Saturday, March 17, 2012

Kilts and Punk

Now that might seem like quite a random post title but over at Grungy Monday Linda is reviving a retro Tim technique which is all about plaid and alcohol inks. I immediately think 'Tartan' and that soon leads my thoughts onto Scotland and kilts! But not quite what I had in mind. I have to admit I was a bit stumped with this one and how to make it work for me.
After a few dabbles everything on my desk resembled badly washed car blankets and I thought I'd give it a miss. Plaid, tartan - whatever you want to call didn't seem to do it for me. The only thing that flickered was the thought of Punks and designer Vivienne Westwood - both renown for their Tartan escapades. I decided to give it one more stab with some bright colours, step out of my comfort zone and just go with the flow...
I used a mix of Pool, Wild Plum and Lettuce Alcohol inks going for fairly bold stripes...before getting busy stamping with lots of black archival ink, Urban Chic images and a touch of Mixed Media

I re-stamped and cut the heart and embossed it with lots black before putting it in the freezer for a few minutes. Then I bent and cracked the surface for a shattered look, shaped it and stuck it over the original with pads for extra height. I used wooden peg stamps to add the word "Rebel" inside the banner.
If you're going to do Punk then a few rips, attitude and safety pins are right at home. I used my Dymo to add the whatever and 1974 which is a quintessential punk year... all finished off with a tattered tie and wire. So all in all not a Sarah tag AT ALL but a challenge and a bit of inky fun which is enough for today. Right I'm off, I saw some boots on sale yesterday and I'm out to score a bargain. Enjoy the weekend and see you Monday. Sarah.

9 comments:

Siobhan Brignull said...

that is lush Sarah, I really do love it x

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is brilliant Hun those colours are just amazing,and love the pins,and that fab stamp hugs Cherylxxxx

Rita said...

Sarah, I wholly approve of your plaid. Your Tag is Fabulistic. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxx

Redanne said...

I think Rita said it all and she's Scotish! Love the plaid but like the word 'whatever', it sums up a Vivienne Westwood design in my book - I think she might like it too.......

Lunch Lady Jan said...

As I've been away, I've missed such a lot... but caught sight of your steampunk stiletto. It took my breath away. There is something to see on every centimetre of it - honestly, Sarah, you'd make a mint selling these on steampunk sites!!
Hugs, LLJ xx

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

This is great
I love it.

Greetings Janny

akilli melek said...

catching up on everyone who visited me for WOYWW 141. It's been a very very busy month!
love the tag, wouldnt mind seeing a kilt made from this tartan lol
caroline

Sam said...

Lovely tag here Sarah. We must have pulled out similar colours from our selection as our tartans are very similar!! Great minds and all that!!
Hope you are well!

Kezzy said...

I really love this tag, the colours are so striking, I would love to have a go at this background. Love the heart, just catching up with everyones blog lol. Kezzy xx