Friday, March 30, 2012

Pretty Lady

     My table was a disaster again after this tag.  LOL  Just about everything but the kitchen sink came out and went on it.  Isn't she gorgeous!  This is "Befuddled" from the new A Day For Daisies release this week. I wanted a very soft look for her.  She is a vintage style gal after all, so I colored her with Distress inks.
     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!
     Some of our restaurants have these cool little paper place mats that advertise local businesses. Plus it has some other cool things printed on it like horoscopes.  I cut a section of those out, crumpled and inked it, and matted it on top of the oval..
     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
Incy Wincy--tags
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


  1. Pulling out all your old goodies lead you to some kind of wonderful! This is gorgeous!

  2. Fabulous tag, Tracy! Love all the different elements and the fantastic image! Great design!

  3. Hi Tracy! YOu do such a great job at these ecclectic tags! The image works so well too, being so vintagey. :) You would think that because a tag is smaller it would be less work to make but sometimes its the opposite as its more fiddly and you use more special effects.Anyway! Thanks so much for playing with us at Bunny Zoe's this month!

  4. She's one fine lady and I adore how you coloured her, an absolutely stunningly beautiful tag my friend!! Hugs, Ira

  5. Wow Tracy,what a fabolous tag!
    Hugs Heidy

  6. Gorgeous!!!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry, being sure to mention you saw them on Make it Monday, for a chance at our second prize! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  7. Wow! Love your tag and the feel of it. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. NancyD

  8. Wow, Tracy - I love this! What a fabulous image! Hugs, Tracey x

  9. Bet you ended up in a right mess but so much fun and a stunning creation so much wonderful detail just perfect. Love Chanelle xxx

  10. oh this is just brilliant,the detail is just amazing,love that image,
    bless you Hun for playing at Creative Craft Challenge this week Hun,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

  11. Wow, this is so totally gorgeous!! Love this style and also love getting messy doing it:) Your colouring with Distress Inks is so great too - fabulous!

  12. Wow, I love this! The image is really gorgeous, and I love the detail and sparkle. Thanks for joining in with us over at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

    Maria x

  13. Gorgeous tag, Tracy - you do vintage so well!!!

  14. Fantastic! So beautiful tag! Love the image and colors! Absolutely fabulous!!!

    Olga x

  15. Sassy, indeed! Hope you'll join me again at 52 Card Pickup...there's a giveaway this week!

  16. Oh my goodness. This is fabulous. I just love everything about it!!!
    So many yummy elements to look at..

    Hugs, Linda

  17. Wow Tracy this tag is gorg!!! I love and totally appreciate all the little details in this tag!!! Those micro have just inspired me!!!


  18. She is gorgeous and I can just see all those little beads running around a counter! Wonderful tag and the touches of gold and beads is perfect! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

  19. Hi Tracy...this tag is amaaazing!! I love this image...and your coloring is beyond stunning!! Hugs. Pat Frank

  20. Just gorgeous, Tracy! She just glows among all your delicious layers! I'll bet this was a fun one! I'm always amazed at the amount of basement floor I can cover to make ONE 4 x 5 card!! LOL (I know my husband is equally amazed!!) Beautiful project!

  21. Very cool tag, Tracy. I love the colors and the layers. The stamped image you have as your focal point is amazing! <3 Candy

  22. Pretty lady is right, Tracy! Gosh, she's mesmerizing!

  23. Wowie Tracy! You just blew my socks off with this gorgeous tag. You pulled out all the stops on this vintage beauty & I am impressed. Wow! I could sit & stare at it all day. LOL Beautifully done. I'm convinced that you never, ever, ever sleep. LOL Where do you find the time to make all of these beautiful creations!?!
    Have a FABulous weekend!!!
    Huggies ~

  24. WOW! That's one classy tag! Love it!

  25. Wow I love this tag!!! I love all the fantastic details, the micro beads are a great idea! A sweet image as well! All the details are so pretty and I love this vintage style!! hugs, Marlies

  26. She's gorgeous!! If I sat on your table ... could you make me look so good? Have a great weekend!

  27. Holy Cannoli Hick!!! Are you sure the kitchen sink isn't on there? I swear I can see a tiny reflection from a spigot! just spectacular or what. I love, love, love texture and I'm overjoyed at all that is here on this tag. What a hoot. Were you covered from head to toe when you finished this bad boy? LOL
    LOVE IT!!! Placemats??? That's awesome!! I'm off to steal that cool.

    Thank you so much for joining in at Craft Us Crazy and linking up with us at Make It Monday.
    Big hugs,

  28. Hi again Tracy! I commented on this tag when I saw it on Frilly and Funkie. I am so glad that you entered it at Simon Says Stamp and Show as well. It's really a gorgeous tag. I love the layering and the colors you've used on this tag. That stamped and colorized lady really brings it all together so perfectly! <3 Candy

  29. Oh my, Tracy!!! This is one amazing work of art! There are just so many elements to drool over. Your sassy lady is divine. Love the papers and distressing - you created such a lovely vintage feel with them. And the mirco beads - wow. I have a drawer full of them and just never think to use them. Need to pull them out and set them right in front of me to remind me to use them - they look stunning on your corners - fab texture!

    I'm thrilled that you joined in the fun with us the week at Frilly and Funkie! Your piece is gorgeous and fits our challenge perfectly - hope you had fun making it! And hope you will be a regular with us.


  30. Wow!! Another gorgeous and inspirational piece! Nice to see you go back to your "roots"! lol Oh, my dear friend, everything you do is brilliant, no matter what you play with!
    BTW, are you sick of me yet? haha I'm finally all caught up! Now I'm off to look through my Vintage Findings to see if I have that "sassy" piece!
    Hope your weekend is full of JOY! :o)

  31. WOW!! That is just stunning honey! Thx for linking up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J x

  32. Now that is pretty cool, vintage and beautiful.

  33. Tons of work on this tag... and so pretty, Tracy! Love those micro beads!!!
    Have a great weekend!

  34. Wow this is lovely chick - the colours are fabulous. Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

  35. Wow Tracy... amazing tag! Love all the distressing and coloring. Thank you for joining in on the first challenge at the Frilly and Funkie... hope to see your work again and again!

    Tammy :)

  36. Gorgeous tag Tracy, I love the colours you've used and the image is just stunning ! Thanks for joining us in our first challenge at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  37. Tracy
    OMG I love it!!! I had to get myself one of these images - love your coloring so soft! Just beautiful! Hugs

  38. Stunning tag Tracy! Love the day for daisies image, I'm a big fan and saw those new images and fell in love. I love what you've done with her!
    Laura xx

  39. Holy Cow! How freaking fabulous, Tracy!! This is uh-mazing!

  40. Gorgeous tag. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge.
    Bev x

  41. Absolutely Fabulous as the saying goes. Your work is fantastic. I've just become a follower. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxx


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