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!!