My friend Natasha and Mistra came up with a great idea of creating tags. The tags have one word and on the back they write what the words means to them. They will be creating a tag twice a month so be sure to visit their web site. I decided to play along and chose the word "Hope". Here's my take on "My Life" Art Tags One Word.
I chose to go along with Natasha's size of the tag, 4" x 8". I think it's the perfect size to place the word and embellish the tag nicely. You also have enough space on the back to journal and place a small photo. I cut the letters and swirls using the Cricut cartridge "Art Philosophy" from Close To My Heart. The stamps I used throughout the tag are PinkPaisley "London Market" and "Spring Jubilee" and from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two "Everything".
The paper is from Pion Design "For Mother". For the letters, I painted them with DecoArt metallic paint, Rich Espresso and on the edges I used FolkArt Tapioca acrylic paint. I distressed my tag using Donna Salazar mix'd media inx in patina and chiffon. I also used Tim Holtz distress ink in crushed olive and walnut stain. I purchased the flowers in a craft store and I don't know which company they are from. The doily is from Wilton Enterprises.
On the back of the tag I created a small envelope with the journal card inside. The arrow, brads, word ticket, staples and hole reinforcers are from Tim Holtz.
This is my take on the tag. I "Hope" you like it, please feel free to leave a comment. By the end of the month I will have another one for you.
Until next time,