Sunday, October 3, 2010

I Did It.... I Did It !!

It's finally happened girls...

I finally got the courage up to dive into all my crafting goodies and put them to use by creating my first ever embellished tag..

Starting with a large, plain white tag that came in a multi-pack of 10 that I purchased at the craft store..

I then dug into my piles of pretty heavy card stock papers that I've been hoarding forever and some of the paper ephemera (sheet music) that I purchased at Junk Bonanza a few weeks ago...

Some scissors, a glass cutting board, a sharp crafting blade, glue, crepe paper, ribbons, laces, trims , a rubber stamp, ink pad and buttons..

And then VOILA!! Here is my first ever embellished gift tag that I've created....

The backside is far from being perfect, but I have to say, it's not too bad for my first attempt.

And a close up of the detailed embellishments. Notice the lace trim which already had tiny little pearl beads sewn onto the trim. A perfect extra little touch I must say.

It was fun coordinating my papers, trims, buttons and even the crepe paper so I could create a tag using one color as the primary color, in this case, purple and then adding just a bit of cream and greens as well to bring out those colors from the scrapbook paper.

Now that I've taken that first small step into creating some cute artsy things, I can't wait to try some more. I was just so excited today that I had to take pictures almost as soon as I finished my tag and before the glue even fully dried to show off my little piece of art.

I'd love to hear what you think of my first ever tag.

Now it's time to clean up the mess I've made and start getting dinner ready as all this craftiness sure has made me hungry :)

10 comments:

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

It's very pretty! You'd never know it was your first one.

I just started making my first ones a few months ago. At first, I didn't understand why everyone was making them, but once I made a couple, I got it. It's fun, relaxing, and a great way to use extra supplies you don't know what to do with.

Congrats!
Jill

dream said...

waaw thes a Very beautiful

nice

:)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Ki,
You did GREAT!!! It's very pretty! Aren't you glad that you finally just did it?!
Have fun making more!!
Warmly,
deb :)

Suzann said...

It is soooo pretty!!!
Love it!
Suzann

debi said...

Kim, your tag is soooo pretty! Love the papers, lace and embellishments you chose! Now, don't stop...keep going...you're doing great!

Cindy@shabbynsweet said...

Hi Kim, they look great. I've yet to start, but you've inspired me. Well done.

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Kim,
Good for you! Your tag turned out so cute too. I bet you will be on a roll now.
Valerie

Piney Rose said...

Kim, it's beautiful! Now that you've dived in, you must make more!

Debbie said...

YOUR TAG IS VERY PRETTY!
SPECIALLY FOR YOUR FIRST ONE!
BY THE WAY... YOU HAVE A VERY SWEET BLOG TOO!

DEBBIE MOSS

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Hurray! You did it! And it's PERFECT! ♥ ♥ ♥

PS Blogging from my laptop in a parking lot!