Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tag Tuesday - Postcards

This week's challenge at Tag Tuesday is Postcards - use a postcard, have the word postcard on your tag, etc.  It's a 2-week challenge this time, so there is plenty of time to play along.  I have desperately needed some challenges to try to summon my still-missing mojo!  I sit down to create something, and it's like it's advanced calculus or Greek or something - what a struggle!

Anyway, the deets: the beautiful image is from Paper Whimsy.  I covered a manila tag with Tim's tissue tape as a base.  Swiped some red ink across the bottom and added the lace trims.  The "postcard" stamp is from Stampin' Up!, and the butterflies are from Red Lead (colored them with Copics and popped them up a bit).  Also added a little red postage stamp and some flowers.  Things were looking kinda "blah", so I framed the image of the girl in script patterned paper, then went to work with some colored pencils to sorta define certain areas.  Finally had to just say "done."  After walking away from it for awhile, it's growing on me.  I might add some Rock Candy Stickles to the butterflies.  Or not.  Hmmmmm......

Hope your week is going well - stay warm, snow-free, artsy and crafty. ;) 

34 comments:

Netty said...

Such a gorgeous postcard, love your collage. Annette x

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, this tag is spectacular!!! I love it! I am doing a post about birds on Monday and I hope you'll come visit! (It'll be be nests and things.)

I hope you're having a beautiful day!
XO

Wendy said...

Even without your mojo the tag is wonderful. I love the way your colours pop.

Susan Allan said...

I like your tag, Jean. The girl has 'chink peeks' or should that be 'pink cheeks', to match the butterflies and flower. Lovely!!

Thanks for yor fab comment, you say amazing things...made me feel a bit special, though I know I am not.

Sue xx

Evelyn S. said...

Oh, I just knew when I saw your tag that it would be fabulous! It's a beautiful color...it has a darling image with wonderful embellishments! Just overall terrific!

MrsETaylor said...

I so love this happy little tag Jean. Always a pleasure coming here to see your wonderful creations. Hope you have a great day

Erika

Faye said...

Oh, such a gorgeous tag, Jean, with all the red and white embellishments. The butterfly and the flower are especially beautiful.

Lori said...

Beautiful tag, Jean, I see no missing mojo here...lol...Love the image with that background, the color scheme is perfect!

Carola Bartz said...

This is such a beautiful tag. I really like your art work.

A Vintage Chic said...

LOVE this tag, Jean! Everything about it is just perfect!

Julie

Jen said...

Beautiful tag!! Love the colors in it and and those butterflies!!

JannaStamps said...

I love your tag, it has my favorite color on it...red!! I haven't made my tag yet, still looking for my mojo!!!

Tina said...

I love all the little details in your tag, along with the butterflies and the great use of color!

craftattack said...

Great tag, and a lovely idea!

Pia said...

such a gorgeous tag
hugs Pia

Diann said...

What a beauty this Tag is...I love it! Diann

Jacqueline said...

What a beautiful tag Jean - nice to see red and white on a vintage tag!

Daniele said...

gorgeous tag Jean, so many delish elements
hugs

stampdiva said...

Jean I cannot believe you ever lose your Muse.
This is so beautiful. The image is captivating but I particular love the layers you have created.
I am in a dither as to many choices, do I use postcard stamps, vintage postcards ot downloads, yep too much choice and I am getting now here lol.
Wishes
Lynne M

Dawn said...

Oh I love it and the splash of red really works well

Love Dawn xx

Dawn said...

Oh and thanks for the tip of the PDC it really fit well with their colour combo xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a beautiful tag, love the image and the flowers.

Hellemor said...

OH, this is so beautiful. Love the frech red color and it´s goes well to the cute image. Lovely work.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Nothing wrong with you mo-jo near as I can tell, Jean. YOu've created an absolutely fabulous tag!

Lyneen said...

LOVE your tag... Great image... I think you found your mojo!!!! Thanks for stopping by!

Yvonne said...

Beautiful tag, Jean!

PetraB said...

A terrific tag, I love the colours!

Lynn Stevens said...

Missing mojo? No way!! Your tag is fabulous!!!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful tag!

Shar said...

Sweet tag! Love all your wonderful texture elements!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Beautiful tag,Jean!Love it.

Dolly Daydreams said...

I just love it its so fresh and bright and cheery . Marie

Linda R. said...

Your tag is absolutely gorgeous. I just love it..

Hugs, Linda

Jann said...

What a beautiful tag! I love the Paper Whimsy image--I have that one, too--isn't she adorable? I love what you did with her!