Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Gardeners' Question Tags!

Hello all, Alison (butterfly) here with a set of gardeners' tags using some of the recent new releases here at Artistic Stamper.


They're very simple tags, as they're intended for practical use.  It occurred to me that (apart from crafters) there is a group of people for whom tags are useful, and that's gardeners, especially the novices amongst us.


They're useful for labelling plants, adding reminders of particular tasks or treatments an individual plant requires or enjoys; not to mention reminding yourself what's where or what's what (to avoid the horrible consequences of ignorance outlined in the quote I just had to include today!).


So the new Gardening Stamps seemed to be perfect combined with some of the small, cheap luggage labels in a nice earthy brown which were sitting in my stash.


I kept it simple with the stamping.  The images are stamped in Potting Soil (but of course!), and I added my favourite Calligraphy Mat #19 in Rusty Hinge to prompt the idea that the gardener should add some of her or his own writing to these tags on the back, with whatever information is needed.


I did a bit of inking, both with Potting Soil and Rusty Hinge, and finally added a couple of splatters of Ground Coffee Dylusions - again encouraging whoever's using them to get them good and mucky - no need to keep them pristine!


Some simple garden twine - what else? - to attach them with and we're done.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Perhaps these gardeners' tags will have put you in the mood to come and play in our Spring is Coming challenge here at The Artistic Stamper this month... we'd love to see you there.

When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it.  If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.
Anonymous
(Hence the need for good labelling with tags!)


Ingredients used:
Artistic Stamper stamps - Garden Plates #1 and #2, Calligraphy Mat #19
Archival Inks - Potting Soil
Distress Inks - Rusty Hinge
Dylusions - Ground Coffee
From my stash - small luggage tags, garden twine

24 comments:

massofhair said...

LOVING the gardeners Tags Alison, they are beautiful and just in the right colours. I bet these would sell well at a country fayre :-) xxx

Dagmar said...

Great tags - i love the nature-look!

Helen said...

fabulous, simple gardeners tags, love them.

Sid said...

Great idea and they look great as well as being useful !

Marci said...

Lovely!

Artyjen said...

Love the earthy tags ;)
and the quote too
xoxo Sioux

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous tags, I am loving those stamps!! :)

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Simple but so clever...very nice tags Alison!

Lisa M said...

Love the tags, love the earthy tones and perfectly selected ink names you chose too! ;)

Kay Wallace said...

You have brought to me the sweet smell of turned, moist earth with your gardeners' tags, Alison. Bring it!

Mary W said...

Great quote - love your tags.

Georgie C said...

Gorgeous and practical xx

Dorthe said...

Lovely tags , Allison, sweet stamps and wonderful to use for flowers or other garden related gifts. Love the scripts, too.
Hugs from Dorthe

Julie Ann Lee said...

Love the rustic look of these tags. They would make the perfect gift for gardeners - and maybe I should create some myself before I uproot too many delicate plants instead of the flourishing weeds that love my garden so much! xx

Kelly Deal said...

Love the stamps and the tags that were created with them!

Sue said...

Fab tag Alison, these are lovely stamps xx

Redanne said...

The stamps are fantastic and I do love your 'simple' tags, they look amazing Alison. They will look wonderful in someone's garden. Anne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous tags - they really are "just the ticket" for tying to precious plants! The quote made me laugh as my Dad( a professional gardener) used to use a similar, but a bit more pithy saying!! Hugs, Chrisx

Hazel Agnew said...

Love their rustic usefulness!

Inkypinkycraft said...

great tags and they may be 'simple' but they are perfectly done!

Dee Adams said...

Perfect project for this time of year. Dee x

Amanda said...

Less is more, especially in this case, lovely
Love
Amanda x

Vintagehandmade said...

Alison, your tags are fabulous! I love the earth tones and the stamps are perfect!
Branka xxx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Beautiful garden tag and very useful, I need mine! xx