Thursday, July 28, 2011

Ten Minute Tag!



The challenge over at Belle-South this week was to make a tag in 10 minutes--no cheating! I gathered a few embellishments, my glue stick and brayer, a Paper Whimsy image, some scrapbook paper, and a tag I'd colored with Distress Ink awhile back--set the timer, and went to work . . . I ended up having 1 minute and 2 seconds to spare! I didn't know I could put a tag together so quickly; it usually takes me FOREVER to get anything completed because I'm so slow! It sure felt good to be creating again, though, after such a long dry spell!

13 comments:

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Looks like nine minutes well spent to me!
(I think at times we do better when we don't over think things and just follow our creative spirit!)

Linda R. said...

WOW!! There is no way I could make a tag in that amount of time.. This looks wonderful..

Carrie said...

This is beautiful! How did you get the distress ink background to look so billowy?
~~~Carrie

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Oh Jann...your tag is so Gorgeous!! I could never make a tag that fast, you are amazing my sweet friend!! I love how you did the background with distress inks, how did you do that...it's so Beautiful! I'm so happy to see you creating again!
Have a great day~Love Carol Anne

Jacqueline said...

What a beautiful tag Jann - so love it and ten minutes is fantastic!

Birgit said...

The tag is so sweet, Jann -- well done (and quickly done, too). :)

I hope all is well with you and that you enjoy your summer! :)

Your German friend,
Birgit

Hellemor said...

That a gorgeous tag. That a great work in 10 minutes.

BelleSouth said...

It turned out beautifully!

Rebecca

Sandy said...

Hi Jann,


Oh what a lovely PW girl.
I love your gorgeous tag. Awesome.

Martina2801 said...

You're not only needed 10 minutes for that?
A great tag, dear Jann!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is so very dear! I love the sweet image and the flower adorning the head! so charming! :)

Jann said...

Thank you to everyone who commented! I appreciate you lovely ladies taking the time to say such nice things to me! In answer to your question, Carrie, I just used a background technique from Tim Holtz. I didn't do anything special to get the "cloud" effect--it just happened that way! Here's what I do: I tear off a sheet of freezer paper, secure it to the counter, rub some Distress Ink on the slick surface, and spray water on it with a Mini Mister, until there are lots of little beads of liquid. Then I take a fresh manilla tag and rub it or pat it onto the ink. You can do this over and over until you get the all colors you want. In between colors, I dry the tag with a heat gun. That's it-comes out different every time!

Carrie said...

Jan I just received your comments on my blog. THANK YOU for such kind words. I did receive your information on how to make that tag and I can't wait! I bought waxed paper the other day ;o) I hope that you will join the bohemian couch and we can share many more art methods!
Blessings!!!!