Hello blogland ladies, followers old and new (and gents if there are any of you out there!). Here we have my Crafty Bloggers Network DT midway moment of inspiration post. This month's challenge theme is Bright and Breezy, we want to blow away spring and bring in bright, sunny summer. The sponsor this month is Gina's Designs where you can buy laser cut chipboard shapes and albums. Pop over to the Crafty Bloggers Network blog to see the amazing DT inspirations and find details of the challenge and the fabulous prize.
With such a fantastic selection of shapes in the Gina's Designs Minatures shape sets ladies choice and Guy Thing I was spoilt for choice when it came to deciding which ones to use. I couldn't make up my mind so I made two tags, one for him and one for her.
The ladies tag and the tim Holtz Tattered Floral die cut were stamped with Hero Arts fabulous flourish and clear embossed, the tag was then coloured with distress inks in scattered straw and wild honey. The background was stamped with a variety of stamps in black and green and the small diamonds were applied using a mask - (Tim Holtz words, script and diamonds) - the chipboard shapes were flecked with white paint and over stamped with black ink and the diamond stamp. The flower was layered and curled and a button added in the center, a yellow ribbon stamped with a green flourish was added to finish.
The gentlemen tag was also stamped and clear embossed with the flouish then coloured with distress ink in dried marigold. Pieces of torn patterned paper were added, and a Splodgeaway cogs mask used with spiced marmalade DI, words and cogs were stamped on the background. The chipboard shapes were covered with treasure gold and attached to the tag, a little treasure gold was rubbed onto the tag to highlight areas and some garden string was attached to the top.