Saturday, 21 March 2015

Finnabair inspired tag

Artful Times wants us to create a tag with pocket this fortnight, which I thought was a good idea, and also a good opportunity to play with some Prima/Finnabair supplies...

I had to make a big tag (roughly 25x11cms) as the stamp I'd planned to use is quite big.

I stamped the "Trust the magic" image in Versafine and masked it before stamping the doily circle from the same set and embossing in clear powder. I also applied translucent paste through a stencil (Crafter's Workshop).

I sprayed some blue, lime green and pink micas sprays all around my image. The blue is a Prima Bloom spray in cobalt blue. I wouldn't normally spend as much on a spray but I was curious about the sprayer mechanism itself. I have to admit it's really good, it sprays far and wide (beware) which is great for layouts and one spray will deliver enough colour to cover but not soak the paper, unlike all my other mists.
Needless to say I wish I had some more and the latest colours released are gorgeous! As to refilling the bottle once or twice as per Prima's tips, I am not convinced and will test at some point.

I added some Moss Green Brusho powder around my image to evoke blooming vegetation since this is a spring tag and Finnabair (the one on the stamp, that is) already looks like she is springing out of flowers...

When all this was dry and flat I added a piece of vellum to make my pocket and filled it with small tags.

I made a flower using several layers of stamped tissue paper, die-cut in 3 different sizes with the Peony Nestabilities, sprayed with a pink mica spray and scrunched up around a very small brad.

Hope you like my tag as much as I enjoyed making it!Entering the Wow Embossing powder, Craft BarnA Sprinkle of Imagination and Craft Stamper challenges.


  1. Like you i got one colour of the Prima Bloom spray and i really love the subtle metallic finish they produce.

    Fabtastic Tag, great colours with a flower i would love to own as it is a stunning colour and shape.

    Enjoyed your post and you can tell how much you enjoyed creating this one! :-) xxx

  2. The result of all your hard work is a creation that you can be so proud of Christine. Totally awe inspiring.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  3. This is so beautiful and great to hear about this spray. Lots of lovely ideas

    Chrissie xx

  4. This is so gorgeous! Brilliant background and Finnabir's image is awesome, she looks happily in a beautiful garden. xx

  5. What a fab tag. Glad you used your Finn stamp on this and got such great results.
    Thanks for joining us at AT.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  6. Il est superbe ton tag Christine!!! J'aime bien ton idée d'avoir rajouté un peu de brusho vert autour de l'image, l'ensemble est très sympa Bisous

  7. Fabulous tag, love the colours and the stamping. Thank you for joining us on Artful Times.

  8. Wow, this is beautiful, absolutely love it!
    Thank you for joining in the Challenge.
    Jane x (The Craft Barn)

  9. What a beautiful tag .... l love how you've created the layers and the Finnabair image is fab!! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

  10. Love how you have built up the layers to make a fabulous tag.

  11. What a beautiful tag. I love the really big ones. Thank you for entering it into the challenge at ASOI.