Friday, 15 April 2016

Large Tag, We Do Not Remember Days, Female

I have a very simple CAS tag to show you today.  After all, it IS a Friday...

Time for another challenge at Tag You're It!

When I initially made this tag I chose muted colours as I thought that it would end up as a Sympathy or Thinking of You card - if added to a card front obviously!
But now that it's finished I think it works as a Wedding or Happy Anniversary tag!!!

Is there something very wrong with me that my brain can think that?  I mean, some of the happiest AND some of the saddest moments in a person's life BOTH being suited to this design?
Which would you use it for?  Either?  Neither?  Both?

Anyhow...  I've based my design on this tag, which comes to you courtesy of my fellow DT mate, Carol Mayne...

I've kept faithfully to her design brief...  Stencilled background, graduated inking, sentiment stamp and flying insect - except that I've chosen to add all of my elements to a tag, swapped out the dragonfly for a butterfly, snuck in two tiny butterflies as additional 'embellishments' and added my graduated inking to a flower stem.

As Carol didn't use any sequins or gems, etc I didn't either... but if I was making this again I think I would be tempted to try adding some in place of the tiny butterflies...   some clear Morning Dew drops maybe?
 That's the joy of designing for me.  How even the smallest of changes can make such a big difference..  and you don't know until you try.

Supplies Used:

Penny Black 'We Do Not Remember...'

Tim Holtz/Thinlits 'Wildflowers'

Tim Holtz 'Butterfly' (Large)
Martha Stewart 'Pop Up Butterfly'

Memento (Tsukineko) Rich Cocoa
Memento (Tsukineko) Expresso Truffle
Ranger 'Perfect Medium' Embossing Ink

Stampendous 'Detail Black' Embossing Powder
White Vellum
Creative Expressions 'Birch Tree' Stencil
White Organza Ribbon

Challenges I'm Entering...

Simon Says/Monday Challenge
(April Showers Bring May Flowers)

(Challenge #189 'Clean and Simple'

(Challenge #153 'Anything Goes'

Creative Card Crew
(Challenge #110 'Die Cut'

Unicorn Challenge
(Favourite Time of the Year) - Late Spring

(All made from my 'snippets' stash)

Have a good weekend...

...  and thanks for stopping by...