Sep 11, 2011

"Make A Tag" ~ at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Hello and welcome to everyone visiting my blog.
The theme at FSC this fortnight is to "Make a Tag"...and we all love this one!
I'm calling this one "Old Friend"
The Stampettes have gone all out and created some awesome tags!  They are such a talented lot of ladies.  Meet our uber talented new teamies!!! Pop on over and check them out at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. Marina from Cottage Crafts has a fantastic prize each fortnight, so ... I hope that you will be truly inspired, get the ink pads and stamps out and have a go...and, more than anything, have fun!
It's amazing how many different ways you can make a tag!

A wonderful friend of mine is moving to another city at the end of the year :(   So this tag was created with her in mind (you will be missed...)
She is British born and a has a gentle soul. A lady through and through!  I wanted to create a tag that reflected that somehow, and celebrated our friendship...ok, I love grunge, so it was I have come up with my version of  "friendly, feminine grunge". I hope you like it.
I was trying to think "outside the square" ~ so I went "outside the tag".  (sorry, couldn't resist that!)
I  had my first ever go at using DI that was mixed with water and painted onto an image. I think the watercolour effect is gorgeous, and gave me the look I was after.
There's not much to this one really ~
The inks are Distressed inks (lots of blues and browns) and Memento Tuxedo Black.
The stamps are from Crafty Individuals (main image) and Tim Holtz (a flourish).
Embossing powder TH gold, and "Alison Ellis Design" in chocolate sparkle and true blue.
A gold leaf pen for highlighting the swirls.
And torn paper from Graphic 45 - "society page"

I am entering this tag in the following challenges ~
C.R.A.F.T. ~ Challenge #119 Children
Gingersnaps Creations ~"Gal Pal"
Aud Sentiments ~ For a Girl
Just For Fun ~ Vintage
Crafts 4-Eternity ~ Brown and Blue


Sprytebyrd said...

Wonderful tag, I'm sure it will be appreciated and treasured!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Lynn said...

Oh wow! What a sensational tag!! Love the images and the stamps and very vintage!
Thank you for joining at Paper Creations Ink Challenges. Hope to see next time and good luck!!
Lynn DT xx

Janet said...

A fabulous vintage tag,great stamp

Fliss said...

A gorgeous tag Dot. Love the background and embellishing and the image is a favourite of mine.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

I love the way you extended beyond the actual tag and so much detail and wonderful inkiness to this tag.

Zoechaos said...

Lovely tag, thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

Von said...

Just love your tag :)
Thank you for sharing it with us at Just for Fun
Von x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous nostalgic tag, your friend will love it. Yvonne x

Jaqi said...

Yummy vintage tag the colours are gorgeous

Lizzie said...

Wow that's so beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at C4E.

pinky said...

I love your gorgeous tag! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Stunning tag, the background is amazing and I love LOVE the grungy vintagey feel! xx

Terry said...

Love the vintage feel in your friendship tag! The colors are awesome together! So lovely!

Yvonne Garner said...

I just lve how your tag flows over the edges! Such a beautiful image, too!

2amscrapper said...

great creation thinking "outside the tag" for your friend. Thanks for taking the Gingersnap Creations challenge! Helene

Sharon said...

Thanks for joining our challenge at Anything Goes this fortnight. You've captured our challenge beautifully. A really pretty vintage tag. Good luck. hugs Sharon

Chris said...

Wonderful tag! I love the rustic feel - very vintage! Your friend will just love this! Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Love the vintage feel of your tag just gorgeous Thank you for joining us at Anything goes

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wondeful tag, love the color combination and the images.

Brenda Brown said...

So glad I could enlarge this to take a closer look Dot. I just love the effect you have achieved - fabulous.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Mrs.B said...

This is gorgeous Dot, beautiful image and I love the colours.

Sue said...

This is gorgous Dot, I love your colours and the way you've extended your tag x

Ruthie said...

This is fabulous! Love the colours!

Thanks for joining in the fun at Aud Sentiments


Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful tag!! Thanks so much for joining us at PaperPlay Challenges and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

michele said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

Dezinaworld said...

Beautiful tag, very original and so sweet
hugs June x

Kim Dellow said...

Totally beautiful tag! Kim

Anonymous said...

It's absolutely beautiful, Dot. You are so talented. I bet your friend is deeply touched by the thought.. :) Alexa

trisha too said...

Fabulous tag--congratulations on it being chosen as a Ginger Gem in the Gal Pals Challenge, Dot!


Haseeb said...

creative art it it quite attractive. good job!

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