Friday, February 22, 2013

LWD Design Team Showcase: Romance in Paris Tags

My Lone Wolf Designs Design Team Showcase this month features tags I made for a swap at The Scrap Cafe. The theme was "Romance in Paris" and we were to use the colors red, pink, and/or white.



I used #8 Manila tags and 3 colors of Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Barn Door, Victorian Velvet, and Spun Sugar). I used Tim's wrinkle free distress technique to color the front of my tags. I love how they are all different even though I used the same colors and the same technique each time.



Next is the stamping. I used a stamp from Stampers Anonymous (Heartfelt). I stamped the image with Black Soot Distress Ink and then used clear embossing powder to finish it off.



This is NOT how I envisioned this tag when I started. I had planned to use some Core'dinations cardstock that I embossed with a French Script folder and put that on the bottom portion of the tag. When I placed it on the tag, it did not "go" at all....so, the black braid trim and bling mesh is all I have for the Parisian theme. I'm not even sure that it's *really* Parisian, but I'm going to go with the color theme instead of the Parisian theme, here, ok? 



The rose started out white. I used some homemade metallic shimmer spray to color it pink. I used Glossy Accents on a Tim Holtz Adage Ticket and then used my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to staple it to the tag.



And here's another look at the finished tag.



Those who know me can attest to the fact that I do NOT like to get my hands dirty. I am a very "neat" crafter. However, I was not able to keep my hands clean for this project and it was kind of fun to get all inky! I just might do it again!

Many of the supplies I used for my project can be ordered or purchased (at 25% off MSRP!) through Kris at Lone Wolf Designs. Please join her Facebook Group Lone Wolf Designs Discount Retail Sales to make a purchase.

12 comments:

  1. Great Job DeAnna!! I enjoyed the post very much!

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    1. Thanks for letting me borrow the stamp!

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  2. I just love your work! This tag is so beautiful. love love love the colors. You really inspire me to step out of my comfort zone, because like you used to be, I am a 'traditional' scrapbooker. :)

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    1. I still have to do my 2012 "traditional" scrapbook...maybe I'll get to it soon?!? Thanks for the love! I can't wait to see what you create with all this knowledge your getting. LOL

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  3. Great job as always. I am going to try some of these different techniques.

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    1. I look forward to seeing them! Make sure you come back and post a link so I can check it out. ;)

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  4. This is beautiful DeAnna - I have got to make more tags and this is the inspiration I need :)

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  5. Deanna, this tag is gorgeous!! I love everything about it! I especially like how the inks gave 3 different looks even though the same supplies and techniques were used!!

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    1. Thank you, Ann! That's one of my favorite things about this technique!

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