Sunday, November 27, 2011

12 Tags of 2011 - Tags 1 to 4

 A couple of weeks ago, one of my friends asked me to design a project featuring tags for her and some of her BFFs.  I remembered saving a similar project by the hugely talented 2GypsyGirls (Paula & Deb) under my favourites at the end of 2010 and went hunting for it.  Their project served as inspiration for what I decided to put together for Mercia and her friends...

I opted to use only 12 tags which were mounted onto a stretched canvas (covered with tissue paper and colour-washed with cream acrylic paint), measuring 12" x 18".

The tags measure approx. 2.5" x 4.75" (6cm x 12cm) each.

So here is my take on 12 tags of 2010 2011...

Tag 1
The tag was sprayed with Glimmer Mist and
a strip of Tim Holtz tissue tape adhered to the bottom
with a bit of ribbon trim on top.
I glued an image by ARTchix Studio to a silver bezel
and embellished it with some bling,
before filling it with dimensional fluid
and then framing it with black paper lace.

Tag 2
The background was stamped with an image by Crafty Individuals.
A printed tag by 7Gypsies (cut like a flag and prettied up with bling from Prima)
was adhered over the stamped image
and a key-charm attached with pure silk ribbon.

Tag 3
Strips of decorative tape by Prima Marketing were stuck to the top and bottom of the tag,
with a torso image bought from Shabby Cottage Studio as the focal point.
An acrylic pendant was rubber-stamped with an image by Cavallini and painted from the back.
I punched 2 holes on either side of the neck and thread the pendant through black organza ribbon to create a "necklace".

Tag 4
An image by Hero Arts was stamped onto the tag.
The butterfly was die-cut from metal tape (bought at our local hardware store) and embossed with my Cuttlebug machine.  The butterfly was covered with cream acrylic paint, before using a wet-wipe to remove some of the paint, in order to create a distressed look.
A few links from a rosary chain and some rayon ribbon complete the tag.

Details on tags 5 to 12 will follow soon...

Please remember to visit the 2GypsyGirls blog if you want to find more "Tag Inspiration"!

Till next time


1 comment:

  1. these tags are absolutely gorgeous! thank you for sharing with us all! : ) hugs and keep the creations coming! : )