Saturday, July 7, 2012

A birthday tag fit for challenge

Linda Coughlin's current Frilly and Funkie Wednesday challenge is texture with a "fabric twist" while Lily Chilvers at The Octopode Factory Friday challenge has asked that attendees bring a tag to her party.

It's been ages since I've found time to participate in either of these wonderful ladies' challenges, so I couldn't deny such simple and fun requests!

My tag's first stop of the day was in the spray booth where it received a decent coat of homemade perfect pearls spritzer in crushed olive.

After drying, the tag's edges were inked with crushed olive distress ink, and a corner was stamped with perfect medium (can't remember where the stamp came from) and embossed with pearl carnelian.

I love adding texture with heated embossing, so I decided to take up Linda's fabric twist challenge with a bit more heat embossing: This time on a chunk of fabric that was run through a Vagabond with a mini labels die.

Lettuce dimensional pearls adorn the edge of the label.

Colored on a computer and embellished with Zakura stardust pens, our Whimsical Going Somewhere Girl Jolee, is attached with mounting tape so she's got a lot of depth (as all girls do).

Finally, we've got a few pieces of ribbon on top of the tag that is ready to adorn the birthday gift of someone special!

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  1. Fab tag, GF! Great to see your art again!

  2. Fun birthday tag! Awesome 3-D effect with that cupcake holding party girl! The mini label is perfect for a "fabric" twist and I love the embossing! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie, my friend! Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!

  3. Fabulous combination, great tag.

  4. Fun tag! Very cute image as well. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!!!

  5. I think this stamp definitely qualify as funky! :) Great tag + I am going to check out the challenges you mentioned because they sound fun! Thank you for your comments on my blog :D

  6. this is a great tag! thanks for playing along with us at the octopode factory!