Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tag--You're It!

The last few days have really been CRUNCH time, trying to get everything ready for my daughter's departure to college.  There are 6 large suitcases and duffel bags out, being filled with WAY too much stuff....I think she is in for a rude awakening next week when she tries to fit all of her things into her T-I-N-Y dorm room!  We leave in a week.  Gulp.  So much to do, so little time...

Which is why I have NO business making crafty little tags for the tag challenge I've decided to join over at Tag Tuesday....but I find that when I have way too much to do, I always like a little distraction (do you like the way I'm justifying my procrastination?!?).  These are tags I made for the last two weeks' challenges:
This week, the challenge is "Complementary Colors", and I chose to do a blue/orange tag. I colored a print of a vintage image of twin girls, using Prismacolor pencils (which work so well on matte photo paper, look rich, and are very blendable).

Each girl holds a complementary-colored butterfly (cutting around the girls' thumbs was a challenge!),  and the perfectly two-toned butterfly was added at the top.  I only glued them at the center, so the wings could be folded up a bit for some dimension.
Last week , the theme was "Wedding", so I made this frothy little concoction.  Played around in Photoshop to invert a fancy clip art frame and lettering to white on dove grey.  I cut out the inside of the frame and behind it,  added a vintage photo from The Graphics Fairy.  I found that pretty lace on some ugly garment at Goodwill, and have had it in my stash of goodies for a while.
I made a teeny-tiny bouquet out of some ribbon roses, then added a few rhinestones for sparkle. 

And now, back to PACKING.....