Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Now it can be revealed!

I'm delighted that my friend Frankie has done me the honour of inviting me to be the very first Guest Hostess on her new challenge blog DragonsDream Tag It On and here is my sample and how I did it.

I started by using Distress 'mustard seed' and Ink It Up 'Pink' to get some initial colour on the tag and then ran it through the Cuttlebug using the 'Distress Stripe' embossing folder.To add even more texture I then did some random embossing with Distress Powder in 'scattered straw' and 'worn lipstick' as shown in the close-up.

I stamped 'Mona' in Archival Ink 'Carnation' and 'create' and 'ART' in Palette 'Sun Flower' - all stamps from Ma Vinci's Reliquary.

The final touch was the addition of two toning metal stars from a £1 bracelet and two toning ribbons which also have some extra texture.

I do hope you'll all join in the challenge and I look forward to seeing your creations!



  1. Fabulous tag Ali and a great challenge - I promise I'll do my best to join in
    Ann x

  2. First let me congratulate on the guest designer spot you so deserve it and secondly I love your tag great job on it.

  3. I was waaaay off on my guess as to what the design would be, I was thinking beachballs for some reason...LOL...I love your creation, it's amazing! Those stars are perfect! But it's the gorgeous little ribbons, IMO, that give it the "finishing touch!"

  4. A great theme for the challenge Ali and a lovely tag here. I don't suppose I can get away with dipping a tag in a dish of the stuff though can I?
    Beryl xx

  5. Congratulations on being GD for Frankie, Ali, I love your tag
    Beryl x

  6. Gorgeous tag Ali, I love your distress embossing xx

  7. Really like rhubarb crumble and really like your tag. I was in a junk shop tonight and looking at bracelets and thinking how I could use them in paper things. Now I just have to get going.

  8. Fantastic tag for a fantastic challenge - thanks for the inspiration Ali.

  9. Great tag. Mona looks fabulous in that color.


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Ali xx