Monday, 19 March 2012

alphatags 3

 These are the latest in the alphatags challenge at Chocolate Baroque - a bit of a rush, as I did two, carefully put them away while I wrestled with the third tag - and promptly lost them! So I started to redo them, and they ended up completely different to the originals- not sure if they are better though!
E is for Elephant - and Nellie the elephant (showing my age here aren't I!) was the cause of the trouble, she went AWOL for a few weeks, and then wouldn't work the way I wanted. The tag is actually mostly grey and blue, with the Indian script stamp in the background stamped in grey, then blue ink sponged through a glimmermist mask before adding the elephant, stamped on black card with flitterglu and gilded then painted with H2Os.

F is for foliage and flourish, started out with a grey and green glimmer mist background , with old olive  ink sponged round the edges. The flourish from the butterfly swirl stamp set was also stamped in old olive ink. The panel from eastern grasses was stamped in black ink, overstamped with more grasses in I think spiced marmalade, before covering with versamark ink and clear embossing powder.
G is for green grungy brocade, and started out as a green tag sprayed with green glimmer mist and sponged with forest moss ink round the edges. The grungy brocade stamp was again stamped with flitterglu and gilded. The flowers were made using the TH die - the gold one was originally wrapping paper sprayed with gold glimmer mist and dusted with green ink, the green one was grungepaper with green glimmer mists.
Sorry for the rather poor scans - either that or even worse photographs!
The last tags are the ones I got from Jacqui for C and D - surprising how random selection got me two tags from the same lady, wonder what the odds were against that happening!
Mine go in the post tomorrow morning, and the swaps will be on their way to me next week....................


  1. Hi love your tags especially the foliage one. Hugs x ChrisB

  2. These look amazing - I bet the originals will turn up in due course but you aren't alone in losing things it happens to me all the time. How interesting that you received two tags from the szme person with the random selection - not sure what the odds are of that happening.

  3. Nellie looks rather splendid in black with her opulent attire & I like the effecct of that soft background behind her. I love the effect of your overstamping technique with the Eastern Grasses & the way the orange contrasts so beuatifully with the black. Your Grungy tag is a fun concept & I like the effect the gilding has had against the background - plus your green recycling of the wrapping paper. That was unfortunate losing the first ones..... I'm still not quite sure where things are after tidying up my walk-in cupboard & rearranging the contents of my craft room.
    Paula (PEP)


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