Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Funky Fab Dy Tag!

Hola and Good Evening!

I just have one more tag to share with you this evening!  This tag is a welcome to the Fabulous Dyan Reaveley who just called and said she was stuck in the airport in the US for a four hour layover.  I asked her what she was going to do to fill her time for the four hours....She laughed at me and said doodle in my journal of course!  LOL!  duhhh!  Where was my brain!  At least she is safely in the US!  Welcome Dyan back to the United States of America!  Yahoooo!

Before I show you the tag I have a tale...Yep, go figure...Jim and tales go hand in hand!  I learned if from my sister!  :)  So blame her.....

I just got off the phone with my mom.  She asked me, "why do people do tags Jim?"  My reply to her and you all who have never done one, It's a fast and easy piece of art.  What I didn't tell her was that the tag I am about to show you took several hours to complete, but still, it's not a three day project.  So, that's my reasoning....Yours may be different.  It's just nice to feel like you have completed a project and tags do that for me.

So, without further story telling, I will show you my last tag.  A Dylusions tag....I love it and hope you do too...


Supplies Used can be found at Inspiration Emporium in the US and Art From The Heart in the UK.

Supply List

Dylusions Ink Sprays - Pure Sunshine -Background Spray Ink
Dylusions Ink Sprays - Cut Grass  - Background Spray ink
Dylusions Ink Sprays - Fresh Lime - Background Spray Ink
Dylusions Ink Sprays - Bubblegum Pink - Circle Fills for Background




I sprayed puddles of Cut Grass, Fresh Lime and Pure Sunshine on the tag and spritzed water on top to help blend the colors together.  I allowed to dry.

I then stamped the circles onto the tag with the Around The Edge Stamp.

I then bleached out the circles with water and allowed to dry.

Next, I inked in the Bubblegum Pink into the circles.

I stamped the flowers, body, glasses, face and jeans onto Ranger's Inkssentials Manilla Cardstock; colored them and cut out.

I took my sylus and a foam mat and rounded the pieces to make them dimensional.  Next, I glued them to the tag, the flowers to each other and then glued them to the tag as well.

I sprayed some cardstock with the Squeezed Orange Ink Spray and cut small 1/8-inch strips from it.  I then wrapped them around a bamboo skewer and glued them on as the hair.

Applied some ribbon to the top of the tag and that's it!

A Dylusional Funky Fab Dy Tag!






Well back to finishing up the tutorials!  LOL!  Yes, I'm still working on them!  Bahahahaha!

Thanks Gang!  Have an awesome night or morning wherever you are...And Hello Dyan again!  Glad you are here in the US!  :)

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

28 comments:

  1. Ooooooooo! Loving the funky tag. I have my first Dylusions stamp set and have been having coloring them with my distress markers. Thanks for the tag inspiration this week.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Uh, meant to say have been having fun coloring. Lol.

      Delete
  2. Very cartoony, like the Simpsons

    ReplyDelete
  3. A new side of Jim comes out to play! thanks as always for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  4. HA....made me laugh out loud...such a funky, funny tag!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Look at them dentures hahaha. Cute, cute tag Jim.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love your tag jim......colours are fantastic xx hope you are good big waves from over the pond xx

    ReplyDelete
  7. wow, I love your tag! colorfull start of a grey day!

    xx

    ReplyDelete
  8. Fabby Tag! Absolutely Lurv it. Thank you so much for sharing your layers. HUGS xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love love love it! I am very excited for the weekend - received the last bits I need to create the ink brushes this weekend and I plan on playing with my stamps and journal this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I need to get myself on one of Dyan three day courses. Art from the heart is only 20 miles away from me. Great tag Jim.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I am so glad you went Dylusional, Jim. I just love this kind of art with all the bright colors, etc. You are my muse! Have a terrific day.

    ReplyDelete
  12. And P.S. for your mom... tags are the bomb. They can be used to dress up a package, used as a book mark, etc. I love wrapping things and this just adds a bit of fun to the wrap!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Soooo cool. I love the funky guy! Great background. I love tags! I get asked that a lot. I know I use them for gift packages and gift bags. I think they are nice personal touches.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I know exactly what you mean about a "quick" piece of art. I just never quite know what to do with my tags after I'm done. Mine are in a box. I always forget about the bleaching technique. GREAT tag!

    ReplyDelete
  15. WOW!!! what a fantastically fun tag! I love tags as well, but I make a "matching" type envelope and then stick the tag inside to make sort of a card :) Love the result of this tag, so very bright and fun.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cindy that is a great idea to make a sort of card with the tags! Hmmmm, now I'm wondering if one of my cricut carts has a good sized envelope. Thanks!

      Delete
  16. What fun. Just a delight as usual. Thanks for the tag explanation I might make a few to feel like I am creating something. Your work is inspiring.

    ReplyDelete
  17. How bright and crazy is this??? I don't do tags very often as I don't quite know what to do with them. This could be the inspiration I need, thanks :-)

    ReplyDelete
  18. How cool would it be if TH or Dyan did some kind of "bobble" thingy ... so like, the legs on your "girl" (lol) would sway back and forth! Just an idea. As always, I love sll your creations and am so glad you continue to share them with us! You are a rock star!

    ReplyDelete
  19. A great colourful tag - very cheerful!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Love the tag and it makes me smile.

    I really enjoy making tags, but your mom has a good point. Tags are great for packages, but after that I never know what to do with them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm going to make a project soon to showcase our tags so stay tuned! LOL!

      Thanks Dragonfly!

      J.

      Delete
  21. Love this fun and funky little tag!!

    I'll be taking an art journal class with Dyan tomorrow at The Queen's Ink here in Maryland. I am SO excited and I can hardly wait!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. You are having way to much fun with Dylusions... LOL !Still trying to gert to mine !

    ReplyDelete
  23. Love love the tag but even more. LOOOOOVVVVEEEE the stories! More more she shouts! :D Thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  24. Loving the bright colors. As much as I love my well used stash of TH supplies, I was really wanting to add some brightness into my artwork. Dyan's colors do it very nicely, thank you very much. Love seeing what you do with them.

    ReplyDelete