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Monday, 12 July 2010

Inchie by Inchie at Dragon's Dream Tag It On

Frankie's challenge at Dragon's Dream Tag it On is to use 'Inchies' on your tag this week, here's mine


I think my mojo has melted in the hot weather we've been having as I've really struggled for inspiration over the weekend. I've had a tip from my good friend Ann, who suggested to start with a few limited supplies. I took her advice and just used what was on my desk - some blank tags, stampbord, Elusive images themeplates (Curly Birds and Live out Loud) and distress inks (Vintage photo, spiced marmalade and antique linen)

I made an inky backgroun by swooshing all 3 inkpads on my craft mat and spraying with a little water. I swooshed the tag and the stampbord squares in the ink. While the tag was damp I stamped the large curly bird and the leafy flourish several times with vntage photo ink. Once it was dry I stamped the smaller bird and the bird cage with black , verafine and embossed with Tequila Sunrise EP. I also distressed the edges with the same inks.

I stamped the sanskrit proverb on the block of stampbord squares and then used one of the brids tails as a flourish around the edges. Each square was then triple embossed with clear UTEE and edged with a copper pentouch pen.

I've got some gorgoeus braid somewhere to finish the tag off but I've started sorting my ribbons etc out and they are all in a huge pile on my table! Its one of those jobs you just wish you'd  never started lol.

I'm entering this tag in the following challenges:
Rainbow Lady's Challenge: Triple Treasures - it was hot work triple embossing all those little squares for this weeks challenge lol
Sweet Stampin Challenge: Things with Wings
Creative Cottage: No cards allowed
Charizma Cardz: Watch the birdie

Thanks for looking, I hope your week has started well
Claire xx

16 comments:

  1. Stunning Tag!!!1 WOW!!!!!
    xxxx

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  2. wow Claire this is beautiful hun xx

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  3. Well suggested Ann its a fabulous tag and brilliant idea to use inches the way you have. xx Zoe

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  4. wow this is stunning, love it. Thanks for joining us at Creative Cottage challenge, Tracy x

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  5. This is fabulous Claire, I don't think your mo jo has gone anywhere.xxx

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  6. WOW Claire. Love this. Brilliant artwork, x

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  7. Woo Claire it's fab amd the colours are so rich and muted... jus from your desk!!! What a lovely dream, thanks
    Huge Hugs
    Frankie
    xx

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  8. just gorgeous!! Love the mosic detail you have created with the little inchies! fabulous! Hugs Juls

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  9. This is gorgeous Claire, not made any inchies myself for years. Started out in Altered then went all cute. A lovely tag and the UTEE looks fab!
    Clairexx

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  10. Wonderfully creative Claire. Sorry you got sooo hot doing this too but I could not predict your heatwave lol. Thanks for sharing this week Love Cynthia x

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  11. Another fantastic creation Claire.

    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  12. such a fab tag
    Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week
    AllisonX

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  13. Loving that vintage look claire - great tag hun x
    Thanks for joining us at the creative cottage challenge blog this week x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xx

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  14. simply stunning hun..

    Thanks for playing with the sweet stampers xx

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  15. Wow, it's a fantastic creation

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