Tuesday, 17 May 2011

When A Bell Rings

I've made this tag for the Grungy Monday 7 challenge at Studio L3 and the Simon Says Stamp Stamp and Show an Old Wives Tale challenge.
For the Grungy Monday challenge we had to do the Tim Holtz distress ink color blocking technique, you can see him demonstrating the technique here.
I stamped the main image, coloured it in and then cut it out. I stamped the wings onto some sticky backed aluminium with black Stazon and then stuck it to some black card. I went over the lines on the wings with an embossing tool to give them a bit of definition then cut them out and attached them to the main image and then I attached this to the tag. I did the words on the computer and cut them out and attached them to the tag. I embellished the tag with an angel word charm and some mini bells that I attached to the sari ribbon with a safety pin.
The stamps I've used are,
Stampotique for the main image.
Magenta for the leaves on the background.
Tattered Angels for the words on the background.
Invoke Art for the wings.


  1. Hi Hazel! LOVE your saying!!! It's awesome! Your tag is a really cute way of illustrating the saying! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

  2. Great tag! love that stamp, she is an angel with attitude:)

  3. So much work and thought put into creating this tag but it is well worth it.
    Wonderful art.

  4. Fab tag Hazel.

    Off to check out the challenges shortly. Thanks for the reminder!!!

    Sam xxx


  5. Great tag your colour combo works great. Love your funky angel.

  6. Lovely work, Hazel and great words! Love your artwork.

  7. great tag your wording works really well with the colour blocking. the stamp is fab, i haven't found anywhere that sells them in the uk, where did you get it

  8. Very fun tag. The colors blend beautifully and I love the sentiment.

  9. Thanks for the coment on my Steampuknk Album Hazel.
    Love this tag - I really must buy some of these stamps - every time I see them I fall in love with them. I love how you have used this one - and the background is gorgeous on your tag.
    Hugs, Neet x

  10. I love that image! Kinda Tim Burton-esque : ) The coloring is great as well!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!


  11. Hazel, your tag is brilliant! Love it! xx

  12. She is just fab - such a diva - looks really great on your background and love the saying...
    Thanks for sharing...
    Sarah at 46

  13. Great Job... I love Daniel Torrente & Jill Penney

  14. Great tag, I can hear Zuzu, and now I need ot watch "It's a Wonderful Life" The colors are great and the angle is devine! Thanks

  15. Love those stamps! Great colours and design!

  16. Wonderful tag Hazel and those wings are gorgeous!!! love this old wives tale.
    Thank you for joining us and for entering your fabulous project in the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!
    HuGs Kim :)