Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sparkle and Shine Challenge #13 - Tags

Hello there!  It's time for another Sparkle and Shine Challenge and the theme for this challenge is Tags!  Make one.  Make a set.  Any occasion! :)

We are sponsored this week by Pretty Pink Posh!

Awhile back I shared a picture on instagram of a few pieces of watercolor that I did using Distress inks.  I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with them when I painted them, but decided to make a set of tags once I saw the theme for this challenge!  I started off with two pieces of watercolor paper, one for the pink pattern, and one for the blue pattern.  The process for both was the same, I just used different ink colors.  I started off by taping my paper to a board and wetting it pretty well with clean water.  I tapped my distress inks onto an acrylic block and added some water to them.  With a wet paint brush, I took the color to the wet paper, dabbing color in a random pattern.  Because both the paper and ink was very wet, the colors were more muted.  I dried that layer with a heat tool.  Then, without rewetting the paper, I picked up more ink with very little water, and dabbed more saturated color onto the dry paper, then I dried that layer with my heat tool.  I used the Papertrey Ink Tag Sale 10 die to diecut my tags, and then diecut some Paper Smooches butterflies from white cardstock.  I adhered on the center of the butterfly to the scalloped frame, also from the Tag Sale 10 die set, and folded the wings up.  A scattering of Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins and some Lawn Fawn Silver Sparkle Lawn Trimmings finished them up.

Sparkle and Shine Tag Challenge

Be sure to check out the blog to see what else the design team has to share with you, and to get all of the challenge details!  We hope you'll play along! :)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dies: Papertrey Ink Tag Sale 10, Paper Smooches Butterfly Duet
Paper: Masters Touch Watercolor Paper (Hobby Lobby), PTI White
Ink: Ranger Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Mermaid Lagoon
Other: Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear 4mm, 6mm, and 8mm sequins, Lawn Fawn Silver  Sparkle Lawn Trimmings


Yuki said...

Beautiful tags! Love the way you were able to use the watercolor backgrounds you had previously created!

Melissa said...

You tags are AWESOME, Audrey! Gorgeous!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Audrey, these are really PRETTY! I have these dies and need to try something like this :)

MA said...

Gorgeous tags. I've got a zillion tag dies. Thanks for sharing.

I'm curious about the first photo with the plainly (gorgeous) stamped (?) tags: 'you're the best, happy birthday, thank you'.... where'd they come from? love the font. Or are they digital?

SewPaperPaint said...

Love these colorful tags!

Amie Kiger (Kigz) said...

Awesome contrast on these! I just love the watercolor background! :)