Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sisterhood - Tag You're It

Hello Everyone!
It's time for a new challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters!
Diane H. is our hostess and our theme this time around is

(make a tag or a project using a tag)

I must admit, I don't make a lot of tags.  Guess that means I don't give enough gifts ... otherwise I'd need tags to put on them!  LOL!  Will have to give that some thought ... might need to start doing more gift giving just so I can make some of the beautiful tag ideas my 'sistahs' have shared today!

Several 'old' & 'new' elements went into this tag!
The actual tag was created from a sample piece I had embossed using one of my new Spellbinder M-bossabilities embossing folders (ornamental iron).  A really old Martha Stewart border punch was used for the bottom and the floral panels is actually Around the Block 'Floral Frame Tape' that I had totally forgotten I even had.  I used Memento 'bamboo leaves' to sponge on the color of the bottom panel and Spectrum Noir markers to color in the delicate floral tape on the top of my tag.
The flower, bird and scroll were all pieces I had laying on my work table from other projects and thought would work perfectly for today's tag.

I just LOVE the Crafty Secrets Digital Birds & Blossoms 4-Page download!  So many fabulous images that can be printed and used for a variety of themes!  This particular image is actually a journaling tag ... you just can see the journaling  lines because they are covered by my bird & ribbon. Speaking of ribbon ... this is some of the new ribbon I purchased through Really Reasonable Ribbon (thanks Kathy) and just LOVE it!  I've been wanting some of the seam binding I see on everyone's beautiful creations and now I have some!  Yippee!

A few challenges to share in:
Craft-room Challenge - Things with Wings
Deep Ocean Challenge - Wings
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes / Twist: Things with Wings

Well, I'd better get busy!  I've kind of fallen behind on my crafting duties since I was out in Michigan/Indiana 'playing' with Midwest crafting friends and then being Nanna during granddaughter Morgan's hip surgery.  UPDATE:  Morgan is home (with her parents) and doing well.  She has her followup doctor appointment next Monday then hopefully she'll be able to function by herself at her own home.  Thanks everyone for your prayers and support!  She still has a long recovery road ahead ... but I'm sure God is watching over her!

Have a great day everyone!

Papers:  White cs, Pink cs
Accessories:  Around the Block 'floral frame tape', Martha Stewart floral border punch, Memento 'bamboo leaves' ink, Spellbinder 'Bird Santuary' (S5-033), Memory Box 'Petal party Flower (98304), Cheery Lynn Designs 'Add a Flourish' (B456), Really Reasonable Ribbon 'white seam binding', 'pink seam binding', 'green satin' ribbons, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, McGill Flower Making kit,

11 comments: said...

I love tags and this one is just gorgeous!

Diane said...

Gorgeous tag Dar...isn't it fun to use up some of those forgotten things on our tags.....hey if you need a place to give a gift with a homemade tag, there is always ME...teehee!!! Love all your pretty elements on your tag...I hope we gets lots of entries this week!!

Lisa B said...

Darlene this tag is gorgeous! There is so much detail packed into it. And there is nothing wrong with "playing" lol!

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

wow Darlene hun fabulous tag hun love it hugs Judith x

Zoe Sanderson said...

Very very pretty tag, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Lou Sims said...

Stunning tag and love the strong "pop" of blue on your bird. Many thanks for having me as a "sistah"; I have had great fun. Lou x

Maria said...

Wow! Gorgeous tag! I'm like you, I don't make many tags. And, when I do try to make one, I'm should I do this...hehehe! But, your tag is so pretty with all the details. Love the image with sweet girl, lovely bird, border, and ribbon!

bev said...

Gorgeous tag should do them more often. I love the colors you chose for this and the vintage images are awesome! I love the colors of the Hug Snug Seam Binding...just ordered 4 rolls yesterday. Usually I use only white so I can dye it to match my projects but the colors were so outstanding I had to have some of them this time in addition to the white. Excellent news about your grand daughter and hope her health continues to improve! It will be a long way back but she can do it!
Thank you for sharing this are such great inspiration! Hugs ♥

Annie said...

Hi Darlene :-( this is a gorgeous tag with such pretty details
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge this fortnight
Hugs Annie x

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Hi Darlene, what a pretty tag, I've always loved that image of the little girl as well. I'm glad to hear that Morgan is recovering nicely!


Debi said...

great tag Darlene, just love the bluebird! thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x