Saturday, 21 June 2014

It's challenge time again - Tag ........You're it!

Morning folks,  Happy Weekend!

Well, the holiday is nearly over (sigh!) We'll all be back on the Isle of Man tomorrow evening .........  for a short while at least anyway!

The old craft room door will be open again Monday, and things should get back to normal ..... busy! in other words.

We left the beautiful cottage in Bourton-on-the-Water yesterday (Friday) and are now back in the North of England, spending time with family and friends.

Today's main task is to drive over to Sheffield and clear out Christopher's student flat .... oh joy!  Uni is finally over, and he's decided to come home to the Isle of Man.  We just need to get all his stuff and hope that it fits in the car!!!  Then it's the long wait until he actually graduates later in the year ...... I'm one proud mum!!!

Anyway, another important event today is the launch of a brand new challenge over on the IndigoBlu Blog.
Thanks to everyone that entered last month, we had some fabulous Monochromatic designs, glad you all had fun with the theme.
Congratulations to our winner ......  number 17

and also the Top 3 chosen by the DT.

This month's theme for you to all have fun with is ......

Create something fabulous but use a tag on there somewhere.  Your projects could be tag shaped, use an actual tag, make a tag book ..... the choice is up to you.  Just remember to use IndigoBlu stamps ONLY, and have fun!

You know me .... I love making tags.  I've got an oversized, hinged version for you today using images from  the IndigoBlu Boadicea stamp set .........

I started off with a large black tag (approx  5x10.5 inches) and cut off the bottom 2.5 inches.  I then punched 3 holes across the bottom of the large section and three across the top of the small one, so that the two pieces can be joined together later on.

I applied Flitter Glu through the IndigoBlu Flourishes stencil, randomly over both pieces of the tag, covered with Manchester Tart Mega Flakes and scoochied off the excess in the usual way

Don't forget, if you use Flitter Glu through your stencils you need to wash them straight away .... just like you do with your stamps.

I then stamped the Boadicea image onto a piece of Kraft cardstock using a brown ink, and cut it out using the Sizzix Alterations Vintage Cabinet Die

I added some shading around the edge using Aged Mahogany Distress ink, and also a little onto the stamped image.
I used a Stardust Gel pen to add some highlights around her, and then using a very fine paintbrush I painted some strands of her hair with Flitter Glu and then added more of the Manchester Tart Mega Flakes

I stamped the word 'Courage' from the same stamp set, onto some Kraft card, cut around it and attached it to the bottom, and added another of the sentiments to the top. The whole thing was then attached onto the large part of the hinged tag

For the bottom section I cut a piece of cardstock big enough to fit the large sentiment from the stamp set, added a touch of colour using Distress inks and this time I used the same Flourishes stencil but inked through it instead of the Flitter Glu.
I used my Flitter Glu around the edge along with the Mega Flakes, to give a nice border

I added some eyelets to the punched holes in both tag pieces and then joined them together using jump rings. The words were attached onto the hinged section, and then the tag was finished off with some painted Altered Egos.

Tag! .... you're it!   Now it's your turn.  You have until 8pm on July 20th to get your entries in ....... and you could be our next winner.  Have fun and good luck everyone!

Thanks for poppin by ...... enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time



  1. I just HAD to come over and give you a huge round of applause for this Linda! Superb hinged tag with those gorgeous flaked flourishes and cogs. Love it! Jenny x

  2. Great tag Linda. Love the girded background and great details.
    Glad you had a great holiday.
    Avril xx


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