Smiley from Good Tuesday morning!  How is everyone doing today?  All I can say is . . . it’s damn cold here and I don’t like winter. Smiley from I could put that in more graphic terms for you, but I’ll be nice today.

I guess it’s a good thing that its been cold, because I’ve spent the last couple of days buried in the studio working on CHA projects.  Can you see them yet?  Smiley from BUT, you will be seeing them in the near future . . . and they are well worth the wait if I must say so myself!

Now I said I wasn’t going to do this, but I’m folding under pressure.  I was also very inspired by Wendy Vecchi’s new plaid technique.  Oh my BADness!  If you haven’t seen it you must take a look here . . .  but not until you’ve finished reading my post . . . okay . . . .

I kinda messed with this tag on and off today while I was waiting for other things to dry on other projects.  I did the plaid and then I couldn’t decide what to put on the tag.  I finally settled on a tree . . . . made from diamonds.


I die cut the different sizes of the diamonds from Spellbinders™ S4-288 Classic Diamonds and then cut them in half, leaving me with triangles that could be easily layered.  Each piece was inked with Peeled Paint Distress Inks and then the ends were shaped and curled before gluing together.  The trunk, which the tree is glued to, is a piece of illustration board that was covered in Walnut Stain ink for the trunk.  There’s a Maya Road star trinket pin at the top.

I used different sizes of tissue tape, even cutting some in half, to make the lines of my plaid.  The first ink put down was Fired Brick and then I went back with Forest Moss.  Once my plaid was done, I highlighted the remaining tag with a lighter touch of Fired Brick.  The edges of the tag are lined in Gold paint and I stamped the background from Ticket to Art in gold on the tag.

The ribbon at the bottom is 1.25” Ivory Crochet May Arts and 1/2” White Wrinkle May Arts (all from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store).  I dyed the white with Fired Brick Distress Ink because I didn’t have anything that matched the color of red I had used.

The sentiment, stamped in Olive Archival Ink, is from the Mini Holidays Collection by Tim Holtz and was die cut with S4-112 Classic Ovals – Small.  It’s layered on a piece die cut with S4-113 Small Classic Scalloped Ovals – Small, which was painted gold.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I’m off to run some errands and pick up a desert for tonight’s sorority meeting.  (I sure hope I can find that Red Velvet Cheesecake at Sam’s Club) Have a great day and remember . . .  life is short, take advantage of the adventures that come your way today!


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