Saturday, June 12, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things

This week at Tag Tuesday Challenge #55 Louise challenged us to use our favorite things or things that are kind of signature items in our creations. I love making tags. They may be small but they open the door for a lot of creative imagination. This one includes some of my handmade flowers and one of my dryer sheet butterflies. You can find a tutorial on how I make these on my YouTube channel.

Here are the favorite/signature things that I included on my tag.

1. a vintage image--I LOVE any and everything vintage
2. wrinkle distress--gotta make it look old and worn
3. pink and brown color combination--these colors just make me think of something that has been loved and well worn from repeated use, like a love letter that you read over and over
4. distress ink--nothing compares to the look of distress ink
5. ribbon--love the soft touch it adds, most of my stuff has a definite feminine element to it
6. French script--this just adds a little romantic flair. You can't go wrong with anything French
7. butterflies--they just always seem to add the perfect little accent
8. my handmade flowers--anyone who's looked at my previous work knows that I LOVE to make my own flowers and I incorporate them a lot in my work. They take a lot of time but I never regret putting them on a project.

Images: ballerina from The Graphics Fairy; French script letter from
Paper: manilla folder, copy paper, photo paper, black and white cardstock
Ink: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, and Tattered Rose Distress Ink; Tsuninko Galaxy Gold; Vanilla Breeze and Creme de Rouge Glimmer
Tools: Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large (S4-110)

This was a really fun challenge. Thanks Louise!

And thanks to everyone who left me a sweet comment about my place on the Papercraft Star Design Team. If you don't know what I'm talking about check the previous post for today.
Thanks for popping in.


Kristina said...

Your tags are alway so beautiful!! Truly a treasure to anyone who receives them.


~* steph :) *~ said...

loooove your tag, tracy :)! love the vintage feel lots of wonderful details including your awesome butterfly and flowers. thanks for sharing! big *hugs* dear friend, steph :)

Heather Rogers said...

Simply Beautiful! :)

Unknown said...

I absolutely love this tag Tracy...what makes it even more special is the time you took to post about it... I loved reading this post... it says so much about the person and crafter you are! :-)

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous tag! Love to see everyone's fav's.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Wow, this is just stunning! Such a lovely vintage tag. Your background and handmade flowers are especially striking!

Unknown said...

First of all congratulations Tracy on being member of the new DT-team!! Enjoy and have a great time!
And what a wonderful new tag you just made, it's gorgeous as usual. ~Ira

Sharon McGarry Sams said...

Lovely card. The background is superb! Flowers are sweet - must be a lot of work!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Lovely tag, dryer sheet butterfly's ? I'm going to be checking that one out, sounds fun!

Unknown said...

Beautiful, That background is wonderful and I love the image you used! Congrats on becoming a DT for Papercraft star! Your creations are beautiful and they are lucky to have you!

Lori said...

Wowza, I'm gonna have to check out your tutorials, those butterflies and flowers ROCK! Just a gorgeous tag, well done!

Unknown said...

Dear Tracy,
hi, I'm back again :-) I just wanted to say that I so appreciate your support and our friendship and would like to ask you for your private address. Could you please send it to my e-mailaddress:
I'd love to hear from you soon.
Take care, hugs, ~Ira

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous tag! Love the Vintage vibe!