Monday, October 20, 2014

Friends Tag


My birthday was a couple of weeks ago and my very good friend that took a trip to Japan with 2 of her children to see the sights and visit exchange students they had had over the years gave me this set of Japanese watercolors, a brush, and a black pen and, well, I just had to use them on something for her and I decided to make a tag.


I had mop up piece of cardstock just sitting there and decided I would cut the tag from that.  I used Tim Holtz's Tag and Bookplate die along with the Friends movers and shapers.  I had already cut out the tag and stamped on the flower (an image from a new PaperArtsy Ellen Vargo set #EEV10) when I thought "oh, I should have taken a picture so you could see how it started", so I laid the pieces back together and took one.  After cutting the tag out (and before stamping the flower) I did add a small spray of Dylusions down in the bottom left corner.  There was a white line right through the "F" (you can see some of it on the page to the right) that I didn't like.  


I used the watercolors to paint in the flower!!  I don't have a background in watercoloring - I just fake it :-)  but just comparing with what I have done or even when using watercolors for making backgrounds, these paints seem more opaque... kind of cool actually.  I stamped one of the quote from the same set as the flower onto a scrap, tore it out and added paint to the edges.  I cut another tag from solid cardstock to put behind, added some black squiggles and a ribbon and it was done.  A big thanks to Michelle for the paints!!  Love ya lady!!




8 comments:

C. M. Taylor said...

I love it! What a wonderful friend!

craftimamma said...

What a lovely gift from which you made a beautiful tag. Very uplifting colours to combat our UK weather today

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Beautiful tag Wanda! I like that watercolour look!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous Wanda and what a lovely gift to receive!

Lucy x

constant crafter said...

Love this, colours are beautiful a stunning piece

Pat

Felicia Aaron said...

I love this tag Wanda! What a precious friend to bring you those fabulous watercolors! What a blessing! The tag just pops with color and I really like the sentiment and I so agree! By the way, you "fake" water coloring really well! LOL! Everything just pulled together so beautifully and I know your friend will so appreciate your heart of giving when she receives it! Blessings to you Wanda! :)

Holly Eastabrook said...

Oh so nice Wanda- love the intense blue behind FRIENDS. The whole tag is great and the richness of the watercolour is perfect on the tulip. Lovely job- you're a good friend to your friend!

craftytrog said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! x