Hey, hey! :) It's my day off today. And tomorrow. And I don't have to go to work the next week either. Woohoo! :D I'm having sooooo many plans about what I'll be doing on my days off ... Right now I'm counting the days til Saturday. Why? Because on Saturday I'm taking a class with Anna Dabrowska (aka Finnabair). I'm SOOOO excited!!! I LOVE her work!!! I want to do some mixed media projects so when I heard that Anna is coming to this little country I had to book my seat at the class immediately. I'm sure I will learn tons of new things.
Other than that me and my sweetie are hosting a Halloween party this year (again). Nothing big, we're just having a couple of our friends over for dinner, chat ... Last year was fun so I hope this year it'll be fun as well. I still need to find some Halloween food ideas - will probably do some "googling" over the weekend.
By the way, have you visited the Crafty ribbons challenge blog today? Not yet? What are you waiting for then? ;) A new challenge just started and we would love to see many of you participate so come on, hop to the blog and link your creation. But make sure it either has a tag on it or that your creations is a tag, because that is the theme of our challenge - tags. And make sure you use some ribbon somewhere on your creation as well.
I don't make tags often, so this was quite a challenge for me, but I'm pretty happy with the result.
Some time ago I got a few decorative rectangle die cuts and I used one of those as a base for my tag. I've decided to make my tag in gold and white colour combination. I didn't use any design papers, but I did use a music notes stamps that I used to decorate the piece of cardstock which I used for the background. On the edges I also used some golden glitter glue. I was inspired to make my own paper by my sweet and super talented friend Pamellia. She always makes her own papers and they look amazing!!! Mine doesn't come even close, but hey, it's a start. :P
I used a lot of different die cuts on my card. They are from LLLC, Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, Memory box and Xyron. I embossed the golden circle behind the star with Anna Griffin's embossing folder. The star was cut from a white cardstock and then I used some golden glitters on the points (I did the same on the petals of poinsettia).
In the center of the star I glued a sentiment "Happy holidays". This is a clear stamp from Hobby Lobby. I embossed the stamped image with Ranger's embossing ink and then cut it out with my scissors. I raised the sentiment on foam pads to give the tag some dimension. Behind the flower I also used some beaded strings and at the end I randomly glued some sequins on the tag. I also used some white sheer satin ribbon from Crafty ribbons on which I sewed some square sequins I had in my stash.
I hope you were inspired to make a tag and that once it's done you will also upload it to our challenge at Crafty ribbons blog. We'd love to see what you made! :)
I would like to enter my tag to the following challenges:
Divas by design: Festive florals/Christmas flowers
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Simon says (Monday challenge): Anything goes
Through the craftroom door: Anything goes
Inky chicks: Christmas
Simon says blog: Show us what you made
Country view challenges: Sparkle and shine
Aud sentiments: 2 or 3 word sentiment