Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Virginia's View #4

Hey, everybody.  I want to apologize for my lack of commenting on your blogs.  I am way behind in my Blogger reading list and have only had time to comment on those I follow through email. I'm hoping to get some time soon to go through the list and some of your older posts and see what you've been up to.

Even though I don't do a lot of tags, I wanted to enter Virginia's latest challenge.

The twist to the challenge is that you are to use a recycle/household item on your tag.  I started out with a recycle from my unfinished bin, but wasn't sure that qualified exactly so I added a surprise.

I made the tag background so long ago I don't remember what all I did to it.  I know I must have spread some Distress Inks on my craft sheet, sprayed them and then drug the tag through it.   then stamped over it with a Tim Holtz checkered stamp and sprayed the whole thing with some glimmer mist.   It doesn't show in the photo but it's there.  I took a sentiment and butterfly from my PTI Beautiful Butterflies set and stamped in Navy ink.  Now for the household item part.  Do you recognize my "ribbons"?  I rubbed Faded Jeans over a used dryer sheet.  Not a good idea unless you want to turn your hands blue.  I should have smooshed it in the ink mixed with water like I've done with seam binding.  After it dried, I cut it into strips and tied it on. I don't know when I'll ever use this unless I attach it to a card.but I like it.  Maybe it will just hang on my inspiration board for a while.

Thank you for all the comments you leave.  It makes my day.


  1. Your tag is beautiful. No need to worry about commenting. We all do the best we can! Some days are better than others!

  2. What a sweet tag, and I really like how you made your own denim colored ribbon.

  3. GENIUS way to use that dryer sheet, Bobby! I adore this so much. Your creativity really shine through in this lovely tag creation!! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia's View Challenge! Always a delight to see your work!

  4. Your beautiful tag is just perfect for wishing someone a beautiful day, Bobby! And that dryer sheet ribbon is genius!! Go you! Hugs, Darnell

  5. What a cool background, Bobby ... there's such an impression of depth and texture! Way to go on the dryer sheet ribbon ... such a fun idea! Anita :)

  6. Love your tag Bobby! I send my tags to people as is with the sentiment on the back and they use them as bookmarks! Great job!!