Tuesday, 29 April 2014
#ENCHANTING - tag
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and Anna-Karin have a yellow in mind this week with their 'Not so Mellow Yellow' challenge. Yellow is one of my favourite colours so I jumped at the opportunity am going to join in. I didn't fancy making a card today so I decided to make a tag instead! You will find this very strange, but this is my first tag, ever! I don't know why, but I never made tags before. I had so much fun and I love how it turned out.
I used a corrugated card board as my base and tore top layer off here and there and distressed the edges. I cut an identical piece of a patterned paper by Prima (Jodie Lee designs, Fairy Belle Collection),
distressed and sponged the edges with the Walnut stain distress ink by Tim Holtz, stamped the script by Prima with my black Stazon and adhered the paper to my base with my Pebeo matte gel. I tore some of the edges off, distressed and curled them too and used a bit of Gesso on the exposed corrugated areas. My bright yellow Cosmic Shimmer watercolour came into play next. I let it drip a bit and splashed here and there. I used the same technique with the die cut swirls and the punched out flowers and my stamped sentiment (Prima). The idea was to create an enchanting fairy like tag to go with the theme of the patterned paper. They are all gorgeous btw! My pretty iridescent sequins in all sorts of shapes where added as centers for my flowers and also hidden in between the patterned paper and the corrugated board and behind the tulle fabric that I distressed with the Walnut stain ink. In the end I coloured a white ribbon with the same yellow paint, distressed it with the same distressed ink and added an off-white lace and the pretty owl on a twine to finish the tag off. It needed something else so I added some yellow paint splashes and I was finally happy with the result. I hope you like it too! Here are some more pics for you...
Today is a special day! The lovely Papercraft Inspiration Magazine that I am featured in is out on sale as off today! Yay! So stay tuned, I will share my page with you later on so you can see what on earth I have been talking about for the last few days :)
Thank you for stopping by! All the best,