Monday, February 15, 2016

Tag Someone

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Hello, my dear friends, I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. This week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we have some awesome new designers joining us and sharing their fabulous creations. Be sure to visit their blogs and check their work. For the challenge this week, "With the throw away society that we live in we thought we should take a look through our ‘rubbish’ and use something that we would normally put in the bin! Yes, please create your project with up-cycled or recycled materials. I can't wait to see what you will create!

I was inspired to create a mixed media tag with some kid's toy packaging.

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I had so much fun using the materials from the recycle bin to decorate the tag this week. After embossing the #8 tag to create the texture, I colored the background with Colorbox pigment ink pads using Art Dauber.

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I stamped the sketch image with Tim Holtz Pen and Pencil Stamp on the clear plastic toy box, cut it and pasted it on the tag using Tombow Glue.

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The gear was die cut using the cardboard from the same toy packaging and then colored with Distress Paint.

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Some metal embellishments and sentiment stickers were attached on the tag using Tombow glue. The seam binding bow was colored with Distress Spray and tied on the tag.

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I really had fun to create this tag with those embellishments made with toy packaging. Hope you like it and got inspired to make your own project. Happy crafting!

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Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher that will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. So please join us for this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeYou might also be on our Friday Designer Spotlight.

You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in. Have fun!

I really appreciate you stop by my blog and hope you all have a wonderful week.

Meihsia ^_^

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  1. Gorgeous tag Meihsia, the colours and whole design of this is so pretty and I love how you recycled packaging! FABULOUS!! :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Beautiful tag, Meihsia! I love the bright colors and your use of old packaging. Thanks for the inspiration! Cathie <3

  3. Your tag is fantastic Meihsia, as always the color combo you use is extraordinary!
    hugs Zoey

  4. Great tag, love the word band you chose.

  5. Great tag, love the word band you chose.

  6. Love this tag, Meihsia! The colors are oh, so lovely, and what a great idea recycling toy packaging!

  7. this is gorgeous-wonderful colors and composition!

  8. This is amazing!! Always love your design!

  9. STUNNING tag!! Love the pretty greens and all the fab texture :D

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  10. Your projects are always a real feast for the eyes!I love much your use of bold colors and your ability to match them! BArbara

  11. What a pretty tag, Meihsia! The colors are so pretty and bright! Love the chipped paint effect. Hugs, Sandra

  12. Those three words are so great together Meihsia! Love your tag, with the wonderful colours and great design.

  13. I do believe that you could take ANYTHING and make it beautiful! I am always impressed with your mastery over such a wide range of techniques and how you transform the ordinary into extraordinary. This is no exception and it's stunning!

  14. Beautiful combination of colours and a wonderful use of old packaging ~ this is another stunning piece of artwork, Meihsia and I absolutely love it! :)