Thursday, August 21, 2008

THANKS...a tag with a tutorial and some talk...

THANK YOU ALL for all the posts & emails about being a cover girl. Believe me...I'm counting the days 'til the October 7th release!

As you could see, Ranger made himself comfy for the photo shoot. He got TONS of fan mail. For those of you who asked how I got him to stay put...FRIED CHICKEN. He loves it & he actually will sit like a dog & beg for it. Too funny!

Ok now...

A little talk...I've been meaning to tell you this for a long time. When I started teaching, a gal in class told us this story about being safe. She had used her heat tool for a project and left the room to take a shower. Somehow...her project fell over, right onto the switch, turning the heat tool on...which in turn started a fire on her worktable. She arrived back into her studio to find a pretty big fire. Luckily she only lost her table & a bunch of art supplies...not her whole house!

So...the moral of the story...BE SAFE!! UNPLUG your heat tool when you leave the room!! Same thing with an iron...don't take a chance!

OK...now the tag...

The Maya Road design team was asked to make a tag for the monthly consumer newsletter. We were asked to add our name & a fact about us.

Here's mine... wbv loves flowers...


And here's the instructions & ingredients...I added Maya Road product numbers to assist with your shopping...NEEDS!
WARNING...
ENABLER alert!
I used one page of the 6 x 6 Maya Road square binder as my tag base. (CO25)

1. Cut paper (Fancy Pants) to size, round corners & machine stitch around the perimeter, with black thread. Ink the edges of the base with black Soot distress ink. (Ranger)
2. Adhere the paper to the base & pen stitch around the edge.
3. Stamp the metric ruler stamp (SMP944) toward the top of the tag as shown, using Jet black Archival ink. Accent with glaze pen dots. (Sakura)
4. Cover the chipboard letters, heart (C010) & leaves (C877) with peeled paint distress ink (Ranger) and stamp with screen
stamp (studio 490), using Jet Black Archival ink. Accent with doodling.
5. Adhere green scrap paper behind the heart. Stitch 2 jewel pins (TK022) in place, using black thread.
6. Stamp the scrolls (studio 490) & accent with dots from a glaze pen. (Sakura).
7. Add a strip of double stitched green velvet (DS965) above the ruler stamp.
8. Glue initials, heart & leaves in place.
9. Add 3 black felt blossoms (TK982).
10. Add a few stamped butterflies (SMP851) and some jewel flowers (TK985). I added some fun mini brads to the flower centers.
11. Hang with a loop of the double stitched green velvet ribbon.
12. Sit back & ENJOY!
Here's the link to the newsletter if you missed it. There are some really COOL tags from the other members...each with a unique style. And as a bonus...there are instructions for all of them!
Happy Thursday!
wendy

6 comments:

Kim Piggott said...

Absolutely stunning!
I am loving what you have done here it is just gorgeous.
Thank's for the safety tip, never think about switching off. Will do now.
kim x

Linda Cain said...

Wow! Great tutorial! Don't you hate writing up instructions? TSF.
Linda Cain

Sudie said...

Gorgeous. I love the MR newsletter! such wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing (and writing up instructions).

KAT said...

Beautiful! When I seen the news letter yesterday I recognized yours right way LOL... Maybe it's your stamps????? {{{Hugs}}}

Debby said...

Wonderful project. Thank you for giving the instructions and enabling! I purchased another of your stamps sets when I went to Charleston and I'm planning to make something special ... if I can figure out what my head tells me I want! LOL

Debbie Bick said...

ok you convinced me i ordered maya road today...stinker...sharon is very happy too...great samples and ideas ..can't wait to see you in person in nov...have fun Debbie scottsdale,az