Friday, May 21, 2010

tag art

I created this canvas after seeing a project by Tim Holtz. He and another crafter created canvases using the same materials but their completed projects were so different. I was inspired to create my own canvas using manilla tags. I colored and inked and spritzed and embellished and came up with this. Each tag is unique and has something on it that inspires me. I used a lot of Tim Holtz/Ranger/idea'ology products as well as Wendi Vecchi stamps, Distress Inks and bits and pieces from my stash. I love how it turned out.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

date with the hubs

This two page layout features a day out with my husband. I am very thankful for the wonderful man God put into my life. We had a rare Saturday free together, blew off the household chores and went to Pennsbury Manor for a tour. It was the end of the growing season and the gardens weren't in bloom but the grounds were lovely to walk around anyway. I like going to historical sites and John is good enough to humor me.
I made the flowers using lace I dyed with glimmer mist, gathered and made into a circle. I layered on store bought flowers. I hand-sewed the patterned paper and even added a few french knots. The paper reminded me of a colonial pattern which is why I chose it. This layout will go in my SDU album to be used for a sample of colors and the rule of threes.