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.



~* steph :) *~ 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 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.