I was really excited when my friend Julie Fei-Fan Balzer asked me to play in her Funky Tags Blog Hop -- I love her and her style -- and I love stencils -- so it was a match made in heaven! I wanted to do something really cool -- so my plan was to see how many times I could use the stencil (and maybe another one or two) to create a unique tag. I think I was successful!
This is what my experimenting brought -- a fun, embossed and brightly colored image. So, watch my quick fast forward to see how I made this! Can you tell me how many different times I used a stencil?
When the tags were done I embellished them with stitching, some crocheted flowers a friend gave me EONS ago, ribbons and some hand written tags. I really love the way they turned out! PS. IF you want to get curly twine like I did on the tag above, spritz your twine with Niagara Heavy Spray Starch and then wind the long ends around a pencil and let the twine dry. When you remove the pencil you will have lovely curly ends just like this.
If you've got the time, check out what everyone else did for the hop! Thanks for playing along with me today, I hope you have a great Thursday. Mine is already getting off to a frenzied start -- I wrote this blog post yesterday and scheduled it to post this morning -- and when I got up to check to make sure it was live -- there was NOTHING in my post. So, I think I will drink my coffee and then lay down on the couch so I can have a restart ;-)