Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tag You're It! Challenge 1 - Pinwheels


I'm so excited about a new challenge site I found - and guess what? It's their very first challenge!  I heard about it from visiting some friends who were lucky enough to make the Tag You're It !  Design Team - Marybeth Lopez,  Tracey McNeely, and  Karin Akesdotter!  Congrats to you ladies!!  

I've got to tell you ... I just adore tags!  They're a quick easy to make  project - and you can make them as fussy or as simple as you like.  You can even add tags to cards if you are so inclined! Oh the possibilities!  And another big plus?  Well in my opinion anyway?  I can use lots of pretty ribbons for the ties!!

Virginia Lu is the guest designer for this challenge, and she made three pretty tags to inspire!  I decided to follow her lead and make three tags as well - all in a similar style as Virginia's, but with my own little spin on them.  A few differences?  I switched up the theme, color scheme, and used a stamped sentiment instead of a die cut. 



To create the white sentiment on the black background, I stamped the sentiment on white card stock with Versafine Ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Next I rubbed a black ink pad over the white card stock.  The clear embossing power allows the white of the paper to peek through.

I hope you're having a great day!  Maybe you have some time to make a few tags?  I had lots of fun with these and can't wait to see the next challenge. 

Supplies Used:

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Say It Loud, Playful Pinwheels
Dies:  Waltzingmouse Stitched Tag
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Tangelo, Love Letter, Bahama Blue, Cantaloupe, Dandelion, Pear Tart, Versafine
Clear Embossing Powder
Ribbon:  3/8" Stitched Red Grosgrain - Celebrate It!  (Michael's)

19 comments:

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty! I like to heat emboss and use white embossing powder...I never tried using the clear on white paper and then putting the black over it...very clever...and I really like the look...Must try that.

Tracey McNeely said...

Jeanne these are fantastic tags, love the vibrant colours and those pinwheels are fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Tag Your It!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow..what an amazing pair of tags! I love the sweet colors and those pinwheels are so cute.

Marybeth said...

Jeanne love all three of your fun tags! Love the waltzing mouse words too! I agree....you can use lots of ribbons! Thanks for joining us at Tag You're It!
Thanks for the shout out too:)

Karin Åkesdotter said...

These are wonderful Jeanne! Perfect stamping as always + so summery and cooltags and great take on the challenge - LOVE them! Hugs!

Lesley Croghan said...

These are so fun and colourful, Jeanne! Love the colours you used and how much fun are those pinwheels!

Gayatri said...

Love the vibrant colours on your tag. Just beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Tag You're It challenge.

Sharron said...

Fun tags, Jeanne! Love the festive pinwheels and the bright colors!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love the bright colors and the adorable little pinwheels!!

Cathy Weber said...

I'd almost forgotten about that pinwheel stamp set Jeanne...thanks for the reminder! Super cute trio of tags for the first Tag challenge!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful set of tags, love the bright colors and the contrast of the black!

Taunya Butler said...

Love these tags with those brightly colored pinwheels!! FAntastic!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Love your tags! Very fun and colorful!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, all three of these are fantastic! Great take on Virginia's tags!

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful tags my dear! Love the clear embossing on white with the black ink - got to try that!!! :)

donna mikasa said...

Love your colorful tags--those pinwheels are so fun! Thanks for linking this up to Tag You're It!

wienerhoneymooners said...

YOU ROCK Jeanne!!!!

Lisa Arana said...

Love the bright, bold colors of your tags. Your tack on Virginia's tags are perfection. Thank you so much for joining us at the Tag You're It! Challenge.

Cris G said...

Really fun and summery tags, Jeanne. Congratulations!