Friday, December 11, 2009

Taylored Expressions Challenge #94!

Had to pull this photo.....see you Monday!

Happy Friday! Well this week just FLEW! Most of the time I didn't know whether we were coming or going and trying to maintain the delicate balance of a very full Christmas schedule! I have noticed that this year in particular is very busy but I think that is because my kids are old enough to have a social life...but not old enough to drive. Their social life is ours right now and don't get me wrong...I'm NOT complaining as I know I will miss these days soon enough. I am just thrilled it is FRIDAY!

I showed you a wintery tag yesterday so today's tag is a little more general. I picked up these great memory capsules and couldn't wait to try them out!
It was so easy to make a little frame with my spellbinder dies, I could just slip them over top of the bubble to see which sizes I would need.

I thought this gorgeous botanical flower stamp matched the feel of this paper perfectly! I stamped and then colored the flower with copics, I also went over the flower with my clear spica pen for some shimmer. I used some microbeads for the memory capsule....tip: don't use too many beads or you won't see your lovely image.

I tacked down some trim on the bottom of my tag as well as above my sentiment. If you look closely you can see how I followed the sketch. One main panel and then two off set panels (my flower and my sentiment). I love Taylor's sketches for inspiration, they are truly a creative "kick-start"!
Here is a close up of the capsule. So pretty with the beads and I let my circle wander a little off the edge of my tag for fun. I used my copics RV0000, RV11 and R37 to color the flower...I know, not a common color combo but it worked really well giving me a lot of contrast on the petals in a very small amount of space.
Here are all my tag details:
Stamps:
Botanical Bliss (ATC), Silhouette Blooms II (Kim Hughes) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink:
Espresso Adirondack (Ranger)
Paper:
Petite Papers (Webster's Pages)
Shipping Tag
Accessories:
Memory Capsule, Tiny Attacher (Tim Holtz)
Microbeads
Circle dies (Spellbinders)
Copic Markers
Clear Spica Pen (Copic)

Ribbon (Prima)
Eyelet (We R Memory Keepers)


Here is the sketch so you can play along in TAYLOR'S challenge.
Don't forget to see what the rest of the sketch crew came up with:
Jami Sibley: More is More
Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper
Lynn Mercurio: Stamperosity
Melissa Sauls: In Stamping Mode
Alice Lihsuan-Wertz: Alice's Little Wonderland
Lisa Hjulberg: The Craft's Meow

Enjoy your weekend...I get to make a bunch of gift tags this weekend for my christmas gifts...hoping to share pictures with you on Monday!

13 comments:

Taylor VanBruggen said...

So pretty, Sherrie! Love, love, love the memory capsule...must find some of those for myself!

Jami said...

Oh my goodness this is exquisite! I must have some of that paper - wow! And the flower in the capsule - it's divine!

Lori Craig said...

so beautiful... love this, Sherrie!

Liette alias Pixelle said...

so lovely...i adore this tag...!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous tag Sherrie. Love your take on the sketch, the gorgeous images, that capsule! TFS!

leenda said...

Absolutely FABULOUS! Love the flower capsule! really cool!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! what a gorgeous tag, Sherrie!! beautiful coloring on that flower!! i love this!

Lynn Mercurio said...

WOW...elegant and gorgeous. I'm loving all the tags I'm seeing and this one is outstanding lovely.

Yipee! Thanks for coming for a looksi. said...

Gorgeously creative!!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow!!!! That is just GORGEOUS!!! Love everything about it!

Cassie said...

divine.
utterly divine.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Congrats on being picked for publication. From the look I got before the picture came down, it's much deserved!

Elaine said...

This is gorgeous!