I am sitting in my bedroom with the doors shut, TV off, no distractions whatsoever writing tutorials on some upcoming projects! If I had had some chain and a lock, I would probably try to bolt myself to the chair! I would also probably find a way to pick the lock and mosey back to my studio to craft...I'm at my deadline now for THREE projects and its time to sit down and try to make out what exactly I did from the notes and measurements I scribbled along the way! God Help Me! So I decided to blog! LOL!
Well, I promised didn't I! That's the way I think about it anyway! I will get back to the tutorials in a second. But first I wanted to share one of the projects I mentioned this weekend. You know I have to give you some background information. I just can't get to the facts and be done with it! Oh No! Hahaha! You may have read in past posts that the way I like to work is to have multiple projects going on at once. To me, by having several projects to work on helps me keep my interest level in check. When I'm working on a bigger or more complicated project, I love to do smaller faster ones in between. Hence, tags baby! I was a tag making fool this weekend! They are so much fun to make and such a wonderful release for me. I hope you give it a try...
So, for the next few nights I wanted to share some tags I made. I also have a couple of Inspiration Emporium DT challenges to show you too. But let's start with one of the tags tonight. A Dylusions Tag....
I had a ton of fun making this simple tag! I hope you like it...
Toadstool Cottages In A Woodland...See I'm getting all Dylusional! LOL!
Supplies I used for this tag may be found at Inspiration Emporium here in the US and Art From The Heart in the UK.
The first thing I did was to spray the tag with puddles of Cut Grass and Melted Chocolate spray inks. Next, I used the background trees stamp and stamped them randomly on the inked tag. I used the pine tree spray stamp and stamped around the edges. I then used Vintage Photo with the same stamp and stamped over the pine branches. Next, I applied the Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) on top of the vintage photo ink and melted it.
I then took the Toadstool Houses stamps and stamped them onto Ranger Manilla cardstock. I colored them and cut them out. I then used the UTEE once again and embossed the three houses and adhered them to the center of the tag.
I once again used the pine tree stamp and stamped out a cluster of the pine branches on Ranger Manilla cardstock and colored and cut those out. I then applied those with a few dimensional pieces to the edges of the tag.
Last, I inked the Festive Foliage metal pieces and my hands mind you with The Cranberry Alcohol ink and applied them to the tag....That's it!
So....Toadstool Cottages In A Woodland
Thank You for stopping by! I have a Fall Tim Tag for you tomorrow!
Have an awesome night!
The Gentleman Crafter
Love the colors. And the toadstools. All is awesome. thanks as always for sharing.ReplyDelete
Way cool, Jimbo! I love the tag.....oh, BTW, guess who's spending the day with Queen Reaveley this Sunday? C'mon...guess! YUP! I am taking a workshop with her at the Queen's Ink in Savage, MD! I can't wait! I'll be sure and tell her I knew you when.... Thanks for sharing your tag. Looking forward to the Tim tag next!ReplyDelete
Love everything about this tag... The colors are the thing that caught my interests. Hope your week going well? Look forward to more of your work.ReplyDelete
I Love the way you get side tracked .. Good intentions and getting on with work ONLY to have a breakout doing the crafty thing instead...Thank goodness you did, Love ya Tag man! Look forward to being inspired by more of your work .. Laters .. M.ReplyDelete
Can I ask a question? When I make tags, they look fine on the front but the back! How do you finish the back side of the tag. I find the ink I use on the front puddles under the tag and it just looks messy :( Is this something I should investigate on You Tube?ReplyDelete
Oh and by the way, your tag is lovely too! lol I love your work and watch quietly from the sidelines. :)ReplyDelete
Too toadally cool!ReplyDelete
Whimsical and beautiful...love those toadstools.ReplyDelete
Love the new background on your blog as well.ReplyDelete
Loving the color and texture combo on this tag. Thanks for sharing. Btw, I too love the new background.ReplyDelete
What a cute tag! I love the little poinsetta looking flowers. I am now the proud owner of 6 dylusions sprays. After this week I can actually use them because my other project is done! Can't wait to see more.ReplyDelete
So cute!!! Love how you work...don't know how you keep everything straight but the more distracted you are the more fun we all have...LOL!!!ReplyDelete
Keep forgetting to say...love the new blog background.
Nice tag love the metal flowers. I do have to say that they do resemble toadstools but the back two remind me of Daleks from Dr. Who. Is that a bad thing???? Keep the tags coming!ReplyDelete
Lovely tag, looking forward to seeing more. I like this background but the autumn one was my favourite. Absolutely love those glorious colours . . . not something we get much of here in Western Australia. I hope you're making good progress with those tutorials so that you can get back to the craft room asap!ReplyDelete
The toadstools are adorable!!! ThanksReplyDelete
Love it! Never really paid much attention to the festive foliage before in the shops, but coloured they look amazing!ReplyDelete
Toadstools/Mushrooms, one of my favourite things. Love, love, love the tag. TFS xReplyDelete
Awesome tag! I really love making tags too! there's something about them that is addictive... not to mention the Dylusions sprays and other inks that I'm hooked on. I saw this tag over at the Dyan Society for Art Journaling earlier today... loved it there and still do here! :o)ReplyDelete
Adding the Right Up Your Street to the Santa list-love the whimsy of this tag.ReplyDelete
Tagalicious! I get easily distracted too - where did I put my cup of tea?!ReplyDelete
Jim, this is so clever and so unique! I love it! I've signed up for the tag swap on Laura D's blog, so I'm looking for ideas everywhere! Do you think this could pass as vintage april? No? Oh well, worth a shot.... xo, MaryReplyDelete