Friday, December 3, 2010

Tag-a-long Day 7!

It's friday and I have a really fun tag to show you today...a bit on the altered arts side, but I love to dabble in that stuff too! Grab a cuppa as this is a looong post with all the step by steps. I love the world of fabric and I especially enjoy using my paper crafting tools to do a little double duty in the fabric realm.
Here is my finished canvas tag. Lots of airbrushing goodness on this beauty!
Here is a little close up .....and here is how you do it! Enjoy.....
First of all, my hubby thinks I'm a little nutty when I save all the cereal boxes and card board to use as a cheap alternative to chipboard....I call it "going green".
I used the Tim Holtz "Reindeer Flight" Alterations die that I bought from Ellen's shop HERE.
I ran a strip of fabric through my xyron and then cut out these FABRIC deer with the reindeer die. Now on their own they would be really flimsy because they are fabric so I wanted to adhere them to the chipboard.
I wanted a nice thick and sturdy reindeer so I glued a couple of the chipboard reindeer together.
Here you can see that there are two layers glued together.
I then pealed off the backsheet of the fabric to reveal the adhesive and stuck them to my chipboard.
I know you can buy canvas tags....but since I didn't have any in my studio I decided to make mine. I have canvas I doubled it up and then traced the outline of a #8 tag.
I then stitched along my drawn line, this will be the backside of your tag.
I trimmed close to the stitch line and frayed the edges a little.
I created a mask by adding a few strips of adhesive to the back side of one my reindeer. (I had cut a few of them using up my spare cardboard).
Placed my mask in place on my tag.
Using the copic airbrush system I sprayed around my mask with BG02.
I kept my mask in place and added another fun mask. This one is a brocade pattern by crafter's workshop. I airbrushed with B37.
Added some fun green to the bottom of the tag with YG05.
I added definition to the edges of my tag and reindeers by airbrushing E18.
I adhered the reindeer in place with some Fabri-tac adhesive. Love this stuff for fabric!
I stamped this sentiment from the My Favorite Things sentiment set "Merry and Bright", there are a lot of fantastic Christmas sentiments in this set. All of them with different it!
I wanted to lastly add a bit of glitz....I used Ranger's glossy accents as my glue and then sprinkled some glitz overtop.
For finishing touches I added an eyelet to the top and then tore a strip of matching fabric to loop through the top.
You will notice that I decided to only use one of the reindeer.....guess I'll save the other for something else!

I truly hope you enjoyed my tag-a-long series....I sure did enjoy creating them and am looking forward to giving them away!

Have a fabulous weekend, mine includes a couple of Christmas parades. Both of my kiddos play in their school marching band....Time to whip out the hot chocolate and enjoy the festivities!


ms.espresso said...

very fun and fabulous tag, Sherri! I love the airbrushing! I just got the system and haven't had a chance to play yet, so it's great to see ideas for it!

Lisa said...

Ваши уроки очень полезные! С удовольствием просматриваю этот блог. Узнаю о новых техниках в скрапбукинге.
Теги у Вас получаются чудесные!

Deb said...

Sherri, thanks so much for sharing your talent. The tags are all beautiful; the recipients are very lucky that you take the time to make them. Enjoy your parades.

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marilyn said...

WOW - what an amazing tag. I don't know . . . are you Tim Holtz's twin???

Anonymous said...

Hi Sherrie, Nice tag by the way! I have a small time saving tip for you. Why don't you glue the paper to the (cheap) chipboard first and then cut them out together. Saves time and energy don't you think? Hugs, Nellie.

Sherrie said...

Hey Nellie, good suggestion if it was paper....but it was fabric.

designsbytatum said...

Beautiful tag. I have to get the copic airbrush, I've put it off for a while. I look forward to seeing more good things from you. Thanks!

card said...

That is a really amazing and enticing tag. I love it. Thanks for sharing. You're a genius!
Christmas cards

Lori W said...

Now I know why I've been saving ALL my cardboard. I just pop it into a paper keeper and look at it. What a gorgeous tag you made!!! I LOVE it!