Thursday, February 12, 2015

A REALLY Love-REALLY Hate Kinda Valentine Thing....

Hate might be too strong a word, but loath, abhor and dread are runner's up.  Now I'm not referring to love or the celebration of love, I'm referring to making tags.  If you want to see a grown woman throw a full on tantrum; sit me in a chair and tell me that I have to make a tag.  
I could admire other people's tags all freaking day long and well past the cows having come home, but making my own gives me a butt pucker of 10.
So what did I do yesterday?  I decided to combine one of my favorite things with one of my least favorite things and see how it went.  

A favorite thing - Kewpies
Step 2
Still having fun because I'm just playing with colors, inks and sticky things....
And then the (gasp) tag!  
I decided that in order to keep the hyperventilating to a minimum, I'd start from the beginning of Tim Holtz 1st book Compendium of Curiosities I and re-learn and practice the techniques. Here I used Wrinkle Free Distress (pg.33), Scribble Stain Distress (pg.34), and Double Distress- brick wall (pg.40).
And here is the finished tag.
In the end, it made me smile so I cut that very word out and now it's on my shelf for a Valentine gift to me :)
Yeah to persistence overpowering belligerence!
Hugs and Happy Facing Your Crafting Fears,
Lisa x 

13 comments:

Pia S said...

I totally understand your feelings about tags! Love seeing them, dread making them.
I think the clouds have a great look and the way you added the fence and flowers is just brilliant...

Marie-Louise said...

Wow didn't you do well. This is great.

jasann said...

Hi Lisa, Just love your tag, and I understand your feelings about them, I dislike making tags too!!! Yours is so sweet and you have put so much work and the many elements make a beautiful piece!!! More Power to You!!!!

Sue said...

Hello Q.
I am surprised to read the two comments above about tags, I really really thought I was the only person that thought them a waste of time and effort, not to mention....what the hell do you do with them???
I have made a few I have to confess, usually small useable ones, not the unpractical ones you see all around the place. These days I look at the design and not the shape of the cardstock.
Kewpie is sitting on the wall with a very satisfied look. It is a Tag that holds your interest as there are so many wonderful details, you may dislike making them but you have created a beautiful piece of work.
Smiles:)
Sue

Tammy said...

I would say you conquer you fear with your absolutely delightful tag! Love all the details and from such wonderful techniques! Simply fabulous!

Jane said...

Hi Lisa, I haven't seen you this side of Christmas! Great to catch up. Your tag is fab....3 techniques on 1 tag....wow....the Kewpie looks great sitting there and smiling. Happy Valentine's day xx

Tracy said...

You survived a #10 butt pucker!!!! You are awesome my friend. Speaking of friends, how's Fred? Those kewpies always strike me as little mischief makers. Is that why you like them so...kindred spirits and all. LOL The tag turned out great Twang. Lots of fun techniques and textures. Hugs!

Pamellia Johnson said...

I am completely with you on the tag thing...they take just as much time and effort as a card, but then they are useless when they are finished! Well yours turned out fantastic. I love your image and all the dimension you created with the clouds! Well done! hugs :)

Lisa S. said...

Hee Hee well your hate of tags is my hate of sewing. :) I love your tag chica and that kewpie is adorable. Good for you going back and re-learning techniques. That's exactly what I need to do. Hope you have a very Happy Valentine's Day! xx

Karon said...

Well, your tag turned out fabulous! Was there ever any doubt! Love that adorable Kewpie.

Tina Goodwin said...

You crack me up! Love the tag...I don't like making them much either. I never know what the heck to do with 'em.

Margaret said...

From the looks of this fabulous creation, you really need to get over the whole butt puckering thing! You've got this tag making process down, girl!

I can totally relate though; I panic any time I'm working on a smaller sized project. Seems like it should be easier, but it never is!

Patricia St Martin said...

You surprised me I thought I was the only one that did not like to make tags. Well at least your honest. I honestly think I've probably only made 3 ever. Question why do you make them? I do have to say the biggest cute and I did like the way you're seen turned out, so all in all like you said you put it on your shelf.
Hugs, Pat/♥