Thursday, May 22, 2014

My First Altered Tag

I love trying new projects so an Altered Tag Swap and Challenge was right up my alley.  I have made several tags but none that I thought qualified as "altered".  The swap I entered had the following guidelines: The Tag size is #8 (6 1/4 x 3 1/8) , it had to have chipboard added to the back of the  to make it sturdy, It had to have at least 3 dimensional embellishments (flowers, rhinestones, fabric, resins, metal, ribbon, trim etc.), and it had to include a stamped sentiment.  Seemed simple enough.  Here is what I came up with..
 
I really loved the way it turned out.  Since I didn't have a pre-cut tag that size, I made my own from cardstock and backed it with chipboard.  I was swapping tags with a sweet lady that lives in Iowa, so I used an old Atlas page of Iowa on the background.  The "moments" sentiment and the butterfly and postmark were embossed with black embossing powder.  The sentiment "follow your passion, let that be your destination" was stamped in brilliant blue Stampin' Up! Ink onto white cardstock and then words cut out and glued on the tag.  The ink matched the blue on the atlas paper perfectly.  I used Stampin' Up! Beautiful Wings Sizzix Embosslits.  I just LOVE how they cut and emboss and that it has 4 different sized butterflies. The flowers were punched out of both blue Stampin' Up! Cardstock as well as atlas paper and layered with a Pearl embellishment in the center.  The leaves behind the flowers were punched with the Stampin' Up! Bird Builder Punch.  I daubed a little black ink on the edges of the butterfly and part of the embossed portions so they looked a little more "antiquey".  I added a strip of washi tape to the bottom, glued on some sequins here and there and added a black fiber ribbon and that was it.  I was pleased with how it turned out.  I hope you like it and that you will try one as well. 
 
Thanks for looking!  Stay crafty and cherish your blessings! 
 
I'm also entering this tag into the Pinque Peacock Challenge, click here to link up your altered tag:  http://pinquepeacockchallenges.blogspot.com/2014/05/challenge-5-altered-tag.html

24 comments:

  1. Tina this tag is FABULOUS to the MAX! You put a lot of heart into it for your Swap Partner! Thank you so much for joining our Altered Tag Challenge at Pinque Peacock! :)

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  2. Thanks so much Jessica! It such fun to make!

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  3. Beautiful tag! Love those colors :) Thanks for playing along at Pinque Peacock!

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    1. Thanks Robin! I had fun playing along!

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  4. Fabulous tag!!! I love everything about it!!!!

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  5. Outstanding Tina! Thanks for joining our challenge @ PP this month!

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    1. Thank you Mary! This was lots of fun to make!

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  6. Great job on your first tag! Thanks for playing along with us at Pinque Peacock!!!!!

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  7. I LOVE your tag... its perfect and your first one!! you would never know.. thanks for joining our altered tag challenge at Pinque Peacock..
    Laura

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  8. I think this turned out FANTASTIC

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    1. Thanks Rebecca! It was lots of fun to make!

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  9. Love this tag, the black and the blue contrast just stands out to me and the design on the tag..love it

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  10. Oh this is SO cute, I love the blue and black

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  11. Congratulations on your win! Thanks for participating!!
    Pinquette Heather

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    1. Thanks so much! Super excited about winning!

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