Wednesday, 19 September 2012

WOYWW

I can't believe it is Wednesday already!  This week turned out more stressful than anticipated as I found out on Monday afternoon that I was supposed to be examining a PhD thesis on Thursday (i.e. tomorrow) in Leicester!  Not much notice then!  Needless to say I have since been reading through the 200+ page tome ready to quiz the student in his viva.  However I did need some light relief in the evenings so my desk, as part of WOYWW, is covered in distress inks, a toilet roll (doubles as tissues as I still have that cold!), my craft mat, some Tim Holtz tissue tape and scissors.  You can also see my trusty mug of lovely warm tea - the milky tea really soothes my throat and helps prevent the coughing which is good. Not that I need an excuse to drink bucket loads of tea mind you.
Here is the tag that I was working on.  It was a complete experiment as I had never worked with the Tim Holtz tissue tape before and didn't know if you would be able to see anything through it.  I first coloured the tag with distress inks in Autumnal colours and then stamped leaves on it in different autumnal colours, then covered the whole thing with tissue tape and then heat embossed gold round the edge before adding the twine, butterflies (Tim Holtz) and ribbon.  I am entering this tag into CCC 'script and gold' (lots of text here!), SSSS 'tape' (Tim Holtz tissue tape), PTW 'Hazy shades of autumn' (the autumn colours look hazy through the tissue tape!), Crazy4challenges 'anything goes with an autumn twist' and Delightful challenges 'Anything but a card'.  That is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

18 comments:

Francesca said...

Nice tag, don't you just love distress inks.... Fran #92

Dan said...

Great tag, I love how you can see the colours below peeking through the tissue tape! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Brenda Brown said...

I love to see all the DIs out and the final result of your 'playing'. A gorgeous tag with the tissue tape and beautiful butterflies.
Happy WOYWW and have a creative end to the week.
hugs {brenda} xox #98

Cath Davidson said...

Beautiful tag, and I hope you get on ok tomorrow. Happy WOYWW.
Cath

ScrappnBee said...

Great tag! Good luck with the quizzing of the PhD candidate! What a task! Better you than me ;) Thanks for the peek. Thanks for sharing. Have a great WOYWW! -Amanda x81

Candy C said...

Hi Caro. Very pretty tag. I really like your background and how you've used the tissue tape. Then those butterflies on top of it...beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Angie said...

That is a beautiful tag ...love your colour choice. I see that you are not just a crafter but a brainy one too lol Take care ...#8

Jojorenee said...

Wonderful tag! I get so excited when I see people with their distressed pads out, guess it's because I rarely take out mine?!Tamika #139

Sandy Leigh said...

Love your beautiful butterfly tag! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #36

jill said...

Cool tag , thanks for sharing jill#75

mamapez5 said...

That's a lovely tag. I haven't got around to testing out my tissue tpe yet. I am with you on the tea. I nearly always have a mug to hand when I am crafting. Happy Wednesday. Kate x #97

Tertia said...

Lovely tag! I haven't seen the tissue tape over here yet.
Happy belated WOYWW!
Tertia #46

having a {me} day said...

Woah! What a beautiful tag1 Thanks for joining us at Cupcake. keeley

sari said...

Awww..This is such a pretty tag! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs and sunshine

Desire Fourie said...

Caro this is so beautifully designed. Loving your creative style. Lots of eye candy here. Wishing you a fab Friday.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Eileen said...

I love your tag - and i'm off to google the tissue tape to see how to use it. I'm new to the world of distress inks, blogging and all the cyber stuff so hopefully this will be readable. Looking forward to seeing your WOYWW and maybe if I tidy mine up a bit i'll post too ha ha.

Kim said...

What a great tag! The gold around the edges really makes the rest stand out.

Lisa aka Myran said...

This tag is so pretty Caro! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week :)