Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Divas by Design - GDT - Tags

Hello Everyone!

Today is my second Guest Designer appearance over at the fantastic challenge blog Divas by Design. I was really excited to learn the theme for this challenge...TAGS! How fun is that!

Here is a quick peek, then I'll dish all the details.


This challenge is sponsored by Live And Love Crafts.



- for the background and the tags (Tim Holtz - Tiny Tabs & Tags), I put my design down first using home-made texture paste and a Prima stencil Decor Two. Then I painted it with some DecoArt Paints 3 different shades, which I mixed myself.

- I highlighted the raised areas with some white paint and then took my brand new Krylon gold leafing pen and rubbed a bit of that over...well, just about everything! This thing is great, it has such a metallic shine to it, and will dry on anything!



- I cut the frame from Tim Holtz Tags & Bookplate die set and antiqued it with home-made texture paint. I added a little bit of Tim Holtz distress stain Antique Linen, then highlighted it with the gold leaf pen around the edges.

- the leaf sprigs are from Joy Crafts and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The ribbon was coloured with Tim Holtz distress stains Spun Sugar, Antique Linen and Victorian Velvet.

- Aren't the pearl sprays beautiful?? Totally forgot that I had them...boy was I excited to run across this package in the bottom of a drawer! I just love it when that happens, it's like finding money in a purse you haven't used in a while!


- here is an unobstructed view of the textured background once I took the tags out. You can really see the gold highlights here, which made me happy...metallics can be hard to catch on camera. You can also see the beautiful laces that I used as pockets to hold the tags.


- I have left the backs of the tags blank, so I can add a personal note later.




I am entering my shabby chic card with tags into the following wonderful and fun challenges:

(they asked for vintage or shabby chic tags or cards with tags on them - I decided to go with tags on my card)

(I was so excited to try out my new Krylon 18KT gold leafing pen - you will probably see a lot of gold trimmings on my upcoming projects. lol)

- Just Us Girls - Challenge #256 - Wild Card (my card measures 4" x 7 1/4")



That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


88 comments:

  1. What a bit of work went into this card!! It is exquisite! Thanks for playing along at Just Us Girls!

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    1. Beautiful soft projects love the colours to. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

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  2. My lovely friend, you put your heart and soul in your creativity and so much inspiration flows and I just LOVE this, gosh I would have just made one tag, you my friend, make the most awesome goodies love the colours, the flowers, the pearls and ribbon....you are one lady who rockx. xxThe Journey is the Start

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Annie! You are so sweet and you make me so happy with your lovely comments! Thank you for always visiting me here! big hugs to you :)

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  3. Oh how very sweet this one is... all the details and the love that you have put into this one... it is lovely...I would love to hold this one and feel the papers... very pretty Pamellia... love it all... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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    1. Thank you so much Bonnie! Big crafty bear hugs to you! :)

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  4. My jaw just dropped when I saw this masterpiece!!!! It took awhile to actually unglue my eye from this absolutely amazingly stunningly gorgeous work!! All the layers, embossing, lace, arrangement of the flowers and tags is just sooooooooooo beautiful!! And the bow!!! Oh my gosh! You are THE Queen of the shabby bows! What else can I say other than YOU ARE THE BEST!!! Hugs from Vegas :) Till next gorgeous post of yours :)

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    1. Wow Samra, you sure know how to make a girl blush! Thank you so much for such an amazing compliment, I so appreciate your visits and your super kind words, you made my day! Big super crafty hugs, my friend! :)

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  5. Stunning Pamellia - don't think I would know where to start with making something do romantic and soft and feminine. Adore it!
    Nikki xx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Nikki! So sweet! big hugs :)

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  6. This is absolutely stunning Pamellia, I don't know where to start! Such pretty pastel colours and gorgeous details, there is so much wonderful texture and interest and your tag is so soft and feminine - absolutely beautiful.
    Pauline
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  7. This is exquisite Pamellia, just wonderful in every way!! xx

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  8. Congrats to you!! Another exquisite creation ... gloriously beautiful!!

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  9. Again, I too think this creation is just exquisite - breathtakingly beautiful, I cannot think of any better words to use! Anne x

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  10. Stunning creation, so pretty, thanks for joining us at Hobbycutz, xxx

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  11. Absolutely beautiful creations. gorgeous pastel colours, thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky.

    Pat xx,

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  12. WOW! Yet another stunning creation! Your design is so pretty and delicate and the touches of gold look amazing.
    Sue xx

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  13. Gorgeous tag, it looks so romantic and feminine.
    Yvonne

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  14. Stunning project Pamellia. Love the gold accents, never heard of this pen it's a big '?' to me.
    Love the shades of pink, very pretty. Hugs, Veerle x

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    1. Thanks Veerle! you should definitely grab one of these pens if you can find one. Here is where I got mine and I think they ship world wide. I'm ordering the silver too!! hugs :)

      http://www.franticstamper.com/Krylon-Metallic-Leafing-Pen--18K-Gold_p_62034.html

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    2. Thanks Pamellia, I'll have look. xx

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  15. Hi Pamellia
    Another Krylon convert lol!
    Mine has been getting a hammering since I got it as you saw on my post yesterday.
    Anyhoo, what a wonderful card you have presented today. Always lovely to see what you have come up with.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

    PS. . . . . .would be nice if all crafters lived within a 50 mile radius lol!

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    1. HA! Thanks Ang! I agree on both accounts! I saw all your gold and I thought "great minds think alike"! hugs :)

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  16. This is pretty in pink and so feminine! Love it!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

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  17. What a beautiful card! I think you nailed shabby Chic on the head- this is so wonderfully pink and feminine and I love it!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Shelly and welcome to My Little Craft Things! Big crafty hugs to you :)

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  18. Beautiful card! So many nice details :-) THanks for joining us at Suger Creek Hollow this time. DT Heidi

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  19. Lovely work Pamela and I share your joy with gold highlights. My poor old pen is getting gluggy! Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting With Dragonflies.

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    1. Thank you Susan! I have just ordered the silver and red too! I just love how shiny it is! hugs :)

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  20. You've created yet another masterpiece, Pamellia!! I've been pouring over your photos marveling at your beautiful work and how you've paid attention to every tiny detail. You have also inspired me to pull out my Krylon leafing pens:-)) Total shabby eye candy!!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Nancy, I will keep my eye out for gold trimming! big hugs, thanks for the visit and lovely comment! :)

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  21. Beautiful, elegant tag Pamellia. Love your layers of delicate images and embellishments. Loll xx

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  22. A beautiful tag Pamellia. Shabby/chic to perfection. Love all the layers and the gold highlights look gorgeous.
    Avril xx

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  23. Hi Pamellia
    You certainly lead the way with your beautiful work,i am in awe .
    The highlights on your tags are stunning and the shabby Chic look is delightfully shabby , i love it
    I am away to look for some Krylon leafing pens { as these are a new one for me }
    Have a lovely day
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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    1. Thank you so much Elaine, you're so sweet! I sure hope you can find one because I am in love with mine! Big bear hugs! :)

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  24. This is breath-taking, Pamellia! Gorgeous colours and details! Stunning, uber feminine design! xx

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  25. O wow.....I love this!!!! So gorgeous and romantic. Thanx for joining us at SCH.
    Hugs Plony

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  26. ADORE the soft colour combo, multiple tags, frame - all of it. Gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls.

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  27. Forgot to thank you for sharing this beautiful Shabby Chic tag with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
    Yvonne x

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  28. Absolurely stunning love the soft colour the texture the details and embellishments a really stunning feminine card love it all :)
    Carol x

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  29. This is so dainty and lovely! I love the soft colors....very girly! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  30. This is so so gorgeous.I love the colours,the stencilling and the gold leafing.What a neat idea to add tags onto a tag.Those lace pockets look good and so does the spray.

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  31. Girl, my bags can run and hide from all your gorgeous creations. lol But I'm more than happy to make a special one just for you and send it your way (if you are ok with giving me your address). Just because. ;) I love sending things to people. :)
    Anyways, to your card ... It's gorgeous!!! Love the shabby look and all the PINK!!! :D
    Hugs! xx

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    1. Aahhh, you are so sweet Cebelica!! I will try to get in touch with you today. Big hugs :)

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    2. So sorry luv, will email you tomorrow, hugs :)

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  32. WOW what a gorgeous creation Pamellia! I love all of the textures, the soft colors and your extra little tags! So beautiful!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  33. Oh this is so girly and pretty, I love it! Your details and embellishments are absolute perfection - the pearl sprays are gorgeous! I love the subtle gold shine, so beautiful.
    Rebecca.

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  34. Stunning ! What a great project, beauitful colours to.

    Thanks for joining us at crafting with dragonflies

    Tracey dt

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  35. this is so pretty and gorgeously girly!! thanks too for the kind words you left on my blog, Debi xx

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    1. Thanks Debi, and it was my pleasure! hugs :)

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  36. love everything about them - gorgeous soft colouring and such pretty embellishments - thanks for sharing with Fab n Funky.
    Beccy x

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  37. stunning creation thanks for joining us at SCH
    hugs

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  38. Gorgeous tag. Thank you for joining us at The ABC Challenge for our 'S is for Shabby Chic' challenge xx

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  39. Congratulations on ABC Challenges win!! This card is more than stunning! It deserves all the praise!

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  40. This is so beautiful! I really, really love it! Thank you for joining in at Crafting with Dragonflies.
    Sammy-x

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