December 7, 2010

Tim's Tags Day 7 -- That Darn Flower

For me it all started with the flower.  Yes, I had the sticky back canvas and the grungeboard, but I didn't have the flower die.  So I figured I could just eyeball it and cut out the pieces myself.  (Oh, I didn't have that mist either to spray the sticky back canvas, but I made do with some reinkers and water in a mini mister).
Well, cutting out the flowers myself gave me an ENORMOUS flower.   I liked the flower a lot, especially when I stamped the text on it, but it was ENORMOUS.  So my tag, therefore, had to be ENORMOUS.
I cut a piece of cardboard heavy enough to hold my ENORMOUS flower.
From there I just went out on my own, adding the calendar, the fragment with 25 behind it and the clip at top.  I already had some canvas letters, so I simply scraped the edges with my finger to distress them (turns out you don't really need that fancy tool to do this:)
And there you have it.  I like it a lot. 




Oh, and in case you are wondering -- I happened to be up at 4:30 this morning and this darn flower took me an hour and a half to make.  Had to kind of hurry with the rest of it so I could get off to work!
Did I mention I really like that darn flower?

25 comments:

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

I love this post! You are cracking me up with that darn flower!!!!!!

Great job!

Helen said...

I like the flower too - well done you. Should I ask WHY you were up at 4.30???? Even I only get up at 5.30, lol. I thought I was mad enough. Love today's tag, it is stunning. Can't wait to play, although I don't have the sprays either, but I can bodge it! Not sure I've got an hour and a half spare though!

kathy said...

MY gfirl -- you take the cake as the Mother of invention when it comes to creating with what you have -- awesome look - KAthy - ga ♥

Rhonda said...

I LOVE your ENORMOUS flower! But I can't believe you are getting up in the middle of the night to make tags and going to WORK too!! You are amazing, your tags are fabulous. Cheers - Rhonda

Robin said...

Your flower is certainly big....but also very adorable! Those letters also look very cool Louise...great tag!!

Shelly Hickox said...

I LOVE that you stamped the fabric - better than the original, IMO! I agree with everyone above, you must never sleep!!

Meggymay said...

Awesome flower, it is great, love your tag

Elwa said...

A beautiful flower, Louise! I like the tag very much. It must have been a good start of the day!

Joan said...

Fabulous flower Louise ! love your tag.I dare not even look at todays tag by TH until I have made the darn card I should have made last night and put in the post today.

Donna said...

Gorgeous Tag. Wow..your flower is...enormous! But it looks so beautiful, I think today's was my favourite, until tomorrow!
Donna x

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, it's beautiful!! Instead of "joyful" you could call it "that darn flower!" Every single crafter can relate!!!! LOVE it!! And fabulous results!!!
XO

Sarah said...

That darn enormous flower looks fantastic.
So glad you didn't decide to work in your studio at 4am when you had houseguests....LOL!

Robyn said...

The darn flower looks fabulous, as does the tag. I'll be careful with my flower size now when I eventually try this as I tend to overdo things on occasion :P.

Cyndi Watkins said...

Beautiful tag, and what a gorgeous ENORMOUS flower! I'm glad I read your blog before I started my Day 7 tag.

nise said...

Oh, my! That flower is splendid! I can so see why you like that darn flower - WOW!! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creation!

Suzanne C said...

LOL! Your tag turned out fabulous and my darn flower took forever too and I had the die! :) Beautiful embellishments. Love the calendar accent.

Lynn Stevens said...

oh gosh! an 1 1/2 hours to make the flower. I think I'll try and just find one that will work. Your Enormous flower is beautiful and deserves to be the center of attention on your lovely tag!

Jen said...

I love your flower too! It was well worth the hard work! Beautifully done! I can't wait to work on mine!!

Paper Paradise said...

That flower is just so darn good!!!!!!!!! I love the individuality of the tag shape, it looks brilliant! x

debbiek said...

Louise, your tag is fabulous! Love the flower. Even if it took you a long time to make it, it was worth it! BEAUTIFUL!!!

Have a great day;)

Nancy said...

Well I love that darn flower too...you did a wonderful job with it, I'm very impressed!
I can't wait to see what you do with tag #8 and beyond, your variations and substitutions have been so creative and inspiring!
blessings to you Louise!

Lori said...

Did you say it was big? lol! This is gorgeous! Love the way this came out, even though it's ENORMOUS! rofl..

ScrappyPam said...

Oh, this cracked me up! You did a fabulously wonderful job on that darn flower!!

And on another note, have I told you lately what a generous and thoughtful person you are? :)

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Jacqueline said...

Your flower was well worth the effort!