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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

megs garden

Vintage Flower tags 
By Sue Smyth 

Hi Bloggers
I love a sampler, and this time I wanted to use shipping tags,
along with the Forgotten Meadows papers.
A sampler is a great way of making a lot of
mis matched and left over papers 
work together. It is also a good 
way to use up left overs or card packs. 

The pink rose tag did not need too much to embellish,  I have 
added Dimensional magic to the edges of the rose petals
and sprinkled over with white glitter to frost the edges.

I always adhere my paper butterflies to white cardstock
for strength and this time I have added a little glitter to the wings.

Trim the extra leaves off the lacy flower, ( use on another tag)  and adhere tiny
adhesive pearls to the stamens in the centre for 
a little depth and shine.

To get nice colour on the Azalea, simply draw a line
down each petal and spots around the petals with a Tombow or water
soluble pen, then spritz with water and dry off with 
a heat gun.

Of course I have added a faux cameo, by die cutting a 
gorgeous vintage lady, cupping it over a mouse pad
with a stylus and adhering to a glittered scalloped 
oval with 3 D foam tape. Add small pearls one at
a time to achieve that gentle oval curve.

These tags are large shipping tags I have
 cut down to fit on the page nicely.
And I have inked all of the edges with Distress ink.

Apply a small amount of white gesso over the 
silver plastic trim to soften the harsh silver sheen.
It looks way more vintage then too.

Again add a little gesso to the bracket and trim for 
an aged vintage look.
Add pearls and bling for shine.

Adhere each tag to the background with 3 D foam tape.
Or like me use scraps of chipboard to raise them 
up nicely.

Add a small rhinestone to the centres of the 
silver plastic trim, after you have added
a little gesso. It looks just like a mini
brooch then.

Add some fussy cut flowers, again cup the centres for a 
dimensional look and add small 2mm rhinestones for 
the centres.

Rub gesso over the wings of the blue bird to pick up the 

Megs Garden Materials 

Happy Crafting 

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