Monday, June 25, 2012

More fun with a tag...

I love tags...they have so many ways you can use them...and they make nice small gifts or an "extra" to a larger gift. They are also a great place to try a new technique...and that's usually how I make mine.  I am really, truly a technique junkie. I take down the information and make copies of all techniques I find interesting (especially those that make embellishments) and then I try them as soon as I can gather the supplies I need. I try to find techniques that use products I already have or those that don't require a lot of purchases.

So here's my tag for today.

I made this for my granddaughter's high school graduation. I watched a video by a Prima Designer who demoed how to make artsy backgrounds by using different mediums. I still have a lot to learn because I have a hard time getting my colors in the right places. This turned out bluer than what I pictured but then I was afraid to add more color because I didn't want it to turn muddy. The designer used an art medium that had a lot of texture to it and I had never seen that to purchase. I tried out paint, puffy paint, stenciling medium...but none of it turned out to have that look that I think she achieved with the textured medium. She showed what it was and I most definitely need to get some. I love texture on my stuff and I have to try this.

On to the deets:
I make my own chippies by layering several layers of heavy cardstock. And that's what I did here with the Memory Box flourish.
The butterfly is a Memory Box die too but I left that thin and covered it with a clear sparkle emboss powder. 
I think dies are my most favorite embellishments to use. The new ones are so delicate and thin and they are gorgeous!!!

I am entering these into these challenges: They want us to show our chippies. and I think my thick layered flourish fits the bill. Show us your style...I'm not sure what I am. I am very drawn to shabby chic & some vintage (not too grungy or old & torn) I like it beautiful and elegant too. I guess it's wherever my heart is at the time.  All sorts says "any die will do"....ladies after my own heart..  This one is "anything goes"...Their prize is a sample of pan pastels. I would love to win that...I've never tried them!

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  1. Well this is a 'little beauty' ! I love making tags and know a good one when I see one.. super work here! Thank you for joining us in this weeks PanPastel UK Challenge.
    Eileen xx

  2. Very cool tag!!! Thanks for playing along at B71B!

  3. Beautiful tag Elena.. love your handmade chipboard element!! Thanks for sharing with us at B71B :)

  4. Hi just doing some blog hopping and this is a fantastic tag. Love the colours and it looks really effective. Great piece of work
    x catherine

  5. Such a pretty tag! Thank you for joining us at B71B!

  6. Super tag thanks for joining us at PanPastel uk this week.

    Kerry DT Leader

  7. What a gorgeous tag! Thank you so much for entering it in our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  8. this is beautiful I've become your follower as I see you are starting!!

    thanks for joining us at B71B

    here is my blog if you want to see!!

  9. Stunning card! I'm your latest follower!


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