19 December 2011

Creatively Wendy!

When this month's stamp set for Creative Expressions was revealed I gave a whoop of joy! The sets have just been getting more and more exciting each month and this month is no exception! Regular readers will know I am a huge fan of the incredibly talented Ms Vecchi and this month's stamp set is the fabulous Sentimental Art set. If you don't know Wendy's stamps then you are in for a treat. They are fabulously designed and etched on red rubber and pre-mounted so they are ready to stamp! The stamps also coordinate beautifully with each other so if you have a few sets then you'll see the possibilities are endless!

I made a tag for my SIL's birthday. The tag was stamped with blue Distress Ink on the incredibly fabulous fabric background stamp. I added Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges of the tag just to give a little definition and to compliment the flower.  For the flower I used Wendy's Funky Flower set on 
Glassine paper and curled the paper slightly. The stalk and leaf are stamped on white card and coloured with Peeled Pain Distress Ink. The sentiment is stamped onto a Journalling Ticket which was scrumpled up and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I also stamped the ticket stamp form the set twice in the background. A little coordinating ribbon finishes it off!

To show this in another colour-way Freya (11) made a tag for her best friend's birthday. She's a little bolder than me in the colour department! Having said that the purple and orange works really well together and the sentiment was stamped in Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain and it looks really fabulous stamped with the stain so I'll be experimenting with that next year!


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wow Freya is following in her mum's footsteps. Lovely colour palette Freya, the purple and orange are perfect. Love your tag too Gabrielle, the background works so well with the flower. Hope you have a fabulous Christmas and very Best Wishes for The New Year. Tracy x

sue law said...

That was the perfect Christmas present from CE for you Gabrielle! Well done to Freya, she is certainly following in your footsteps, great choice of complimentary colours!

have a great Christmas and I look forward to seeing what else you make with these stamps in the new Year!

Michaela said...

Both tags are beautiful, can not even decide which one I like better.
Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year to you and your family.
Best wishes Michaela xx

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Both tags are lovely Gabrielle. Freya is very talented as well.
Hope you and yours have a lovely Christmas.
Siobhan x

hazel said...

Fabulous tags Gabrielle.
Have a Wonderful Christmas.
xxx Hazel.

Kim Dellow said...

Oh Gorgeous Gabrielle, lovely tag. Have a wonderful Christmas. Kim