Tag You're It 38!

Friday, January 8, 2016

TGIF!  This is the first Friday I've had to go to work in a couple of weeks and I've got to say that I'm not loving it.  I could get used to getting off early on Thursday then having a three day weekend every week!  But alas reality sets in and I'm back to my regular Monday to Friday thing.  But the good news is that we're back at Tag You're It for a new challenge!


Isn't Tracey's tag adorable?  I didn't have any elephants but I did have this cute polar bear and thought he'd be an ok balloon holding substitute.  Tracey's watercolored background made me a little nervous, since me and my watercolors are barely on speaking terms, but my friend Karren recently turned me onto a watercoloring technique from SonjaK that I thought even I could do so I decided to give it a try for this tag.

I'm pretty pleased with how this came out. I smooshed some pretty colors around until I was happy with the look then popped up my bear and gave him some heart shaped balloons to hold!  Easy peasy.  And since Seize the Birthday and Stampin' Royalty are looking for birthday projects I'm going to add this to those challenges as well!


Well that's it for me today.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure to check out the other tags from the Tag You're It Design team.  I hope you can join us in the gallery!

Supplies
Stamps:  Birthday Bears (My Favorite Things); Wish Big (The Alley Way Stamps); Distressed Grid (Creative Embellishments)
Paper:  Night of Navy, Real Red, Pretty in Pink (SU); Distress Watercolor Cardstock
Ink:  Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky,  Chipped Sapphire (Distress); Black Licorice (My Favorite Things); Copics
Accessories:  Birthday Bears die (My Favorite Things); Tag die, Tag Layers die (My Creative Time); black seam binding ribbon; black crochet thread; white embossing powder

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17 Responses to “Tag You're It 38!”

Jenna ♥ said...

Hi Jen!!! This is stunning tag! Love the bear and the background too!!! Have wonderful weekend!!! Hugs, Jenna

Karren said...

Your tag is adorable! I'm so glad Sonja's technique helped. I, too, would love three day weekends every weekend, but it's back to reality for me too!

Jeanne J said...

Jen this is adorable!

Marybeth said...

Sorry your not loving work Jen :) but I am loving your darling tag! Your background looks amazing, well done! Happy New Year!

Marcia HIll said...

What a cute, cute tag! I'm loving your water colored background, and that polar bear holding the heart shaped balloons is just over the top adorable! :0)

Shelly said...

Super cute!!

Lisa said...

Yes, Tracey's tag is adorable and SO IS YOURS!! The polar bear is cute and I like the thin black border on your tag!!

Happy Dance said...

Cute, cute, cute! That bear is adorable. Love your watercolored background and I'm going to check out the link in a minute. Love this tag shape too. Great little tag. Bev

Nancy said...

Your bear is super cute and love the texture in the background too! You nailed the Tag challenge Jen! Thanks for linking up with us this week at Seize the Birthday and Happy New Year too!

Colleen said...

Your tag is adorable and you did a great job with the background watercolor!! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday, Jen!

cm said...

Applauding your willingness to embrace water-colouring (I've decided not to...gave my niece, who's 5, a bunch of my water-colouring stuff, so I'm not as tempted to try...and fail...and get frustrated. Relief!!), because you've created a gorgeous background for your sweet bear! A super sweet translation of Tracey's card - and every bit as fabulous!
Hugs~c

Susan said...

Love your background on this tag...you are giving me some great ideas!

Kelly Szafron said...

Adorable tag, your background turned out great! I'm going to check out the technique you used.

Claire said...

This is so sweet Jen! Gorgeous smooshing - how cute is that polar bear?! Hope you had a good Christmas..shame you're back to full time work. I feel your pain!

Deepti said...

So adorable ! Love the bear and the BG

Glenda J said...

This is awesome! Love the background and terrific colouring on the bear. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

Anja Curvers said...

Such an awesome tag love the background great job.