Friday, April 27, 2012

Grapevine Tag

 Took some time to play with inks and stamps with no particular end in sight tonight.  I took a tag that I had used to mop up inks when I was making a mess the other night and finished it out with more color and some stamping.  Dug out my alchohol inks and inked up some trinkets to match. 

The Grapevine stamps are from Stampin' Up from 1996. Somerset Studios sent them to me to be do as part of their "With One Stamp" feature several years ago. They would send out the same set of stamps to a few artists and we would create different projects and send them back to be featured in the magazine. At that time I was submitting a lot of rubberstamp projects and collage art to the magazine and had several pieces published in Somerset Studios and Legacy.

I finally had to give up doing that as I got busy with work and three young children...etc, etc. but I've missed all my inks and papers and my creative time each night and I'm making more of an effort to just DO something several nights a week, rather than waiting until I have a big chunk of time to work.  Of course...then I end up like tonight spending hours working and then look up and realize it is 1 a.m. and I have to be up in 5 hours to gets kids up for school and me off to work. 

Ahhh well, the weekend is coming up and maybe I'll do some catching up on my sleep...or maybe not. It is Bike Week after all and we got friends with bands that are performing each day so Dwayne and I will be headed out for some fun!
Well, I'm going to call it a night/morning.  Have a great weekend everyone!


crafty creations

Great tag Anna - love the way you did the background mopping up !!! fabulous

Creatique Candy

Love your tag Anna & it was fabulous to read your share. I would opt to create as much as possible. Enjoy the bike rides.
I do adore the background features you used. TFS


What a great post and wonderful tag.


This is such a pretty tag!! Love all the inkyness!! Thanks for joining us @ Seriously Creative Challenges!


This is a fantastic tag, really loving the colours!!! And I applaud your efforts to get back into the crafty groove! Thanks for joining in at Seriously Creative Challenges, hugs, Roxy.


I love all the inky textures on your tag! Good for you making an effort to create again after a break :) Thanks so much for playing along at our Seriously Creative Challenge! Hope you'll join us again in May!

Hill Top Creations

Wow lovely tag and what a neat idea to keep one handy when you are inking going to try and remember Take Care and thanks for joining us at CA

anna christensen crafts

Anna - this is really beautiful - Anna xx