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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.

While you are here I hope you will find inspiration and ideas for making your own projects, however any images or projects you find here are my personal property and should not be used for your own monetary gain, or for contests or challenges. Thank You!


Tag You're It - Red and Green

Another quick post to share my tag for the 'Tag You're It" challenge this week. Kath set the challenge to use the colors of red and green. Here's my tag >>>
I used Bazzill cardstock for the base, and some old K & Co. 'Holly Vine Printed Embossed' paper. I touched the red berries with a little stickles to brighten it up a bit.

I printed the sheet music to "Joy to the World" from the link you can find to the left or HERE using the 6 images per sheet option. I inked it with brown and backed it with red cardstock. The JOY chipboard was ugly brown, but I inked it with gold ink and used red Ranger embossing powder to heat emboss them. I think it looks like candy apples!

The white dove is from a bag of confetti that a friend bought and shared with me. The hanger is brass wire twisted and curled and embellished with red glass star beads and Christmas 'lampwork' beads and tied with remnants of an ages old roll of Christmas ribbon. The finishing touch is a golden bell fastened in center.

I think I'll hang this tag on my kitchen door during the holidays so each time I put the girls (dogs) in and out I'll hear the bell! Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it! Blessings, Friends! Becky


Anonymous said...

Beautiful tag! Your "small things" are so nice and funny!

Dawn said...

Aww I love this - very rustic too - love the beads and thanks for the tip on the music sheet.
Great tag. Thanks for joining us again this week and good luck in the draw!


Carol Plume said...

Wow what a FAB tag - I just love that wire and beading effect its gorgeous - thank you for joining us again this week, good luck in the draw...........

Annette said...

Gorgeous! I love what you did with the beading and also how the J O Y letters turned out. They do look like the same color as candy apples!

Sarah said...

This is such a lovely traditional tag - thanks for joining in with the challenge again this week.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

What a lovely tag!
I love the sheet music,and the handle is beautiful...

Emma xxx

Kath Stewart said...

such a stunning tag once again and I love all the details you fit on such a small the red shiny wording - great work and thanks for joining us again this week on TYI

Carol said...

This tag is so pretty :) and i love your little birdie on the post below!
How cute!

Carol x

Liza said...

This is so pretty, I love the wire work and all the beads.

Liza x

Mindy said...

Oh I'm so glad that you received your "Prize"! And yes, I agree, hand made is always better =) And more fun to get!! Enjoy them =)

Ila said...

This is Absolutely Gorgeous!! I love the beads...papers..colors...everything about this tag is Beautiful!!..Hugs, Ila