Saturday, 10 August 2013

Altered tag


Hi, I've made another card using a clothing tag. This time I used a tag like these,


and used white gesso to paint over them. It was my first play with gesso. I used a foam applicator to apply it but a brush may be better. I stamped Hero Arts Every Flower in Versamark and embossed with white powder.
I tried to sponge memento and distress ink but they wiped straight off. I had more luck applying Versacolor ink with a craft nib and letting it dry a bit before gently wiping it. 

I matted the tag onto a scrap of black card and rounded the corners
The butterfly is a really old stamp, coloured with Prismacolor pencils. The twine is from some packaging, and the sentiment sticker is from my stash.

I'm going to link up with a few challenges.

Inkspirational has a colour challenge.

 

Crafting with Dragonflies has a challenge with the theme of altering something.

Addicted to CAS has the code word Summer.

CAS on Sunday has a Tag It challenge.

And a new challenge for me is Craft Mojo, where the theme this month is butterflies.

Thanks for visiting :)



23 comments:

Karen said...

so pretty...

Maudieroff Roffey said...

MMM really jealous of all the new stampies - this is divine - so delicate and elegant... hugs Mxx

rachel said...

So clever cathy - wonderful x

Ellen said...

Your tag is just beautiful and oh how I love that little butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational this week!

Mrs A. said...

Neat idea. I have a drawer full of just such tags. Too good to throw out. Your a genius. Hugs Mrs a.

sandie said...

Gorgeous Cathy, great use of a clothes tag and wonderful technique for creating these soft and subtle flowers. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational and ATCAS

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful ... love those blooms and the pretty butterfly. Great job recycling the clothing tag! Loll xx

Susan Hogan said...

Agree with all of the above -a great idea. I have a few tags because they are too good to throw out so will be getting out the gesso! Thanks for entering this in our challenge at CWD to alter something. Your colours are so pretty.

Mynnette said...

This is just so lovely! I adore the little butterfly--a fabulous touch! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

Julia Aston said...

What a great way to re-use a tag - they are often so nice and study - perfect for this! Your flowers and butterfly look lovely!

Barb said...

I love that your tag is recycled...and beautifully so! Gorgeous colors, perfect stamping. Such an elegant effect! Thanks for joining us at CAS on Sunday Challenge!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow great idea to recycle that tag. Love the colrs and great stamping. Glad you joined us over at CAS on sunday.

Ruth M said...

This is SO beautiful Cathy, I love the soft colours and the textured card was a fab choice! Great job on upcycling the tag! Love the rounded corner detail too! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful card with us at Inkspirational, please come back soon! Ruth x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Brilliant altering Cathy - you have created a beautiful summer tag. Love the colour combination, and the butterfly is a perfect finishing touch.
Thank you so much for joining us at ATCAS - Sylvia xx

Kim Hall said...

Stunning, love this!!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Great piece of recycling, I collect tags all of the time, but haven't used any yet! Thanks for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies, Judith xx

Meighan Wheller said...

Beautiful tag Cathy and love how you have used the colours. Love how you recycle the closing tags - clever. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Inkspirational. Meighan DT

Bonnie said...

Another great recycled tag! I've really got to try this! As always, you make the prettiest butterflies!

Taniaj Scott said...

Great altered art, i always keep my tags.Thanks for joining us at Crafting with dragonflies on our alter Something challenge Hugs Txx DT :)

MaryH said...

Oh, this tag is even prettier than the gray & white one. I've never tried gesso either...been wanting to. This effect of the colors was wonderful. If I'm understanding properly, you applied the ink to the embossed flowers on the gessoed tag, then wiped a bit away? Thanks for explaining about the better type of ink. One of these days I'll have to give this a try. Your tag made into such a pretty card. Isn't experimenting fun? Yours are turning out beautifully! TFS

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Congrats on your top 5 pick again over at Inkspirational Mxx

Sally said...

Gorgeous project, love the colours you have used. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Mojo.
Sally. xx

Sally said...

Congratulations Cathy, you have won Craft Mojo's August challenge. xx