Monday 14 July 2014


Well at my son's school there are some teachers that are retiring and he asked me to make some cards for them. This is one of those cards.

I started with a manila tag and stamped the lady from pomp and pageantry from Indigoblu in second generation black archival ink. I think this woman is very strong and determined and you could see this from her face. I coloured her with distress markers mainly tattered rose, weathered wood and tumbled glass. 
Then I set about preparing the background. I masked image and stamped various images in different brown distress inks from Sarah's choice and the flourish again from pomp and pageantry. Then i inked the background with distress inks and added shadow around main image.

I added some Tim Holtz tissue tape below lady and across one upper edge and inked up those areas again.
As I didn't have matching ribbon I tinted some american seam binding in matching inks and tied a double bow. I added a Tim Holtz accroutement over the bow and some ideology flowers at the bottom corner.

And that is the finished tag.

The card was created with same stamps, but in more faded colours so as not to compete with the tag.

Hope you like my offering, Theresa xx

I would like to enter this tag card in the following challenges:

IndigoBlu challenge -'re it (tag)
Simon says tamp monday challenge - about a face (finished card)
Simon says stamp wednesday challenge - let's be clear (glossy accents)


and this is the finished card with a Tim Holtz sentiment and glossy accents over the R


  1. Oh I do like this Theresa so much going on ....xx lovely card

  2. Lovely tag, thanks for entering it in the IndigoBlu Challenge
    P xx

  3. Gorgeous, beautiful card
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  4. Beautiful project! Love the vintage image! Thanks so much for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  5. This is absolutely incredible! I am in love with the finished product and think those retiring teachers are so lucky to be getting these cards! The image you chose is stunning and I really like how you've made her emerging from the background. You've got amazing coloring skills and I adore the color palette you chose. I also liked how you made background patterns that accented her, but didn't take focus away from her. Beautiful details and love what you did with the ribbon. I feel inspired and am so glad that you shared this stunning card with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  6. This is fab .... love how you've coloured the lady. Thanks for joining in with the IndigoBlu challenge ....Good luck! Linda xx

  7. Love your tag!

    Thanks for joining in the IndigoBlu Tag challenge!


  8. Great tag, thanks for taking part in the Indigoblu challenge this month. Sarah

  9. A great tag, thank you for joining in our Indigoblu challenge, Laura x x

  10. Beautiful! Your son's teachers will love these!