Sunday, 27 July 2014

Artful Times Tag

I was over the moon to be runner up for the Artful Times challenge 59 : A Postcard from Abroad, I enjoy those challenges and look forward to seeing what the design team and participants come up with.

Challenge 60 is a tag, sounds straightforward doesn't it, except not so easy for me as I feel guilty about tags!
I have not posted any for a very long time and there is a reason for this. In 2012, I agreed to do an Alpha Tag swap with my friend Sally, one tag for each letter of the alphabet. Sally completed her set and sent them to me last Autumn. I have yet to complete mine (9 to go, I'm getting there). I WILL finish them and when I do there will be 26 of them to post here.

Having said that, I just have to play along with the Artful Times challenge so this afternoon I made a tag.
Here it is:

Background : Distress inks in Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters, a few water drops flicked onto the tag.
Foliage stamped using Peeled Paint DI - Zendoodles String Theory set CICSA6192
Kaisercraft Butterflies stamped in black versafine ink.
The sentiment is from a Butterfly Kisses set.
Some die cut leaves added - Tim Holtz Spring Greenery (love that die, one of my favourites).
The ribbon is stained with peeled paint distress ink to match and a few dots of green distress stickles added for a bit of interest.

I hope you like it, and Sally, if you read this, I really am working on the tag project, I have not forgotten!


  1. Beautiful tag, the background is subtle and the colours harmonious. Keep it up, you will have your 9 remaining tags in no time!

  2. My original has disappeared :-( I had a real good chuckle at this post as I'd been looking at some tag photos only the other day. I always love seeing what you've been up to & this looks lovely. My challenge on my return from hols is to make 4 envelopes of happy nail as kart of a swap through DLP.....

  3. This tag is so beautiful, I love it.

    Hugs Eliza

  4. i saw your tag at the artful times page. the tag is stunning and reminds me of a field guide to nature. i am sure you will quickly complete your remaining 9 tags for your friend. hang in there! xo

  5. A gorgeous tag Julia, love all the greens. Thank you for joining us on Artful Times.

  6. Ooh, that's lovely - the natural green tones and those fabulous butterflies, and I love how you've got both stamped and die-cut plants growing up the side!
    Alison xx