Another post today my crafty friends!! I have been so busy trying to play catch up with all of my projects! But today I wanted to post my tag for the Tag It Tuesday Link Party over on Sheri Whitfield's blog!! I love participating in tag parties and swaps because tags are probably my very favorite thing to do! You know, not too small, not too big, very manageable!! Just lots of fun!
This month, Sheri set the theme as On The Wings of Summer! I immediately loved that theme! Who doesn't love ALL things with wings!! God had an awesome plan when he gave many of His creatures wings! We missed the boat in that department however, but I guess we can't all fly (dagnabit!)!!! LOL
Let me just preface by saying that I LOVED doing this tag from start to finish! I totally had in mind what I wanted to do when I saw the digital image online! I got the image from one of the freebie sites and fell in love with it. I just knew I wanted to incorporate it into my tag for this month to put a twist on the traditional that folks may do with the theme.
You know, there are just some pieces that you create that you just can't part with and I think this tag is one of them! This is one that I will be putting on the wall with all the other creative tags that I have gotten from ALL my crafty friends!
I started this tag with some of my fave colors from Tattered Angels and Lindys! I began with spritzing some water and then applying Tattered Angels in Sunflower and Tiger Lily and then I distressed with Distress ink in Antique Linen and then sprayed Lindy's Stamp Gang in Red Hot Poker Orange and then distressed further with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. When I finally had the look I was going for I finished with a spray fixative.
I then watered down some Liquitex black ink and stamped with my toilet paper roll and some bottle caps. I add a few little splatters and then stamped with a cool postage stamp that I found in a bargain bin one time with StazOn in Saddle Brown.
I then fussy cut out my digital baby cuteness with wings and also a free digital art bee stamp, distressed the edges with Tim Holtz's distress tool and then inked them with Vintage Photo. I had a few little odds and end pieces on my desk that I incorporated with my digital art to finished the feel of it. I then took one of my newest favorite things to work with, Finnabair's glass beads in Butter, and mixed them with Liquitex Gloss Medium and put in various places on my tag. I then added my sentiment and finished off the tag by distressing with my Faber Castell Big Brush Pen in Black. Voila!
It was an quick and easy tag to do because I was so stoked while doing it that it didn't take me any time! Lots of fun my friends! Check out Sheri's blog and link up to the party for monthly fun! :)
I hope you all are having a wonderful summer thus far and have lots of plans with friends and family! We are planning on a big camping trip over the 4th of July, so I can't wait! We need to get away for a few days!!
Have a crafty good weekend!