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


  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

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

  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

  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

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

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

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

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

  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

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


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