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.