Friday, July 8, 2016

Tag You're It! Peace Poinsettia

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  I hope you're having a great summer!   We had a good 4th of July week!  Both of the kids worked for most of it, but it was nice for me and Mr. J to sit around and be lazy during the day - cooking out, a little gardening,  and waiting for it to get dark so we could watch the neighborhood light up.    It was nice staying up late sitting in the yard by the fire.  I even got to see a few bats flittering around.

Fireworks are legal in Indiana so the kids (and adults) in the neighborhood  have easy access to them.  Moriko (our fur baby)  had a horrible weekend.. .she spent most of it trying to find somewhere to hide from the loud bangs - they're not going off as much as they were earlier in the week, but it's not uncommon to still hear them every evening.  A loud BOOM! to startle you when you least expect it!   And then WOOSH!   Moriko is off and running for cover!
We've got a great new challenge for you to try at Tag You're It!  The inspiration this week is from our guest designer Donna Mikasa.   Take a look! 

Beautiful inspiration right?   I was excited by the different elements on Donna's tag - the watercolor wash background, the embossed and distressed floral images, simple sentiment and sprikle of enamel dots.

I picked up on all those elements making my tag very similar.  Instead of the black and white striped pattern paper I added some shimmery Twinery Twine. And no pretty bow for me this time - I didn't want any distractions - just a clean tag!
I did some searching to find the perfect detailed stamp that would be good for this technique.. something with a matching die of course!  And remembered I just got this one in the mail last week!  All the stamps and die cuts on my card are from Poppystamps - they're a sister company of Memory Box.   We're in the middle of a blog blitz there showing all the new holiday items and offering a prize on every post - so if you have time you should go check it out!
Want to see more designs inspired by Donna's original tag?  Hop on over to Tag You're It Challenge where you can see more, get all the details, and link up your own pretty tag! I can't wait to see what you make! 

Stamp | Poppystamps Poinsettia Peace
Dies | Poppystamps Poinsettia Peace, Festival Tags
Twinery Gold Shimmer Twine
Peerless Watercolors | Enamel Dots | Distress Ink (Ranger) | Sequins Pretty Pink Posh 


Donna said...

So pretty, Jeanne.
I considered a Christmas tag initially... Guess it's getting to that time of year!
Have a good week end. X

cm said...

Your poinsettia tag is beautiful, Jeanne! And yes, I'm definitely heading over to Poppy stamps to check out the magic unfolding there! Poor Moriko: she'll be glad when the celebrations calm down! Please give her a big ol' cuddle from me!

Kara Lynne said...

Your poinsettia came just in time for this gorgeous Christmas tag! It's a perfect flower image for that technique! I love the various background foliage to go with it too!

donna mikasa said...

Love your take on my tag! The poinsettia is so pretty against the watercolored background!

Darnell said...

I love your DT Christmas tag, Jeanne! The colors are vibrant and remarkable, as always!! Hugs, Darnell

Sharron said...

Beautiful take on Donna's tag! That sentiment is so cool and your flower is so pretty!

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful your sweet poinsettia!

Tracey McNeely said...

So beautifully inspired by Donna's Tag. Gorgeous!