Wednesday, April 13, 2011

{tag & flower challenge!}

My friend Jan Tatomir, card design team member at My Sketch World has a challenge for April to make a tag - with Spring being your inspiration. I combined Jan's challenge with this week's challenge at The Paper Variety to create a paper project using flowers. :) :)

Here is my tag. Flowers, butterflies and a big fabric flower to mimic the sun is what I think of while I wait for Spring. I like to sometimes make cards and tags that do not include a sentiment. That way, I can use it for whatever occasion I want to. I can also write a note on the back of this tag. I started with a 7 Gypsies office tag. Distressed & inked the edges and then layered it on top of a piece of scalloped bazzill. Next I hand stitched, using light brown DMC, a border around a Websters journaling card. The flower is made from a scrap piece of cotton fabric, topped with 2 layered buttons & a metal turquoise flower. A brown MM eyelet was added to the tag along with some twine from the Twinery.


Here is a photo tutorial for the tag's fabric flower. Fray one long edge of a piece of 8" by1.5" fabric. Baste a straight stitch close to the opposite long side. Pull the threads on each side to gather the fabric. Double knot the threads on the back side of the flower. Top with button, flower or bling.

I {love} these quick and easy to make flowers!


Thanks for coming by my blog. Hope you're having a good week!!


hugs, patti

16 comments:

mustangkayla said...

How pretty Patti!

~jan said...

You rock my spring lovin' world, my friend! This tag is lovely! I love the double layer tag-what a cool idea! I adore that yo-yo sunshine flower-and thanks for the photos, now I know how to do it! The pearls and stitching are sweet touches! Thanks for doing my tag challenge!!

Kelly Massman said...

LOVE, love, love, this!!! So cute!!! Your flower is cute and love the paper!

Mara... said...

Great tutorial, I love your tag and what a GREAT flower!!

Missouri's Lilac said...

Super cute flower!

XXOO AMY said...

so now you're one of those people combining challenges huh! LOL! this is so pretty! awesome tutorial too!

Theresa said...

super cute tag!

curlyqmosaics said...

So cute! I love all the stitching, the twine and of course that gorgeous handmade flower!

malwa said...

So pretty!

LisaM said...

Patti your tag is adorable!!!

Valerie said...

Love this Patti - that flower is adorable!!!!

Suzy said...

Lovely tag Patti! and love the flower too! :)

mindy gallagher said...

Patti! This is awesome! i love that flower! the whole thing just comes together so well :D

Yara said...

This is so beautiful! Love the tag and the fabric flower!! Wishing you a wonderful week!

Suzy said...

Beautiful tag Patti! Thanks for sharing how you made it :)

Jamilie said...

Ohh love that!