Friday, 31 March 2017

The Promise of Spring

Spring is my favourite time of the year, not least as I seem to be able to be on top of the garden! But it is the promise that Spring brings which I love, those little seeds and bulbs which bring those gorgeous summer blooms.


These were the thoughts that were in my head when I played around with some bits and pieces in my "must put away" box for Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey.  

This is one of my favourite times of the month - when we have an extra Friday in the month and the Creative Guides at AVJ all get to "play" and make a tag! I do suggest you hop on over using the link HERE as there are some amazing tags from my CG sisters in so many different styles. So much inspiration! Right back to my tag! 



I had some PaperArtsy Fresco's left over on my craft mat from another project (Sugar Plum and Blush) so mopped up by brayering them on to a tag. It was a little bright for what I had in mind so I brayered Snowflake Fresco over the top to get a shabby finish. The scores were made at 1/2" intervals and I blended a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink into the folded creases to get the faux wood panel effect.


The napkins were still in my box from February's AVJ project! 


Once the napkins were in place I just felt it needed a little cluster. The frame and butterfly are made from paper clay and I added some glass micro beads (a recent purchase) but the "here and there" is a little difficult to control!



Great crafting fun and thankfully my "must put away" box is a little emptier!

As always thank you for joining me today.
Happy crafting!

Jennie x


14 comments:

Mrs A. said...

A super tag. All soft and dreamy. the colours are all my favourites too and i agree with you about spring time and being on top of the garden. Hugs Mrs A.

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful spring tag Jennie! I love the wood grain, the beautiful flowers, paperclay frame and butterfly, the micro beads are lovely scattered around - this is SO pretty! Julia xx

Brenda Brown said...

Utterly beautiful Jennie, I love the gorgeous shabby colours and design of this tag and the wonderful placing and layering of the napkin images and embellishments. It's so pretty xxx

butterfly said...

So ethereal and romantic - this is simply lovely, Jennie!
Alison x

A Pink said...

So Gorgeous ! Jennie much like all your creativity projects it oozes class .
hugs x

Redanne said...

Absolutely stunning Jennie, I really do love how you created the wood grain, it looks so beautiful with the roses on top - and of course your added flowers, are, as always, gorgeous! xx

S@ndy Diller said...

The perfect tag for spring - soft colors and beautiful flowers. Fabulous tag as usual. Hugs, Sandy

Marci said...

A beautiful tag. It certainly looks like Spring, which I love, too. The center grouping is lovely, I like the micro beads, too.

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Gorgeous! Love the wood panel effect!!

Astrid Maclean said...

I just love the woodpanel effetc behind your gorgeous flowers Jennie, a beautiful tag and you certainly achieved tat wonderful Spring time feel!!

Nikki Acton said...

Oh this is superb - a Jennie classic - soft and elegant - I love it! xx

Sara Barker said...

Breathtaking, Jennie, as always! I love how you've made the shabby faux wood planks, and your napkin roses are just gorgeous! Where do you get your beautiful napkins? I have quite a stash, but nothing quite so gorgeous! Your handmade frame and butterfly are just perfect and look so wonderful layered with the lovely blooms, button, medallion and beads. Just lovely! Hugs!

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a beautiful tag Jennie, a real breath of Spring, adore your soft colour palette! The scored background is a brilliant way to create faux wood panels and your florals are perfection as always. Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

Jenny Marples said...

Gently soft and delicate beauty with such a clever use of faux wood here Jennie xx