Thursday, 24 July 2014

Tag you're it...

Hi everyone,

I'm back with a piece I made for a brand spanking new challenge.  It's called tag you're it, and I read about it on the delightful Jennifer Mcguire's blog.  The clue's in the title really, it's based around tags, although other projects are accepted.  The idea is to take inspiration from the guest designer's project/tag, and use that inspiration to design your own. This is only the 2nd ever challenge and you can find all the details here...

Tag You're It! Challenge

The guest designer for this challenge is the absolutely, ridiculously, awesome Laura Bassen, and here's Laura's tag...

And here's what I came up with...

I took my inspiration from the graphic background and the delicious juicy colours used on it (although mine didn't come out quite as vibrant).

I started by stencilling embossing paste, in various colours, onto my manilla tag, using the Ranger 'Dina Wakley Plastic Canvas' stencil.  I coloured my white embossing paste using Distress Inks in Mustard seed, Spiced Marmalade, Barn door, and Picked Raspberry.

I then used the same Distress Inks to create a watercolour palette, and pulled a piece of card through it to give me a perfectly matched coloured card to stamp on,  and did the same with a couple of different greens (Evergreen Brough and Pine needles) for my foliage.  I then used the awesome 'bloomsies' set from Mama Elephant, (which I LOVE and know I am going to use sooooo much), and stamped, and cut out, my sentiment and a selection of flowers and foliage.

I also die-cut Spellinders 'Medallion seven' out of vellum as another refernece to Laura's tag, and also , I thought it would look pretty cool as an anchor point for my background.  I then constructed my pieces around it, aiming for a kind of 'posie' look.  I finished off with a few clear gems, a tie of twine, and a little strip of ribbon. 

And there you have it.

I really hope you like it, wish me luck.



  1. Oh I love the textured background you created Jill! Beautiful tag!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Tag You're It! Challenge!

  2. Love your background and the step by step photos you shared! Gorgeous , Jill! So happy you joined us at Tag You’re It!

  3. This is so pretty! Wonderful take on Laura's tag!

  4. Love the texture that you have created on your tag! Thanks for linking it up to the TYI challenge.