Sunday, March 18, 2012

Welcoming Spring In Plaid

It's time for another monthly swap, but this time it's for the tag swap at the Creative Block - Stamper's Anonymous Yahoo Group.  The requirements were to make a tag and only use three stamps, stamped only once, and in different colors. Sounds difficult, but it wasn't, and I decided to combine this week's Grungy Monday challenge of using Tim's technique from 12 Tags of Christmas 2009, Day 3 which is making "a plaid pattern" with Alcohol Ink, on the tag.
I used packaging from a 7 Gypsies product, because the paper had the same feel and consistency as Glossy Cardstock, plus it had a cool image already on it that also shows through the Alcohol Ink.
I absolutely hated how thick and foggy looking my vertical lines came out. I want to scrap this and start over, but I couldn't bear not to use something with all this precious Alcohol Ink on it, so I added a thin line of Alcohol Ink but from a Fillable Pen. I hope that still qualifies, but it really helped shape up my pattern much better.
These are the 3 images I choose (all Tim's) and the permanent ink I used. The Metallic Gold is actually orange, and I already knew that, but thought it would make a nice contrast.
I cut my tags from lime green cardstock and added a border around it with Gold Paint Dabber, then distressed the edges, and coated them with Black Soot Distress Ink. I had ribbon with individual butterflies on it that I used to Spring this up, as well as a computer generated title. I luckily had this orangey ribbon in my stash that matches the 'gold' ink.

From My Stash: 7 Gypsies packaging scrap, green cardstock, butterfly ribbon, ribbon

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. They look so lovely all together in a group. So vibrant and colourful and fresh.

  2. I love what you have created here Anita!! :) lainey x

  3. Love your tag, Anita!
    It does look like a stain glass window.

  4. To answer your question re: mum card & box, I am on the DT for an on-line mag found here Sara makes all her own templates & donates 10% of all membership fees to her new charity 'Crafty Smiles' for children in hospital. Check out the site & see what you think!! I get all my templates from there. :) lainey x

  5. Wonderful Tags Anita.You did a great background,I love the colors.

  6. Very pretty tags Anita. Very spring like colours.

  7. Gorgeous tag, it really looks like stained glass indeed! Those colors are so pretty! Love it!!

  8. I love your background - you chose such gorgeous colours xx


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