Friday, 11 January 2019

Inspired by an Angel

Hello Creative Friends,

You may have already seen this sweet Angel I received from my dear friend 
Dorthe isn't she heavenly.. Her rich colouration was my inspiration 
for today's shared creation...


During my New Year clean up I found these scraps of lace, threads and fabrics 
along with some left over Kraft tags from Christmas wrapping, it seemed such a 
shame to discard them as together they appear at harmony with each other.


Sewn lace on a hessian tag is enhanced using watercolour brush pens.


These new to me dies create beautiful cuts when using vellum.


The sewn on doily masks the clock face.. 
a simple message to embrace the moment for time is precious...
just like that handmade button my *New* obsession for 2019


Randomly stamped areas help give depth to those neutral colours 
with words from my favourite affirmations set Designed by Lynne Moncrieff, 
gently stamped onto tea bag paper and stitched into place.


A handmade embellishment made to represent the gifted Angel is sewn into place, 
how the gold of the ribbon matches the golds upon Dorthe's created Angel above.


Those handmade embellishments help put my personal stamp on it.

Completing my First tag of the Year.


I think this tag would make a super cover to a notebook..
Hmmm there's an idea in the making :))

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Creative Hugs & wishes
Tracey xx

I'm sharing today's creative play with:
Kristin & EVA ~ PPF
Tag Tuesday ~ New Beginnings
A Vintage Journey ~ Put your Stamp on it
AppleApricot ~ Simply Neutrals 52

51 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

What a wonderful, sweet and romantic tag, I'm in love with it! And even more so since you have linked to our challenge at Tag Tuesday, thanks so much. You put a lot of hard work into making it, and the results are worth it. And sewing!! Thanks for your good wishes, got a hospital appointment today so I'm hoping for good results, too. Hugs, Valerie

sirkkis said...

Wonderful romantic and beautiful tag, Trace. Lovely lace texture makes it exquisite.
Happy PPF and weekend xx

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hi Tracey,
This tag is sensational! Beautiful in all it's layers and textures. The angel 'pin' is so cool; Love this! Dorthe's creations are an inspiration to us all. Thanks for sharing the process~ hugs, karen o

Dorthe said...

This is absolutely stunning Tracey, oh my, and I am all in love with what you have created,- and filled with honor , if my angel has only a tiny part of inspiration ,for you making this beautiful, and gorgeous tag.
Warm hugs to you , dear- xoxoxoxo

Angela Radford said...

Oh Tracey, she is beautiful! The tag is pure delight. Hugs, Angela xxx

froebelsternchen said...

This is such a wonderful piece you created - I am absolutely thrilled about your wonderful tag and you just made me happy to show it at Try It On Tuesday dear Tracey! The angel from Dorthe is unique and a wonderful gift!

Happy weekend my talented freind!

I am impressed with your talent!

Hugs, Susi

froebelsternchen said...

Did I forget to say thank you very much for joining TioT?

THANK YOU Tracey, much appreciated!

Susi

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous project Tracy,beautiful layers and materials and the die cuts looked lovely as well.
Thank you for joining us all at Try it on Tuesdays.
Yvonne xx

Cath Wilson said...

Such a beautiful tag, with so much interesting detail. Gorgeous.

Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

Cath x

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful tag Tracey, so many gorgeous layers and textures. Love all the little details you added to make it your own.
Thanks for sharing this at TioT.
Avril xx

Redanne said...

The Angel certainly is beautiful and she so clearly inspired you - your tag is stunning, it looks so beautifully tactile too. I love how you added the die cut elements, the colours are wonderful, the handcrafted Angel you added is so lovely and Lynne's words are just the perfect finishing touch. I hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

chrissie said...

This is a very beautiful tag with wonderful inspirational ideas

Thank you for commenting on my tag

Love Chrissie xd

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Goodness, Tracey. I am truly impressed with your talent. Your latest piece puts my little quiltlets to shame. I love the angel, the way you covered the clock face, and the sewing on the tea bag. Even the monochromatic colors are perfect. I'm IN LOVE with this. Now all I need is a die cutting machine and those awesome dies!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Valerie, it's difficult at times to link and fit everything in but I knew this one would work well with your latest Theme. Really happy to have been able to share and link up.
Fingers crossed and crossed again on good results from your appointment xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Dorthe's creations really are an inspiration to us all. So glad you like my Angel Pin and Tag, Thank you so much Karen xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Awww i'm so happy you like it Dorthe, I think your Angel will be an inspiration for many creations this year Thank YOU xx

Brenda Brown said...

What inspiration Tracey, the angel is beautiful and your tag is utterly gorgeous xxx

Christine said...

Beautiful piece, love the lace and the inspiration angel!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a stunning make! The design looks amazing with the different fabric scraps and layers, so beautiful 😁. I love how the pretty angel colours inspired you too! I hope everyone is recovering well and Im so glad that you found some crafting time. Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Creative wishes! J 😊 x

Rosie said...

What a lovely Angel from Dorthe.

Your piece is soooo gorgeous

Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

Have a nice weeekend

Jean said...

THe angel is just darling! The tag is just wonderful with so many bits and pieces and details! Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Clare Lloyd said...

Super vintage project

Wen Sylvestre said...

Gorgeous tag you created, dear Tracey! With the beautiful embellishments you created yourself. And such a precious gift from dear Dorthe as well, gorgeous! Big hugs xx

Cindy Dauer said...

I agree it would make a great cover for a journal or sketchbook! Great work using the inspiration!

Linda Kunsman said...

what a gorgeous romantic tag Tracey- and it perfectly fits with Dorthe's equally beautiful angel! Well done! happy New year and happy PPF too!

NatureFootstep said...

love what you created here. The colors really suites the items and the final work :)

carol l mckenna said...

Love the angel and other beautifully crafted mixed media ~

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

aussie aNNie said...

goodness what a darling work of art...you amaze me all the time.xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Tracey what a totally stunning piece, showing a very different side of your many talents!! Dorthe's sweet angel was obviously the perfect inspiration piece! So many clever ideas in this fabulous tag, you have definitely inspired me this morning and yes please, go for the notebook idea, I would love to see that come to life!!
Happy Sunday!xx

Wilma Simmons said...

Absolutely gorgeous - beautiful tag and beautiful inspiration.

Sue said...

What a beauty Tracey, and so perfectly put together. Hope you're having a good weekend xx

Annie said...

Such an inspiring tag Tracey x Wonderful details using those bits of lace, its also easy to see how Dorthe's angel inspired you too x

Sending my best wishes
Annie x

Nadya said...

Your angel is gorgeous, Dorthe! And lovely to see how she inspired this creation!

Nadya said...

Tools say and the angel Dutch inspired it are lovely, Tracey, and such a great reminder that we small bits can be useful and make their way into something beautiful. Well done, and thank you for visiting my creation-station!

Linda Calverley said...

Lovely colours and textures and you're right, it would make a good notebook cover.

butterfly said...

What a beautiful angel from Dorthe - and I love your response. The vellum lace doily is a gorgeous focal point and I love all the textures.
Alison x

pearshapedcrafting said...

This gorgeous tag would definitely make a fabulous notebook cover! It's clear to see how the beautiful angel inspired you but what you have done with this tag is stunning too! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Hugs,Chrisx

Michele said...

such a gorgeous angel you received! the tag you made is just full of deliciousness -- all that lace, so beautiful! well done my friend. xo

Lace Age Girl said...

Hello Tracey, I love seeing a pile of collected stuff and wondering what it will become. You've made a sweet masterpiece with all your scraps. Have a happy weekend,
Jesse XX

BLOGitse said...

This is really beautiful!

Sara Barker said...

Oh, my, Tracey! I love how you were inspired by your friend's gift of a beautiful angel! Your tag is so lovely with the gorgeous layered laces, die cuts, and hidden ephemera. I really love your tea bag sentiment sewn so perfectly to the background and gorgeous handmade golden embellishment. This is really a treat to see, and I bet it't wonderful to touch. I'm so honored you shared it with us at Frilly and Funkie! Sending hugs!

Mac Mable said...

Such a unique and creative first tag of the year. What fabulous inspiration from the angel from your friend. Loving the texture, the pretty lace and all the sewing on your fabulous tag, along with the wonderful little angel you made x.

Joan said...

A truly amazing tag, so many layers and textures, it's beautiful ! The Angel you received is lovely.

Thanks for joining in at Try It On Tuesday challenge

Joan

Mi bitácora artesanal said...

Mi querida Tracey, una etiqueta muy hermosa. El adorno hecho para representar el ángel me ha enamorado.
Felicidades por la labor.
Besos y feliz fin de semana!!!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Oh what a gorgeous tag, I love the layered beauty.

Jenny Marples said...

Oh Tracey that tag is gorgeous! I love how you've been inspired by a beautiful gift and have used so many textures and layers together to create magic. You should definitely use this on a journal cover. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

Sara Barker said...

Tracy, I'm back to say congratulations on being chosen as our top winner at Frilly and Funkie! So well deserved! Hugs!

Jutta.K. said...

Wonderful !
I am enthusiastic about this fine work.
Very creative

S@ndy Diller said...

Simply lovely tag - love the design and texture. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey

Jackie P Neal said...

WOW WOW and WOW! Absolutely exquisite! Both your piece and the doll! Such a beautiful post this morn, lovely to look at with my morning coffee!
love to you,Jackie