Happy Monday my Artsy Fartsy Friends!! After this busy Easter weekend and a HUGE Easter dinner with friends, I’m looking forward to getting back down into my craft dungeon just so I can recuperate from my food coma!! LOL!!
This weekend had us putting out Hummingbird feeders for the returning Hummers who are finding their way ‘home’ (our first hummer of the season returned on Friday–a male Rufous!), clean-up of a downed tree from a brief, yet violent, windstorm that came in on Saturday, then some cooking and baking for Easter Sunday dinner with our good neighbors. BUSY BUSY BUSY!!
All in all a GREAT weekend–With a little bit of crafting thrown into the mix 😉
Amongst all of the busy work, I was able to fit in a little bit of crafty work on Saturday to make this tag for a few challenges: Frilly & Funkie ‘Flights of Fancy’, A Vintage Journey ‘Spring Flowers’ and the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers ‘E is for Embellishments’. Let me show you how I worked in each challenge requirement on this single #8 manila tag 🙂
Here’s just some of the supplies I gathered to start on this tag…
…You may notice Kudzu Kafe’s ‘Angry Girl’, already fussy cut and inked up? She’s one of those left-over pieces that I’ve had sitting around, just waiting for THE perfect project to incorporate her in, along with her wings!
I started with applying tissue tape randomly to the front and back sides of the tag.
I swiped Scattered Straw DP over the entire front side of the tag, then spritzed with water…
…blotted off the excess paint/water mix and dried with my heat tool.
I gave the back of the tag the same treatment using Crushed Olive DP.
When I ‘painted’ the back side of the tag, some of the Crushed Olive DP got onto the front side of the tag–I’m really happy with this two-toned border my messiness gave me 🙂
I applied Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain DI’s to the front and back sides of the tag with my ink blending tools and distressed the edges…
…then gave both sides the old spritz and flick of water and dried with my heat tool. Love those water spots!!
Now it’s time for me to experiment with the new Gerbera Daisy dies from My Favorite Things! I’ve gathered kraft glassine, tulle, tissue paper, vellum and muslin (which the die did not cut through) to make my Spring Flowers with. The gesso is for the tulle.
I took my piece of kraft glassine and waded it into a little ball. Then I flattened it out and ran it through my Big Shot machine to get these, almost leather-like, gerbera daisy petals and centers–COOL!!
I cut a piece of tissue paper to accommodate the dies and inked with Mustard Seed DI, then gave a spritz of Pure Sunshine Ink Spray and finished with a splattering of Ripe Persimmon DP. Of course I had to paint splatter something 🙂
I also die cut the Gerbera Daisies out of the gesso’d tulle and vellum…
…but I forgot to take pictures of the petals before I started assembly. For the vellum layer, I stamped the bee image from the Le Jardin plate with Staz-On ink in Jet Black.
Wings for ‘Flights of Fancy’, Gerbera Daisy die cuts for ‘Spring Flowers’…embellishments coming up!
Now to put everything together onto the tag–Time for the ‘E is for Embellishment’ part of this project 🙂
And, how it goes for me, I forgot to take pictures of the assembly part–I just started going and before I knew it, this tag was together and ready for its close-up!!
OH–Angry Girl did change her clothes! She had to…her head was ripping off slightly, so I just stamped, colored and fussy cut another girl and adhered her on top of the previous. Now, she’s presented in a simple frock colored in Crushed Olive and Dusty Concord DM’s and my water brush. I also gave her a spritz of MFT Mixables Sheer Shimmer spray for a little glitz.
I LOVE how these Gerbera Daisies turned out! After laying down the crystal swirl on the tag first, I adhered 3 Gerbera Daisy blooms down with matte multi-medium and let air dry before securing winged angry girl down with stacked foam squares.
This Fancy Butterfly is die cut from Wendy Vecchi’s molding film and inked with Stream & Wild Plum Adirondack alcohol inks. I glued the wings to angry girl with matte multi-medium and let air dry. Once dry, I molded the wings using my embossing heat tool-CAREFULLY!!
I layered foam dots on top of each other to really give winged girl a pop off the front of the tag and showcase those wings!
Now, onto the back side of this tag–
Quote courtesy of Randy Marsh in Season 14, Episode 1410 “Insheeption’ of South Park.
OK–have I tipped my hand that I’m a South Park fan? I had to add this in, not only for the ‘snark’ factor of it, but, it just fits with Angry Girl! That look on her face can be interpreted in so many different ways–This is the attitude she gives us today 🙂
I used two of the tissue paper die-cut blooms with enamel dot centers for a little filler around the words and a small crystal swirl around the hole at the top of the tag.
I wrapped jute twine around the bottom of the tag and tied a small scrap of it around the crinkle ribbon at the top.
I printed the words onto manila stock and fussy cut, then inked with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain DI’s and adhered in place with matte-multi medium.
There she is–Angry Girl with ‘Flights of Fancy’ among the ‘Spring Flowers’ ‘Embellished’ front and back! WHEW!! I think I’ve got it covered!
Thanks for joining me today! This was a fun tag to make and I hope it was fun for you to see how it went together. Until next time-
Stay Artsy Fartsy! XOXO-Shari
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