Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tag Attempt

I have been busy with this tag for about a week, not continuously of course, but thinking about it, which is definitely not like me.  I normally get an idea and I make it.  But this was different because it came about after browsing on Pinterest and looking at some fabulous tags.  I just decided to give it a bash.

Of course, let it be known, that I have absolutely NO IDEA what I am doing here as this is not my style.  But it was fun thinking about it.  I am sure that I could have embellished it to death, but I totally ran out of ideas, so it's remaining this way.  I still think it's pretty in its minimalistic kind of way!


I used a Tim Holtz tag, those big ones, and covered it with text paper from an old book I had purchased second hand especially for doing these types of projects (which of course I do not do).  Then I inked the edges with some Tea Dye Distress ink.  I stamped a flourish here and there from Papertrey Ink.  I also added three strips of glitter at the bottom for some sparkle.  You know, stick down some Score tape and cover it with glitter.

The oval scalloped frame is made using my Nestabilitie die (two dies in the cuttlebug at once) and then covering it with a white puffy paint that had glitter in it and allowing it to dry.  I then applied some Tea Dye distress ink (hardly noticeable) to take the bright white edge off.


I stamped, inked and trimmed the butterflies from the Hero Arts "Antique Engravings" set and adhered them to some punched circles.  I then proceeded to get cramps in my hands whilst I squeezed and squeezed that Crackle Accent bottle to death trying to cover those circles.  Once dried I applied a bit of Vintage Photo distress ink to the edges and the cracks. 


The dangly bit was made by me from my stash of beads and tools which used to be a little hobby many years ago. I tied a little heart sentiment tag from PTI's "Tiny Tags" and some crinkle ribbon at the top.

Wow!  That's a lot of stuff if you ask me.  Not something I'll make often but I had a person in mind when I made it and it was worth it, just to bring a smile hopefully, to her face.

19 comments:

Stella said...

You called this an attempt and this is not your style?? My oh my this just shows off how talented you are. It kept you busy for a week :) but the result is worth all the effort. This is a jaw dropper; love it!

CinnamonSally said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, I love the shabby chic feel to this tag.

Rosemary said...

your tag is absolutely stunning, brenda!! beautifully made...

Michelle said...

I think you did an awesome job! The butterflies are so perfect!! This is a beautiful tag, Brenda!

sheila said...

This is gorgeous Brenda! It looks like you have been making this style forever....it is really quite poetic!

Maureen Morton said...

Great vintage style, Brenda! I wouldn't call it minimalist - there is so much nifty detail here. Love all the layers and the sparkle. Great tag!

alexandra s.m. said...

well it sure is gorgeous Brenda!
Love the antique finish <3

TFS~

Emily Leiphart said...

LOL, you're hilarious! I love that you broke out of your usual style and made this stunning tag! I, for one, could never put that much stuff together and have it look like it all belongs. You have and I love all the intricate details. It's a work of art and the recipient is sure to love it!

Barb said...

Minimalist? No way! This is so beautiful, Bren! You did a fantastic job putting it all together - love every detail!

Dawn said...

it is wonderful Brenda. You did an awesome job of doing this tag.

Jacqueline said...

The first thumbnail I clicked on this morning! Beautiful tag, love the look and the distressed colors!!

Lisa said...

This turned out beautifully! It was still a work in progress when I saw it. WOW! Look at all the elements you have added- the textures,beads, colors...it's gorgeous! I could never put something together like this, B- too much for me to think about :)
Someone is going to adore this one!

Tiffany said...

This is really, really gorgeous, Brenda! I would say your 'attempt' was very successful! Love the vintagey look and the flourish and text background is stunning! Great details!

Debbie said...

Very nice Brenda. Love the butterflies. You did a wonderful job bringing all the elements together.

Katy said...

This tag looks awesome!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda I hope this isn't the only time you dabble in this style! This is phenomenal! Magnificent details. I keep seeing more and more....

Trinh said...

This shows how talented you are, Brenda. It may not be your usual style but you have created a work of beauty!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Okay Missy! What are you saying this is not your style? I think that maybe you have found it! Lol. This is drop dead gorgeous and you need to take a bow for mastering this style. I may need to CASE this tag if you don't mind. Totally stunning and that butterfly alone is enough to make one drool. Wow. You have outdone yourself on this one. Hugs.

Ellie said...

LOVE it!