Jan 26, 2014

Tag It!

"Tag It"
Is the theme this fortnight at
We invite you to join in the fun and see what you can make with a tag...or two...

Some of you might know that I have only ever made a tag 
when I am asked to for the challenges...up to three now!
I don't know why I struggle with it at the time
but end up enjoying the whole process.

I've been on holidays from my main work
 (but filling in at a second job) for the last month or so,
tutoring and whaleboat training for the championships coming up in a few weeks time...
oh, and a little freelance designing and another card has been accepted by 
The Craft Stamper (2 submissions and 2 publications. - that just blows me away!)
But nowhere near enough play time with inks!!!

I have used a tag base from Darkroom Door
which measures around 6 1/4" x 3 1/4".
I am still trying to come to grips with layering up my work,
as I really like to do the one layer type of card.
But I have been taking part in the
Creative Jumpstart 2014 program
for January and have found some really inspirational ideas and techniques.
I highly recommend having some fun with the on-line classes out there
~ especially when distance is such a problem ( like for me.)

This tag is based on 
It was something new to try (for me anyway).
It involves a lot masking tape, ink and layers...perfect for this challenge!

Back to work (main job) on Tuesday so maybe I can get into more of a routine.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.



Brenda Brown said...

Love your taped and layered card Dot, beautifully designed and made.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Suzanne K said...

Fabulous tag Dot, love your design, I too was inspired by Marjie. TFS

Marjie Kemper said...

Dot, tbanks so much for the shout out - I am really glad you were inspired by CJS and I love your tag. Those wings are a wonderful touch on top of your layered pieces, and I love the pops of color with the white still visible. When you have a moment, tell me about whaleboats, please!

Debi said...

lol- it's such a fab tag - can't believe you struggle ;-) Debi x

She King said...

This is gorgeous. I love it. xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful layered tag, and yes, CJS is really so inspiring! Love what you did here, the effect is fantastic!

Meggymay said...

Fabulous Tag Dot, love the layering and details.
Yvonne x

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous tag Dot, LOVE the background and the addition of the wings is a great touch.
Avril xx

Connie Paxman said...

Your tag is georgous and with a lot of thought in creating..
TFS on Bloggers Challenge
connie paxman

Claire said...

All the layering and stamping works so beautifully on this tag Dot, its gorgeous! Congrats on your card being published too, i'll look out for it
Claire xx

butterfly said...

A really stunning tag, Dot - love the layers, and the wings on the focal image are lovely!
Alison x

Beth Brovold said...

My Goodness Dot you are a busy lady!! So glad that you found time to create this STUNNING tag!!! So many details...it must have taken forever!! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Vintage...hope that you'll continue to pop in and create with us!!! Good luck!!

Amanda said...

Hi Dot, for someone who doesn't do layers you should carry on as your tag is stunning, love it.
Amanda x

Beccalite said...

Great tag. Thanks for coming over and joining in with our 6th Challenge - Put a Tag on It at CraftyHands Challenge Blog.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful tag - love the splashes of color! Congratulations on your publications! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Ellie Knol said...

Stunning tag, I can see you had fun, and it turned out so beautiful, with lovely details!
xxx Ellie

Shirley Chillman said...

Congrats hunny and who wouldn't want to display your work for their mag as it is so inspiring.

Love the black with the other colours it makes everything pop from the tag. She looks very mysterious in the middle and a bit teasing. Gorgeous.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Internet behaving at the moment but I am off to the UK for a week tomorrow. Wish we could have had that session with the blog posts!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a gorgeous tag.

Katelyn said...

I love the vintage look and those butterfly wings! Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational this week.

Sammy said...

Lovely tag. Great colour. Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

Fandhmum said...

Gorgeous tag, I look forward to seeing more of you in Craft Stamper
Rosie x

Terry said...

Congratulations Dot! Now this tag is such an artsy masterpiece! Love the vintage colors and design! Very cool!

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

A gorgeous tag, love every detail on it