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.

Thanks for stopping by!


Audrey Pettit said...

Your tag is just beautiful, Linda! Isn't it amazing how they can take on a life of their own and end up not at all like you originally planned? I really love it!
Happy 4th!

Ros Crawford said...

So very pretty!! Happy 4th July!

Unknown said...

You always create such beautiful tags Linda, this one's so delicate and pretty! Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July!
Ira’s Crea Corner

Audrey Pettit said...

Hi Linda! I was thinking of you this morning and wanted to pop over to say hello. Hope you are doing well!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This tag is amazing, Linda! I recognize that 3D sticker from K & Co. in there. :) I have a pack of those, too.

I was just reading posts at LeAnne Pugliese's blog, and thought of your husband when I saw this card:

Hope all is well. I see your blog has been quiet for some time. Hugs to you!

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