Whether you’re here because you usually drop by every now and then, or whether you’re here because you’ve been sent this way from Crate Paper to scavenge the letters – welcome
One of the things I am thankful for is tea. Tea with milk (preferably whole milk) and honey. Or real Chai. *yum*
I’m rarely one of those who knows exactly what I’m gonna do in advance. I just go with the flow and wing it. Here I pulled three scraps (from both Restoration and Brooke), and cut this half-doily which I knew I wanted to use. This was my general idea of how I wanted my tag to end up like. Then I started looking for bits and pieces to complete this idea as I worked my way through the layers.
Pulled out a doily rub-on from Restoration and placed it on my tag.
Sprayed some chalk glimmer-mist on it.
Then started sewing the layers on.
While I wrapped the patterned papers around the tag for the top two papers, I distressed the edges of the bottom one. Now, to add some kind of unity across all the three layers, I rubbed another doily rub-on and rubbed it across all three layers. Subtle.
Then I added my final doily – the patterned paper cut out. At this point I decided I wanted what was visible from the original tag to be washed in blue mist and distress ink. What’s nice with rub-ons is that once rubbed on, it’ll work as a resist against mist/ink, making it really stand out if you decide to add color around it.
Then it’s time for the chipboard – one of the loveliest chipboard from this collection – the teapot one! Now, I pretty much always prefer to add my own (liquid) adhesive on chipboards, even if they do come prefabricated with their own adhesive. Just a little safety-thing to do unless you wanna risk pieces of chipboard everywhere but on your project (anyone remember the Heidi Swapp-chipboard letters? )
Now, time to add cute, small stickers!
Before adding some bling and more spots of glimmer mist
Hope you enjoyed this peek at my process working this little tag Now, don’t forget your letter from this blog (should be somewhere on the sidebar to the right) and drop by the Crate blog for links to where the other letters are at. Remember – scavenging all the letters and figuring out what they spell could yield you a 100 dollar gift certificate to Scrapbook.com! How about that! Good luck!