Another post today my friends. Boy....I'm getting there, slowly but surely! LOL As a part of the Tag It Tuesday Link Party for February over on the lovely Sheri Whitfield's blog, Cards and More by Sheri, I am going to post and link up my tag and "party along!" LOL
Sheri's challenge was to "think outside the box!" I confess, I am not real good with that kind of thing! I am, unfortunately, a creature of habit! So that being said, I went out as much as my brain would allow right now! LOL Sheri's tag actually pushed me in the direction I went with this tag! She had the cutest tag that you can see here. Forgive me for spinning off of your tag Sheri, but I made a couple and they all kept coming up "obvious" Valentines....ha ha ha So much for "outside the box!"
I started this tag by spraying Perfect Pearls Mist in Mint and then I spritzed Maya Mist Bubblegum Metallic, Dylusions Bubblegum Pink and Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold. I then distressed the edges with Distress Ink in Dusty Concord. I took one of my favorite background stamps from Unity Stamps called Distressed Criss/Cross and stamped with StazOn Mini Ink pad color in Emerald City here and there.
I love Tim Holtz's layering stencils and would LOVE to have them all.....I'll get there....eventually...LOL, but I took one of my favorites, which is Burlap and mixed some of Finnabair's heavy gesso with Daler Downey's Black Ink and pressed through here and there for some further texture. I love, love, Dina Wakely's stamps and I got the Clearly Collaged Heart Set for Christmas and so I used one of the larger heart stamps and stamped on some cute scrapbook paper, fussy cut and then distressed with Tim Holtz's distress tool. I found this cute frog online and then adhered the frog and heart to the tag with Mod Podge.
I love my Big Shot that I got for Christmas, so I have been trying to use it as much as possible. I have a Sizzix 3 piece Crown Set that I found at Tuesday Morning so I used the crown diecut on some goldish looking card stock. The crown was a little too big for the frog's head, so I cut it down and then I wanted it more gold, so I sprayed it with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in gold and then I still wanted more gold to it, so I added some of Finnabair's gold glitter and then I was satisfied. I adhered the frog and tag with Mod Podge and then embellished with some jewels and Studio Glitter glue in hot pink.
To finish, I stamped "TOADly in Love" with Archival black ink and distressed with Distress Ink in Spun Sugar and Vintage photo, adhered with Mod Podge and then shaded the sentiment and frog with Faber Castell Big Brush Pen in Magenta. I also gave "little miss" some lipstick and eyelashes!!! Watcha think? She's a cutie no?
My sentiment wasn't original, I found it online, but I thought it was so cute and it thought I could come up with a cute tag from it! So, all in all it was a spin off from Sheri's monkey, but I hope you enjoyed anyway!
Thanks Sheri for the Tag It Tuesday Party! I have been having fun and I look forward to next month! If you want to be involved, just hop on over to Sheri's blog and link on up and party with us! :)