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Thursday, 6 January 2011

CCC26 & The Artistic Stamper ' SUGAR AND SPICE'



'Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice' was primarily made for Lindas Compendium of Curiosities (Studio L3) - Rusted Grunge and then saw Jennie (The Artistic Stamper) was doing Wings, so wow two for the price of one...........


I used an old Postcard for this tag and stamped a Lace Background and then dragged Betsy kicking and screaming onto it, she was not happy having rusty wings.......So we did a deal and I told her she could bring her dog along, anything to shut her up.......


Now for the truth.........yep have to own up......not got the required colour for the rust, only black and pale blue. So had to improvise and no I didn't use Gravy Granules, although tempted......lol


For all the instructions on how to do it correctly go to Page 45 of the Compendium of Curiosities, then upload yours so we can all see. There are some fab entries again this time and also Lindas' wonderful tag.


Once I have uploaded to the challenge sites I must get dressed as overslept this morning and still in PJs, but will be back later in the day to check out all your wonderful creations. Thank you again for all your wonderful support and kindness and have a happy day whatever you are doing. Annette x

68 comments:

craftattack said...

Lovely tag Netty, in spite of your mishaps. Coffee granules smell better than the gravy ones, especially when mixed with embossing powder!

Inessgold said...

Ну просто очень-очень красиво!

wearestampers said...

I see alot of us didn't have the right colors for this technique, but yours looks great as well! And Betsy is behaving!

Junibears said...

Well right colours or not this is such a pretty tag Nettie. love it.xx

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous grunge Netty! Love how you grounded your images with the string!
Alison x

Kat said...

gorgous tag,
love the lace background,
that child is to cute to kick & scream anywhere(lol)

Kat.

Doreen said...

What a fabulous tag Annette,I love the lace background.xxx

Rosietoes said...

she really suits her wings Annette. Love the wee dog too.

Edna x

Dawn B. said...

This is precious.. I love the tags you make. Perfect winged creation.. Super job..

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Adorable image Netty, and I love her rusted wings, great background too. Tracy Evans x

Anesha said...

Wonderful tag, such an adorable image.

Meggymay said...

Smashing tag Netty, the wings look great, I had to smile at the deal you did with herself. xx

Candy C said...

Nettie....this tag is darling! You, my dear, are so creative! LOVE your work and your sense of humor! :)

Limar said...

This is really sweet, and I love the wings :)

Rachelle said...

She's awesome Netty! rusty wings or not, I can hear her kicking and screaming all the way from the desert. Great work!

MarleneMAZ said...

Great tag! I absolutely love the background stamping,that is a fabulous stamp. I also love how you always manage to improvise supplies so well.

Shar said...

Definitely sweet!

Von said...

Great tag Annette :)
Von x

Lori said...

Gravy granules, lol! As always, great art with great humor Netty! Love it!

Terry said...

First of all, Big, Huge Congrats on the GC guest Ginger! So deserved!!! The best part of a challenge is to make a totally awesome piece of art without the exact elements and that you did accomplish. Your rusty grunge tag is just lovely and perfect!

Linda R. said...

Such a wonderful little tag you have here.. Love that background my friend.. Hugs, Linda

Andrea C said...

hehe this is fab she is so cute x

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous tag, Annette! What a little sweetie!

Sandy said...

Oh she is darling.
What a wonderful and colorful Tag Netty. I love it.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Netty, this tag looks fantastic, love the backgrond and the image.

Dawn said...

Oh very nice liking the colours and the wings turned out great!

Love Dawn xx

PS saw you on GSC today I have alread congratulated you but you must be SO excited have FUN Hun xx

CuddlyBunny said...

Don't worry about that Betsy ... she's a brat. ha ha. :)

I love your tag, and am really intrigued by the lace background ... is that an actual stamp or did you dip lace in ink?

It's beautiful!

Daniele said...

lovin' the lovely lace background and the little dog is a lovely touch
hugs

Zoechaos said...

No idea what your substitution was (Salt maybe?) Works brill no wonder she is unhappy what self respecting little fairy wants rusty wings LOL XOXO zoe

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Annette, another giggle, thank you , Love visiting you:0)
Great tag, super little girl with a lovely background :0) xxx

Netty said...

The lace background is actually a Fimo texture plate but it inks up very well. And no I didn't use salt..........only distress embossing powder but found a way round it. All part of the adventure...lol Hugs Annette x

Pops x said...

Gorgeous tag sweetie in fabby colours your work is always so eye catching gorgeous hugs pops x xx

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

She's absolutely adorable Netty!

McCrafty's Cards said...

What a gorgeous tag, I love the image its really adorable.
Kevin xx

Wrightboysmum said...

She's lovely and the background is great. I am curious what you used for the rust though as it looks just fine.

Katy said...

Gorgeous tag Nettie, beautiful colours.

donna said...

Wonderful tag and your wings look terrific!

Faye said...

The rusty wings on the reluctant Betsy are fab. Now I'm wondering what you did to get the right color, which you did, if you didn't use the gravy granules. Enjoyed your post very much.

Sandy Ang said...

I can't imagine why Betsy was reluctant to be part of such a fabulous tag ?
Wish I had my hands on Holtz's book so that I understand what each challenge is about and can play along.

coops said...

gorgeous tag nessy.the image is so beautiful and i love the vibrant colour :D

xx coops xx

minnie_mac said...

Great tag. Fab images and background.

Marilyn

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful and expressive tag Netty- has such wonderful charm!

Susan Allan said...

She does look a little reluctant, but she is very sweet, probably glad to be in one of your lovely creations.
Sue xx

Carolyn said...

Annette, yours is so precious with wings to boot. LOVE YOUR TAG.

agypsyangel said...

Love that! Have a wonderful fun friday!

Lynn Stevens said...

hahaha ,that darn Betsy always kicking and screaming, What did she expect a halo? LOL
I love her wings!!!
hugs Lynn

Deborah said...

Netty, it's lovely! I don't have vintage photo embossing powder either but as you've found there's always ways to get round these things. And I bet it smells great LOL Happy New crafting year!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Love this tag, it is perfect,

Lucy xl

tea_bag said...

Such a cue tag and love the tale behind it

Dezinaworld said...

Hi Netty, its gorgeous, i love the wings so cute.
Thanks also for your lovely comment. You have copd too ? Hope you are coping ok this winter.
hugs June x

trisha too said...

Aww, she's adorable!

:)

WrightStuff said...

I'm very disappointed you didn't use gravy granules!! Ha - very funny, but I bet they work... it's just the smell that they leave behind!

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is just amazing hun totally love it the colors are awesome,hugs cheryl xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Betsy looks great with her newfound wing, beautiful GF!

Gaby Bee said...

This tag is enchanting!

Laura said...

Great tag. Betsy does look as if a compromise has been made and hasn't had it all her own way,

Minxy said...

One of the most eye catching creations i've seen, i love it, Thanks for joining in with the ASCT challenge x

Joan said...

Fabulous tag Annette, love the lacy background and that Betsy looks so cute tantrums or not!

JeanFB said...

This is gorgeous, Netty! Love the image, and the colors are fantastic. Beautifully done!

Annika said...

Soooo cute it hurts!!! There's no limits for your creativity!!
Hugs
Annika

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Netty
this tag is just too precious! darling image and sentiment!

stampdiva said...

This is such an adorable tag Netty. Lynne M x

1CardCreator said...

Annette, she is perfect, even if you had to drag her kicking and screaming it was well worth the effort! I love the stamp and the little dog looks so perfect. ~Diane

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Love those twofers, your colors are great. For somebody who doesn't have the so called correct supplies, you really rock these challenges.

Barbara Mason said...

Somehow I missed your entry this week-glad I went back to look!! And glad you brought along the Pooch!!!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Netty, this charming, sweet tag completely made my day! Those images are beyhond adorable, and Betsy's rusted grunge wings are perfect (even if she had to be dragged into posing with them!). ;-)

The colors you used look great, and isn't is cool how this technique works so beautifully no matter what shades you have on hand?

As always, you've done a beautiful job, and it's a delight to visit your blog!

Anne Jagger said...

This is beautiful Netty.

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous tag Netty thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper this month :)...also...
It was such fun playing along with you at Something Completely Different and then being on the DT was the icing on the cake. Will see you in blog land to catch up on your lovely creations.
Thanks for all the fabulous comments :)
xoxo Sioux