Friday, 22 January 2016

Mixed Media Tag, Rustic House, Male/Female

I'm much later than I had hoped to be with getting anything finished, photographed and posted on this blog...  and I'm woefully behind on commenting again...  but truth be told I'm dealing with some stuff that's hellish right now.  I'll update the Autism section at some point soon to give more details...
All I'll say for now is it involves my daughter and in many ways we're going through a similar situation to the hell we faced five years ago.
Life can be so very unfair...

 I'm sorry to those of you I regularly stop by to say hello to.  I will try my best to catch up again...

*

I'm here today to share my DT take on Erin's tag over at Tag You're It.
Are you playing along?

I tidied up my craft area over the Christmas break so I could finally get back to something a little more 'messy' design wise.  A little bit of ink, some texture paste and my beloved dies were all that was needed for this quick and easy make...




Now normally I would get myself all 'het up' about that cloud at the bottom not being perfectly done.  But seriously, you go look up at the sky and find me a perfectly formed cloud.  
You found one...  Really???
In other words...  I can live with it.  Just this once.  And if I change my mind it will be very easy to place the stencil back over and reapply a bit of extra texture paste.


Here's Erin's tag...



I was initially stumped over what to do instead of that caravan (I have no vehicle dies or stamps) and toyed with the idea of a window, tree and cloud mini scene design...  until I had a rummage through my die cuts and found this house.  It's so basic and 'rustic' looking, but there's just something about it that I absolutely love.  And it has a door AND a window...  just like the caravan :)


Supplies Used:

Ink:
Tim Holtz Distress 'Mowed Lawn'
Tim Holtz Distress 'Stormy Sky'

Stencil:
Memory Box 'Mini Clouds'

Dies:
Quickutz 'House'
Marianne Design/Craftables 'Tiny's Pinetrees'
Marianne Design/Craftables 'Tiny's Winter Village'

Other:
Texture Paste
Brown Twine


Challenges I'm entering...

Pixie's Crafty Snippets Challenge
(All snippets)


The Sisterhood of Crafters
(Something Old, Something New).
Although the Quickutz Die is old, it's new to my die collection...


Craft Rocket Challenges
(Challenge #7 'Clean and Simple')




Have a good weekend...

Donna. x

36 comments:

  1. Hi Donna, love this gorgeous tag design, perfect clouds to me! great take to use a house, so much details on a tag shape.
    Hugs Pam x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Pam. The sky's too white to even see any clouds here today!!!

      Delete
  2. What a fabulous little scene you have created here Donna my friend! You have a knack of bringing life to your projects! All on a tag too . . . genius! Have a great day! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Hazel. Persuaded husband to redecorate dining room so I can have a little more craft space to play in. Yay!

      Delete
  3. Wow Donna - this is just fabulous. A miniature work of art! I love it. Have just been reading the latest updates on your daughter too - I do so hope there is light at the end of the tunnel for you all.

    Big hugs

    Di xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Di...
      I've PM'd you on Facebook to fill you in on things. X

      Delete
  4. Love your gorgeous tag and I think your all your clouds look perfect! I love the scene you created on your tag! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Rocket Challenges!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Lori.
      Thank you for stopping by and for leaving me with such kind words :)
      Have a lovely weekend...
      Donna

      Delete
  5. I think it's perfect! And, beautifully done! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Something OLD, Something NEW’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Darlene. Just as well I don't listen to my husband... He didn't like the clouds on here at all!!!
      Appreciate you taking the time to leave such kind words...
      Donna. X

      Delete
  6. I'm so sorry to hear you're going through a difficult time Donna.

    Your tag is beautiful and the clouds look super. I really like your little house die. It's a very pretty scene you've made. Thank you for your visit earlier today. Big Hugs, Barbxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Barb. Some of the old style Quickutz dies are so lovely. This is one of my favourites from their old range, that's for sure.
      Have a good weekend. X

      Delete
  7. Yay for tidy craft rooms and yay for such a fabulous tag Donna. I love the texture of the clouds!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Awesome tag Donna. I love your sweet scene. xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a gorgeous tag! I love this sweet little scene Donna! I'm really sorry to hear you're going through a bad time at the moment. I really hope things get better for you real soon :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for your kind words :)

      Delete
  10. I love the delicateness of this! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters! Hope to see you again soon! xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a cute fun tag! Thanks for sharing it with Craft Rocket Challenge!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your tag is perfect; your clouds look real. Don;t be too har don your own work. And about being behind with blogging; your private life is much more important. Blogging can wait and please don't feel obliged to leave comments. I hope things will work out well for your daughter and family. Take care!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Stella. I always save people's posts so I can get back to commenting when I'm able to. It's important to me to say thank you to anyone kind enough to stop by :)
      Hope you are well...
      Donna. X

      Delete
  13. Replies
    1. Thanks for the inspiration, Erin :)

      Delete
  14. Donna this is stunning and I love that little fence! Darling little scene!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh noooo . . . I am so sorry to hear you're going through another difficult time Donna. I do so hope things get resolved for you far quicker than before. Keep your chin up mate.

    LOVE your cute tag.

    Come and join me in the Tree House later, wher it will be Hooch o'clock! Sounds like you need cheering up!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for your kind words, Sarn...
      The Tree House sounds lovely. X

      Delete
  16. Oh Donna! The scene you created is just dreamy! I could stare at this one for an hour and get lost thinking of stories to go along with the scene. I think this is perfection!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Jeanne. My husband actually pulled faces at this tag as he disliked it that much!!! In-house critics are hard work... Just as well I ignore him most of the time!!!

      Delete
  17. I am so sorry to hear about your situation, Donna. What a stressful time for you. Your little scene is so much fun, like a cabin in the woods up in Northern Wisconsin near where my grandma lived. Thanks for bringing back a memory!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for your kind words, Kara...
      Hope you have a good week :)

      Delete
  18. I'm so sorry to hear you're going through a difficult time Donna. Hope things will turn better soon.
    Your tag is so, so awesome love the scenery and that fence wow.

    ReplyDelete