Tuesday, 1 April 2014

UKS Monthly Tag Swap - March

I've certainly been doing some crafting recently, here is March's "Spring" tag for the UKScrappers tag swap.

Being the hostess I get to choose the theme, I chose "Spring" because despite its best efforts, the weather is definitely turning springlike. Today has been a beautiful sunny day in Southend, clear blue sky, warm sun - I even had my windows open...

Until neighbours 4 doors down lit their bar-b-que... sigh...

So... background is Dylusions spray inks in greens and blues and zapped with water to blend them together. The boxing hares stamp was a freebie with 'Craft Stamper' magazine a while back, the other two are from a set by Pink Paislee.

The green leaves are die-cut from a Sizzix die I borrowed at my Benfleet Crop some time ago, and cut to fit.

The rosette is one of Tim Holtz's strip dies, cut out of gold embossed music paper, with 3 paper flowers growing out from behind it.

Now all I have to do is come up with a theme for April - and I'm already a day late... ahh... now that has given me two ideas straight away!

And here's the one made for me...

Jazz27 has been busy - here's the fabby domino she altered for me...

from the top from one side,

from the other side,

and from the back.
This is so lovely - ticks all the boxes - steampunk of course with cogs and mechanical-looking bits, that lovely butterfly for nature and it's positively dripping with purple beads - there are even purple jewels set into the domino spots!
I love it - just got to work out how to attach it to my craft tote so I can take it to crops and my retreat with me!