Monday, May 6, 2013

Mixed Media Monday - Mother's Day Tag

Happy Monday! Dana here today sharing a tag that I created with bits and pieces from the March and April Mixed Media Kits. Before I share my tag, I want to mention that the Paper Wings Productions Design Team is currently having their May Blog Hop! If you could use an extra dose of mojo this morning and you want the chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions Store, scroll down to click through the blog hop and let your creativity take flight!

With Mother's Day coming at the end of the week, I thought I would make a pretty tag that is perfect for adding to a special gift.

I started this tag with the gorgeous piece of Blue Fern Studios Blooming Foliage chipboard and its beautiful packaging from the March Mixed Media Kit. I loved the pale shade of blue and the subtle fleur-de-lis pattern. I highlighted the design by embossing several white fleurs-de-lis with the fleur-de-lis stamp from the Royal Melange Cling Stamp Set from the April Mixed Media Kit.

I altered the chipboard by first adding a coat of gesso. I added the text with the Writing Cling Stamp from the Background Writings Cling Stamp Set. I colored the chipboard with Distress Ink and added glitter to select areas with Star Dust Stickles. I added glaze to the birds, which I cut from the clip art sheet from the March Kit, for some dimensional shine. Note: The April Mixed Media Kit contains a package of Textural Accents by Faber-Castell that contains gesso, gel medium and glaze and a bottle of Star Dust Stickles!

This glass vial comes in the April Mixed Media Kit. I thought it would be fun to add a secret message to this tag. I tied a piece of twine around the cork stopper of the vial, then attached it to my tag with a mini clothespin.

I'm terrible at keeping secrets so I'll share the message! I took this sentiment from a portion of a stamp from the Door Clear Stamp Set and stamped it onto a paper strip cut from a vintage book page. I just love the look and color of old paper.

I finished the tag with a sentiment from the Handmade Clear Stamp Set.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I have convinced you to purchase a March and/or April Mixed Media Kit! Both are available in the Paper Wings Productions Store while supplies last. Either kit would make a great Mother's Day present!


  1. Wow, this is gorgeous!! The colors and design are so beautiful!! I love how you highlighted the fleur-de-lis pattern by stamping and embossing!! This is fabulous!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Such a gorgeous tag, Dana! I love everything about it and the little message in the vial is a lovely touch. Beautiful work and thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Gorgeous, love what you did with the background!

  4. Beautiful tag Dana! Love your use of the packaging and really, really love what you did to the chippie. Gorgeous as always my friend!!


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