Monday, March 28, 2011

Doily Collage Tag

This is a fun little collage tag that I created a few weeks ago. I sponged some purple ink all over this Spring Bonnet Collage from I Brake for Stamps, added some orange to the butterfly, and then used a white gel pen to color in the pretty flowers before distresing the edges. I used the Torn Frames technique from Technique Junkies on the dark purple layer behind the collage image.

I sponged some of the same purple ink onto a white tag, distressed the edges, and then I saw this pretty white lace sitting on my table. I just had to see how it would look with a purple tag, so I cut small strips and adhered them to the bottom of the tag. Then I used a larger piece and looped it through the hole at the top of the tag. To keep the collage image from being too rustic, I added a little paper doily behind the image. Some purple buttons along the bottom finish off this sweet little tag.

There's so many different things you can do with the gorgeous collage images from I Brake for Stamps. You don't have to color everything - you can take a shortcut and sponge some color on and just highlight one or two items within a collage. I hope you are inspired to get inky today!

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Chrissy D said...

Sooo pretty!

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh I love this....I don't think I have seen a purple tag before....and this one is a beautiful.....Hello Holly...So happy to meet you.....and look forward to working with you on the Paper Temptress DT

Joan Ervin said...

WOWIE!!! This is positively foofoo, Holly!!!!! What gorgeous colors and I LOVE the doily, lace, buttons, and distressing...sooo vintage and shabby!!!!