Saturday, July 19, 2014

Anuhea tags

Hello!

It's been so long since I played in a challenge that I thought I would do something easy.  I found this cool blog called, Tag You're It, as I was checking out another cool blog, The Cutting Edge.

The TYIC blog is all about making CAS tags.  How cool and easy!  It is a fairly new challenge blog and only on their 2nd challenge.  (Read all about the rules and such HERE) Thought I'd give it a go just for fun and to add to my stash.  Here is the inspiration:


These colors are perfect for summer.  Here's my take on it:


The tag itself is from MFT and coincidentally is called Tag, You're It.  (I kid you not! lol)  I love that it comes with it's own pierced hole.  I just received Anuhea as a blog prize from Sister Stamps release #24 and had to ink her up right away.  I love how adorable she is, so happy for her shave ice.  To read all about Anuhea stop by the Sister Stamps introductory blog post HERE.  I also received some other goodies (including the Mahalo laser cut sentiment from Island Scrapbooking) so I had to add it to my tag.  The hibiscus behind it is another laser cut image from Island Scrapbooking that I picked up on my trip last year.  Keeping it as CAS as possible I inked up an old wood grain background stamp with the following Distress inks: mustard seed, scattered straw, wild honey, spiced marmalade & worn lipstick to make a gradient pattern.  I also added 3 sequins from Walter & Winnie and the twine is by Doodlebug.  The last part was stamping Anuhea directly on to the tag and I was done.

I was having so much fun that I did another tag but changed it up a bit by breaking out some Copics...


She is soo cute!!  This time I stamped Anuhea first, masked her, then used a different background stamp (I believe it is a retired wood block stamp from Taylored Expressions) with the same Distress inks above.  I also added 3 Walter & Winnie sequins and although you can't see it I used my Wink of Stella glitter pen to add some sparkle to Anuhea's shave ice and her slippas.  The "thanks" sentiment was a freebie from Taylored Expressions.  Here they are side by side.  The same yet totally different.  Love how they turned out.


Alrighty, it's back to the craft table for me to see what other projects I can do.  Maybe I'll continue to make more tags with this adorable little girl, or start on my 2015 calendars.  So many things to consider.  I hope you're having a great Saturday and if you're not crafting that you're having a great day.  Mahalo for stopping by!

Challenge:  Tag You're It CH #2

9 comments:

eva said...

so fun! love them both!

donna mikasa said...

Such a fun take on Laura's tag! Love the woodgrain and the shaved ice! Thanks so much for joining Tag You're It! Hope to see you again!

Niki G said...

Adorable! Love that sweet stamp and your take on the challenge.

Mary J said...

I LOVE these tags, Leanne - so cool and adorable!

Rachel Parys said...

Alright, enough of that showing off!! lol! These are so adorable!! I love these colors!!!! Fantastic work!

Denice said...

Perfectly CAS and cute....great tags!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are both so fun & fabulous! Super sweet takes on Laura's tag!

eunice said...

Lucky you to win Anuhea...and I love the tags you created with her. The effects of your gradient background inking are fabulous. Reminds me of the rainbow inkpads we used to use way back when. These two tags would make any gift so special!

Gayatri said...

Such fun tags. Love them both. Thanks for playing along TYIC!