This is a different kind of a challenge for me. The challenge this week over at "There's Magic in the Air" Challenge Blog is to make a tag. Nina May is the talented artist behind all the cute images the DT and myself have chosen for these challenges. Here is where you can find the challenge. There's a new one each Monday. Check out Nina's selection of images for yourself at http://papercupcakes-stamps.com/. I'm sure you'll find many that you will just "have to have", so you might want to set aside a nice block of time to look around the store. I have to say I like the results I got with this tag. Tell me what you think......and be honest! The image is called "Cadee with Sunflower" from Paper Cupcakes. Isn't she cute? I used chipboard for this that I measured and cut out myself. It's pretty big...about 4"x6". I'm going to put it on a pot of yellow mums that I'm giving to some one as a thank you gift. The back is covered with black cardstock. The front is covered with textured mulberry paper (which I sponged with different inks) and Basic Grey "Sublime" patterned paper. The fence and the white lattice are lazer die cuts that I purchased as part of a large selection of die cuts years ago. The sentiment is a rub-on from S.U. and punched out with S.U.'s scallopped circle punch. The spiral on the corner of the lattice is also from S.U. The fibers, gems, and ribbon are from my stash and the large grommet is one that came with my Crop-a-Dile years ago. It was bright orange. I got an idea from the ever so "Awesome Annika Ryan" to color the metal with Copic alchohol markers. It really took the brightness down for me. Thanks for sharing that info Annika! Take a look at Annika's beautiful blog here. Her work is Amazing!
Sweet little Cadee's body is colored with Photoshop. All the rest was colored with copics and gel pens. Her wing and her head were printed twice and attached on the image with dimensionals. I added glitter and black 3D writer from "Scribbles"to the Sunflower. What do you think? Won't it look good attached to the pot of Mums? Thanks for visiting!