Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Dream Tag

Today is a Red Letter Day for me---So this tag turned out to be very appropriate for my announcements---
Early this morning as I was checking for the new challenges for today to my amazement I discovered that Project Tuesday had picked my project from last week to be featured today, thank you ladies, then I checked Tuesday Morning Sketches and low and behold Melissa and her random generator picked my New Year Cocktail card to win a $10.00 gift certificate from Soft Pencil, Elizabeth has an Etsy shop, but in Jan. she's moving her digi's to her blog, she's got some really cute images. Keep your eye out in the coming days because I'll be using the images I picked out for my prize. If all that wasn't exciting enough, this afternoon when I got ready to get busy in my studio(I think I can call it that now, with all these wins under my belt) I found out over at The Color Dare, Riley had picked me and my Tissue Flower Love card to be featured stamper. Another reason this was so exciting is that this is the second time I've been featured stamper there. To be recognized by your peers is a huge achievement!! Thank You!
I had already planned to make a tag today for the challenge at Humble Pie. I don't usually make tags or bookmarks, but I've been a huge admirer of Tim Holtz for a long time. He can really whip out some awesome tags when he's demoing his products, and I've got a few of his products. So when I think of tags I think I need to use those products and have been a little imtimidated that my project wouldn't come up to snuff. Today, I think I broke through, it's pretty close.
I smushed my Distress Ink pads on my non-stick craft sheet, spritzed a little water, then mashed my tag in the colors being careful not to mix them together so they wouldn't get muddied, took the blending tool went over the whole thing with tattered rose and around the edges with antique linen, stamped my images with the Jet Black archival pad, and this is the part you can't see very well in the photo, but I spritzed the whole thing with Radiant Rain shimmer mist-solar gold(I already had this in my stash), in real life it's very sparkly, added the fibers and wah-lah you're done.
So--with the New Year coming on remember my tag, set some goals, and Hold on to those Dreams, they just may come true!
Supplies: Manilla tag from Staples, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Ranger Distress Inks-antique linen, faded jeans, dusty concord, spiced marmalade, tattered rose, Stamps: Inkadinkado-99521 Angels, Scrappy Cat-SCR507 Inspirations, Radiant Rain Shimmer Mist-solar gold, EK Success Adornments Fibers.

Thank you for viewing,
Beverly G

1 comment:

Linda said...

Congrats on all the wins, girl, you make such fab cards and things it certainly is no surprise your peers are commending you ;-)

This is gorgeous! A couple of these would be a wonderful gift for a reading friend--they look so much better than bookmarks from stores.