Hello my Lovelies, I'm getting this in with only hours to go, again.
I went to my favorite Challenge to see how many days I had to posts, squawk, only 7 hours, so I quickly went to my desk to finish my two tags. When Miss Julie Ann posted her tag, which is amazing, as she does, she made it for a Christmas gift, I thought grrrreat idea.. I was making it for a special Christmas tag and would have it done. BUT I really wanted one for my wardrobe too.
Which is why I made two of them.
I search on line for 2 quotes, keeping in mind the letter was U and a quote, I looked up creative quotes and came up with these ones..
This will be a long post, photo heavy and lots of explaining, you had better get a cuppa, or just take a look at the photos and enjoy..
You will have to look at them on the large setting to see what I'm nattering on about. :O).
I started with a master board for both tags and challenged myself to make them totally different.
The paper was from a 12x12 pad, it was a shiny green with an white embossed diamonds with 4 little tear drops in the corners.
I gave it a few layers of watered gesso, covering all the green and hoping the embossing would still show through, and it did, so happy about that.
I painted it with some beach hut fresco, white watercolor paint and water, I gave it 3 layer of this.
I stamped a fall tree in white paint to make it wintery, that's not a real word, but you get what I mean..
I had a kids stencil with what I thought looked like a snowflake, closest think I have to a snowflake, keeping with the wintery theme. Lightly stamped some lovely script from Paperartys .
I embossed a swirly flower in silver embossing powder, I have 3 tiny jars of it, which I use sparingly and have had for over 12 years..
A close up...
This is the two of them done, front and back...
This is my keeper, a quote I believe to be SO true...
I used some peeled corrugated cardboard to frame it..
The backing is the back of a card stock pad :)..
I got my friend Sheila to print the quotes out on some watercolor paper I gave her, I cut out the words, edged them with broken china.
The U is a foam letter with lots of thick gesso and rock candy distress glitter. I added thick gesso to the frame.
I stamped the word and meaning, create, on a chip board sweet bird, edged him black soot ink, used a blue flat back jewel for his eye..
For the topping I used 2 silky ribbons, I do make mine different, so they are able to be hung.
This is my Christmas tag, a gift for a special someone...
The large U is a chip board letter I just got from my Friend Pat, she and I went to a craft day at her church, making snowmen, I'll have to post the pics of them soon. Anywho, the letter was perfect for this tag.
I stamped the lovely square with the word You, and stamped the word sparkle inside..
This quote is perfect for the receiver, I tore out the words, then edged them in broken china, love them torn out, the edges are lovely. I added some snow on top of the letter and words with glue and fine white glitter..
I fooled you in the first photo, I had completely forgotten all about this tiny tag, with the word Believe and snowy corners, it is the same on the both sides, when I down loaded the photos, I finally remembered the tiny tag, went back to my desk, added it to the tag and took more photos..
For the topping I used 2 fancy ribbons...
I'm entering these two here with the Dragons, its always a pleasure and lots of fun to dream along with the wonderfully creative design
team, thanks for always inspiring me to dream...
Oh boy only 3 hours left, I'll be flying around to visit blog land.
Wishing you all a wonderful creative week, ((( BIG HUGS ))).