It's going to be a beautiful, hot sunny day here in the UK... maybe!
We've already had a few false starts here where first thing it looks like it's going to be a lovely day... but within the space of a few short hours the clouds loom and the rain falls down.
Tag You're It are starting their new challenge today... and I do so love making tags, you know. I think it's got something to do with creating on such a small space as I love making mini cards just as much.
Here's my tag...
I'm still trying to decide if this suits all age groups or just children.
What do you think?
This is the first time Bunny (retired Stampin' Up 'Forest Friends' set) has come out to play since I acquired him, but as you may know... my stamps stay hidden a lot of the time!!!
None of this tells you how I came up with this design though, does it?
Well, let me confess... Anja's design stumped me for a while initially.
Just because I'm honoured enough to be on a DT does not mean my brain doesn't need time to stop and think for a while first, you know!
Here's Anja's tag...
What I noticed first was the way that the tortoise was stamped with half it's body on one tag and half on the other. I also noted the size difference between the tags, that their shapes did not match, two sets of different masking/stencilling techniques (if I count the design on the card rather than the tag itself), two sets of twine and a red hat that I knew would have to feature in my design somewhere... Oh yes, and some text. That's a lot to pack into one tag!
So what did I do?
I used a birch tree stencil (Creative Expressions) with some Memento (Tsukineko) Olive Grove ink on the biggest of the two tags and dry embossed my smaller oval tag (Crafter's Companion) with the Memory Box stencil 'Rings and Puddles'.
After giving it some thought I decided that my little bunny could be stamped as a 'whole', cut out and then glued on to the small tag whilst overlapping the bigger tag a little.
But my bunny had no hat... and I NEEDED something red.
No problem :)
Anja's tag says 'let's party', so I decided that a 'Happy Birthday' theme would suit and substituted a red balloon instead. After all, the balloon's string nicely echoes the second set of twine I needed to stay true to Anja's design.
A completely different colour palette, a very different look... I wonder what you will come up with if you decide to come and play?
As Simon Says Stamp and Simply Create Too (Challenge #91) are both hosting an 'anything goes' challenge this week, I figured I would include this little tag. Might 'meet' some new people along the way, you never know :)
Thanks for stopping by...