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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Hello tag card

I decided after seeing Donna's inspiration on Tag Your It
I had to have a go of at least trying to do it justice.

This is Donna's tag

and then this is my inspiration from it.

Mine is on a card because I will never use it otherwise.
Its amazing that you can sit and look at an inspiration piece for ages thinking about 
what you want to do then go to the craft room


Make a tag and then come out again to the computer to upload and realise that you have swung away from what you wanted to achieve and hadn't realised till I looked at Donna's tag again. But as they say its not to copy but to inspired.


Donna's tag inspired me to use ribbon, I hunted high and low for the type that Donna had used cause I know I was given some but alas the Borrowers have it at this time. My next inspiration was to take some sheer white and rub the Cracked Pistachio over it and I love what I ended up with. Soft and shiny and just a touch of colour. 

I watercoloured the flowers from The Ton using orange and yellow but the yellow barely shows up. I used die cut leaves as the leaf with the flower was just too fine for what I wanted. So I die cut the leaves and watercoloured with two different greens. I drew on the white dashed with a gel pen.

I squished my Pistachio ink pad onto acetate and added a bit of water and just kept dipping and swiping my die cut tag till I was happy with the colour.

Finished the card off by putting the card base through a brick wall embossing folder and added gold die cut hello and its all done. Next time I will try to give myself more time and go back and check on the inspiration as I work so I get all the elements I want. A migraine this morning meant a very late start and only 2 hours left till the challenge closes.

I hope you enjoyed your visit and come again soon.

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11 comments:

  1. Fabulous take on the challenge. Love that you've put the tag onto the brick wall dry embossed panel. Gorgeous colours.

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  2. Aileen this is absolutely stunning! Love the gold and everything about this gorgeous tag and that bloom!

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  3. Oh .....Thanks for joining us at Tag You're It!

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  4. Such a beautiful card! Most of my tags end up on cards too. I love your gorgeous flower and the golden "hello"! Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Tag, You're It!

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  5. Gorgeous tag...love your beautiful orange rose, simply stunning!

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  6. This is so gorgeous! Love the bloom, the gold sentiment, and your ribbon is the perfect finishing touch!

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  7. Oh my goodness... You did a fantastic job. I LOVE it :)
    Thanks for joining us at Tag You're It!

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  8. Beautiful, I think I have Borrowers living in this house too! Hope your migraine eased off quickly. Cara x

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  9. Love that beautiful bright orange bloom - so cheery! your tag looks fabulous against the brick embossing too. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

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  10. Wow, this is stunning! What a gorgeous floral image and you've colored it so beautifully. Wonderful background as well...a fabulous creation all-round! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week!

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  11. Oh so beautiful Aileen, love the bright watercoloured flower on the tag!

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