Thursday, April 25, 2013

Imaginarium Designs - April Tag

Today, I am sharing one of my April projects for Imaginarium Designs. (Check back next week for my second project!) This year, I am playing along with Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2013 - and this is my interpretation of his April Tag! I wanted to go for a monochromatic look with a pop of colours - so I started out by mod-podging some Tissue Wrap (Melange) onto the base tag - I knew I wanted to use a chipboard butterfly, so I intentionally used a section of the Tissue Wrap with a large butterfly. I used Film Strip Ribbon in place of the Crinkle Ribbon and stapled it to the top of the tag. I used three different Tissue Tapes - two from the Elements pack and one from the Symphony pack. In place of the metal corner, I used a rectangular Facet with Tissue Wrap mod-podged on the back - I used the section of wrap that had the definition of "Memory" on it. I added a jump ring and Swivel Clasp to the Facet and attached the Swivel Clasp to one of the embellishments. The flowers are all by Prima - I love the way the teal pops against the black and white tag!
The Imaginarium Designs embellishments and number are painted with black acrylic paint, to which I added some pearlizing medium (I wish this showed up better in the photos).  I added a couple of rhinestones to the centre of the embellishments and some Kaisercraft Tiny Alphas to the number so that it says "4-ever". The butterfly is painted with white metallic pearl acrylic paint and then I finger-smudged some Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink in Frosted Aqua around the edges of the wings and on the body/antennae. Here are some close-ups!

Imaginarium Designs Chipboards Used
Monarch Butterfly

Embellishment 8


Other Materials Used: American Tags #8 Shipping Tag (White); Tim Holtz Idea-ology Products: i) Tissue Wrap Melange, ii) Tissue Tape - Symphony and Elements, iii) Swivel Clasp, iv) Facet (rectangular), v) Film Strip Ribbon; Folk Art Acrylic Paints in Pure Black and Metallic Pearl White; Americana Pearlizing Medium; Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink in Frosted Aqua; Kaisercraft Tiny Alphas in  Black; Prima Flowers: i) Rose Leaf, ii) Soprano C, iii) Mini Roses - Teal; Rhinestones (stash); Aleene's Tacky Glue; Aleene's Jewel-It; Mod Podge - Matte.


Sandie Edwards said...

Sarah this is so pretty, I love how you used the ID chipboard, such a beautiful keepsake. The film strip is so unique, love it.

Vickie said...

Beautiful tag your interpretation was very unique and the colors wonderful

Anonymous said...

What a funky, fun and gorgeous intepratation of the tag.