Friday, May 14, 2010

Tag Tuesday #51 - Inspiration from Home

I love Louise's (Kard Krazy) Tuesday Tag challenge. It's a tag! So that had me. This week's challenge is "INSPIRATION AT HOME". My inspiration came from a book I just brought home - TAKING FLIGHT by KELLY RAE ROBERTS. I found it on the sale rack at Micheal's this week. What caught my eye were the ladies on the front but what made me buy the book was the incredible backgrounds and collages inside!

These three tags were all background experiments. All three were done with Dabbers (Raspberry, Citrus, and Pink Sherbet) and Glimmer Mist (Key Lime Pie, Dazzling Diamonds, and S.W.A.K.)

This background was done by rubbing the Pink Sherbet Dabber up/down the right side. Then I sprayed the other side with S.W.A.K. Glimmer mist. The green targets are the Citrus Dabber just lightly touching the tag and rolled. Below the dress I stamped Hero Arts SWIRL FRAME "inked" with Raspberry Dabber. The dress is Stampington & Co AUTHENTIC PARTY stamped on the new Cosmo Cricket DeLovely paper. "SPUNK" is a Basic Grey rub-on.

I think this is my favorite of the three. Again I rubbed the Pink Sherbet Dabber on the tag. Then I lightly rubbed the Raspberry Dabber along the edge. And sprayed with Key Lime Pie Glimmer Mist. And out came my mini bubble wrap again with Citrus Dabber. The large circles are a lid. The Hampton Art SMALL FACE FRAME was done on white paper in Archival Black. She looks like a Geisha to me. The lip and iris were colored with Copics (RV06 & YG13) and covered with Crystal Effects. The wings are Grungeboard covered with Pink Sherbet Dabber and Magenta Stickles.

This background is layered Glimmer Mist. Spray on a Teflon sheet and smooshed. Then dried with the heat gun. Repeat for layer after layer. Then more bubble wrap in Citrus Dabber. Finally I used Hero Arts LE LETTER stamp "inked" with the Pink Sherbet Dabber. The Stampendous RUFFLED BLOOM was also stamped on the same paper as the dress. Magenta Stickles and green glitter pen.

The butterfly in the corner is the new Memory Box Damask Butterfly stamped on shrink plastic and heated down to size. TIP: While the shrink plastic is still hot flatten it with a clear acrylic block. The rolled edges will lay down. I used the Citrus Dabber to color the back.

So, I'm down to 997 tags....


  1. Love the colors you worked with! Gorgeous! Beautiful tags! Love what you did with the Memory box butterfly too!

  2. Oh, my goodness, they are all just gorgeous. Totally love the pink and green colors! The middle one just really catches my eye. Very creative!

  3. They are all Gorgeous! Love Them, but my favorite is the middle one also, I love that stamped face! Very cool!

    Have a great weekend,
    Hugs Linda

  4. These are all just stunning!! I love how you were so creative and free with your backgrounds.... I think "playing" like that leads to the very best art. :)

  5. Gorgeous tags, Deb -- wish all my 'experiments' turned out so well! Awesome touches like the paper-pieced dress and shrink plastic butterfly really make these projects stunning!!

  6. These are all just beautiful tags! I love the color combos, and that shrink butterfly is just awesome!

  7. Wow, these tags are gorgeous, so inspirational!