Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Beginnings Tag


Now that I know my swap partner has received it, I can post the tag I did in the ATT yahoo group.  Allie hosts a monthly swap called, appropriately enough, the Monthly Mailer.
Each month has a different theme, suggested techniques (Tim-inspired, of course), even suggested color combinations.....great for anyone in a rush or whose mojo has temporarily departed.
Since I'm not so big on reading directions, I didn't get much past the theme part, but Liz (my partner) likes it, I like it, so I guess I'm good.  Being January, the theme had to do with new beginnings, time, all that January jazz.
For the little stamp (Tim's, natch!), I used a technique I learned from the very talented Estrella Bianchi.  It involves reinforcements, clear contact paper, and is easier done than described, so no tutorial on it here.  Sorry!  I think it is really cool.  Click on the photo for a closer look.

14 comments:

Angie Hall Haviland said...

These is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Eileen!! Love that saying!

Elaine A said...

Hi Eileen -

What a super tag! I don't know what you did with the reinforcements, but I love the way it looks.

Elaine Allen

Scrapping Mom said...

Absolutely stunning. I just love your work.

Diann said...

What an awesome tag, Eileen...I was just waiting to see your next ART display and it was worth the wait. Diann

Penny Duncan Creations said...

love the tag......and you can see so much great detail up close!!!!! I love how you use such awesome embellishments!!!

Wanda said...

Oh I just love this one Eileen!!! It is such an interesting piece as well as beautiful!!

Nanc said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Eileen. Thanks for sharing your beautiful artwork.

Lori said...

Yep, it's a beaut! My favorite colors, too! The technique on that little stamped image is really cool. It's hard waiting till the other person receives before posting, isn't it? lol. Thanks for sharing, as usual, it's another awesome piece by the Queen of Paper!

Helen said...

What a fab tag and I have the stamp too but I haven't had a chance to use it yet. You have really inspired me.

Tamara Putvin said...

Eileen, Your tag is absolutely stunning. I love the quote! Your works is always a joy to see. Thank you for sharing..

Wishing you abundant blessings,
Tami

Sherry Goodloe said...

Wow, I step away from blogland for a minute and your blog look has changed and everything! LOVE the tag and that quote is one of my favorites!

Patzee said...

What a wonderful tag to initiate a new beginning! So many layers/techniques/elements and they are totally cohesive and create a stunning piece! Well done!!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Waaaay cool! Whatdaya mean, no tutorial here?! I protest! We want to know!

2amscrapper said...

I like it plenty fine. I would love to have been on the receiving end of this one.