Sunday, January 30, 2011

Spring Fling Tag Challenge

This is the tag that I'm submitting for the Spring Fling Challenge for the Scrap Beach swap. The photo doesn't do it justice in either the color contrast or the details, but I wanted to get it online before sending tomorrow. I'll go over the process here in case anyone has questions about how it came together. This was (believe it or not) a 6 hour tag as I spent a lot of time trying different techniques & making adjustments. The tag is a standard 3 1/8" x 6 1/4" tag as the base. I cut a matching piece of glossy stock to build upon & sprayed with Glimmer Mist (Lime Twist) & heat set. I then used Versamark to stamp the blossom background (Stampin Up Easter Blossoms set) & then sprinkled with clear embossing powder before heating. Over this I sprayed Glimmer Mist (Cherry Blossom) & wiped excess off with a baby wipe. I added a couple of light spritzes over the top with more Lime Twist. I adhered the dry emboss resisted sheet onto the original tag & cut the corners. For the medallion I stamped the image of the little girl (also from the SU Easter Blossoms set) onto a piece of green vellum that I'd cut with my Spellbinders Nestabilities dies using Archival ink. I cut a larger piece from some pieces of pink scrap paper (no name - sorry) & chalked the edges with ColorBox (Pink) chalk. The small dots in the pail are made using Stickles (Cotton Candy). I printed out the verse that was assigned to me ("Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil") & spritzed with Glimmer Mist (Cherry Blossom) before cutting & adhering. I made the small flower on the lower right by cutting 5 scalloped circles with the 1 1/2" Stampin Up scalloped punch. I wet the pieces with my mini mister & stacked & fluffed each layer to let dry. I used a piece of polka dot paper that I had on hand (no name on it). It is a pale cream with yellow dots. I assembled with a green brad & let dry. When dry it was the wrong color so I then used Glimmer Mist (Cherry Blossom) to get it to coordinate with the design. The piece of lace is actually a cream lace from Graphic 45. The color was too dingy for the tag so I ended up changing the color by using the Shell Pink alcohol ink by Adirondack letting air dry. I attached the lace edge using scrapbook tape (a first for me). The tiny keys are from Graphic 45 & I'm not sure about the paper clips. I had them on hand in a small container. I finished the tag off with a piece of ribbon from my own stash. I think the colors work well together.
I hope that my partners for this swap enjoy it.... I like to think of the little girl representing "Spring" ... I think that I get to make this connection as my birthday is the first day of Spring ;-)

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