Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tagalicious Tuesday

 I like the delicate coloring on this spring-like tag.  The techniques are actually studies in texture.  The background has resist stamping as well as embossing.  The fluffy paper adds to the texture.  The center of the large flower is deep thermal embossed with a swathe of pearlescent alcohol ink over the top.  For fun I added the little circular tag at the top, which I made from scrapbooking paper.
This tag was inspired by the beautiful tag Alice showed me made from Martha Stewart All Over the Page punch.  She had done a card using a heart and beads.  I chose the butterfly and beaded the body.  Buttonhole twist makes the antennae, but they are hard to distinguish from the stamped foliage in this picture.  I used alcohol ink on acetate behind the butterfly, added an alcohol inked fragment charm and continued the Martha Stewart theme with the punched border.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Tagalicious Tuesday Card Tags

I knew I wanted to use blue paper from Nikki Sivils, and it went perfectly with the Jenni Bowlin red!  I had been playing around with blue and red and this just came together.  It's mostly inked using the Florets mask from Tim Holtz, dressed up with tattered florals and pearls.  How perfectly shabby chic!  I tore my craft room apart looking for stamps that would "go with".  I think they turned out OK!

Look closely and you will see the Tim Holtz Umbrella Man!  I thought this card might be used for sympathy or encouragement.  Again, Nikki Sivils paper with blue inks and paints.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tag-a-licious Tag Card Tuesday

I really like how this tag card came out.  The parakeet stamp is one of my favorites (Magenta) of course because I have a parakeet!  But my Billie is blue, I made this one green and yellow.  The fun technique on this card is making paint from Perfect Pearls.

This tag card is much prettier in person.  The fiber flower is just hinted at in this picture.  I guess I had too much glare from my camera.  I just ironed the flower onto the tag, but I can see I am going to have to put some adhesive.  It is trying to lift off.  The paper is Graphic 45.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Tag-a-licious Tuesday

I wanted to do two techniques:  First a tape transfer, and I wanted to use embossing powder as a resist.  This tag does both.  I found the black and white dance image in an old magazine, and it was perfect for this tag.  The tattoo heart was perfect to add "fireworks" with gel pens and spica gliter pens.

I have fallen in love with candy hearts!  Not to eat, of course, but because they have such yummy colors.  I used some transparencies to jazz up this tag which uses the candy heart clip art published by Gecko Galz.  I love re-using packaging, and this little window from the candy heart box worked perfectly.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

First Drafts

Above is a picture of two cards I thought I was doing in Card Factory yesterday.  The telephone card is a Hero Arts card idea, and I liked it well enough.  However, I thought it needed a little pizzazz, so when the Memory Box distressed dots in vanilla bean came our way, I re-did the card using the dots for the background.  Stay tuned--I'll post a picture of the final product soon.  The card on the left I completed some time ago, but again, I never really liked the card, whether it's colors or style or whatever.  So I re-made that one as well, but skipped the donuts--(I should always skip donuts!)  Stay tuned, and I'll show you what happened.