Ok, This next one may be in my top faves. The pastel and softness are so beautiful. I just have so much fun making these tags. It is so therapeutic during what is such a stressful time in my families life right now. Anytime I can get away from my life and escape into my craft world is such a blessing. So on that bit of deep insight, LOL, I am off to show you my next tag! :)
I started with my #8 manila tag and used 2 different chalkboard shimmer sprays. I stood the tag up inside my spray box and sprayed the Mint chocolate chip fairly heavy and let the liquid run and drip down a bit. Then I took the Concord spray and sprayed in the areas that the mint didn't go. There will be a fair amount of overspray collected on the bottom of the spray box so while still wet I took the tag and laid it face down into the excess overspray and when I lifted it up it had a real mottled neat look. The colors mingled and I had new colors develop on the tag. It was cool!!! Those chalkboard shimmer sprays are one of my favorites shimmer sprays to use for background colors. I would like to get more colors. ;) Like I really need more supplies! Yup... I do. Is there ever such a thing as enough? Not when you are an addict like myself. LOL
Next I pulled out the stamps I wanted to use for the background images. I used Tim Holtz Grunge in the web design and also CTMH Fabulous You images. For colors I used CTMH Sky for the web stamp, and a combination of Distress inks Dusty concord and Milled lavender for the CTMH images. I pressed into the Dusty concord first then the milled lavender and then very lightly back into dusty concord. I found that the milled lavender was too light and the dusty concord was a bit to dark so I layered the color to get a more mid tone color that I was happy with. I distress inked the edges in Chipped sapphire.
The birdcage and the bird are embellishments from Recollections. The flowers and the beaded stems are from Prima flowers. And I added a few beautiful bedazzles from Doodlebug just to add a bit of Bling to the tag!
I hope you enjoy it! Now, I have more to come! ;) So next....