August 18, 2009

Tag Challenge #13

Welcome to Tag Tuesday's 13th Challenge. Our challenge this week is not what you think (if you're thinking Halloween). The challenge is to recreate or be inspired by your favorite background paper. I had the chance to do this with the black and orange harlequin designed paper from Crafty Secrets and thought it was great fun! Feel free to create a tag of any theme you like, but let's see your favorite background papers recreated. And if you can, show us the paper itself!

Background Paper from Crafty Secrets
that I love!
Story behind this week's tag:
Last week I won Kris' amazing blog give-away. I wanted to send her a little thank you and this is how this week's tag challenge came about.
Don't know what I was thinking, but I decided to send the Queen of Halloween a halloween tag. I know she loves this paper from Craft Secrets. I've also seen one of our taggers with a background lately that reminded me of this paper. (Sorry, I don't remember who it was to give credit.) Anyway, I recreated the paper using orange cardstock, a text stamp from Hero Arts and then a small harlequin stamp from Technique Tuesday which I black embossed. Voila!
After that I proceeded to finish this pocket tag with a stamp by Queens Dresser Drawers which I embossed in white. I added a Halloween dance ticket inside the pocket.
Sorry, Kris, this tag won't reach you as a complete surprise, but I really wanted to share it along with this week's challenge.

18 comments:

Christine said...

My TAG is on my blog
Thanks so much for looking!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Hello Louise
I love your tag! I have my tags posted...using K & Company papers which are always my favorite...
FuNkY AlTeRed TaGs

thanks so much! have a great Tuesday! :)

nise said...

Before I forget, again, the new blog look is nice and congrats on the Easter houses! Oh, does this one require thought, but your paper is fabulous. Can't wait to see what everyone does for this one.

kathy said...

Louise -- I am now creating these type of tags for a swap - I love background papers with a touch of the color I will use -- such as the first one with words - but light enough - that my web stamps will show up - I also love spraying my tags with glimmermist and stamping on it -- See my blog - Kathy - ga countrychintz.blogspot.com

Evelyn S. said...

Such a great tag, Louise! I'm glad it isn't Halloween...my least-favorite 'holiday.' ;-) Will start digging through my paper stash now!

Sarah said...

That paper from Crafty Secrets just happens to be my all-time favorite, too! Probably won't get a tag done today but had to drop by to see what the challenge is. Love your tag!

Evelyn S. said...

I'm back to share my tag on my new blog. It was good to finally make some use of these beautiful papers that I've stashed for over two years!

http://beyondjustblackandwhite.blogspot.com/

Kris Dickinson said...

Awwwwww I'm SO touched Louise! (((((HUUUUUGGSSS)))))

Of course I adore this tag and agree that that paper is absolutely one of the best Halloween papers around. Can't wait to see it IRL! - Kris

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gayle's Tag

Char said...

Louise your tag is lovely. Lucky Kris. I am sure she will be tickled pink with it. Congrats on winning the prize too
My entry is here. Thank you.

Evelyn S. said...

Thanks for your help with learning the ins and outs of blogging, Louise. Hopefully, this works!

Evelyn'sTag

Denise B. said...

My first time posting but have been following this challenge. My tag can be found on:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/techedit

Tine said...

Hello Louise,
what a nice theme and your tag ist great!
Here is mine:
http://nordseetine.blogspot.com/2009/08/tag-tuesday-bei-louise.html#links
Thanks for looking!
Have a nice day!
Tine

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Lynn Stevens said...

Lousie I am Lovin your new blog header!!!!! I posted my tag this week heretrashtotreasureart. It was a real challenge this week!

Rhonda said...

Better late than never; I really wanted to do this great challenge. Your tag is fab, Louise; love the harlequin and who can go wrong with hallowe'en colours. My tag is on my blog. TFL. Cheers!

http://lostincardland.blogspot.com/2009/08/kard-krazy-tag-challenge.html

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Your tag and accessories to go with it are phenomenal, Louise!

My tag is on my blog here.

Thanks for looking.

penny4thoughts said...

Fun challenge, Louise! My tag is here: http://pennybennington.blogspot.com/2009/08/tag-tuesday-inspired-by-background.html