Sunday 10 March 2013

Anything But A Card Green or Paddy's Day or Irish

So how is every one getting on this Mothers Day (uk)?
 We are entering into our second week of our fortnightly challenge over at Anything But A Card. With St Patrick's day around the corner we are having a paddy's day, Irish or use Green theme, Now I drew a blank for ages, I just could not make the Irish theme fit with what I like to do so I ended up going the Green route.
 I have made a couple of tags using some digi images.

This Tag was made using Images from Dilly Beans the skulls and the little dude have been coloured with Copics. the BG behind the little dude has been painted with acrylic inks, I have just started using them, they are a great medium, very fluid and a great colour intensity, the red atc was also coloured with the acrylic inks. The images have then been covered with 2 coats of clear embossing powder.The tag it's self was coloured with Distress Stains as were the ribbons. The flower was made using Tim Holtz's tattered floral die and is a left over from some that I made for a tag last week.They were also coloured with acrylic inks and stamped with Tim Holtz images.

This tag has been made using the Hulk image from the Octopode Factory and has again been coloured with copics and then given two coats of clear embossing powder.
The tag was coloured with Black Soot Distress Inks and then swiped over with Antique Bronze. the letters are the plastic letters from Tim Holtz and once stuck down they were rubbed over with Treasure Gold Emerald. It's a new product for me, I have seen people using it in blog land in various colours, I really liked it, it is basically a guilding paste that can be buffed. Its like a soft moose and my fingers are still green but I really like it. The ribbon was coloured with Distress Stains and also some of the Treasure God so it ties in.

This Iron man  Atc is not part of the Green theme but I want to enter it into a challenge along with the Hulk tag. x
Also coloured with copics, the bg is black distress inks and the 0's and 1's are from one of Andy Skinners new masks.

Thank you for stopping by, Head on over to Anything But A Card to see what the awesome design team have been producing for inspiration and if you get a chance we would all love to see you take part. x

I would like to enter the Hulk and Iron man tag and ATC into the challenge over at the Octopode Factory, they are having a Hollywood challenge.

I would like to enter the little dude tag into the challenge over at Crafty Emblies, I am entering this into the paper crafting part of the challenge where the theme is things with wings

Dilly beans are having a Green theme.

The Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog is having a Bit O Green theme.

I would like to enter these tags into the challenge over at The Artistic Stamper they are having a Tag challenge this month.


  1. Hi Mark, The Hulk is great and the sentiment is brilliant for him. The little dude is cute too and I love the gorgeous flower at the top. I am fairly new to paints as well but really getting to love them. Anne x

  2. Mark they are just fab!! love Iron man..roll on Iron man 3!
    hugs Lou xx

  3. I was just like you Mark. The idea of St. Patricks day left me completely cold. I'm not a great lover of green either but at least I could work with that. As I said on the blog, I love your little figures - great fun.
    Enjoyed seeing you last Sunday at the Barn.

  4. Love these Mark. Great mix of media to create tags and ATC's that really made me smile. Hugs, Jenny x

  5. Mark, these are all freaking awesome but I especially love how you combined the Dilly Beans images for that tag. So cool. Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans. :)

  6. WOW Mark! Fabulous tags! Great work with the Dilly Beans images and thanks for joining us. And your Octopodes ROCK! Great take on the Hollywood theme. Giggling at the Hulk sentiment. xxD

  7. Hee hee! LOVE the Incredible Hulk (quote from one of my favourite Muppet songs too!!), and the Dilly Beans tag is so fun and funky... Little dude also dead cool - what a fantastic trio of makes!
    Alison x

  8. Mark I love your creations, but I just LOVE that tag, the images you used are just fab.
    Thanks for taking part in the Crafty Emblies challenge
    Crafty Emblies DT

  9. Wow. Great projects. I love your coloring and love that you explain how you created them. That's how we all grow and learn! Thanks!

    Now I need to find out more about acrylic inks!

  10. That is so amazing! Just love,love, love it!

  11. I'm with Glo LOL what else can I say? That hits the nail on the head. Suzanne xx

  12. Brilliant Tag/ATC's. Love the Hulk & Ironman ones, especially after a weekend of watching Iron Man 2 & The Avengers. Your application of colour to the images is again superb. You need to teach your technique :) Pxx

  13. Thank you for entering our paper crafting challenge "wings, or anything goes" over on the Crafty-Emblies challenge blog.
    Mark these tags are absolutely amazing! The bright colours and fun images work so well together. Who wouldn't love these???
    I hope to see you entering more of our future challenges on the Crafty-Emblies challenge blog.

    Hugs Lisa xxxx

  14. Love your tags Mark, not seen anything like them before!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty-Emblies!

    Elaine (Crafty-Emblies DT member) xx

  15. Fantastic tags Mark, love the combination of images you chose to use. Thanks for joining the Crafty-Emblies wings challenge.
    Karen xx(DTM)

  16. Wow ! These are great ! I love the Hulk one !!

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week


    Jo x

  17. All of these tags are just absolutely brilliant. Seriously amazing but my favourite is the one with the different sized skulls, too cool x

  18. Love them all they are really fab. Thanks for joining in with our challenge.
    Li DT member for Crafty-emblies

  19. Thanks for entering the tag challenge at The Artistic Stamper with your fun creation ;)
    xoxo Sioux