Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tag It Tuesday Link Party

Hi Friends,

Today my friend Sheri over a Cards and More by Sheri is hosting her once a month linky party for altered tags, Of course I want to play so I made a tag for this event :) If you like making altered tags I suggest you link up to her blog too every third Tuesday of the month :)  This month the theme was about all things love. Here is my tag...


I started out with a manilla tag size 3" X 7" and some ink sprays. Dylusions and Heidi Swapp. Fuchsia, Grape, and Gold colors. I randomly spritzed them on the tag (and all over myself and everything on the desk as usual :)


Next I sketched a face and hair with graphite (well half a face) and painted the skin area with white gesso. I intensified the sketch and then started painting strips of color in the hair. I used a variety of craft and artist acrylic paints.


When the hair was completely painted, I painted the face areas. I used a combination of water soluble crayons and white acrylic paint.


Then I sketched over my line with a black paint pen to make them stand out more.


Now for the fun. I used white and black pen to doodle in the colored stripes of hair. I drew hearts and squiggles and dots and lines. I decided I wanted more bling though. So I added in some gold areas with my new sharpie water based gold poster pen. I also added a spritz of the gold ink spray at the bottom of the tag for balance.


My final steps were to add my quote using the black pen (still hate my writing but I am trying)  I mounted the whole tag on shimmery gold cardstock and trimmed the edge with wave scissors. I added a heart shaped grommet and threaded ribbon and fibers through the hole.


I hope you enjoyed my project and will consider joining Sheri's link party with your own altered tag!
<3 Shel

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Shel! I like the idea of using just half the face! Love the patterns in her hair too.

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  2. Love her! I especially love all the doodle patterns in her hair!

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  3. Gorgeous tag, Shel - I'm with Zsuzsa on the hair patterns. They are really eye-catching.

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    1. Thanks Win :) I think my newish black posca pen is about out of paint I have been doodling on things so much!

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  4. Great color choices! It is amazing how much sketching over you pencil lines, with your black pen, makes the image pop out. I love all different colors and the intricate designs in her hair! Showing only part of her face is clever! Well done!

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  5. Nice... your doodling gave her just enough; not that she needed anymore she's perfect!

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    1. Thank you Peggy. It was fun to do. I have seen others make their journaling in the hair so that gave me the idea.

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  6. Love, love this tag Shel!! AWESOME colors, the doodling in her hair and the sentiment for sure! I really like the gold shimmery background you put it on as well and the little scalloped edges! This is just a fabulous tag! Blessings to you! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Felicia :) It was fun to make and I really love supporting a Sheri with her new link party. I see you make a cute tag too:)

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  7. OMGorgeousness!! My favorite colors Shel!! I absolutely love the way you made her in half- so very cool!! hugs

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    1. Thanks Jackie :) Half a lady is twice the fun? lol

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