Monday, August 24, 2015

Tag You're It! Challenge #28 and a card

Hello!! Just a quick post today. Have lots of appointments before I start work tomorrow. Yuck!

I created a tag for the Tag You're It! challenge blog. I always see the fun inspiration pieces and want to join but often my mojo is on the fritz. It was cranking this weekend, though, so I had a time to create a tag.

Here was the inspiration tag for the Tag You're It! Challenge #28:

Isn't that bear adorable? My project looks NOTHING like it, though. It kind of amazes me what inspires from something. I knew I wanted to use a little critter stamp, like the bear, include a birthday sentiment, as well as have some type of balloon on the tag. I have the tag die that Jen used but wanted to change that up a bit. Below is what I came up with.

I started off by stamping and coloring the little alien and space ship by Clearly Besotted from the "Out of This World" stamp set with Copic markers. When I saw the space ship, I knew I wanted one of the critters from the set to use it as a "balloon" on this card. You know the kind-a shiny Mylar one? I tried the best I could with the coloring but it is not as silver as I wanted it to be. I did put a layer of Wink of Stella on it so it does shine, though it is just hard to see from the photo. After I finished the coloring, I die cut the images and set them aside.

For the background, I die cut a piece of navy blue card stock with Paper Trey Ink's "Monthly Moments Journal Card #5 Die." This has been laying on my desk FOR MONTHS waiting to be used.
I then took out my new "Blueprint Sketch" Distress ink and blended it across the front of the card.

Next I blended "Chipped Sapphire" over the "Blueprint" ink.

I went back and forth between the two until I got the color right. I decided it needed something else so I dug out Tim Holtz's "Picket Fence" Distress Spray Stain and some Shimmer Spritz to mist the front of the card. I actually splattered the distress stain and misted the shimmer spray.

I let the card dry and die cut it with a Paper Trey Ink "Tag Sale Die #2."

I then stamped a banner with the sentiment and adhered that to the front of the tag. I followed that up by attaching some silver thread to the space ship and adhering it to the top right of the tag.

Using an craft knife, I cut around the little alien's hand. I wanted it to look like he was "holding" the balloon.

I then adhered the alien to the card with foam adhesive and glued the twine into his hand.

I think this is so darn cute!!! I have no idea what I will do with it but I love it.  This Clearly Besotted stamp set is just so FUN.

I thank you for stopping by my blog today. Have a great day!!



Anonymous said...

OK, Nora, this alien with his spacecraft balloon is just too CUTE! I love all the details you put into the sky background!

Anita in France said...

Hahaha, Nora ... this is so brilliant! The background to this adorable little glittery monster is stunning! Anita :)

Squirrel said...

Really adorable - I love it!

Anja Curvers said...

This is awesome and thanks for the tutorial about the background. Love love your take on the challenge over at Tag You're it, Thanks.

Marika said...

Beautiful! And thanks for the photo tutorial! I just bought that shimmer, can't wait to try it out!

artful-notions said...

Your process was inspirational, and the finished product, perfection! Critter cute for sure. Love the silver thread keeping the spaceship from getting away! so glad you joined the fun at TYI!

Susanne Vargas said...

Your tag is absolutely adorable! The sky looks fantastic!

Joyce said...

Love your adorable alien, and you did a fantastic job on that starry sky. Thanks so much for playing along at Tag You're It.

Becca Cruger said...

ooooooo! I don't have that color of Distress Inks yet and it is just gorg! Completely saturated and oh-so-blue! It makes the perfect background for this awwwdorable alien! So cute!

alexandra s.m. said...

YES! Could this be any more adorable?
I love it Nora! You did it again!!

I Card Everyone said...

Hellllooooo, NOra!!! I LOve this darling tag - and the fact that your little alien is hanging on for dear life to his space ship! So cute!!!
=] Michele

I Card Everyone said...

Hellllooooo, NOra!!! I LOve this darling tag - and the fact that your little alien is hanging on for dear life to his space ship! So cute!!!
=] Michele

Diane said...

Really adorable alien Nora and love the color.

Hugs diane