Hello Everybody! Thank you for the warm and wonderful congrats! Much appreciated! It's going to be so much fun!
The week has officially started and I've been busy running around in circles really! I hate that! How can anybody spend an entire night cutting chipboard down to JUST the right size for a project! Hahahaha! Well, it had to be perfect for everything else to fall into place...kinda!
I wanted to share with you all my first challenge on the Inspiration Team, we were to make something for the Create A Little Sunshine June Monthly Challenge over at the Inspiration Journal. I went beachy and did a tag. Here's what I came up with....
I made my tag from white cardstock and layered the blue card on top. I then punched 1/8 holes around the edge 1/4 inch in and inserted eyelets. I inked some bamboo skewers with Frayed Burlap Distress ink and knotted them onto the tag edge with hemp twine. I then drank the rest of my Monster drink (hehe) washed the can and slit it open and cut the aluminum on the Sizzix Tim Holtz Washers Border Die. I glued that in place at the bottom to represent the waves of the ocean. Far fetched maybe, but I love this die as it can be used for a multitude of things! Ok, where was I? Yes, next I glued a Tim Holtz Idea-ology corked vial in which I placed a message onto the "ocean." I added a sand medium to the middle of the tag and adhered shells.
Last, I layered some burlap, Tim Holtz Destinations Paper, a picket fence piece, and a picture of vacationing legs on the tag. Finishing off the front with a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Word Stick and brad. I topped off the tag with an assortment of seam binding ribbons from May Arts and Tim Holtz Trimmings and some beads.
Makes me want to go back to the beach! It's already been over a month or so...doesn't that count for another beach excursion???? Oh well. Maybe I will just look at my tag and dream!
Thanks Tons For Looking!
The Gentleman Crafter