Monday, August 6, 2012

The Wearing Of The Plaid

One of my friends is turning the big 5-0 soon, so I thought she needed a little memento of the occasion, but one that didn't scream, "Oh my gosh, I'm 50!".  I wanted to design this around the Everything Wendy Vecchi Yahoo Group's current challenge of "Plaid". I love plaid and couldn't wait to make my own design using Wendy's stamped image of it. There is even a pattern of plaid in Scotland from my family's clan (MacFarland) designed an ion ago. I have always wanted to get a bolt of it to make something grand to wear...someday!
I am also submitting this to Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stamper challenge of "Patterns", and The Stamp Man's Challenge of "Celebrations".
I stamped all my Art Parts using Wendy's stamps  and Archival Ink, and then colored them in with Dylusions Ink Sprays using the water brush pens.
 
I even used the Dylusions to color the velvet trim.
I trimmed the base and ticket in Pitch Black Acrylic Paint and then used a white pen to add a little more detail.
 
 
 Supplies:
From My Stash: all trims, snaps, rhinestones, picture hangers

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20 comments:

  1. Art chick is my all time favorite Wendy stamp and you rocked her! And your plaid is outstanding!

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  2. Well Anita.....what can I say! This is wonderful and of course I love the Plaid. Fabulous piece and I wish you good luck in the challenges. Crafty hugs from Bonnie Scotland x

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  3. Hello Anita
    This is a fabulous Tag and a wonderful way to use the dylusions inks, the plaid is beautifully presented as a backdrop, and the image so unique for a birthday card; your friend will just love this, though she may not want to think of turning 50 as an adventure... more a nightmare. Ha
    Are your family from the Highlands(celts) or the lowlands(sasanachs) of Scotland Anita? if you are a celt we have something in common!!!!
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  4. Love your tag, especially the star for an eye! Very clever.

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  5. OK, this is just cool! Lucky friend. The plaid is fabulous and I love the ticket layer. Art chick looks amazing with the trims and star. You always have the most fun embellies like the snaps in the corner. Who'd a thunk it? Very creative, Anita.

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  6. Wow love this. Great idea to do a tartan background - really makes Art chick stand out!

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  7. Faberoonie anita!! love xxx

    kazx

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  8. That plaid is AWESOME!!! love it! Way cool piece Anita, I love it! Thanks for joining the MAC!

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  9. This is fantastic, Anita! I love the way you did the plaid, and the hat and collar are just the cutest things... what a great way to dress up Wendy's gal!

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  10. Anita it' s a faboulus creation! Colors, stamp ,collar, eye-star ... fantastic!

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  11. A fabulous plaid background. Love the star on the eye, great eye catcher.

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  12. Anita, you always suprise with details...fantastic!!

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  13. Love Art Chick, love Dyan's stuff and love the tartan - and this piece is fabulous - all I can say is Wow! A x

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  14. Love that beautiful jolly creation, wonderful background combination. The star eye is a fabulous idea.
    hugs Anja

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  15. Anita...another wonderful and unique piece! Love your Wendy art parts and how you've incorporated the plaid into the design. I love how you've colored the plaid...and really created your own plaid design!! It's awesome! LOVE the hat, too! You're so creative! <3 Candy

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  16. Love it, I love Art Chick, so cool... and how fab is that plaid background, it really sets it all off perfectly... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  17. This is very cool. I love something unique that doesn't scream "happy birthday", especially since the last one you really enjoy is when you turn 21. :-)

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