Sunday 24 February 2013

Anything But A Card '13'

Good morning everyone I hope your Sunday will be a good one.A big welcome to my newest followers and a thank you for stopping by.
 Today over at Anything But A Card we are just starting week two of our '13' challenge, Its our 13th challenge and we want to see all your 13 inspired creations, now it can be superstition related, you can use 13 brads or jems etc a tag for a 13 year old, let your imagination go wild.
 For me the number 13 brings to mind Tattoo's, it's one of those old school classic designs so I made a tag brining together several classic tattoo designs.

The tag was cut from some mount board with my Tim Holtz die and covered with some Graphic 45 paper from their oriental range, they have some stunning papers.
 The Candy Skull image is from Dilly Beans and has been coloured with copics fussy cut and clear embossed twice.
 The banner and swallows are from Little Musings, I did a search for tattoo design digi's and these came in an set.Again these were coloured with copics, fussy cut and clear embossed.The banner comes empty so I just sketched on the 13.
The ribbon was stained with Picked raspberry distress inks and was threaded through a metal eyelet with a leather thong.

So get your thinking caps on and head on over to Anything But A Card we would love to see you over there. And whilst you are there you can check out what the rest of our awesome DT have created for the number 13.

I would like to enter this into a couple of challenges.

Sparkles and Glitter are having an 'All the things you love challenge, now if you meet me you will see I love tattoo's


  1. Love this, super duper love it. x

  2. Wow the colouring on this tag is stunning. Especially the light and shade around the scroll. The overall effect is very rich in tone and really pops out. Love, love, love!!!! As for the number 13, I don't know why but I'm increasingly OCD about it, as I age. I'm not normally superstitious but I try to avoid lists that hit 13. If my to do list reaches 13 for example, I have to add another. Same for the TV, when I see there are 13 episodes of Frasier waiting to be watched, I have to watch one to bring the number down. And yes, I know how nuts it sounds haha. But then I'd hate to be normal lol. Have a great week. Px

  3. WoW - super stunning and such gorgeous colours :-D xxxxxxxx

    1. OMG - I am doing the same thing as Paul as I get older.... won't cut anything 13 times, do 13 sit-ups 'n' stuff etc. etc. pffftttt !!!! Maybe it's an age thing ??? LoL

  4. Great tag, reminds me of the Day of the Dead in South america. As for being superstitious not me, I'm the girl that when she goes to new places, like to visit cemeteries. Freaks my hubby out!. love Franceca

  5. Gosh, the colours are stunning. I was in a butterfly mood today, but i love your little birdies, too. Fantastic tag with great tattoo (:o)

  6. Oh wow, that is an oustanding wonderful amazing fabolous work!!!!
    love love love it!!!

  7. Einfach fantastisch Mark.
    Liebe Grüße, Anja

  8. Hi Mark, now I just have a vision of you getting your tattoo when you were 13!..... Despite having a skull on your design (which I love) this looks so elegant, the colours are just fabulous. A beautiful piece Mark. Anne x

  9. Well, well, well, look who's been practicing with his Copics! GORGEOUS colors! They all just pop! LOVE the tattoo designs. I'm not a huge fan of traditional tattoo designs, but I do admire great artwork never the less.
    Oh and BTW, your stencils will be posted tomorrow. I'll email you with the details.

  10. A stunning tag, Mark I love the images you have chosen and the colours are beautifully vibrant and striking. Vee.

  11. I just love Sugar Skulls and the tattoo style so adore these images and what you've done with them. Fantastic, right up my street.

  12. This is a fabulous tag Mark - tattoo parlour meets Oriental palace. It works so well. Hugs, Jenny x

  13. Love your tag Mark, super great coloring on this, I just recently got the Roman Numeral 13 tattooed on my wrist. Love your style!

  14. Oh wow...I love this! Love the colors too!

  15. Wow - how cool to go with tatoos - and how fabulous are those colours?! A really great tag...
    Alison x

  16. WOW Mark! Gorgeous vibrant colors and fab images. LOVE this! xxD

  17. Ack! I love this. I'm a 13-fan and a tattoo fan, so this holds a special appeal to me.