Saturday, 4 September 2010

Let's Ink It Up Challenge #2

Hello everybody and firstly I must say a massive thank you to everyone that played along with our first challenge. You have really helped to make this challenge a success.
If you would like to see the winner and top 3 and our first Guest Designer please check out the Let's Ink It Up Challenge blog.

Now onto our second challenge which is...................

TAGS and/or BOOKMARKS - TWIST must have a


................sounds good doesn't it. BUT please remember you must use a rubber or clear stamps as your focal point we cannot accept digital images. If you are unsure of the rules please check them out here 

Our sponsor for this challenge is ...........
.......................Carol, the owner of Close to My Heart, is offering a fabulous prize of a stamp set shown here........... cool is that (wouldn't mind winning that myself - oh well never mind!!!).

Without further ado here is the tag I made - and boy did I have fun and got my fingers nice and inky!!!!!

I have used several of the Tim Holtz distress inks as a base colour then sprayed a Glimmer Mist on top. I had to let it dry off over night but was really pleased with the result. Here is a close up...........

I used a Christmas word stamp on the background. The main image is from Crafty Individuals - a stamp I received as a prize from Suzy - finally I have managed to use it as it is perfect for the vintage theme.
I inked over the stamp with the same colours as the background then used a gold pen to line the edge.
I then punched out some snowflakes from word paper and glitter card and layered them. The final touch was to add the pearl swirl - rather pleased with how this worked out.

I would love it if you could visit my team mates to see their fabulous creations for some more inspiration.....


I hope this has inspired you enough to play along - can't wait to see what you come up with.

Now of course I have a few challenges to enter

Your Next Stamp - Anything Goes,

Creative Belli Challenge - Use old stamps (I have had the Christmas word stamp fo rat least 5 years!)

Creatalicious Challenges - Vintage,

Daring Cardmakers - Sapphire (I think of the colour blue),

Stampavie and more - Anything but a card,

Stampin for the Weekend - Shabby or vintage,

My Partner in Crafting Crime - Let's try vintage,

Die Cut Dreams - Vintage and

Totally Stampalicious - Anything but a card.


Stamps :- Papermania Christmas word stamp, Crafty Individuals CI 162.
Tools:- Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Dusty Concord, Stormy Sky and Peeled Paint. Glimmer Mist - Creme De Cacao.
Embellishments:- Pearls dark blue received as prize? Fibres in blue and purple.
Punch:- XCut - Snowflake


craftykitten said...

Hi hun,
I love this tag Ali, it is just perfect for the vintage theme. I love the colours and the image and the snowflakes and well everything about it actually. Thanks for entering it into our Vintage challenge at Die Cut Dreams.
Dawn xx

Rein said...

Beautiful christmas tag!

Netty said...

Really smashing Christmas Tag. Annette x

Spyder said...

Love your Christmas tag!


brenda said...

Aweson tag Ali.

I aas wondering if I could do a Chrismtas orientated one and if it would work OK, know I know the answer.

B x

Pat Garvin said...

Gorgeous. I really like the Vintage Father Christmas.

bosenberries said...

Gorgeous tag Ali! (that's my daughters name too!)Thanks for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

Kathy said...

Lovely tag, The sapphire blue shades are perfect forThe Daring Cardmakers'
theme this week

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

LindaC said...

Great tag. I like that you used blue instead of the usual Christmas colors. Thanks for playing along with the YNS challenge. Linda-DT

JR Creations said...

Super tag, loving the detail. Thanks for playing at My Partner in Crafting Crime!

Jenny T.

kaylou said...

this is a gorgeous project, thank you for joining us at Stampavie and More.
Hugs Kaylou xoxo

Robin Parker said...

You have really captured the vintage feel with this tag. Thanks for sharing in the Belli Challenge.

Cardmaking Galore said...

Great vintage tag!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful and love that fabulous image!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

Joan Ervin said...

Your vintage bookmark is sooo the Santa image and all the pretty details you added!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!

SuzanneK said...

Gorgeous tag Ali, love the Christmas theme and the colours, just wonderful. Hugs Suzanne x

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Pleased you should be wow! Your tag is gorgeous Ali! Awesome job! Thanks for the inspiration xox


Melisa Waldorf said...

Beautiful tag!Thank you so much for playing along with Creative Belli. I hope you will join us for the next Belli Challenge on Wednesday!

Mummylade said...

Fantastic work. Thank you so much for entering the SFTW challenge with this and good luck!

Annika said...

Such a gorgeous tag with amazing details. Thanks for joining us at SFTW for our vintage challenge! :)