Friday, December 19, 2008

No embellishments...OMG!!!!

After finishing my DT work last night (finally!) I was sat playing with my new Leanne Mills stamps (that I accidentally purchased yesterday in the house of Sugar Nellie whilst wondering around it!) when hubby poked his head round my craft room door....

and after shaking his head at the mess and chaos that I had caused he challenged me to make something with NO embellies....eek!

It's probably the hardest challenge I've ever been given! Anyway I used watered down Distress ink pads to colour it in...hand drew the scrolls as none of my stamped ones were suitable. I actually like the washed out colour of it and have fallen head over heels in love with these little stamps.

I'm going to enter this tag into two challenges....Arty Girlz where they want a small piece of art......and Tag you're it which is to make a tag in the Secret Santa style. So this card is for my beautiful friend Gill...who started me on my crafting journey...and has been with me all the way...and is as calm and serene as the 'wish' image....oh and she loves these stamps as well!

Well a whole post and not a mention of the 'C' word!


Pascale said...

Beautiful tag and take on the theme! What a clever husband to challenge you! Pascale :)

Alison said...

I love this Emma, lucky you being at the house of sugar, I'm not jealous lol honest. Thank you for the gorgeous card you sent me, i love it. No embellies! slap him round the chops and tell him never to suggest such a thing again PMSL. No embellies indeed that's like playing golf with no golf clubs. Have a fab day!!

NGCARDS said...

This is gorgeous hun =) Must've been really hard making something with no embellishments, I know I wouldn't be able to do it! lol
Shame on you for giving into tempation at funkykits =P

Dawn said...

Aww Emma this is fantastic - what a sweet image for your friend.
Lovin' the hand drawn flourishes too!!
Thanks for joining in!!

Ruth (ooffee) said...

Brilliant - love it! Ruth xx

katy said...

Hi Emma, i love what you've done with this stamp !! I have this one too, i adore her designs !!

Have a lovely Christmas Emma and all the best for the New Year, love Katy x

Marjolijne said...

What a great tag!

Kath said...

wow these new stamps and what a great job you did with your tag
thanks for joining us this week at TYI and have a very merry Xmas

Jennifer Rose said...

I really like this :D Nice and simple

Chrissy said...

Very nice and nice stamp too. I do think it is quite hard to leave out the embellishments but I had practice when I ended up doing loads of blokes cards. Bg Hugs to you, I am playing catch up too

Joana said...

Emma is gorgeous , love the image .
hope you all is well
hugs to you all

P.S. thank you for the Xmas card is beautiful ,:)

Sarah said...

A fantastic tag!

Thanks for joining in with the challenge.

Kirsten said...

This is lovely Emma, what a cute image, never seen it before. I may have to try the no embellies challenge! It's a scary thought. :) Hope you & your family have a fantastic Christmas & New Year. Sending you {{hugs}}

Carol said...

What a fab tag - love the hand doodles BRILL! thank you for joining us on TYI this week and hope to see you in the New Year! Happy Christmas

Pauline C said...

That is really great Emma - love the stylised look of it and your hand drawn scrolls are fab!! Thanks so much for the Christmas card by the way .. love how you used "That Santa". Hope you are ok
Pauline x

ScrappyPam said...

You did a fantastic job on the tag! See? Life without embellishments IS possible. As a short term thing.

Sammi said...

Ooooh.... It's gorgeous!!! I want to look at it again but I'm afraid I will succumb too. lol! Seriously babe.. I LOVE it! It is possible for you to make GORGEOUS stuff even without embellishments! wow! what a clever husband you have to show you that. lol! I love the softness and that image is so delightful!
Take care!

Sarah C said...

As a one-off 'no embellies' craft project, this is just wow.

Well done for not mentioning the C word too xxx

Emma said...

Gorgeous the image.
Emma x

Joy said...

Fabulous tag and wonderful flourish xx

crissi said...

sunning tag Emma love the stamp its so cute.

hanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge

crissi & Julie

Jackie said...

I think it's cute as is!! nice job!!!