Wednesday, October 9, 2013

First Time for Everything

I'm trying to do a few different things - and this is definitely different for me!  I've never made a tag in my life!!!  Do I like it........um, I'll have to think a bit more on that.

I used some Distress Inks in several different colors and smeared them on the tag.  After misting some water on it, I then used a stencil and did that up in green with a dauber - sorta at an angle.  After all was dry I stamped the sentiment and then misted with some Glimmer Mists.  The flower was cut out using a Tim Holtz die on some patterned paper and then it was also distressed and sprayed with Glimmer Mist.  The center brad is from SU.  This sucker really shines but you can't see it in the photo.  Lastly I added a tiny little butterfly to match the sheer ribbon. 

I kept wanting to stick it on a card - and everything I'd put it on just wasn't looking right........so, here's a tag all by it's little lonesome!

Thanks for stopping by.......
Lynn

27 comments:

Lynn McAuley said...

The tag is beautiful, Lynn! Perfect to glam up a special gift!

Tammy said...

Wow Lynn, your tag certainly deserves a revisit to make more! Absolutely fantastic and wonderful and the flower is gorgeous!

Benzi said...

Very cool tag and wonderful flower. It sounds as if it was a fun one to make. This can adorn a nice gift and I'm sure will be truly appreciated.

Anne Temple said...

I think your tag looks great. Love all the TH techniques and great colors too. THe sheer ribbon is the perfect touch to soften it.

Doreen said...

This is a gorgeous tag.xxx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Very striking tag! Love the flower!!!

Monica said...

Wow, Lynn, this is not lonesome at all... it is full of life. I love all the treatment you have given to it. The flower is super too and the colour scheme so perfect for fall. GREAT job.
Love,
Monica

Jessi Fogan said...

Oooh! I love how intense the colours came out! Mists are so awesome for helping to blend that last little bit. Love the big ol' flower & that great centre!

The Crafty Laydee said...

Very pretty tag-lovely inking and I love your flower :)
Nessa xx

Deepti said...

Lynn this is soooooooooo very awesome, that distressed look you gave is brilliant and why to you have to think about liking this tag, this tag is an apple of my eye ;)

Lyndsey Turner said...

Great little tag, love all the colours and techniques used and fab flower xx

Carol L said...

I really really like this tag, and especially the stenciled part! I need all of Tim's new stencils!!! Way to work outside of your comfort zone too! It's a success!!

Angie said...

Great tag!!!! I love the wash of colors! I think I keep forgetting to mist my color with water!!! I love the way it looks on your tag. The flower is gorgeous!!!

Maxine D said...

Oh Lynn this is fabulous - you must have really gone out of your comfort zone on this, and won - big time.
Blessings
Maxine

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wait, who's blog am I on? Hehehe Awesome tag- love the colors, the stenciled area is great- love the butterfly and the button!

Ellen said...

I never would have guessed this was your first tag! Love the flower~ I agree with Benz, it's going to look great atop a prezzie and appreciated!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Good for you, with trying to branch out. You made that tag like a pro! It's quite lovely.

NanaConnie said...

It's fabulous, Lynn! Love the sentiment and that ribbon. This would be perfect attached to a gift of something fresh baked from your kitchen. :-D

MaryH said...

Lynn, are we related or what? I read your post and thought "I am the same way!" I never know what to do with tags, and they are really such fun to play around with. If you can think of a use for 'em. For your first try (or even your 100th!) this is really so pretty. Liked all the techniques you have goin' on with this...you crafty person you. Bet we see more of this...TFS & as always, big Hugs

Tammy said...

WOW Lynn, your tag is gorgeous! I love all of the colors and that beautiful flower!
Tammy x

Nancy in Iowa said...

I love tags! This is fun! Like it a lot!

Davi said...

I have to tell you girlie for stepping out of the box you did one fantastic job! THis is beautiful, love the colors and that big flower :)

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Lynn! This is great!!!
I love to see you branching out and trying something new! I love the droplets look and the shimmer is awesome!

Great job :)
Happy Friday!
Maria

Bonnie said...

Hi Lynn. I kinda like this. It isn't your usual style or mine either, but we need to do something different now and then just for fun! It would be beautiful adorning a plain gift bag! Great job!

Joan Ervin said...

Whoa...what a gorgeous tag,
Lynn!!!! The background looks beautiful with the stencil and all the misting and I love the layered flower!!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Good for you for stepping outside your normal routine and doing a bang up job of it, Lynn! These tags are really huge in the UK and they just stand alone. Yours could stand right next to any of them! Well done!! Hugs, Darnell

Margaret said...

Woo!Hoo! So glad you left your comfort zone for this one!! This is gorgeous with all of the wonderful inky colors!!