Saturday, July 2, 2011

Alice: The Octopode Factory Friday Challenge

Here I am to participate in the first ever The Octopode Factory Friday Challenge! Woohoo!

You knew I'd join in because I love Octopode and the wonderful artist, Lily Chilvers, who creates these whimsical, funny, occasionally creepy characters for us.

I'll admit now that you might not see me every week for Lily's Octopode Challenges: But only because a few months ago someone (me) promised someone else (my inner me) that I wouldn't join any more weekly challenges.

After all, at some point I must find time to earn money for bills ... and more craft stuff.

Though that's not today. Today I picked up random lost bits around the house, pulled back yard weeds, went for a swim in the pool and made this tag! Yay!

Oh, and I mixed up a Tanquery and Sprite. Maybe two. Three. Alright? Three.

Who cares about that ... we've got a tag to talk about! I inked a white stock tag with green, yellow and orange distress inks, added a strip of tan velvet ribbon and a bunch of black dots around the edges.

"Alice" is stamped with Perfect Medium, which is the most aptly named product on planet earth, then embossed with black powder.

Finally I added our cute Alicepode with her mushroom and smoke me bottle along with a wee strip of red ribbon from which hangs the key Alice so desperately needs.

Thanks for dropping in everyone, and I hope you find time to check out The Octopode Factory Friday Challenge: Even if you can't join in you should see the design team samples! They are amazing!

13 comments:

  1. oooohhh i love this! fab work.

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  2. Terrific tag, love this one. x

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  3. Fantastic tag! I love how you have done your background and the dots are the perfect touch. Donna

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  4. A Fab, fun tag, love the happy colours as well Yvonne x

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  5. Loving the colours on this tag and those eyes get me!!! Hugs Mrs A.

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  6. Great tag, the colors are bright and bold. Wonderful.

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  7. Really a wonderful Alice tag - great colors, the key is a great eye catcher.

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  8. Too funny! Well Lynn will get a kick out of that and we are friends, so if you want to call me Lynn, I would be honored!!!! Alice is so quaint in little lavender dress! How could you not look into those big eyes and not love this tag? Awesome colors and design my creative friend! Have a wonderful 4th and enjoy that pool! The last couple of days, I sure wish we had one!

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  9. What a bright and beautiful tag! Awesome job!

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  10. Great tag, I love the key!

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  11. Fabby tag there, girly! Love the bright colors and wonderful details. Now, when can I come over for a drinky or three and a little dip in the pool? Sounds divine! xxD

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  12. I am, like you a huge fan of Lily's work - so interesting how differently people use the stamps

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