Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Tag and A Giveaway

Hi Friends,

This is a super fun day for me because it is my first challenge post for Joy's Life Stamps.

Our challenge this week was to get messy.  That is quite a challenge for me because I don't usually get messy in any way. But I did this time.  I was determined to do it.

I started by embossing some stamped leaves on the background of the tag. Then I used Tim Holtz' newest seasonal distress inks over the embossed images.  I wiped away the excess and the copper just glistened.  But not enough..so I spritzed the tag with pearl glimmer spray.  Finally - messy enough for me.

Then I just needed to dress up the tag and my first thought was to use a sentiment.  And since this is Joy's challenge, I used stamps from two of her stamp sets.   The Happy is from the Everyday Occasions set and the Thanksgiving is from her Holiday Occasions set. I could have stamped them separately, but they actually stacked perfectly and I could just stamp once.

I used three dies on this.  The first is the Well Worn Greetings (3-piece) Set.  I have wanted this set for months and finally purchased it a few weeks ago.  The next die I used is the Crown Border.  I added a few Copic-colored pearls to it for dimension.  And the final die I used is the Loopy Bloom.  I wanted to see if it would work with paper as wells as felt.  And it does!

To finish the tag I stamped and cut out the leaf,  added Copic-colored seam binding, pearls and a fun fall spray. And of course some Stickles on the berries.  Gotta have Stickles.

I hope you will visit all of the blogs that have Challenge Projects.  Then submit your project too on  the Joy's Life website.

Oh I almost forgot - I will be giving this tag away to one lucky reader.  Just become a follower on my blog and leave me a comment too.  I will select one recipient on Monday, Nov 14 and mail out this tag just in time for Thanksgiving.

Come on - get messy!

And just one more fun thought...I'll be entering this in the present week's challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Stop by and see all the pretties when you have a chance.

Susie

I created this while on the Joy's Life Design Team

16 comments:

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

This tag is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Stacey
staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

Maria Matter said...

This is really beautiful Susie! love all the pretties you included on this tag!
hugs & blessings!

Anonymous said...

Susie, I just love all that you create. Everything is always so gorgeous.
Joan Keaten

Dawn Braun said...

what a snazzy tag, LOVE all the messy bits! Thanks for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments OVER THE TOP challenge!

Rachel @ The Little Blue Room said...

Definitely over the top! Love all the bulky 3D details! Thanks for sharing your beautiful tag with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful!! :) I love this tag!! The sentiment and that die, wow!! Love the flower too!! Great job!! :)

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

This is so beautiful, Susie. I love the pretty colors!!

Jennie Garcia said...

You make gorgeous project Susie!! beautiful Tag!! I love your messy project I love the flower arrangement you used with that gorgeous bow!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

inkedx2 said...

This is a beautiful tag! Love the colors and all the interest you included. The textures are perfect. Thanks for playing with us again this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Debbie said...

I just started getting into tags this is fantastic love thanks for this chance
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Amy Prather-Smith said...

Beautiful tag! :)

CathyinMN said...

I love your tag! It's absolutely beautiful! I would love it if I were to win it. TFS! New follower.
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Angiebug said...

Awesome job on the tag! I would be honored to display it for Thanksgiving if I were to win. TFS & chance to win. New follower - angie
angiehbug at yahoo dot com

Krista said...

Wow, what a pretty tag. I love the beautiful flower, bow, leaf and berry....so many textures and such a nice way to make this an over the top project. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

transfirstteach said...

Susie,
This is such an amazing tag. I cannot believe you took a simple tag and turned it into a work of art. It is very inspiring. I love your blog. I can't wait to see more. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Theresa

stampinbygenny said...

I too love making tags and yours is over the top. I love the edging and all the layers, dies and embellishments you used. The fall spray is perfectly adorning. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.