Friday, August 31, 2012

Feature Friday- 8/31 Guest Artist Norma G

Hello there peeps,

Today we feature another great project from Norma G over at Little Honey Bee Studios.  Enjoy!

Hello, Hello Friends! 

Norma G. here and I'm back with a Day of the Dead tag.  Now I have to tell you, I was very excited when I first saw all of the awesome Day of the Day PWP stamp sets.  In fact I might have even squealed just a little, lol.  I'd never seen any stamps with these types of designs before and although I'd never made anything related to Day of the Dead before, I just had to have them.  So I'm excited to share what I came up with, this is my Day of the Dead tag:

Let's get to work shall we!

I started out with a size 8 manila tag and inked it up with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean.  Next I randomly stamped the flowers from the Muertos Stamp Set and the fairy tile from the Mélange 3 Stamp Set.  I outlined some of the flowers with a white pen to help them stand out a bit against the dark background.  Then I added several ribbons to the tag and adhered two rows of black lace to the bottom of the tag.  To finish off the background I inked the edges with Golden Fluid Acrylic in Cobalt Teal and then inked it with TH Distress Ink in Black Soot.

Next I used my Cricut to cut out a frame.  This is “frame 1” from the Sentimentals Cartridge.  I cut a piece of black cardstock at 4.5" using the shadow feature.  Then cut the frame again in yellow cardstock to layer on the shadow.  Before adhering the yellow frame, I ran it through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder and inked it with TH Vintage Photo (inking helps the embossing to show up better).  Once it was all inked up, I attached it to the tag.

For the focal point, I choose a stamp from the Skeleton Couples Stamp Set.  I stamped it on a scrap of white cardstock, colored it in with oil pastels and doodled a border with a Faber Castell marker.  Next I cut a little piece of cardboard and peeled off the top layer to expose the corrugated ridges and inked it with Cobalt Teal.  When I was happy with all of the coloring, I attached it to the tag.

I colored in the doodled flowers and stamped image with a white pen.

Time to finish this off!!

I used a double heart fabric appliqué from Tattoo, Inc. and tucked in some black lace.  The black flower is by Paper Studio and I inked the edges with Golden Fluid Acrylic in Primary Magenta, highlighted the inner petals with Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic in Indian Yellow and added a gem to the center. 
I made the beautiful rose with Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One.  I cut the rose out of some red rose pattered paper, inked the edges in TH Vintage Photo and spritzed it with ART-C Copper & Red Glimmer Mists.  I tucked in a little flower painted in Indian Yellow to help balance out the yellow frame.
I made the stick pin using a red tipped pin by Industrial Chic by Susan Lenart Kazmer and various Bead Treasures glass beads.

For the final finishing touches, I hand wrote "mi amor" with a white pen on black cardstock, cut and attached.  

The heart charm is a little treasure I found at a local flea market :D

 This project was so some fun to make and it was actually my first time making a tag.  I'll definitely gonna be making some more soon! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  We'd love to hear what you think, so don't be shy :D 

Have a Wonderful Day!!


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