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


  1. 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

    1. 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

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

  3. 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

    1. 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

  4. 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

    1. 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

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

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

  6. 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

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

    THANK YOU Tracey, much appreciated!


  8. 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

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

    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

    Cath x

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. This is a very beautiful tag with wonderful inspirational ideas

    Thank you for commenting on my tag

    Love Chrissie xd

  13. 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!

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

  15. Beautiful piece, love the lace and the inspiration angel!

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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!

  19. 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

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

  21. 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!

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

  23. Love the angel and other beautifully crafted mixed media ~

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

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

  25. 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

  26. Absolutely gorgeous - beautiful tag and beautiful inspiration.

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

  28. 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

  29. 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!

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

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. This is really beautiful!


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