Friday, 6 June 2014

And At the Last Minute ……..


Talk about last minute! My entry for the third challenge at Compendium of Curiosities III - phew! I couldn't miss this one as it was the Tattered Tea Roses! but everything has gone against me this week (and a major crisis tonight which nearly scuppered my husband from sailing to Faroe tomorrow morning). 

This is just about the quickest tag I have ever done!

Details of the challenge can be found HERE and of course the tutorial for the roses can be found on page 65 of Vol III of A Compendium of Curiosities.

So a few details:

Wrinkle free distress using Dusty Concord, Shaded Lilac, Milled Lavender and Victorian Velvet and a little overstamping with Milled Lavender.


The Ornate Frame (which arrived yesterday) splodged with Picket Fence Distress Paint.


The Tattered Tea Roses of course made from papers from the French Industrial Stack and edged with Dusty Concord DI.


And finally the usual scrim, muslin, stamped butterfly and that wonderful Classic Quote (one of my AFTH purchases).



Hopefully life will return to normal from tomorrow and I can start visiting you all and catching up on commenting! The boat is now packed to the gunnels for the next eight weeks and Terry sails tomorrow for Faroe - I will join him on the west coast of Scotland in a couple of weeks time. So some time to play and enjoy the garden.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!


Jennie x

13 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Quick? Really? This is a divine tag with a gorgeous background and the frame and roses look stupendous, wow Jennie, I love it xxx

diane hasthorpe said...

This is a beautiful tag... so soft and vintage looking. I love the colour palette and the gorgeous roses. Have a great weekend. Cheers, Di

toni said...

You are so right Jennie, the wonderful weekend away has completely thrown me this week. I've been in a bit of a daze! your tag is beautiful, You are certainly the queen of roses ! I must look at your tutorials. I must say your life in the Shetland Isles sounds lovely. It's very urban down here in the the heart of the Midlands ! xx

Anita Houston said...

Love the stamping on the roses, and the lavender colors! Wonderful work! Thanks so much for joining our rosy challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Astrid Maclean said...

The tag looks super and I just love that soft colour combination! The roses of course look amazing like always! Nobody can make flowers quite like you Jennie! Great new stamp too!!

Ruth said...

Beautiful tones to your tag and love your roses. Well I love all your flowers, you do them so beautifully Jennie and thank you for leaving such lovely comment on my blog Ruth x

Aspiring crafter said...

For a quickie this is lovely- in fact just lovely full stop!
XxRuth

Redanne said...

A totally beautiful creation Jennie that looks anything but quick! Your flowers are stunning, as ever. Love this beautiful tag. Anne x

Marci said...

Lovely soft colors and pretty roses!

butterfly said...

So glad you made it - would've been wrong if you weren't there! It's an enchanting tag, with lovely elegant roses.

Do hope all is sorted now, and it's "anchors aweigh!"...
Alison xx

Annette Green said...

Gorgeous tag with wonderful roses. Safe and happy travels to you. Sounds like a fun adventure.

Margaret said...

Lovely tag and quite amazing for a 'last minute' creation! The roses are gorgeous!!
Enjoy your play time!!

Buttons said...

You always do flowers so well so this tag was bound to be a winner. Love the idea of inking the Industrial papers with Dusty Concord. Looks perfect. Jenny x