Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Joan's Gardens Tag Challenge #8


Today I want to share with you the tag I made for Joan's Gardens Tag Challenge #8  You can follow the link to see what all the excitement is about.  I have been playing along with this challenge and hope to have several tags put away for when I need a little something extra to tuck into a gift bag.

I have been playing with Ranger's Distress Inks, and shimmer paints and this is what I came up with.  I used a large tag that I had stuck away some time ago and covered it with regular printer paper that had been wadded up and then colored with Glimmer Mist and shimmer paint.  I then glued it to my tag.  The colors I am working with this week are...Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot.  I just kept adding layers of color and then I ran the tag through an embossing pad and sprinkled Holographic Embossing Powder and embossed.  It just gave it another layer of shine.  My bird and cage are from the Tim Holtz Die and I just added layers of color until I achieved the look I wanted.  I used Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and leaves and just sprayed them with color and glimmer mist until I liked the look of them.  The top ornamental piece is from Marianne's Designs Corners Dies and I did the same technique on it.  This is a little out of my comfort zone as I used lots of purple; but I'm beginning to feel right at home with it.  I hope I haven't overwhelmed you with the color!  This tag was inspired by Selma the designer for Joan's Gardens.  Selma uses quite a bit of purple and just works her magic with it.  Oh yes, my ribbon on the top of the tag is seam binding died to match with Ranger Distress Inks diluted in water and sprayed onto the binding. 

13 comments:

Beate said...

Glenda, that is another amazing tag. You rock those challenges.
Hugs and smiles

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh this is just stunning Glenda! Beautiful work my friend!

Olga said...

absoultely beautiful@ I wish I did these but never have took to making tags much, yours are always breath taking!

Adielane said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love everything about it!!

Sylvia said...

This is the most beautiful tag that I have ever seen, Glenda! It looks like altered art! Jus gorgeous! Have a wonderful March!

Joan Fricker said...

Glenda, your tag is gorgeous. Thanks for telling us how you did it too. I love the purple and the shine.
Great job!

Thanks so much for joining us in Joan's Gardens #8 Weekly Challenge. Your tags are stunning.

Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Patti J said...

Glenda, this tag is so beautiful! You are amazingly talented! Love it!!!

Selma said...

You are right Glenda. I do love purple and this is one of the most gorgeous tags I have ever seen. That background is gorgeous. I'm not sure what shimmer paint is but I must learn to use it. Your flowers and birdcage are also gorgeous. It is always such a thrill to come and see your projects.

Cathy Willett said...

Glenda, your tag is so pretty. I love the colors and the different things you do. There is so many different things to look at. Wonderful job!

Joelle said...

This tag is spectacular.. I've been having such a great time looking through your blog! Your work is gorgeous. Congrats on making it throught the first round of Heartfelt creations.

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, this is a fabulous creation!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOWZA! This is just GORGEOUS Glenda! Each week your tags just keep getting better & better! THANKS so much for all the inspiration! FABULOUS!!

Kris Turner said...

Absolutely amazing, Glenda! Love the technique on the tag - looks very Victorian. Thanks for sharing and inspiring! P.S. Love your blog bg and header (great minds think alike! HA!)
Kris, Wadsworth, OH
www.visionsininmyheart.blogspot.com

You might also like:

Related Posts with Thumbnails