Saturday, May 25, 2013

My Tag Swap with Astrid

First off I want to say there is still time to Enter my Bracelet Giveaway.
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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 Purple...lol.
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 them....lol!  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

4 comments:

  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!!

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

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  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

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

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