Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy Canada Day to all of you out there! I'm always a bit sad that we Canadian's aren't quite as patriotic as our US counterparts, but that's OK! 

Not only is it Canada Day, but it's the start of our new monthly challenge here at Southern Ridge Trading Company! And this month's theme is SUMMER!! Be sure to read all the way to the end of this post so that you can get all the details on this month's challenge & how you can play along for a chance to win some amazing goodies from Karen!

On to my creations for this month... I decided to do a couple of "title tags" for layouts that I hope to do later on in the summer. It's been so long since I've made tags, that I forgot how FUN it is to make them! And I totally am in love with how they turned out... I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

  On the "Our Summer Vacation 2015" tag, I used Karen's chipboard element WEL-316. I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in three different colours, blocking off each section so I that I only sprayed what I needed in that colour. Then using my Silhouette machine, I cut out the welded word "Our" and "2015". I used patterned paper from Bo Bunny's Lemonade Stand for my tag's background. To finish the tag off, I used white distress paint to cover one of the seagulls in Karen's mixed package of sea birds, NAT-615 and tipped the wings black. I popped it up using foam tape. Then I used some fun fibers in matching colours to complete the look. 

My next tag is "the Great Outdoors". I couldn't be happier with it! So much fun playing with Karen's elements NAT-247 and the size of these pieces are perfect for tag making!! I started by spraying all the pieces with Tattered Angels in Moss & Tarnished Silver for the mountain. I used my brown brush marker to colour the bear brown & then added some edging ink around all the pieces. I layered up the three sections using foam tape on the front smaller tree section & the bear section as well to give it some dimension. I used my Silhouette machine to cut out the sun & cloud shapes. I inked those edges as well then cut the title out & adhered it to the kraft cardstock. I finished this tag off with some more matching fun fibers. Now I've got the hard part down for when I'm ready to do my layouts in the fall! :)

Thanks for looking! Make sure to join us in the SUMMER challenge - we sure do love to see what you create as well! Cheers! 


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