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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

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8/30/2008

Pia's September Tag Challenge on Scrapbook.com


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.
I also added some sisal twine, and a silk hydrangea blossom.

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

3 comments:

crafty mare said...

i love the quote, and the tag is just stunning, keep up the great work

xxx. Louise

TesaB said...

Gorgeous tag, Becky! As always! LOL! Really love your card in the earlier post. There are so many elements that one can't stop looking at it!!! Have a great day! Tesa

StrawberryPia said...

Wow! This is stunning Becky! I love how you´ve incorporated all the Feng shui elemnts to it! Great job! *hugs* Pia