Monday, June 2, 2014

Long Ago Tag

The Gecko Galz customer challenge for June is Ladies of Long Ago.  Here is my design team inspiration tag

If you would like to enter the customer challenge, be sure to link up your entry at our Gecko Galz BLOG or email a picture of your project by June 29th to 
And On July 1st we will announce our winner at Gecko Galz. Winner gets $25.00 in Gecko Galz product and a digital kit prize pack from our sponsor this month, Opticillusions.

This tag also serves as my "roses" tag for Tag Tuesday. I haven't had time to play much over there.  Be sure to visit to see how everyone interpreted the theme.

This tag makes me very happy because I've used a lot of things from my stash that have been collecting for years.  The beautiful handmade flower is from a design site gift exchange.  I'm pretty sure Bitsy made it.  The row of flower trim along the bottom is K and Co.   A bit of leftover crochet trim and gems are out of the box permanently!  The cluster of paper roses in the top left corner are from the Flying Unicorn when I was on the design team.  I used lots of old papers.

The image is from Gecko Galz June 2014 release: Her Beautiful Colors collage sheet.  The butterfly from my Martha Stewart punch to which I added some gems.  It seems I can't live without my Stampabilities Nestabilities Label die cuts.  New, first time used, is my much anticipated Heartfelt Creations Decorative Lattice Swirl die template.  (I picked that up at their booth at a Scrapbook Convention.)  The lattice (4 pieces) and butterfly are cut from lilac paper but it looks almost white in the photo. Ribbon is from a recent craft challenge win. I used all these products to mimic the dress and adornments of this lovely lady who epitomizes the traditional vieiw of feminine and fancy.

Entering these challenges:
Live and Love Crafts' Inspiration Blog:  Challenge #24  Summer Garden
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge:  Crazy Egg--5th week of month--Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs :  Anything But a Card  (new site to me)  due today
Craft Room Challenge:  Things with Wings
Try It On Tuesday:  Challenge Feminine and Fancy closes June 9  Woo Hoo!  Made the Top 5!
Top Tip Tuesday:  Monochrome  (new site to me)  due Sunday


Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely 'old-fashioned' piece, great colour, too. Valerie

Unknown said...

Outstanding tag, Helene, I adore the image and all your colours and fabulous detail, hugs xxx

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous, love the image and the gorgeous flowers. My favourite colour too.
Linda xxx

Crafty Judith said...

Gorgeous hun love it hugs Judith x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous tag Helene. Love the image, paper layers, diecuts and that flower is awesome! Always great work!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card. Love your color combo. Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
Tina - DT

lady jasmine crafts said...

O a beautiful creation fabulous colors xxx

Jan said...

Beautiful xx Jan

Anonymous said...

Very beautifully and gorgeously embellished.

Annie said...

A beautiful image and stunning vintage make. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge this fortnight
Hugs Annie x

Laura said...

Such a lovely elegant piece of artwork. Pretty textures and colours. Thanks for dropping by with your warm welcome.

chrissie said...

A very beautiful tag with wonderful colours and image that you have chosen

Thank you for joining us at at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie x

Mervi said...

Hi Helene,
gorgeous card, love the details.
Thank you for sharing your creativity at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

Annette said...

Beautiful purples, and a gorgeous card.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Crafty Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
ABC Christmas,
As You Like It and
The Stamp Basket.

My name is Cindy said...

Fantastic tag (and wouldn't you just love that necklace she's wearing?!).Thank you for joining us at TIOT. Cindy (DT)

DeeDee said...

Such a beautiful card!

Thank you so much for playing with our June challenge at Live & Love Crafts!
Hope to see you again!

♥ Big Hugs ♥
Diana (DeeDee)

Unknown said...

Gorgeous image, and a very elegant card with beautiful frames. Thanks for sharing with us at LLC for our "Summer Garden" challenge.

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @ Live & Love Crafts

Mrs.B said...

I am on the Admin for Try it on Tuesday and was wondering as you are one of our Top 5, if you would like to do a Guest Designer spot for one of our Challenges.
Could you please let me know -

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