Good Wednesday all my crafty friends! As I noted yesterday, I am playing catch up with things on my craft table! Before I left on holiday, I meant to post my tag swap for March and completely forgot! Yikes! I was so excited about getting away that everything else took a back seat! LOL
As a part of the tag swap on Google+ art community Creating and Sharing Mixed Media, March's theme was based on International Women's Day. My partner was Clemencia. I shared the tag that Clemencia sent me before I left on holiday here. As it was quite a few weeks ago now when I did these tags, I will try to remember the creating process of both as best as I can! LOL
The first tag I did for Clemencia I knew I wanted to keep it light and focus on a piece of emphemera that I had gotten online of a girl that looked like she was celebrating being who she is! I loved it! So I started by applying gesso to my tag and then took out my fave Silks acrylic glaze in Pink Azalea and Sky Blue. I placed them on my craft sheet and watered them down and just began to drip them from the sides until I got the look I was going for. I then distressed the edges with Distress Ink in Dusty Concord.
I found some need sentiment "stick-ons" in a bargain bin one time that had the sentiment "Go Your Own Way," which I thought was fitting for the month's theme. I then simply adhered it with mod podge and added a little doodling. I splattered some watered down Liquitex Black Ink here and there.
I adhered the girl and I die cut some starts and a cute butterfly and then added a Prima flower and butterfly that I had painted and splattered with the Pink Azalea Silks. To finish it off, I sprinkled some of Finnabair's awesome glitter for some glitz!! :)
The second tag I did for Clemencia, I also knew that I wanted to do something using my "she..." from Unity Stamps that I love! I applied gesso randomly with an old credit card on the tag then did the same thing with some Calypso Sky acrylic paint from Folk art and Pretty Peridot Silks Acrylic Glaze. I really like how it came out. I then randomly stamped using a cute, cute music score stamp I have from my February 2015 Layers of Life Kit with black Archival Ink.
I had die cut some rounds out with book page and applied color with Cotton Candy and Blueberry Gelatos using my finger and then highlighted with gesso and then adhered to the tag. I then took that lovely flower stamp from the same LOL Kit from Unity and stamped using black Archival Ink. I also applied color to the flower with Gelatos in Red Cherry and Gold Champagne. I then simply stamp embossed my sentiment using ColorBox Ink and Clear Embossing Powder. :)
I like doing ATC's as well, so sometimes I will add in a little ATC just as something extra. It was quick and simple and I don't even remember exactly the colors I used, but they were both from Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (an Olive and Lavender I think) and them stamped using that same music score stamp and a great little "swirly" stamp from my Unity January 2015 Layers of Life collection. I added a cute little "you" stamp and embellished with little jewels and a cute butterfly that I colored with Gelatos. Just a little something!
I hope you liked my tags today and Clemencia I hope you enjoyed celebrating YOU in the month of March and celebrate being YOU every day! :))))