Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Q is for.....

The dreaded Q! No oils or carrier oils or latin names I could find so I decided to go with Quality. If you are buying essential oils for theraputic use it is imperative that they are 100% pure as a lot of cheap ones are inferior in quality or are adulturated oils and have been mixed with dubious substances! The Aromatherapy Trade Council is the UK's regulatory council for the Essential Oil Trade and it is recommended that if you want a good oil you buy from an ATC member. If you consider what has to be taken into consideration, like crop yields, where the plant is grown in the world (ie not next to a chemical factory!) then it is worth buying good quality. I struggled to make an artistic tag to go with this and this is what I came up with.

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I found some paper with little rosettes in the background and edged it with aged mahogany. Then I die cut a Tim Holtz rosette in deep pink and made a hanging ribbon. The metal Q fitted perfectly next to a downloaded certificate and I then painted a die cut star, made a little label for the wee bottle and painted a flourish silver. I'm not happy with this as a tag made, but I hope you agree it fits with my theme. Next thing to worry about is U, X and Z - ugh! Hope I can hang in there, love to you all. x

9 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Yes, some of these letters will be a challenge!

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  2. I think it is a pretty solution to the Q problem Barb. Love the q rosette and the little bottle of oil - sweet.

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  3. Quality is really important by those oils, great choice! Valerie

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  4. All the elements have come together really well, certainly gets the QUALITY message across.

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  5. Shame you're not happy with it, I think it's a very lovely tag Barb :0) Mo x

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  6. I think you managed your dilemma quite well! and how important "Quality" is :)

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  7. I like the way the Q fits neatly inside the rosette and the little glass bottle as a finishing touch.:)

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  8. I think this is a lovely tag! Very well put together. Carolyn xx

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  9. clever ideas,love the tiny oil bottle, Jane xx

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