Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Aussie Tag Swap. April Poppies..


This month for the Aussie Tag Swap our theme was poppies to honour our fallen diggers. Judith my partner for this month has received the tag now, so I can show you my tag for April.. I really struggled with an idea for this one. Then Kaisercraft came to the rescue with there new stamp range of poppies and I was saved.. I brought the stamp set and I love it.  I stamped it on some red card stock and cut it out. Then I painted the stems and background and stamped some green leaves that came with the poppy stamp at the bottom.  I like the way they looked at the bottom a little like grass.  So did all that on the tag and then I didn't like it at all, there was just something missing.  I thought it needed something, some interest to it. So I cut it with the bigshot and the jigsaw die and then put it on another tag covered in black cardstock.  Then it looked better.  Think I went for the jigsaw as to me war is a puzzle. Judith from Creative studio said in her email to me that.. "Just loved the idea of the broken jigsaw (great reminder of the broken lives from terrible wars)"  The red tie at the top is red and white wool that I plated.  The paper underneath is tissue paper that I wrapped the tag in to send off, stamped with the same set of poppy stamps. 



I would like to enter this tag in the following challenges.
Scrap Creations creations using flowers
Make it Monday Anything goes

Have a great day
Sandy :)

5 comments:

  1. Gorgeous tag! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week for a new challenge!
    Rene :D

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  2. This tag is gorgeous, I love the very rich colours. I spotted you over on Make it Monday and came for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxxxx

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  3. This is a gorgeous tag! I love the deep color on your poppies! I linked over from MIM.

    Hugs, antonella :-)

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  4. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are #9, #18, #234, #235, and #243.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by JuliaMe and Myself on the Dark… and My Art... Healing The Soul and become a follower.

    Hugs,

    Julia

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  5. Beautiful card. The colour of the poppies is fantastic, so vibrant. I came over from Make It Monday for a closer look.

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Thank-you for the lovely comment..