Monday, May 6, 2013

Rise Above Scrap Tag


For the past couple days, I've been puttering away in my studio, trying to get my desk clean. I'm a bit of a hoarder and I tend to save everything 'just in case'. It's a horrible habit, but I can't help myself! Today, I looked at the little massive pile of project cast-offs and decided to use a few things to make a quick tag for Inspiration Emporium's quotes challenge.

The tag was one I used to mop up the leftover ink from my Remnant Resist project. The bird was a CHA project reject that was too pretty to throw away, and the flowers were cut from kraft paper when I made my Sizzix Mother's Day card. I put them all together with one of my favorite stamps from Tim Holtz' Way With Words stamp set. I just love that quote!

The bird was cut from Grungeboard using the Bird Branch die and painted with Adirondack Dabbers. When the paint was dry, I lightly sanded the edges and then inked with Corduroy Distress Ink. Some of the flowers were painted with the same paint and then given a spritz of Gold Perfect Pearls mist and layered with the plain kraft blooms. I added a strip of Tissue Tape at the top and bottom, and tied a Distress stained ribbon through the tag. Finally, I added a Remnant Rub to one of the new Tag Labels and attached it to the ribbon with a Wire Pin.

Everything I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Don't forget to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% on your order!


Have you joined in with this month's Inspiration Emporium challenge? You can check out all the details HERE. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week!

11 comments:

  1. Hard to imagine that this is all from left over things - it's fabulous. Loving those new tag holders....

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  2. Gorgeous!!!
    Love your amazing work ♥
    You always give me inspiration!
    Hugs, Anne

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  3. Oh my God I have the same problem-I save the EVERYTHING thinking I can use it later and then not only do I forget but I have a studio that is a mess and I can't find what I need. It is definitely a sickness and i am tying to get better. I am drowning under a pile of Tim Holtz packaging that I MIGHT need or use later and yet I'd have to make a thousands of projects to use what I have already. Ugh, if you figure out how to treat this disorder can you share it with me?

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  4. Ugh...I'm not getting your feed! I hate it when that happens! Fab tag though! Love the quote and the background is great, especially for cast off.

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  5. I am a scrap and re-use for future projects hoarder too! I just came across a hard cover notebook I bought years ago, I am now going through it and covering the pages with stuff I have been saving and using my die cut scraps on it. Thankyou for the inspiration of this tag. We hoarders need all the support we can get!

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  6. Beautiful tag Shelly with a lot of great details

    Greetings Janny

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  7. Love the background and that lovely blue against it - really looks lovely!

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  8. A gorgeous, gorgeous tag and I love all the delicate "distress" about it! Perfect!

    Hugs,
    die amelie x

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  9. This tag is simply amazing what a wonderful job you did.

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