Sunday, March 16, 2014

Happy Quirky Spring Tag

Hi all! Aimée here again with March's project. I was obviously in a quirky mood when creating this funky piece. This month we are using products from the Easter and Spring collection as well as cross promoting with Altered Pages.

 




So I started out with a large blank tag and created a simple Spring background using chalk inks all over the card.


Love how soft and pretty these inks are.

Next I cut out the Altered Pages images I wanted to use in this piece.


I wanted a bigger head on a smaller body.


I then glued them onto the card where I wanted them. Added some of the Spring Stickers for some interest and then outlined her dress shape.


I then cut out the dress shape in the Spring Stripe cardstock and glued it down.


I added some white gesso to the dress and some on the image itself to blend them better then outlined using a charcoal pencil. I then smudged the pencil with a blending stump.


Next I picked a leaf stencil and sprayed on Heidi Swapp gold spray.


Next came 3 drops of Liquitex acrylic ink.


 I then sprayed a few times with my spray bottle of water.


I held it upright so the ink would run and then let it dry flat.


Then I used a white Pitt Pen to draw a white outline around her and the lines on the side for some movement.


I felt like it needed an extra pop of color so I used the turquoise chalk ink in places.


I then used my favorite journaling pen to add in some other details.


I used 4 dew drops to add some bling.


Even more pen details, a little more gesso on the bottom. 3D tabs underneath the Kiwi Sorbet paper.



It needed even more color to me so I used a stencil with some fluorescent red acrylic paint.


Next came some fun alphabet stickers and glue over the top.


I then cut out the cute little bunny from the Bunny Cardstock in the Easter Collection and put a 3D tab under it. I also trimmed around her head and bent it up a bit.


I found some knitting yarn in my stash and tied it to the hole in the top.


Then added a brad to complete it. It's now ready to hang around and make you smile! 

Hope you enjoyed this piece. 

xoxo



13 comments:

Tonya said...

Awesome tutorial!!! Love the fun tag you created!!!

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

I would buy this tag in a store!! Very cool!! Great job Aimee!!

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

Fun tag!

Jean M said...

This is such a great project! love all you added in layer upon layer!

Jean M said...

AND ALTEREDPAGES carries Mementos Ink pads!

Lyneen said...

Aimee LOVE your tag... Quirky in a fun way... love all the layers and textures you used!!!

April Cole said...

"Yay!!!"
I love this... So much fun went into creating this tag. :)

Lolô Artesanato said...

It's so cool
xoxo
Leila

Ink Stained Roni said...

What a fun tag! Love all your layers.

Aimée Wheaton said...

Thank you all! :) Glad you enjoyed it so much!!

Melodee Isaacs said...

Whoop whoop!! Love your quirky tag!!

Barbara Rankin said...

What a fun tag, Aimée! Love all the fun techniques you used, especially how you used the Altered Pages collage sheets for your main focus. They work so well with TRN papes. TFS

Danie May said...

Fabulously fun and quirky! I love it!

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