Friday, April 8, 2011

Tags on their way

 This tag is being mailed out tomorrow.  The theme is Victorian Picnic.  The inspiration for this tag was some toile tissue paper that lined a gift bag along with a toile ribbon that matched.  I began by adhering a fleur de lis patterned paper onto the tag & then adding the tissue paper.  Mod Podge over all & then I began building.  My element for the swap was to incorporate a transparency or acetate so I added a cut transparency with a frame over my digital image.  I layered some papers & thought that I'd add the bit of doily for some visual interest.  I loved the laces I chose - not only for their color, but for their textures, too.  Finish off with a bit of flower & some cut leaves & it's ready to go.
 This tag was for a swap with the only requirement being Vintage=inspired.  I had saved this little girl on my desktop for months with the note, "girl with checked hat" .. Finally I was able to use her.  My tag is a recycled file folder that had a grid pattern on the inside.  When I covered with a soft vellum, layered with distressed paper & 1/2 of a piece of ribbon & the image was coming together.  Her hat was colored using Broken China Distress ink that I applied by hand.  The flower combined the papers & a matching brad ... A stamp on the top with Archival ink & a TH corner & some blue bling pull it together.

Both of these tags are for Life on the {Scrap} Beach swaps.  I'm hosting a Paper Napkin swap & also a 4 x 4 Gabrielle Paper swap.  I'm having so much fun .. Come join me!

1 comment: