Each month we have a tag-making challenge on Scrapbook.com, hosted by Pia from Sweden. For September, the challenge is to take a tag from clothing, and make it into a tag using scraps. Here's my entry 'before'.
Since the tag says 'look east', and has an Asian look to me, I ran with the Asian idea and used some scrap papers from Basic Grey's 'boxer' line, which to me have an Asian look to them. Here's the front of the finished product.
I'm not into Feng Shui, but having watched many home decorating shows, I knew a little bit about it, so I went online and found out a little more about the 'elements' of Feng Shui. There are 5 elements: fire (reds), water (blues), earth (greens), metal (grey and metallics) and wood (earthtones).
The colors of the paper had most of the colors, but I did add some blue blue bling for water, and attached the 'family' tag with a metal safety pin.
The center of the hydrangea is actually a stone from some old jewelery - very earthy. I inked the papers heavily with Distress Ink pad in Pine Needles color. The fibers are from an old, old kit.
On the reverse, I added a tag with a quote by Joyce Brothers: "When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses".
I hope you've enjoyed this little tag, because I loved making it. Come back to see me soon! Have a great Labor Day weekend! Becky