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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Visible Image Challenge - April 2014 - Tags

Over at the Visible Image Challenge Blog this month the topic is "tags" so I thought I would play along.  I enjoyed making the tag but have had a nightmare trying to photograph with or without a flash.  This is the best I can get with the mirri card and mica powder!!!
I decided to make my own backing paper for the tag.  I coloured areas of a piece of watercolour card with Tim Holtz's Mustard Seed, Old Paper, Dusty Concord and Black Soot distress inks.  I then put some water in a mist bottle and added some silver and purple mica powder, mixed well and then sprayed over the card.  I then used some kitchen roll to add texture and remove the colour in places.  I then finally rubbed some metallic gold Pan Pastel on for some shine.  I'd have used a metallic silver if I had one but I don't.  The card was then cut into a tag shape with a layer or mirri card underneath.

I then used a Visible Image stamp called "Isabella Lost Love" and stamped Isabella onto some white card and coloured in with Graph'it pens, highlighting her cape with a silver Graph'it pen for some sparkle.  Around the edge of the tag and over it I have stamped the splodges and skull stamp from the "Isabella Lost Love" stamp set.  Around the edge of the tag I used the chain effect stamp which comes on the stamp set called "Max Rocks".

I have finished the tag off with a doily inked with a purple chalk ink pad, raffia ribbon, purple raffia, die-cut flower with brad centres, buttons, faux stitching, satin/organza ribbon and a ribbon bow.

I am entering this tag into the following challenges:

Visible Image - Tags
4 Crafty Chicks - Colour a stamped image
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything but a card - I have made a tag
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes
We Do Doobadoo - Buttons and bows
Stamping Sensations - Use those dies and/or punches (Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Strip Die used to make the flowers)
Pile it On - Feminine
One Stitch at a Time - Flowers
Craft Your Passion - No designer papers
Eureka Stamps - Buttons and bows
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Die-cuts or embossing
Craftin' Desert Divas - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes/Easter
Artistic Inspirations - Easter animals or anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Clear it Out Challenge - Anything goes and faux stitching (the purple raffia ribbon I have had for 2-3 years)
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Punches and dies
Penny's Paper Challenge - Flower power
Whimsy Stamps - Anything goes
Rhedd and Rosie - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes and optional twist of girly

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Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Oh my Kym, this tag is just so lovely. The soft purples are just gorgeous and I do love how it's surrounded with flowers. Great creation.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time for our FLOWER challenge this week. Good luck.


Tracey Fehr said...

A lovely tag...with attention to all the little details. Thanks for playing along with us at Pile it On this week! Good Luck!
Tracey, DT

Tamie said...

Oh I am loving the colors you chose for this tag not to mention that the layout is awesome! Incredible job with this very cute image. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing coloring skills with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Tamie DT

Sue Bridesmith said...

Fabulous Design....thank you for your valued support in entering our challenge, without you we would have no challenge. Good Luck in the draw next Saturday.....and I do hope you will join us again next week...for another fab challenge....
Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fabulous hun love it thank you for sharing with us at Clear it out and very good luck - I also have blog candy on my blog if you fancy a peek - have a good day love Judith x

Hazel said...

A lot of work, Kym, but it's turned out beautifully. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

michele said...

Gorgeous tag Kym! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Carole Robb Bisson said...

What a wonderful tag, the colors and all the sweet embellishments are lovely. Thank you for joining with us this week and for posting your awesome art in our Word Art Wednesday challenge. Blessings, Carole

Mandy said...

Such a beautiful tag Kym, thank you for linking it to our challenge over at Let's Craft and Create this month.

Mandy Chilvers said...

beautiful tag. Thanks for joining us on Rhedd & Rosie :-)

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

Such a Beautiful tad. Thanks for joining us in our Buttons and Bows Challenge at http://wedodoobadoo.blogspot.co.uk/
Hugs and good luck Susan x

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Beautiful tag !! Decorated perfectly !! Thank you so much for linking up with us at Craftin' Desert Divas !!

Mayra DTM

alex said...

such a beautiful tag, love your sweet image, and fab DIY DP, thank you for playing at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
{Creative Moments Owner}
Alex x

Peggy T. said...

Your tag is lovely. Love that you made your own Background paper. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD Challenge. I hope to see you again next week.

Peggy T., TTCRD DT

Anjie said...

Really lovely card. Thanks for joining us in our Buttons and Bows Challenge at http://wedodoobadoo.blogspot.co.uk/

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 23: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Laura W said...

Lovely Kym, the purple and flowers are great. Thanks for joining us at Penny's challenges. See you Wednesday for a new one :)

Sandie said...

Such a sweet Tag...
Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Rhedd & Rosies...x

Krystle said...

Your tag is beautiful!! Thanks for linking up at Craftin' Desert Divas!! (:

Krystle CDD DT

Nikky Hall said...

Fabulous, love this - thanks so much for joining us at the Buttons and Bows challenge at http://wedodoobadoo.blogspot.co.uk/

Scrapcat 1 said...

Such a pretty tag, love the image and all details you have added. I sympathise with trying to get the picture to looks as good as real life with the lighting. Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments this time and we hope to see you again soon. Tracy DT

coops said...

gorgeous tag kym.stunning image and i love your buttons ;D

xx coops xx

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

How sad for Isabella to lose her love but happy for you in creating such a gorgeous tag. Such a lot of work has gone in to it. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT.Jennie x

Lynne K said...

Mirri card is so difficult to photograph, isn't it, Kym, but it doesn't matter, we can still see how gorgeous your tag is! It's such a sweet image, and I love the colours you've used. Thank you for sharing it with us for our Dies and Punches challenge at Stamping Sensations.


brenda said...

Your creation is lovely Kym and just perfect for our Dies and Punches theme, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x
I have a Grand Calibur to be won here

meine-bastelarena said...

Your tag is just gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us at OSAAT Challenges. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Sujin

fiona walker said...

Hi Kym a fantastic tag thankyou for joining our challenge this week at Artistic Inspirations.
Good luck
Fiona dt. x

Scrapcat 1 said...

Such a pretty tag. Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart this time and we hope to see you again soon. Tracy DT

FeistyCrafter said...

Beautiful tag you created! Love the layers and great details! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Bonnie Irvine said...

Your tag looks wonderful. It's full of shine and shimmer and has lovely details. the buttons are sweet and those flowers framing the sweet image really draw attention to it. Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes/Corrugated Challenge at Craftitude this fortnight. I hope you join us again soon.

Sue Ashcroft said...

What a pretty tag, Isabella looks great, great luck in the Tag challenge at Visible Image :)

Karen Clare said...

Great tag Kym, lots of detail and interest, thanks for entering the Visible Image challenge and good luck Karen (DT) xx

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kay Dalton said...

realy pretty tag thanks for joining in the challenge at Visible image x