1. Tag Base:  4×6.  I cut this from food packaging and used the Big Bite to create the hole.  I treated the base with clear gesso.
  2. First Layer:  the first layer is all about gelatos (which I have just starting using and trying to figure out!)  I used: grape, pistachio, chocolate, and buttercream.  I rubbed them on (dark to light  & outside to inside).  I primarily moved the color around and blended it with my fingers.  Toward the end I experimented with a paintbrush and water…but, wet fingers seemed to be the best for this project.
  3. Butterfly stamp:  I wanted some random background on the card and used Page About Butterflies inked with Soot.
  4. Owl:  Wood embellishment colored with the same gelatos from above.  The “eyes” are the interior of Prima flowers.  The piece of paper under was a scrap from a swap colored with chocolate gelatos.  The brown sparkle ribbon underneath is something I purchased on clearance at JoAnn’s.
  5. Frame:  This was a slate blue from I received in a swap.  I used the gelatos to change the color to match.  I allowed some of the slate to show through to add a little variation to the overall card.
  6. Life:  this is a metal tab I purchased at Tuesday Morning.
  7. Big Sparkle Snowflake: I purchased this a few years ago a TJ Maxx…left over Christmas.  I also colored this with the gelatos.  The sparkle still shows through!
  8. Saying:  something random purchased a few years ago.
  9. Butterflies:  received in swaps.
  10. Final stamping:  on top of all this I used a Unity stamp to bring both cohesion and randomness.  I inked with soot, but first stamped off then stamped until there was no ink left – repeating several times.
  11. Ribbon:  Gold wrapping ribbon, curled.  Off white fabric ribbon, colored with grape, pistachio, and chocolate.  Twine with European Beads and a knot at the end.



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16 thoughts on “The World is but a Canvas to the Imagination Tag

  1. Such a beautiful tag ! Love all that layers and the stamp is awesome.

    Thanks for joining us at Unity {be inspired} challenge.

    -Angeline DT

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