Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thanks Tag

Thank you, for taking the time to check back with me.  If I were to say, that this weekend was a challenge, I think I would be sugar coating it.  I created a tag for the challenge over @ Our Creative Corner.  Susan, wants you to create your own background on your paper craft, and absolutely NO pattern paper.  And don't cover up your background.  Sounds like a fun challenge, huh?  Well, I have been making paper crafts for the Arts & Crafts Fairs that I am selling at, and well, my focus has been on Holiday themed items.  I needed a little inspiration, so I headed over to Tim Holtz blog, to see what he has done for the November Tag.  And so, I basically did what he did.  I did a stamp resist technique and a color wash for my background color.  I used minimal embellishments, which was a struggle for me.  So, here is the tag that I created.  It is not my typically style, but I do like it.

Let me first apologize for the photo quality.  I took the photo of this tag earlier with my camera.  But then I lost my camera.  I know that sounds odd, but, I can't' find it anywhere.  So, I had to use my cell phone.  Then I had to email the photo to myself.  Then our modem crashed.  Replaced the modem.  (yes, we had to drive into town to do that.)  Then our internet went out.  Not sure if it is from the snow (yes, we got snow), or our mountain location (elevation 7500ft), or my luck.  Either way, I really had to work at this post.
Here is how I created this tag:
I cut a tag from Shimmer white card stock, 4 1/4" x 2 1/4".  I stamped the two leaves from the French Foliage stamp set, in Versa Mark, sprinkled on some ultra detail clear embossing powder, and then heat set it.  I sprayed the tag with water, and used my aqua painter to 'water-color' the tag with So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive re-inkers.  I did spray the tag with a spritz or two of more water, to help blend the colors.  I used my heat gun to speed up the drying time.  I stamped the sentiment in Jet Black Staz-On.  The stamp is a little off set.  I did that on purpose.  I used some crumb cake seam binding to tie the bow at the top of the tag.  I stamped the small thanks onto a vintage tag in soft suede, and used a tiny clothes pin to attach the vintage tag to the seam binding.  For the butterfly, I used a die to cut the shape from some beautiful pattern paper (city sidewalk from Pink Paislee).  I used picket fence distressed paint to edge the butterfly, and then dunked the painted butterfly into my tub of dazzling diamond glitter.  I had a beautiful black crystal brad left over from my MME lost and found 2 collection.  And viola!
Thank you for stopping by.  I hope that you have a chance to play along with us this week @ Our Creative Corner.  I know you will have fun!  And if nothing else, it gives you an excuse to 'play' in your craft space {smile}.


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Sharon
Wow! I think you should do more in this media, just throw away that Pp, because this Tag is just beautiful, it has such soft qualities; the colours and the resist just balance perfectly, can't you see the potential as a Bg to one of your images, because I can!
Elements are a favourite to add on cards for me too, and you have picked the perfect one here in the butterfly, as it connects so well with everything else. It may be minimal but, and I cannot believe I am saying this ....sometimes less is more! Well that is what everyone tells me so I thought I would pass it on. Thank you for making a great Bg.

Lisa Minckler said...

I agree with Sue, you have a flair for this style Sharon! Your tag has such depth and character and I'm always so amazed how people can bring such a small surface area to life like this. I truly love it!!
P.S. I had to laugh out loud, your trials sounded horrible, but hysterical at the same time. Hope all is well now. :D
Lisa xx

Words and Pictures said...

I really like it too! Wonderful background... and such an elegant, evocative tag. I'm so glad you overcame nature and technology to share it with us!!
Alison x

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Sharon, this tag is gorgeous! Love the beatuiful background and pretty butterfly.... :)

Lili said...

Another gorgeous tag! You created a fabulous bg.Love the colors you have used.
Hugs ;)