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 difficult..lol…so 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