Friday, April 23, 2010

Roses and Stained Glass

This is the tag that I made for the April Tag Swap hosted by Arlene at The theme this month was Roses and Flowers and our challenge was to use fabric on our tag. I had this stained glass design in mind from the beginning, but the fabric was really throwing me for a loop. I had bought some burlap not long ago so I pulled that out and clipped off a little piece to use. That little snippet just seemed too little. I had thought about using sticky back canvas for the front of the tag. My sweet friend Elaine in Singapore sent me some Studio Multi Medium so that I could attempt her Rustic Wall Effect. You can check out her tutorial for this on her YouTube channel--sillyfroghoneybee. She used the sticky back canvas, but I decided to just do the technique on the chipboard. I say all that because the sticky back canvas made me think of some off white muslin material I had in storage. Then I remembered seeing a tutorial for these cute little butterflies made out of ribbon and I thought "Hey! I can make them out of that muslin and Glimmer Mist them!" So I did. LOL
If you click on the picture you can make it bigger and see the "stained glass effect" I got with UTEE. I have several other projects in mind using this look. I have a video up on my YouTube channel if you're interested in seeing how I made this tag.



sweet craf-tea chick said...

your tag is just beautiful tracy! such beautiful details! love the stained glass, the cute little butterfly, and of course your pretty pretty flowers! thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend girl! *hugs* steph :)

Kristina H said...

Wow's just beautiful!! You are such an amazingly talented lady. I think I will head over and watch the video, great job!!


Jo said...

this is soo pretty. like i said before, i just can't wait to see it in person. fantastic job.

Priscilla said...

Oh I just adore the color purple. Thanks for sharing :) So glad I found your blog.