Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tag Winner and New Tag for this week

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!


Nancy said...

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...

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!

Donna said...

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 said...

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

Nancy Jensen said...

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...

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...

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

Teresa said...

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

A Consuming Passion said...

Congratulations Lana!!! Your tag was beautiful!!

Selma said...

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...

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

Art By Wanda said...

Wonderful tag, Joan!!!!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

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...

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