"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tag Swap

 My friend and I just swapped our second tag. The theme for this one was "red/Valentine."

I received this gorgeous red tag with so many lovely details: punched borders, glitter, pearls and beads, stamped and embossed background, ribbon and a beautiful stick pin.  Even the back was decorated with tiny punched keys and locks.  Love it!

This was the one I sent to her (sorry for the poor lighting - it was very late at night when I photographed it).  The background is sticky-back canvas on which I used a resist technique with Claudine Hellmuth's Multi-Medium.  I stamped the flourish with medium and let it dry. Then I swiped over the canvas with Fired Brick Distress Stain (I'm loving these new stains which work on a multitude of surfaces!).  The dried medium resists the stain and the pattern is revealed.  I overstamped with script and postage stamps in permanent ink.  The heart is one of my favorite stamps from Stampington. I embossed it with silver and then sponged it with Distress Ink.  I added pearl trim at the bottom, a Dymo label strip and pearl on the heart, and pearls and lace seam binding to tie it off.

Next up is an "aqua/spring" theme.


Robin said...

Love both of these tags Susan. What a great idea to do a tag swap.


Sarah said...

What fun you and your friend must be having by exchanging tags. Both of you will have a nice collection at the end of the swap.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

your tags are just precious! lovely details and wonderful art! Hope you have a Happy Saturday!