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!!