen said...

Wow wow wow I love it. Such a pretty tag. Love all the flowers and the way you have designed this tag. xx

Angelica said...

Gorgeous tag, Love it!!

Michele said...

Gorgeous tag, Paul! I love the combination of flowers x

Neet said...

You know Paul, I have flowers of different shapes, shades and hues but would never put them together like this. I just don't have the eye for it - but you do!
Love it! A different tag but you cracked it again!
Hugs, Neet xx ('im indoors woke me at 4 am with his dropping the radio he was listening to - now we are both wide awake - and sleeping all day - bah!)

Frank Garcia said...

Hi Paul! Thank You for your lovely comment on my blog! I really do appreciate it. WOW I am blown away by your work it is truly stunning!!! Your work looks like it has been made in heaven! Gorgeous tags, stunning embellies, wow amazing! If you do make a layout please let me know! I would love to see! I'm a follower now, thank you for allowing me to take a look at your blog, so much beautiful work you are so talented as well!

Hugs!

-Frank

Dotpat said...

As always Paul this is gorgeous, I just love your style, fabulous

- Jodie Lee - said...

Gorgeous, as always!

Frank Garcia said...

AMAZING so gorgeous Paul!!! LOVE LOVE! So beautiful and full of amazing flowers! Thanks for the inspiration!

-Hugs! Frank

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, my goodness...this tag just takes my breath away! What a gorgeous display of flowers, both in the perfect colors and arrangement! Love the old lace underneath, too...so lovely!

HeatherLynn said...

absolutely lovely!!! "I'm so jealous of your talent!! ~HL