October 20, 2010

Color Throwdown Wednesday!

Hello All!! I'm here because it's Wednesday and it's my favorite crafty day of the week!! This week it's my turn to host the Color Throwdown Challenge and I've chosen a fun and versatile palette of colors that can either be fun or elegant. And seeing as how I really need to get moving on my Halloween cards I thought this was the perfect opportunity to knock a few more things off my to do list.
Let's see those colors....

And here's what I did with them...

I decided to make a couple of tags for Halloween. I started by using Happy Halloween from Chicken Girl Designs from i heart papers. I love love love me some Chicken Girl and thought these were some really adorable images for this holiday. I decided to make tags because usually every year I make candy for Halloween so these will be the little taggies to dress up the candy for the little girls that live next door that we love and play together with all the time.
It was my intent to take photo of my candy all bagged up, but sadly, they came out TERRIBLE! The worst batch I ever made and so..... we ate them all as they weren't suitable enough for gift giving. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!!

Ok, so I started with a manila tag which I covered in some decorative papers from the Matilda collection from Cosmo Cricket available from i heart papers. I created my *moon* by cutting out two nested circles and running the saffron layer through my argyle texture plate. I cut out my focal image and glued her to the moon, added a few more easy details and viola!! I love how these turned out and I was reminded of how much I LOVE making tags. They're quick and simple and can be used in so many ways!

I hope you get a chance to play along at the Color Throwdown this week. Make sure to stop by and post your projects using the InLinkz tool and while your there, take a look at the amazingly talented ladies I get to work alongside with...sometimes I wonder what I'm doing here because my talents have far to go but at the same time I'm thrilled to be inspired by and to be able to learn from these very crafty ladies!

LeAnne Pugliese
Tammy Hershberger
Kristin Bueter
Broni Holcombe
Barbara Anders
Danielle Kennedy
And our new Guestie for October, Carla Suto
I also decided to enter these taggies into the Perfectly Placed Pleats Challenge in the Moxie Fab World which you can check out HERE.
Thanks for stopping by today!!
Stamps: Happy Halloween(Chicken Girl Designs from i heart papers)
Paper: Matilda(Cosmo Cricket from i heart papers), Perfect Plum, So Saffron(SU!)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: circle nesties, parcel tag(Mish Mash on ETSY), ribbon(my stash), twine(Paper Treats on ETSY), button(my stash), scallop border punch, texture plates #4(SU!)


  1. These tags are adorable, Laura! I love the folded strip of paper and the button treatments! Also, LOVE your "terrible" candy story! Ha!! I've been known to do that before!

  2. I love your tags, they are really cute !

  3. These are just adorable, Laura! I love the ruffled layer across the top of each tag, and know these will look fabulous with your candy! (Save me some of that awful candy next time!) :)

  4. Your Halloween tags are just the cutest! I used your sentiment tags today for the first time...love them! Here's a link to the card on my blog: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1824352?cat=500&ppuser=38399

  5. These tags are adorable, Laura! I think you ought to have let your team members judge that candy. Just sayin'...

  6. Hey Laura! Thanks for entering the Perfectly Placed Pleats challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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