Sunday, 16 September 2012

Make Art Challenge #50 tag and a big THANKS!

Hi everyone, Thanks for popping by, and welcome to my wee blog.

I got a wonderful package in the post yesterday. I'm still smiling yet.

Lori, our most wonderful and talented list mom on the Everything Wendy Vecchi group recently posted me a prize for taking part in, and winning a game of Bingo in the group last month.
.... I still can't believe I won!! lol.

Below is the content of the box that arrived yesterday, all the wonderful goodies she so generously sent to me.

 I couldn't believe there was so much in the box. The spagetti mix of grey in the bottom was a huge pack of chipboard letters, so I couldn't help myself spelling out what I was thinking at the time! lol

Here's a close up of the beautiful tag she sent me too. It's gorgeous! The rose was glazed too but this doesn't show up in the photo. The pretty clear crystal next to the pearl doesn't show much at the top either, but it's there, if you look for it.

THANK YOU so much Lori. I'm sure I'll have lots of fun playing with this lot.

If you've not checked out Lori's blog yet, I recommend you do, her artwork is gorgeous.

This is the 50th Make Art Challenge in the yahoo EWV group, this time we've to use the techniques Tim Holtz shared in the Stamptember video on Simon Says Stamp's Blog here, and use at least one Wendy stamp or the stamps from one set, as Tim did on his video.
I made time this morning, to make a tag.

This is my entry for the MAC #50.

I really enjoyed creating this one. I used Distress Stains in "Faded jeans" and "Peeled paint", as I didn't have metalic DS, so I used "Egyptian gold" Radiant Rain Colour Concentrate dauber. I stamped using Black Archival and also with the same two DI colours I used in stains, and of course, Wendy Vecchi's beautiful "Botanical Art" stamp set (I used all but 2 stamps from this set)

Thanks for visiting and checking what I've been up to.
Please let me know you've been here by leaving me a comment. I love hearing from you.

Alexandra x


  1. Hi Alexandra, I am so glad to see someone use the flower from this wonderful stamp set, I challenged myself to use it last week, I tend to just use the butterfly. Your tag is gorgeous, love the colours you have chosen and all your random stamping too. Well done on your win and great prize!! Crafty hugs, Anne x

  2. Great prize!!! Wonderful tag from Lori!!! And a gorgeous tag you made for the challenge!!!!

  3. It's absolutely beautiful, Alexandra! Love how many different stamps you used and the colors are my faves. Congrats and enjoy that wonderful loot!

  4. Very pretty tag and great goodie suprise in the mail. Very generous indeed.

  5. I really, really love your tag. Great job using Tim's techniques and I love the colors! Congrats on your big Bingo win! Have fun with all your goodies!

  6. Oh my your tag is absolutely Gorgeous, lovely work of art, Congrats on your winnings!

  7. Love your tag, Alexandra, and you crack me up! Glad you are enjoying your package...and that it made it there safely and in record time! Thanks so much for joining the MAC!

  8. Just love your tag Alexandra, congrats on winning a prize. Going to check out that video.


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