Saturday, March 28, 2009

Red Lead Spring Tag Book Swap

Yes, another swap! I love 'em, especially with such cool Red Lead images and totally talented ladies! This swap is a book swap. The number of people signing up for the swap is how many tags we had to make. One month to make 44 tags!! 44 yes you read it correct! This book is gonna be HUGE!! I've never done a tag swap, nor a book swap so this was sooo much fun. I can't wait to get my completed book back. Pictures of past books looked soo cool, I thought why not.

We had to use a Red Lead image in the tag either stamped or from a collage sheet-other than that- whatever goes! So here is mine....

I used a regular size tag. I dyed them using Tim Holtz Alcohol ink - this was a real challenge! The image is a Red Lead domonio size stamp. I had a "Happy Spring" stamp from A Muse Stamps, tree stamp from Rubber Stampede, and the "art" saying from Paper Makeup Stamps. I punched a scallop oval from patterned paper. I hand made my flower out of crepe paper using a flower punch and adding ribbon to the back and a button for the middle. I cut vintage sheet music for the bottom trim and vintage trim for top. I inked everything up with some brown chalk ink.

I hope everyone likes it. I guess I tend to be a more conservative crafter, but I can now say I have hand-dyed tags - a first! Maybe next time I will add more "artsy" flavor. We'll see!

Until tomorrow friends....

3 comments:

Scrap for Joy said...

Good for you, Bev, for trying new things and doing lots of swaps. You've learned so many new techniques. I like your tags and the images you used.

Angela Harris said...

Hi Bev!

Thanks so much for picking up the magazine!! I had such a great time writing it and It's all heartfelt and true! Did you see the Marie Shoe Soiree? Do you think you'd want to join me for that. I have almost no takers so far:(

Vicki C said...

Umm... you better pop on over.. cause your a winner!