"SITTING ON THE FENCE" TAG
Tags are just the ticket for me when I don't have a lot of time to play. I had colored this tag a few days ago without a plan in mind, but when I got up this morning, I picked up my Wendy Vecchi "Dots and Stripes Border" stencil, embossing paste and knife and stenciled a row of stripes down the right side of the tag -- making it eligible for the Stripes Challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show. The paste was dry by the time I finished breakfast, so it was time to decide how to finish the tag. I decided to combine stamping and stenciling, so I went through my collection of Wendy Vecchi stamps until I found a flower that almost matched a flower on the "3 Fresh Flowers" stencil by Wendy Vecchi. I stamped a flower on the tag and an extra one on a scrap of tag paper. I stenciled the flower on the tag using Rusty Hinge and Crushed Olive Distress Ink. After coloring the extra flower, I colored it and cut it out, and placed it over the stenciled one, giving it a nice 3-D look. To pick up the "Stripes" theme, I cut out a white fence with the On the Fence Die, inked it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and placed it at the bottom of the tag. I also cut a small black bird with the Movers and Shapers Mini Bird Cage and Bird die and placed the bird on the fence. I cut a butterfly with the Butterfly Movers and Shapers Die and placed it in the corner of the tag for a finishing touch. I hope you enjoy this tag.
I'm entering this tag (#2) in the "Stripes" Challenge at: simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com