Saturday, March 23, 2013

Creating The Crafty Life's Spring Fever Blog Hop!

Hi all and welcome to Creating the Crafty Life's Spring Fever Blog Hop!
If you are coming from Leslie - Scrap of Art Designs, you are right on track.  If you just came across my blog and would like to hop along please start over with Mistyas she is our Hostess!  Check out the end of the post for the next stop and yummy yummy blog candy and eligibility requirements.

My Spring Fever Project is a 6X3 tag that I made out of flashing - yes, flashing - that I got from the hardware store.  This stuff is amazing!  You can emboss it, die cut it, paint it - endless hours of fun!!
Details below on the making of this tag:

I embossed the flashing using my script embossing folder.  I then used a butterfly die on the flashing and then embossed the butterflies with a swirl embossing folder.  I rounded the top corners of the tag using a corner chomper and punched a hold in the top center for the ribbon.
Using glossy accents, I adhered a cut piece of silver mesh bling and some washers from the hardware store.  Roughly gessoed over the tag and butterflies not worrying about covering everything.
Once everything dried, I sprayed Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst sprays and Flat Fabio colors on the tag and butterflies, drying between each color.  I did the same for the white lace and the cream ribbon - colored them to match the tag.
The sentiment was printed out, embossed, distressed using Tim Holtz distress inks, and sprayed for glimmer.
I used hot glue to attach everything to the tag and then added flowers and beads.

Next up is Carli - Krolli Kraft!

The line up is as follows:

Misty - MB's
Carli - Krolli Kraft!
Milissa - Defusco Design
Johnna - Jayjay's Musings

There is alot of hidden blog candy to be won so please make sure to leave comments and to follow all the blogs. Here is whats up for grabs for the grand prizes:

Sponsored by MB's Treasurista
Check out the STORE!!!
To be eligible for the grand prize you must do the following:
*Must* "like" the MBT Facebook page- Page LINK
*Must* follow and comment on all the blogs



milissa d said...


Crafty Texas Woman said...

OMGoodness!!! I love that you did with the butterfly.. Great Job...

joydee1963 said...

Wow!!!Gorgeous tag,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Kimberly N said...

Beautiful tag! Following your blog

jayjay said...

Gorgeous work of art. I am on the blog hop too and I think your project is the most outstanding. You are a true artist.

Sharon said...

Wow, love the tag and butterfly. The colors are wonderful. Following and hopping.

Toneisha B. said...

Lovely tag! Love the technique you used with the butterflies!

Ms Scrapmess said...

Your tag is AMAZING!!! Thank you for inspiring:)

cj said...

love your tag,,,,nice work