The challenge for the next fortnight at ABAC is to add some form of shine to your projects. You can be over the top with full on shine, sparkle and bling or just add a little gentle sheen somewhere on your project. Make anything except a card, add in the theme somewhere and then link up your work at ABAC so that we can come and visit you all! Remember: we like comments too so do visit the DT members and leave them a word or two.
I haven't managed to join in the Sunday Stampers for a little while. The theme Hels has chosen this week is 'What Makes You Happy'. The answer to that is: making inky backgrounds, metal flowers and creating texture so, I hope she thinks that this tag fits the bill! Don't know Hels? You MUST go and visit her and be prepared for some amazing crafting and some of the funniest and interesting posts you could wish for. (Gushing over - I promise!).
I'm not an overly shiny, bling girl but I do like a touch of glossy accents, some mica spray, embossing enamels with metallic tones and of course some gorgeous metal tape (er, lots of gold and diamonds too but sadly my husband thinks I've got the set!). I've used all of these on my tag so see if you can spot each one:
|The stamped bees link to the little charm - why? I don't know really, I just like them!
|The flower and flourishes sit on a piece of inked kraft corrugated card with torn edges. Some of the edges of the card have embossing enamel applied in a very random way. I love the texture this provides. I think these flourishes would work well on a Christmas tag too!
Hope you like this tag; it was great fun to make and contains many of the things that I love in crafting.
You may find that this post is a little earlier than the ABAC challenge goes live but we're out this afternoon and I still haven't mastered the art of scheduling. . . . . . one day perhaps??