Saturday, September 28, 2013

Don't Overlook...

Hi Friends!

Back again with a project for A Mixed Media Color Challenge!  I was inspired to make a tag.  If you'd like tag inspiration, please view Patty's blog(Creating with Paper and Bows), because she makes gorgeous vintage tags!  I rarely make tags and thought it would be a great time to make one being that there are many tags in the inspiration photo.  And, such lovely colors this week, too!

Here is my tag...


A closer view...
I began my tag with black cardstock and painted cream cardstock with gray paint.  I didn't have gray paint, so I had to mix white and black paint.  I used the Prima background stamp(Julie Nutting) with flowers and text.  I mixed paint with modeling paste to make the circles for the center of the flowers.  The eye stamp was stamped with black Staz On ink and green and purple paint for her eye shadow.  Glitter was added to the eye shadow and center of the flowers.  A little heart charm was added to the bottom of the tag.  I placed a Tim Holtz button, ribbon, and twine to finish off the tag. 
The tag speaks volumes to me.  I often worry about things in the past and future instead of just taking pleasure in the small joys in the present.  I need to carry this tag with me and look at it often.:-)  Isn't it easy to look in the past or to the future instead of just taking a big breath and enjoying the small things right in front of us?:-)  I like the phrase...take time to smell the flowers...
Well, I thank you so much for dropping by today!  You are a blessing, thank you!  Enjoy your weekend, hugs!
Paper:  MFT, Bazzill
Stamps:  Prima(Julie Nutting)-background
               Eyes:  Hampton Art
               Sentiment:  Hero Arts
Paint:  Black, White, Spring Green(Folk Art)
Ink:  StazOn(Black)
Button:  Tim Holtz
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Twine:  PTI
Stickles:  Ranger
Charm:  Create.Cousin
Modeling Paste
Flowers:  Green(BoBunny)


  1. Wow, Maria , this is amazing..I wouldn't know where to begin to make something as beautiful as this. Love those eyes, and yes, I agree, enjoy all the little things...and maybe more importantly, be AWARE of all the little things in our life that can bring us joy!!

  2. what pretty layers on your lovely tag! love the ribbon and touches of silver metal!

  3. Such a beautiful tag Maria! Love the sentiment you featured! The eyes peeking out from behind are quite fitting! Thanks so much for joining along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

  4. Wonderful tag and wonderful sentiment! I love the eyes - they are perfect for your tag!

  5. Pretty tag! Love the eyes! And the sentiment! So true!

  6. Wow! Those eyes are the crowning touch on your tag. I love what you did with your Mixed Media project. Unfortunately, I do a lot of worrying, too. Your sentiment is good for me.
    I got a new Gelli plate last week and need to get more involved in the Mixed Media projects.

  7. You need to make tags more often because this one is fantastic! I love it and the sentiment. Aren't they fun to make? If you were referring to me in your post, thank you so much. The link didn't work for me. Anyway, it is so sweet of you to give a shoutout. Thank you for the sweet comments you leave on my blog. And looking forward to seeing more tags from you!

  8. Oh, wow, what an eye catching tag, Maria! I totally love the color palette and love the sentiment. The eyes really grab me here, too. And what a fabulous bow. This is awesome!

  9. Fantastic Maria!! I LOVE the colors and sentiment!

  10. Maria, this tag is gorgeous! I love the swipes of paint, and the eyes peeking over the top of the sentiment are great. Fab sentiment, too.

  11. Ohh, wow! what an artistic tag!
    loved those eyes peeping from behind!

  12. That sentiment is so Wonderful and I LOVE the eyes peeking over behind! FABULOUS CLEVER tag! THX for playing with us at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

  13. Wow! Gorgeous Mixed Media Tag Maria!! Love all the layers and patterns! 8-)