10 of us agreed to participate and today I'd love to share my tags with you. These went out in the mail this morning and should be arriving to team members in the next handful of days. (Spoiler alert, team mates!)
All of my tags are regular size ones from Graphic 45. I varied from the Ivory, Black and Kraft tags depending on the paper collection I used. Each tag has been created from a different G45 paper collection (or mixture of two) and each one has a monogram of the team member I made it for. Each team member's name and link to their blog is in the right hand column of my blog page if you'd like to visit them and see their unique styles.
The first one is for Nichola herself. I know she is quite fond of Artisan Style so I incorporated some of it in the background. I tried to capture Nichola's whimsical personality with the fairies and the frog fussy cuts from Once Upon A Springtime.
The monogram was a plain white chipboard piece that I inked with bold color, then stamped with one of the Artisan Style stamps. The fairies and frog have slight touches of glimmer using a Gelli-Roll Stardust pen. Petaloo flowers in bold deep colors embellish the rest of the tag.
Next up is my tag for Miranda Edney. Her style is so distinctly shabby and feminine. I used my own style and took inspiration from hers to create this tag with one of my all-time favorite collections Botanical Tea. The wings are laser-cut wood pieces painted with tints of blues and pinks, as are the metal photo corners at the base.
Edges are sanded and painted with ivory paint, and the monogram is stamped then spritzed with Perfect Pearls spray for a bit of shimmer.
This fun one is for Rhea Freitag, a fellow grunge gal. We both love the deeper colors, steampunk, and vintage. In fact, if I were making a tag that fit my style best, this one would be it. Typography is definitely on the very top of my favorites list of G45 collections.
Rhea, as well as Nichola and Miranda and I have shared the past two years on the G45 team together.
This pretty one is for Nadya Lifa and represents her beautifully soft and feminine style. I used the Deluxe Collector's Edition of Baby 2 Bride, plus some lace, buttons, pearls and shimmer.
Chipboard, Spellbinders dies, Petal flowers, and some sewing pull this tag together. It was a fun one to make, and Jamie says it's her favorite one.
This pet-lovers themed tag is for our guy Andrew Roberts, who I know has dogs way out there in Australia. I bet my Suki would love to meet them! Andrew's clean, balanced style inspired me while making this tag. I used the Raining Cats & Dogs collection.
Banners, chipboard, ribbon and twine, plus a lot of inked black edges make this a masculine tag while not being so literally manly. I hope he likes it.
This bright, bold beauty is for miss Tati Scrap herself, Raquel Martin Fernandez, from Spain. I used Times Nouveau (another Deluxe Collectors Edition). Tati Scrap's style is inspiringly bold and colorful and fun, and I notice she always uses laser cut pieces in her designs, so I incorporated some for her in this tag as well.
Layer upon layer makes this tag really pop! Whoopee!
And talk about bold and bright, this Bohemian Bazaar tag is for Donna Espiritu from Saudi Arabia and is totally inspired by Donna's wonderful creations. Always using a pop of bright pink in her designs, I mimicked that on her monogram and the ribbon on top.
I loved pulling out my older Bohemian Bazaar scraps and working with them again. And of course, Petaloo flowers match everything Graphic 45 comes out with!
This fun, flowery tag is for Katie Zoey Ho from Singapore. I always remember her whimsical, adorable layout of her little niece that she made with Mother Goose papers.
Katie's style is so varied and fresh. I hope I did her justice with this bright color combination.
Finally, my last tag is for Ginger Ropp, right here in the USA. (Washington). If I had the time, I would have made her tag into a mini album because that's what Ginger is ALL about: her fantastic minis!
I chose Home Sweet Home because I felt it was the best collection that tied Ginger and I together. We're both close in age, have similar styles, and I've even been told that I sound like her in my videos! (LOL!) Even though I'm not yet a grandmother, I know Ginger is. This collection brings back wonderful memories of my mom and grandmother pickling, canning, and baking.
I hope my team mates enjoy these monogram tags, and I can't wait to receive mine from them!
Now, how about YOU tell me what your favorite Graphic 45 collection has been over the past two years (my term on the team) and I'll draw a name at random on Wednesday and announce the winner here on my blog. The winner will receive a personalized monogram tag from me using their favorite collection!
Thanks for stopping in! Best of luck to everyone!!