Tag Winner and New Tag for this week

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


I am so happy to announce that Lana is last weeks Tag winner.  Congratulations Lana.
A big thanks to everyone who created a tag and thanks to all of you for voting.

I am sorry to be so late today, but Mom had a very rough day yesterday and I didn't get anything done that needed to be done.  Hospice has started to come now, which is helping but some days are pretty rough for her.

My tag was so much fun to make and you should see my inky fingers.  I love blending all the colors and using lots of Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi stamps.

I tried Selma's new technique with the velum flowers. I used a 12x12 sheet of pink velum, folded it in 4ths and cut flowers using Tim's Tattered Floral die. I then covered a piece of Grunge board with a vellum flower and inked it with Mahogany Distressed Ink.    I used the next to the smallest flower, colored more of the same size with Mahogany Distressed Ink and then sprayed it with Glimmer Mist. Right away the velum started to curl which gave it the perfect look.  I used the Grunge board for the bottom layer to give it some stability.    The swirls, love and heart are all cut, colored and stamped out of Grunge board.  I love Tim's words.  They can be used many ways and he is coming out with new ones too.

                                                         Tag Challenge
You have until Sunday, February 6, 9:00 PM to enter the Tag Challenge.  Anything goes.  You can make whatever kind of tag you want to make, any color, use any stamp...your own thing.  Then once the time ends to enter a tag, the voting will start and will last until Tuesday morning February 8, 6:00 AM.

This is simply a fun thing and something to help you have tags for your gifts or even a tag to send to a friend.  I know, I am sure enjoying it!!!  I love making tags!







14 comments:

Nancy said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats to Lana!
Sorry to hear your mom is having such a hard time, Joan. Will keep you and your mom in my thoughts and prayers.

Your tag is gorgeous! Love, love, love all the Tim Holtz goodies you used!

Lana said... Best Blogger Tips

Joan Thank you so much for hosting these tag challenges!! I love doing tags and adding them to cards! Thank you to all who voted. All the entries were fabulous!!
Joan I am so sorry to hear your Mother is having such a rough time, I am keeping all of you in my prayers!! I know how tough this is for you, I have been there my self. Our God is an ever present comfort, may He give you all strength!
Hugs

Donna said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous tag, Joan! I haven't had a lot of time the last few weeks but hope to be able to get a tag made this week. I'm sorry your mother is having such a rough time. I will keep her in my prayers. Hope you are staying safe and warm and out of this lovely Indiana weather. Big hugs to you!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said... Best Blogger Tips

Whoo! Hoo! Congrat Lana! Your creation is beautiful (as always) ... well deserved win!!

Nancy said... Best Blogger Tips

Joan, I'm so sorry to hear that your dear mother is having such a hard time. You know that my daughter was actually in hospice TWICE. The first time she "graduated" - meaning that she improved and was let off the program after a year and the second time was last year before she passed. If you have ANY questions for me I'm here for you - and you know that I care.

I LOVE your tag. AMAZING!!!

Lastly - where do we "enter" the contest?

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Joan, your tag is beautiful.
Sorry to hear your mom is having
a hard time. You both will be
in my thoughts and prayers.
Gladys R.

Noreen said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm so sorry to hear things are so difficult for your Mom. I hope it gets easier for her.

Teresa said... Best Blogger Tips

Love and Blessings to you and your mom. Sending prayers and Hugs to you both.

Sue W said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations Lana!!! Your tag was beautiful!!

Selma said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations to Lana. Joan your tag is gorgeous. I love the vellum flower. All the added colors really gave it dimension. I love how the vellum curls. The polka dots on the flourish is so pretty and of course I love that TH die. Your tags are always a work of art.

Lori said... Best Blogger Tips

Love your tag Joan, combining the dies and Wendy stamps is awesome! And congrats to Lana!

Wanda H said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful tag, Joan!!!!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats Lana, your tag was very pretty. Like what I see on all the tags so far today also..just a fun thing.

Janine said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Joan!! Sorry I didn't get to play in your challenge!! Hope to next time.
Give your Mom lots of love!!