Saturday 17 May 2014

Karen inspired Tag

Hello and welcome. What a lovely day! Last night we stayed in a premiere inn about 90mins away from Bourton on the Water. We got up this morning and took a leisurely drive arriving about 11am.

I was blown away with the beautiful village, and would have sold up there and then to move in. That was until my Husband reminded me we probably couldn't afford one of the lovely houses and we would have no job. Technicalities!

Anyway we moved onto stow and found our cottage. Once dinner was had, I settled to have a play. I only brought limited supplies so really had to improvise. 

Last weekend Karen over on the Paper Artsy Blog gave us a lovely Clean and Simple card. Have a look at all her posts.

For mine I gessoed a tag, and once dry used a stamp to add to the background. Being in someone else's house I was mindful of not making a mess and so used a large journal as a background on which to paint the tag. The page I chose had been sprayed with dylusions ink and so as I touched the page with the wet gesso brush it pulled some colour onto the tag. I liked this and so left it.

I haven't many stamp sets on me so used these three images; I used Caran D'ashe Neoll to add some colour.

These were then assembled onto the tag.

I added some words to finish and yes the upside down e was deliberate. I will be entering this into the challenge.

Thank you for looking. Take care Debs xxx


  1. Looks fab Debs, love it.

  2. Loving the whole post. Tag is fabulous.mxx

  3. Great post- love the look of the area: I'd be wanting to move there too. The tag is fab (I'd be nervous crafting in someone else's house- but would still HAVE to craft!!). Love the placement of elements and the perfect upside down ( or not!) e!

  4. I hope you're having a wonderful time, it looks like such a beautiful place. Your tag is gorgeous, the images are wonderful.

  5. Glad you both enjoying the Cotswolds, need to visit as OH tells me it is a very beautiful area.

    Great to see your CAS Tag, it is perfect!

    Have fun Lovely:-) xxx

  6. ooo I like the quirky upside down 'e'

  7. This is gorgeous debs. Cotswolds is lovely, have you been to the stamp bug? Lechlade is a pretty spot too,

    Lucy x

  8. It's a wonderful tag! I am amazed you brought some stash with you on a break... I don't, mainly because I am trying to hide how addicted I am to crafting...

  9. How gorgeous this place looks! I have only once been to the Cotswolds, but I remember it was lovely! Hope you have the best time! I'm always falling in love with stunning houses in expensive places - well, we can dream! I think this tag is stunning! I love how it showcases those beautiful images perfectly and I love the 'happy accident' of the colour in the Gesso. Julie Ann xxx

  10. Stunning tag! Great composition and colours combo. Beautiful photos and fab post xx

  11. Graham & I have some wonderful memories of the Cotswolds, we used to go to an annual Rotaract camping rally near Banbury, & visited many beautiful villages, including Stow & Bourton on the Water.
    Your tag looks fabulous, I must try this today.
    Have a lovely holiday,
    Alison xxx

  12. Fab tag (especially with limited supplies!). Have a lovely time in the cotswolds

  13. Oh, Bourton is absolutely glorious, and how lucky to catch it in that glorious sunshine. I do hope you found the model village - a scale replica of Bourton itself all in miniature!

    I love your gorgeous tag... subtle elegance from the background tag, and beautiful composition of the images - it's wonderful!
    Alison xx

  14. Oh, and I meant to say... I hope you spotted you were one of my Top 3 over at Our Creative Corner last month.
    Alison xx

    1. Thank you for letting me know, and your kind comments. Xx

  15. Oh, I am so envious of your visit to Bourton! I haven't been for years but we always used to call in for a few hours after visiting OH's family in Somerset. It is sooooo beautiful! Hope you can take some pics of where you are staying for us too.

    As for your tag........ it's a lovely take on Keren's style. I agree the transfer of colour looks really lovely.

    Have a wonderful week Debs.

    Lesley x


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