Thursday, March 8, 2012

A Green Wish!?!

March always means green to me, I guess because of St.Patrick's Day and the start of Spring. So I was happy to create "green green" tags for a swap with the Ranger Ink Link Yahoo Group. So with a lot of green colored Ranger products and some repurposed items this is the tag I made. 
I am also submitting this tag to Linda Ledbetter's Grungy Monday challenge of using Tim's technique of paint resist from the 12 Tags of Christmas 2007 Tag 2, as well as Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stamper challenge of "diamonds", and Inspiration Emporium's monthly challenge of "going green". 
I stamped the butterfly images using Peeled Paint Crackle Paint, because I didn't have any other green paint. I wasn't sure if this would work, but you don't know if you don't try. I allowed it to dry for about 5 minutes then poured UTEE on and heat embossed. It's not super crisp but It still worked.
I wasn't sure if the green inks would show up on the green Prima packaging, but it did even if it was subtly in some spots. I misted with a color wash in some of those spots. It was a nice look. 
 
I stamped the Papillion background onto the tag in Peeled Paint, then wiped off the butterflies with a damp paper towel.
I used plastic packaging from a die to die cut the On the Edge Butterflight. I ran Peeled Paint Distress Stain over it and rubbed it in with my fingers. It was very faint but helped to be seen a little better on the tag. I curled the wings and used the tiny attacher to adhere it to the tag.
I heat embossed the sentiment with Pine Needles Ink and Peeled Paint Distress Embossing Powder.
I misted the sentiment with Meadow Color Wash then Perfect Pearls Mist for some added sheen.
I have many old necklaces from past celebrations, so I clipped off the shamrocks, gave them a little crackle paint then stickles. They are so cute. Rhinestones (the diamonds), a button,k and some ribbon completed the tag.
 
Supplies:
From My Stash: bling strips, ribbon, packaging from Prima, shamrocks


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!



18 comments:

  1. Fantastic tag, love the fresh green.

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  2. FAB tag and love that green :) lainey x

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  3. WoWzA, this is stunning, Anita! Love those terrific shamrocks you repurposed ... absolutely fabulous!!

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  4. Great tag Anita! Love how you crackled the shamrocks. Clever!

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  5. Beautiful tag! Love the butterflies.

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  6. Wonderful green creation! Lovin' those shamrocks that you added some stickles to. Very fun tag!

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  7. I'm not even a fan of St. Patrick's Day, and I still love this! Good job (duh).

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  8. So much lovliness in green! Those butterflies are stunning as is every inch of this tag! I see you are in the CC-101 class! Should be a blast!

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  9. Oooh, these are gorgeous! I love the butterflies.

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  10. Sweet upcycling! Love the butterflies out of packaging and all your shimmer/shine!

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  11. This tag is wonderful. I think I need to get more Grungy with my work. I'm loving the look of your tag. Hugs Rita xxx

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  12. LOVE the green butterflies with the UTEE! Great tag!!

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  13. Love, love, love your tag! I also want to thank you for the great step by step photo tutorial. I am a newbie to the ATT group and I gain such much inspiration from your fresh approach to using found materials like the plastic wrap. Thank you!
    Happy Creating!

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  14. Aha, top of the mornin' to ya! Love your Irish themed tags, and the green is so pretty and fresh, thanks for joining in with the Sunday stamper hun x

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  15. Job well done Anita. Love all the green and the recycled plastic. Good for you!

    Ivette
    n1sunrider.blogspot.com

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  16. What a wonderful tag and thanks so much for the tutorial!

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