Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Joan's Tag Challenge #2

Have you joined in on the fun Tag  Challenge at Joan's Gardens?   I want to congratulate Cathy Willet for receiving the most votes on her tag last week.   This week Joan posted a gorgeous tag using the new Graphic 45 paper, Springtime paper.  Be sure to go to Joan's blog to see her tag and read about the second  challenge.

I am loving the tag challenges because I always need a tag for something.  I can't believe it, but my oldest son turns 50 next week -- yikes,  I can't even believe I am older than that!  I am mailing his gift to him today and this is the tag I will put on it. 

I started out with a shipping tag purchased from Joan's Gardens.  I took a piece of newspaper and tore around the edges of a sports article, wrinkled it up and ran it through the Zyron machine, and attached it to the tag.  Using different Tim Holtz Distress inks, I sponged several shades of brown inks over it.   The lighthouse is from the JustRite "By the Sea" stamp set.  I stamped it twice with brown ink on ivory card stock.  One image was trimmed around the border and the lighthouse was cut out of the second image.  These were also sponged with the Distress inks.  The lighthouse that was cut out was attached with dimensional tape over the one on the larger image. 

The "celebrate" is from the JustRite stamp set "Just A Note".  I used scissors to cut around the design and attached it with dimensional tape.   Several pieces of fibers were tied in the hole at the top of the tag.  It is always hard to make masculine tags/cards, but I think my son will really like this one.

Hope you will join us in the tag challenges. 


Joan Fricker said...

Oh Selma, this is adorable. I love the colors and all the details you used. Great idea using paper for the background. I just love this!

Thanks so much for showing us your tag for Joan's Gardens #2 Weekly Challenge. What fun!

The Other Patti Sue said...

So pretty Selma... your DS will love it! It's a gift in itself!

Sharon Peele said...

Selma, your tag is beautiful!! I love the rustic look!!

Chrissy said...

Love this tag very, very much.Love the rustic look with the inking, and the lighthouse ....just perfect.

Colleen said...

You make creating masculine tags and cards look easy. I love the look of this tag.

Lana said...

Selma what a lovely tag!! It's fabulous! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration

Betty Benton said...

What a gorgeous tag, created with someone special in mind!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love Tags and this one is really special. Hope to be back at participating in time for this weeks challenges..
Tag a week is a Great Idea.
Thanks for sharing..

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oooooooooo fabulous tag Selma! You are certainly rockin' this tag challenge fun!

Cathy Willett said...

Selma, that is a beautiful tag. I'm sure your son will love it!


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