Wednesday, July 2, 2014

One Touch Of Nature Tag


What I thought would be
a simple tag, turned out to be a two day affair. Sometimes I just can't get a project worked out. This is not what I started out to create, although I rather like the end result.

I began by cutting a tag
from 7 Dots Studio Nature Walk "Songbird", brushed on a thin coat of gesso at the bottom of the tag and when it was dry, dragged it though Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint Distress Ink that I rubbed onto my craft mat and misted with water. Now more ink (the two previous ones plus Bundled Sage) sponged on through my Tim Holtz Burlap layering stencil. I edged the tag with Frayed Burlap DI after first sanding it a little where I applied the gesso. The next three layers are Idea-ology Wallflower papers cut with Alterations Frameworks Courtyard, Vintage Cabinet Card Mini (cut in half), and Mini Hearts. That stack is topped with an old K & Co. 3-D sticker.
The florals began with
two pieces of Recollections kraft cardstock cut with Alterations Mini Branch and inked with Frayed Burlap DI. I popped those up with foam mounting tape then added a variety of I Am Roses flowers. I sponged on a bit of Bundled Sage DI to the pale green rose. The leaves are more of the Wallflower paper that I stamped using Frayed Burlap DI and Stampers Anonymous Nature Walk. These I shaped with a paint brush handle before gluing down. I colored the seam binding with the Bundled Sage and Frayed Burlap DI. The wide eyelet is from We R Memory Keepers. I'm beginning to think I should have put some seam binding through it, too, but right now I want to start on something else.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Blush Happy Birthday Pocket Card

This pocket card is the
one I made for my oldest granddaughter, Katie, whose birthday we celebrated on Saturday. As of late, I've been pulling out my old paper pads trying to use some of them up and reduce my stash. These papers are from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two called Blush... lovely pinks and creams with some kraft and black... gorgeous collection! I chose out mostly pinks along with a cream text sheet that's edged with some light pink... looks like they distressed it with Spun Sugar DI.  I did some machine stitching on these mats and added an Alterations Distress Doily. 

The K & Co bird sticker
is ages old... I don't have the packaging, so I can't tell you the name... sorry! It's framed with a die-cut made from Spellbinder's Floral Doily Motif and a Large Standard Circle. My florals are a combination of a Prima Lyric bloom, an I Am Roses cherry blossom and two-toned roses, foliage cut from Alterations Spring Greenery and a bit of Darice natural hemp.

My tag is embellished
with pink crinkled seam binding, hemp and a charm I made with an Idea-ology Fragment.

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