Sunday, 3 July 2011

Grungy Monday 13 - Taking inspiration from nature

Good morning Crafters.

I do hope you are having a lovely and sunny weekend. 

I hope you don't mind the fact that I have not been blogging an awful lot lately but when the weather is good I like to make the most of it and craft in the garden with plants and weeds!

This week's challenge set by the Lovely Linda for Grungy Monday is to use alcohol inks - one of my favourite products though I don't seem to use them an awful lot for some reason.  We were sent HERE where we saw the Master Tim Holtz at work in a video showing us how to use alcohol inks.  Being out in the garden so much it seems I was influenced by nature.  I looked at my collection of tags which are on the purling in my room and thought there was not much orange up there so hence my tag.

When I went to take the pictures I thought why not take the tag out in the garden to photograph it as the sun was currently hiding behind a cloud so that it was not glaring on the patio.

Instead of cutting into a 12x12" piece of glossy cardstock I cut a 7x5" pescored card in half, inked the whole piece and then ran it through the Big Shot using my Tag die.  Then I stamped some individual flowers and cut them out in order to have a 3D effect.  That lovely Nature sticker is one which was in a set of alphabet stickers that my kind non-crafting friend brought back from South Africa when she went home for a visit last year.  I realised that I did not have a Nature stamp and remembered these stickers.  Thanks Debbie.  Note to self - Look for nature stamp.  The charm is from a pair of earrings I bought from Claires on Friday.  I bought the earrings purely for the charms as they had Bee charms on them too.  Expect to see them pop up over the coming weeks!!

I also realise making these tags that I do not have many sentiment stamps so will have to track some more down!  Any hints?  I love that when you look at the tag in a slightly different angle it takes on a whole new look.

Well, off to do some more gardening now and will be back later to have a look at some of the other wonderful tags I can see on the linkey bit. 

TTFN and enjoy the wonderful weather.  However, don't forget to slap the sun tan lotion on before you go out!!

Please do not forget to leave a comment on my blog if you are passing.  They do cheer me up sooo much.


Ingredients:  Glossy paper, alcohol inks- silver, sunshine yellow, red pepper, terracotta, blending solution, enamal accents - all Ranger, Stamp Autumn leaves, Sticker - don't know. Stayzon, black.


PsyPenguin said...

Beautiful tag - the flowers are gorgeous!

sasa said...

Hi Hettie,
Lovely tag and colours...the Paper Artsy flowers look just great with that background. There's good set by Tim called Stuff to Say and Hero Arts do great sentiment sheets too. Thank you so much for visiting me at MMM and showing off my button! Why not link up this post? - loved your garden inspiration!
Thanks again,


minnie_mac said...

Gorgeous tag. Love your colours and that PaperArtsy flower stamping.


Plume said...

Nice card! I love your three D effect!