Thursday, 12 April 2012

Artful Times - First Challenge - Tag

I came across this new challenge blog (can not remember where from!) and the DT are already a big inspiration - Artful Times Challenge Blog.  Go over there and take a look at the DT's blogs.

Their first challenge is to make a tag - so here is mine.























I started with a crisp new clean tag (scary!) and tore up a bit of paper that I had been playing with TH Alcohol Inks.  It was a 'sort of' peacock feather design.  This became the background and I stamped (both TH stamps) the flourish and sentiment (using a pen to fill in the bits that were missed), using Walnut Stain Distress Inkpad.  The 2 butterflies were some of the many die-cuts that came with the QVC Todays Special Value from last week - and I painted them with more Alcohol Ink.

A pretty tag in lovely spring colours.

I also enter this into -

Sweet Stamp Blog Challenge - # 60 - Vintage/Shabby Chic

and -

Stamping Boutique Challenge # 33 - Distress

and -

Smudgy Antics - Anything Goes

Ali x

10 comments:

  1. Oooh so pleased you found us Ali.

    Fab tag, I love TH stuff so great inspiration.

    Thanks for playing along with and our very first challenge over at Artful Times.

    Sam xxx

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  2. Beautiful tag, lovely colours and images. Thanks for joining us at Smudgy Antics this week :)

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  3. Thank you for the trumpet fanfare for our new challenge blog, it is quite touching that you have used our name in your header. Then you went and created such a lovely tag, I do especially like the blaze of colour down the centre. It really is a pretty tag in spring colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times.
    Hugs, Neet x

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  4. Glad you found us and hope you join us again at Artful Times
    Your tag is just great and very individual :)
    Von x☻x

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  5. wow this is an awesome technique you used thanks for sharing at smudgy Antics

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  6. Way cool tag - very nice colours and I love that effect. Thank you for joining us at Smudgy Antics :-)

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  7. Love that sentiment. Great tag! Thanks for sharing with Smudgy Antics :)

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  8. great tag Ali, gorgeous
    thanks for joining our challenge over at the stamping boutique
    hugs
    Miranda
    TSB DT

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  9. I couldn't agree more with that sentiment and you have chosen a great way of expressing it with your tag. Thank you for sharing this with us at Smudgy Antics this week and do hope to see your artwork again

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  10. This is just too cool! Thanks for joining us at the Sweet STamps challenge- love your vintage tag!

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Thank you lots and lots for your fab comments. I read and treasure them all. Ali x