Saturday, April 27, 2013

Be Who? Be You!!

Good Saturday to you all! Getting ready to go on a run with hubby and then spend some quality time with the family. It has started out as a beautiful day. 
For today's post I wanted to do something for bright and cheery (again) teehee!

I am entering this tag into the following challenges:

The Octopode Factory  - This week their challenge is "Tag Your It".. do something on a tag or with a tag.

Simon Says Challenge Blog - This week's challenge is "Anything Goes"

I started with a manilla regular size 8 tag and sprayed with two colors of Dylusions sprays. Love these two colors together.

I then embossed parts of the tag with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Once that was done, I used a few coordinating colors of distress inks to go over the raised portion of the embossed part.

 I used Perfect Medium and clear embossing powder over the raised portions in order to make them a little shiny and stand out.

I used Archival Ink to stamp some flowers into the lower corner of the tag. I also used some distress ink and a stencil in the upper right corner of my tag. 

I grabbed my favorite white gel pen and went over portions of the embossed and stamped images.

For my sentiment I used Tim Holtz Alpha Parts Letters

I printed out my Octopode Factory image (Whimsical Bee) onto card stock and colored him with distress markers.
Adhered him to my tag and added some ribbon/yarn and it's good to go. 
I really love the way this one came out.

Thanks once again for stopping by. Time for me to go get some things done.  Have a wonderful Saturday my friends.


  1. this is fab. love the colours. thanks for playing along with toff.

  2. Gorgeous tag Claudine :-) I love the colours and whole design of this, the partial embossing and shine looks amazing ! very arty and fabulous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge
    Lols x x x

  3. Embossing is inspirational I wonder where that will take me? Thanks for sharing.

  4. So fun! I love this color combo. Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

  5. Super cool - love your tag! The colors are wonderful and I also love your composition!

  6. Love your Tag, wonderful colors

  7. Love this!! This looks so fantastic - great use of colours and embossing and I love the highlighting with the white pen too :) Thanks for playing at TOFF!