Sunday, 18 March 2012

Grungy Monday 39 - Tartan Tags

Hello Peeps

Over at Studio L3 the lovely Linda took us right back to 2009 and Day 3 of the 12 Tags of Christmas.  The technique was to make Tartan paper using Alcohol Inks.  Despite my love of Alcohol Inks and all things Scottish it has taken me until now to actually try this technique.  So here it is....


Wow.  Look at that sunlight comng through the window onto the tag!  I thought about moving the tag, but love the sunlight!

Here is a better shot with no shading from the sun.  You can now see the embellishments of a Dragonfly and two very small jingly bells.  The ribbon is silk which I have coloured using Distress Stains.  Gotta love the Distress Stains for this.

I mounted the coloured paper onto a tag after first stamping with some lovely Tim Holtz stamps, the sentiment is one of my favourites.  I have a scrapbook layout in mind to use this tag as an embellishment on.  It is of my friend and I with our Flora McDonald costumes on at the Burn's Night Dinner last year so maybe you will see the tag make an appearance soon.

I understand that Linda will be stopping the Grungy Monday Challenges now to make way for the Compendium Challenges II.  Looking forward to those especially as I already have my book!  Why not join us.

TTFN

Hettie

11 comments:

Anita Houston said...

This is gorgeous Hettie!!! I love it all, and the sentiment you chose is wonderful with it!

MaggieC said...

That really is a lovely tag,Sam, and when I wake up tomorrow, I shall be back to see how you made it. Tonight, I just wanted to say thank you for your lovely comments about the rose stamp, made for us by Clarity. I will put you suggestion about selling it for charity to my daughter, whose art work it is, and depending on what she wants, we may approach Clarity again for costings. xx Maggie

May said...

Beautiful tag, just love it! the colours are fab, Hugs May x x x

Kate said...

Loviness! I think the colors you picked are fabulous. The ribbons and charms are perfect.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh that's BEAUTIFUL Sam. Gorgeous tag in fab colours. Great technique xxx

Helen said...

Your tag is stunning, and it will go so well with your layou you're planning.

Maria said...

Very pretty colors, Hetty!

Bernie said...

Oh My This is gorgeous! At first glace I thought it was fabric. When I was little I had a Tartan skirt with those very colors. Love the stamping and sentiment as well.
Hugs

Jules said...

Hi Sam

This is brilliant!!

A fabby technique and I love your colour choices.

Love Jules xx

Sarah said...

it came out just fab...and an excellent choice of colours indeed! I really struggled with this one and left it for ages too - love the ribbon and embellies too!

Karen said...

Sam I love this, especially the colours, its gorgeous :) Luv Karen xxx