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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Best Butter Tag





The challenge on The Altered Alice Blog is presently 'The Best Butter' so I have designed and made this tag as my entry.  It depicts the March Hare holding up the pocket watch at the Mad Hatters Tea Party and declaring 'But it was the BEST Butter' before dipping the whole thing in his tea !

I seem to be having a very yellow phase at the moment too, as you will have probably noticed.






The tag is a manilla tag coated liberally in mustard seed Distress Stain, dried with a heat gun and heat embossed with diamonds through a mask with Versamark ink and detail clear embossing powder.  The tag was then swiped over with picket fence Distress stain and wiped with a baby wipe to remove the white stain from the clear embossed diamonds.

Some of the unglazed diamonds were then filled in with a water brush filled with orange dye ink.







I next stamped the top of the tag with a squares and dots border stamp inked with black Archival Ink.  Some black dots were added with fine black Posca pen.








The base of the tag was decorated in layers with some pale orange lace, lemon Rik-Rak ribbon and a silver buckle, black & white striped ribbon and spotty paper held in place with two gold staples.








The March Hare (IndigoBlu) was stamped on white card in black Archival Ink and coloured in with Marvey alcohol ink brush pens before cutting out and adhering as shown.  The words are maroon self adhesive letters edged with black Posca.

Final touch was to edge the tag in tangerine Versamagic chalk ink and apply a piece of pale gold silk ribbon, tying in place and finishing with two more gold staples.

Sid xx

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18 comments:

Carol Q said...

keep up the yellow phase Sid, I really like it! funnily enough I haven't come across this phrase before....

Diane O. said...

Love the colors and the stamps, great job!

Fuchsia said...

Great Tag Sid Lovely colours

Angelnorth said...

Fab tag, love the effect with the harlequin background!

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

I am loving your yellow phase - wonderful tag

Effie said...

Loving the yellow butteriness!

Deborah said...

Such a fab yellow, I can't believe it's not butter (sorry LOL). Brilliant tag, Sid.

Kate said...

I love your background and image! Lovely tag!

Lynne Phelps said...

Thanks so much for playing along with The Altered Alice! Love the way you built up the layers of color in the background, and you've used my all time fave March Hare stamp! The little letters on red are the perfect finishing detail!

Shirley-anne said...

Hi there Sid .Amazing creation from you as usual .
Love the image, on this fab tag , and all the detailing behind it .

Sue said...

This is fabulous Sid, I love your background. These Indigo Blu stamps are one my wish list too x

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

bonito Tag
Detalhe da fivela é interessante!

Hermine said...

Great tag, love that hare, gorgeous spring colours

sam21ski said...

Fab tags, lovely rich colours.

You need to get some pan pastels Sid

Sam xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful tag with great details. Love the bright yellow.

Rein said...

Wonderful tag Sid!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous ag, love love your background and I love this image. Thanks so much for joining in The Altered Alice Challenge. Tracy x

Neet said...

Great tag Sid, thanks for the yellow - it brightens up the days.
Hugs, Neet x

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