Saturday, May 25, 2013

My Tag Swap with Astrid

First off I want to say there is still time to Enter my Bracelet Giveaway.
See the Details HERE

Hope everyone is having a great start to the weekend!

I want to say Welcome to all my new followers. I appreciate you all!!

I was very lucky to have my friend and amazing artist Astrid, from the blog "Astrid's Artistic Efforts" agree to swap tags.

I feel in love with this Tag she made.

I just love the colors, textures, and especially the inspirational sentiment by Eleanor Roosevelt. 
I have it sitting on my work table where I can always see it so I don't forget what I am trying to accomplish! 

Now trying to make a tag worthy of my very talented friend was a little more difficult than I thought.

I finally decided on a color pallet......Blue and Purple.
Astrid tends to use more earth tones, however, I wanted to stay true to my style...thus
Though the blue is different!!

This is the Tag I sent Astrid
 I hope she likes it and is not too disappointed.

I used Distress Inks in blue and lavender. You can purchase these from the "Funkie Junkie Boutique"

I then took scraps of seam binding I had lying around and inked them to match.
I used Modge Podge to adhere it to the tag and give it a shiny look.

For my Sentiment I chose a quote by Piccaso
"Art Washes Away from the Soul the Dust of Everyday Life"......such a beautiful phrase!!
I took a piece of card stock paper, crumpled it up quite a bit and then used my distress inks. 
I used a black felt tip marker to write the words.
(I don't know how to get the pretty fonts like in Astrid's tag.)
I had to add Roses of course.....just wouldn't be me without!  I used silver Stickles to highlight them and to help blend them with the swirly scroll trim, the Victorian Shoe, Victorian Purse, and the Butterfly.  I even stuck a little fairy on the butterfly....hahaha.

I then found a few matching ribbons and trims for the top and "Viola".....the tag is finally complete.

Thank you again Astrid for such a beautiful and meaningful creation of yours!!

Thank you so much for dropping by!
Until Next Time, Happy Sales


  1. Tracie it is totally beautiful, I love everything about it and will be very, very happy to receive it and I am not just saying that, believe me! I love the colours, I love the way you have arranged the embellishments and I really, really like the way you have crumpled the card with that inspiring quote, one of my favourites!!

  2. Both tags are gorgeous. Love them!!!

  3. Liebe Tracie, eure Tags sind beide ganz wunderbar gestaltet und ich kann dich zu deinem Tausch mit Astrid beglückwünschen! Deine Farbgestaltung passt hervorragend zu dir!
    Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

  4. Disappointed?? No way! Both your tag and Astrid's have a very fairytale quality about them. I love both. Great work!


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