I started with a large tag from The Funkie Junkie Boutique. I covered it with a piece of yellow dotted paper and then dry brushed Sunflower and aqua Silks over the middle of it. I then used the top from the jars of Silks and printed circles and took my brush and splattered some of the Silks over the background. I sprayed some Dylusions through a piece of mesh to add some more texture. I collaged some yellow and aqua papers over the background and thought I would be going towards a summer afternoon theme! Wrong! Because this is where I ended up.
Exotica!!! At least that's what I think of when I look at what happened to my rather sedate background! I colored cheesecloth with some yellow Dylusions spray and some yellow Perfect Pearls. Once it was dry I arranged it on the tag. Using one of my favorite punches I cut yellow and fuchsia papers. And some how or other one piece of the leftovers found it's way to hang off the side of the tag! That set the tone for the rest of it. I did some stamping with one of Wendy Vecchi's background stamps and added another piece of the leftovers to tack down the cheesecloth on the bottom. I used some paper and fabric flowers in my stash for the focal and added a Spellbinders mask die cut to the side with a part of one of the flowers under it. Since I had already decided to name this Exotica I let it peek out of the flowers and cheesecloth to add some mystery to the theme. This tag was definitely going in its own direction. To finish it off I used the little centers from the punch to scatter around the background and made a label from a Spellbinders die. I covered it with the punched motif and printed the Exotica label on the computer. I inked it with Squeezed Lemonade DI and put the whole thing together. To balance out the upper edge I placed the label off the opposite bottom edge.
Here are some details.
So, there it is. My first SOC4 project. Even though I didn't end up in the direction I thought I was going to go, I love where it took itself!!
Thank you so much for visiting today. I'll be back next week for week 2!