The tag started with a good old TH # 8 manila which I inked. The mat is from K & Company and I distressed the edges with my scissors. Next I used a Versamark pen to add some ink in the corners so I could add gold embossing powder. Once embossed, I added some Glossy Accents and sprinkled on gold microbeads.
Next I added a half oval of some more of the K & Co. paper. I used more Glossy Accents to draw a random pattern around the edge and sprinkled on some copper glitter.
We start a new challenge this week at the ADFD blog and we want you to use "found" paper. That means ticket stubs, book pages, gum wrappers, whatever you can find to repurpose and use on your project. I used a piece of a place mat. LOL Yep, that's what I said. :-) See!
Pretty lady comes next. One of my close friends is half Korean and her mother always refers to my daughter as "Pretty Lady". Now this looks nothing like my daughter other than the pale complexion. :-) I "tore" her out and added a little ink and Rub 'n Buff to the edges. That fun little "Sassy" is part of a paper strip that has that printed over and over. It was in some of the Making Memories Vintage Findings collection that was out about two years ago. I inked it and added three little pearls on the corner below a fun piece of funky fiber I had in my stash.
The bird and little piece at the top with the metal rose (also from that same MM collection) are some chipboard pieces I found in the Michaels $1 bins. The top one is embossed with gold and the bird had Glossy Accents added to his swirls, was inked and then edged with Rub 'n Buff. I think that covers everything. LOL
I was really inspired to get into this tag by a new challenge that was just started by Linda Coughlin, The Funkie Junkie. It's called Frilly and Funkie and their very first challenge is to make something in your favorite vintage style. Now some of you newbies might think this is a bit out of my usual realm, but to be honest it's what I started out with when I started crafting online. All those frilly frou frous and fun products were staples in my mini albums. I miss playing with all that stuff so this was a perfect opportunity to drag it all out.
So pretty lady is going to play and I hope you'll join us at ADFD for our challenge this week. Tammy will have another great freebie for you to play with if you don't have any ADFD images.
I'd like to enter this tag into the following challenges:
Craft Us Crazy--altered items and/or anything but a card
The Outlawz POM--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp--anything goes
Frilly and Funkie--your favorite vintage style
Craft-room Challenge--bling and glitter/sparkle
Creative Craft Challenge--anything but a card
Party Time Tuesday--anything goes
Bunny Zoe's--shabby chic/vintage
Make It Monday--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show--tag
Secret Crafter--shabby chic/vintage
Have an amazing weekend!
- Paper: Inkssentials #8 Manila tag, K & Company, Canson 90 lb. watercolor paper
- Stamp: A Day For Daisies "Befuddled"
- Ink: Distress inks, Versamark pen
- Tools: Nestabilities Classic Ovals, Marvy Uchida heat gun
- Miscellaneous: Martha Stewart gold microbeads, Ranger gold embossing powder, Michaels $1 bin chipboard pieces, Anitique Gold Rub 'n Buff, Making Memories metal rose, garment pin, and "Sassy" strip, Doddlebug Design copper glitter, seam binding and fiber from my stash, Recollections pearls, Glossy Accents