Friday, March 5, 2010

Spring Fling: Challenge 4

Well, it's me, Susan here and I'm next to give ya'll a little challenge. My challenge is to MAKE A TAG (or two or three!). I love making tags even if I don't have a special need for them in mind. You can always turn them into a card later on if you don't use them for anything!

I asked one of my newest online stamping and truly talented friends, Edna Morrisedie to join me in creating a sample tag. Here's what she did (and it's gorgeous!): I chose to use some cream acrylic paint with the flowers from Budding Blossoms, double stamping the stems on a Label 5 Nestability in Kraft card stock. I rubbed Distress Inks around the image starting with Milled Lavender at the base and then some sunny Scattered Straw and Worn Lipstick in the remaining space. I finished the background with some very subtle stamping of the Heart Foliage from Loves Flower, just to add some depth to the space.

The little sentiment, from Because of You, is hand cut in the same cream card that I built the framed border from, with some tiny tiny gems scattered strategically for a bit of spring buzzzzzz. This Month's Featured Stamp Set--Enjoy provided the little butterflies, stamped in vintage cream ink and dressed up with some more tiny gems, bringing in the purple and yellow this time.

Amazing, right? Now here's what I did up for ya'll using the new set, Let It Shine. I decided to make a little Tag Trio using my latest favorite Nestabilitie die, Curvy Rectangles...a Baby Boy, Baby Girl and another tag just for fun. I cut three different sizes out from my dies and used "graduating sizes" of suns which are cut out and popped up, sentiments, buttons and ribbons. I also had fun deciding on different ways to accentuate the centers of each of my suns (a brad, chunky glass glitter and bling!).

Anyway, I hope ya'll get to play with Edna and I and ALL the Divas and then I'd love to answer any questions and/or do a little chatting with you later tonight!

So are you ready to have some more crafty fun? Just create a stamped tag and upload a photo to your blog or online gallery. Then click the image above to add your link using the Mr. Linky entry form. Entries are due by 11:59pm on Monday, March 8.

One lucky entry will win a $25 Verve Stamps gift certificate!

Have fun and good luck!