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Friday, 4 January 2013

Alphabet Challenge

Hi Folks,

I must tell you my news - a few weeks ago I was asked to join the very talented team over at Alphabet Challenges, and this is my first 'outing' where the theme is - X marks the Spot -  in other words -
Spots and Stripes.

I decided on another tag, I love doing these, but don't always know what to do with them, apart from adding to a card base or attached to a gift.
For my 'tag' I cut some corrugated card with the TH Dressform, peeled the top layer off to expose my 'stripes' and then heat embossed with WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle EP.   Distress inks Bundles Sage, Iced Spruce, Tumbled Glass and Wild Honey made up my background, Dusty Concord was applied through a mask for my spots. TH Script and Flower Swirl stamping in BS and DC, all spritzed with Biscotti Perfect Pearls.
The flower, was inked and then spots applied through the mask. The ribbon was dyed with BS and TG inks, then stamped with a 'dots' stamp in DC ink.

I turned this into a 'card' by adding another tag, scored and glued at the top....... so now I have the option of being able to display it better or send it without the recipient wondering where the present is!!!

The rest of the DT  have some wonderful inspiration, so please pop over here and take a look.

I am also entering this in:
  Live and Love Crafts - Old (Everything used is 6 - 12months old)
  Divas By Design - Anything Goes
  Craft Room Challenge - Make a Tag

Thats it for now, hope you all have a good weekend,  and thanks for looking.

Avril xx


Linda said...

Hi Avril,
I do love your tags and this one is just gorgeous. The colours are lovely together and what a great idea for turning it into a card.
Congratulations on your new challenge post too!
Have a great weekend. xx

Doreen said...

Congratulations on you DT post,I love your tag.xxx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril...a big congrats on your new DT challenge post! I love how you have turned this tag into a card...very clever! Purple and brown always look so beautiful together I think. A gorgeous tag Avril.
Dot x

Netty said...

congratulations Avril on your new DT position. Great tag, Annette x

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and what a wonderful way to start your creative New Year.
The texture on the dressform is lovely set against the pretty background.

Buttons said...

Huge congrats Avril - they are very lucky to have you. This tag is great (adore that corrugated dressform) and from the side view I thought 'clever thing, it's a bag with the corners chopped off' and then looked again - even better! a card! Love your idea. Hugs, Jenny x

Paper Profusion said...

Many congratulations on your DT appointment Avril. Love all your work anyway but will keep a special eye out there. Brilliant double tag card - I will be 'casing' that idea! Love your idea for the stripes. Its a beautiful tag n card. Nicola x

sandee said...

Hi Avril, I simply love how the tag stands up for display, very clever! I also like the treatment to the dress form, it looks very good in it's corragated form! waving hi from the chilly hills of North Carolina :)

Pia S said...

I really need to start making some tags! This one is wonderful and has such a great design!

Tammy said...

Welcome to the team Avril! Your tag is beautiful!
Hugs, Tammy

Hazel said...

Love your tag Avril and congratulations on your DT position - well done you.

I hope you have a great weekend.

Toodle Pip

Hazel x

Meggymay said...

Congratulations Avril on your new DT post. Love your beautiful tag and the idea to make it into a card is great.
Yvonne xx

JayBe said...

It's great to have you on the team, Avril and thank you for your kind words on my blog.

I love your tag - the textured card on the dressform looks great. I look forward to seeing more or your work soon.

Hugz, Jan xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a fabulous tag. Love how you've turned it out to a card.

Lesley said...

Hi Avril, and welcome to the DT! Gorgeous tag and I love the way you have made it into a card too! xx

Violets Corner said...

Congratulations Avril! The tag is brilliant!


butterfly said...

Congratulations on your new DT spot - and what a wonderful debut piece... the background is absolutely scrummy, and I love how you've created the standing card out of it - fantastic!
Alison x

Anonymous said...

More of your creative techniques with a fabulous result! I love the tags you make Avril. I'm thinking maybe I should start experimenting with tags to get this look - not as scary as a card.

Congrats on your new DT make! Not surprised at all.

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous tag Avril! Congrats on the new DT role! Kim

Pat said...

Hi Avril, Just trying to catch up on some commenting, love your tag, its perfect for our challenge this week and welcome to the team.

Pat xx

hazel said...

Another wonderful tag. Thank you for joining us again at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous tag, love the take on the challenge welcome to the team
Hugs Shaz x

Terry said...

Congratulations, Avril! They are lucky to have you and what a great tag to make the grand entrance! Love that background with the dressform! Have a wonderful New Year!

Desire Fourie said...

Avril this is a gorgeous vintage tag.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Roxx.T Barnes said...

Welocme to our team Avril! Thank you for the lovely comments on my blog! I adore your blog your tags are stunning!


Elin said...

A great tag-card with lovely colours. Thank you for joining our challenge this month at LLC :o)