Good Afternoon Everyone!
I hope you are either IN a warm place or STAYING warm because it sure is a bitter cold day here in N.E. Ohio. So I've decided to hide out in my 'crafting cave' today. Besides ... I have painter's here painting my kitchen so I'm better off to 'stay out of their way!'.
My first creation this afternoon is a TAG for the challenge over on Joan's Gardens. Have you checked this challenge out yet? It's just for fun and helps you to get those so needed gift tags ready ahead of time. You should see some of the AMAZING creations these ladies are coming up with!! WOW!
(click image to enlarge)I have used a Webster's Pages cotton verse (purchased at Joan's Gardens) for my focus image. My original shipping tag was bright blue (an RAK from my friend Mary Frances - waving Hi) so I toned it down using Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink then stamped vines on it and embossed them (hard to see in the photo ... sorry) ... next I bordered the tag using a Gold Pilot Marker. My flower is from an OLD floral design that I threw in the trash but salvaged a few of the flowers first. My butterfly was created using the MS lacy butterfly punch (from Joan's Gardens) and actually I have punched TWO ... the bottom one is red and the top one if from a scrap of dp that looks like burlap. The fronds are from another MS punch and the beautiful May Arts green satin ribbon is also a purchase from Joan's Gardens.
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The second creation I have for you today is for the Sketch Challenge over on Sugar Creek Hollow. This one made me THINK a bit but I'm very happy with the outcome. I think that is what I like so much about a sketch challenge ... so many are definitely NOT a sketch I would have come up with on my own!
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My image if from Sugar Creek Hollow Store and I've used Prismacolor Markers for my coloring. Don't know why I decided on blue & peach ... it just happened! The ivy & birds in the corners are from a sticker pack I had in my scrapbooking supplies. I tried using a rub-on (bottom right corner) ... but that didn't work out so well ... hence the addition of stickers! Sssshhh don't tell anyone I made this boo-boo!
Well that's it for me this afternoon! I think I'll head back down to the crafting cave and try to get ahead of the game on my DT work. Hopefully I don't run out of mojo!! I'm still getting over this stupid cold and it can really drag ya down ... know what I mean! Grrrrr! Anyways ... THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you found inspiration in my work.