Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Louisa the Lioness strums along with Creative Inspirations Tag It challenge!!

HellooooOoOooo ladies and gents
and welcome to another challenge over at
Creative Inspirations.
This week, we'd like to see you make a gift tag.
Also, have you seen that Creative Inspirations is having a DT- call???
Click HERE to check it out!!!

I've used the furrrrociously fancy
Louisa the Lioness digi stamp by Marina Neira,
you can find her HERE at The stamping Bazaar!!
She is coloured with distress inks and touches of pencil,
as shown in the previous post, lol.
I erased the green then went back in with pencils
and shadowed the eye area and highlighted above her nose
with a white gel pen and, well, phew!!!

Let me just say, Marina has been hard at work whipping up these adorably sweet characters, we lucky ladies on The Stamping Bazaar DT are definitely on cuteness overload (in the greatest of ways, let me assure you!!), Louisa hit me as sort of a sassy lass at first, but the more I spent time with her, the more I saw her elegant, artistic character, her lyrics bursting with raw femininity, like a young Tori Amos, lol, Roary Amos. Oh my gosh, does anyone read this.... I, uhhhhh, okay, on with the show...

The base of this tag is made out of Gina K Kraft CS, the DP is K & Company and the laces and fibres are from my stash, the flowers are from I Am Roses (thanks for the addiction, tracey!!) and the brads are Basic Grey. The punches used in my branchy area are Martha Stewart, they were spritzed with glimmer mist and then gold stickles was added.

In the back, there is K & Co checkers and the music script is by Magnolia, the gingham is just your basic, bar none ribbon and the lace is the same, I let the hem out of the lace and then secured it around the sentiment panel, the gems are by Hero Arts. Everything was distressed in Brushed Corduroy and roughed up with scissors, the shape on the bottom of the tag was achieved with a ek success punch.

This was a lot of fun to make,
even with the unsolicited help of my son,
you can see the action in my previous post, lol!!
He must have been real proud of himself,
picking out just the right green to add in the finishing touches, lol!!

Want to see the artist at large?
The whole thing turned into a joke after I took this picture of him
and those heavenly rays of sunlight danced upon my little mischief maker,
as if I am being mocked by something much larger than me, lol.

Holy crap, I can hear the wild turkeys outside, I am going out for a look!!
hugs, stephanne


Kylie said...

OH MY GOODNESS Stephanne - this is soooo gorgeous. I thought your coloured image was beautiful with the added detail by your little helper, but this tag, in its finished form is just gorgeous. I love all the details. Amazing. Just amazing.

Deb said...

wow, love this, so many gorgeous details on something so small! hugs Debx

Janiel/ janny said...

Hey sweetie, This is adorable!!!! I can't wait to see the back...
hugs, Janiel

Renkata said...

wow that is the most romantic and delightful tag that i ever saw!
So adorable!

Shirley N said...

Oh wow, turned out beautiful, you did a great job!

Kellie said...

WOOOOOWZERS girl this is amazing! Your colouring is gorgeous and I just absolutely always LOVE your vintage style! GORGEOUS! Take any photos of the wild turkey's hehe!
Hugs xx

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous tag!!!

CraftyC said...

Wow Stephanne, its the most beautiful tag. Love the image so much and your colouring is amazing!!

Unknown said...

Such a grorgeous tag and such a gorgeous little monkey...I mean child !! He is really too cute!
Alicia xx

Handmade with Love said...

He looks positively angelic! You saved the image well and its beautiful, well done! Have a great week! Tracey x

Andrea C said...

so glad you could salvage it and it looks phenomemanal the whole thing is fab and your son is a little gorgeous hunny how could you not just break into a smile xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Fabulous tag, Stephanne! Love the vintage colors and feel. And how wonderful that you finished off the back. I truly never thought of doing that! I love making tags - will have to see if I can squeeze CI into my challenge line-up this week.


Chelsea said...

Your son just want to be like you Stephanne! Everything worked out beautifully. :)
Okay, I didn't know a tag can look this good! It's full of amazing details. You cover every inch of that tag with gorgeousness.

Juls said...

Firstly congrats on salvaging your image....I probably would have cried, screwed it up and put it in the bin, I admire your patience!!

Gorgeous creation, love all the layers, the gorgeous vintage colours and those fabulous flowers! Hugs Juls

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Stephanne,wat schitterend gemaakt,super je stempel,mooi ingekleurd.
En wat een mooi papier en details.

Liefs Riet.

Elise said...

Wow wow wow! Okay, first of all, what do you use to erase that?! Please tell me! I've tried using erasers before, and uhhhhh ... nothing ever worked for me ... so I have to start all over again! Wow! I am like ... speechless! You ROCK!!! This tag you've made is absolutely AMAZING Stephanne! Your colouring is heavenly as always, and that vintage style of yours makes me "ooooh" and "ahhhh" all the time! Whewwweee!

And your little man is such a cutie! hehe! Oh gosh yes, I love how those sun rays are beaming down upon him!!! :) Perfect pic!

Big Hugs to You!

Claire Phillips said...

A really wonderful tag with amazing attention to detail.....and how cute is your boy - I'm guessing with more than a smattering of mischief - I can tell that look! Cheers Claire x

Annika said...

What a fantastic save!!! There's no trace of any mishaps at all!! Boy, I love your colouring - and I'd like to TOUCH that tag, it looks incredibly textured and yummy!!!

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

Great save Stephanne, well done!! but as you can see the sun always shines on the righteous!! lol,,,,,God love him, he is such a cutie!!

Emma and Susan said...

WOW WOW WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!! This is GORGEOUS sweetie........you rescued your image just perfect hee hee!!!
Big hugs

Stempeltiger said...

Ohhhh this is sooooo sweet Stephanne!!!
Love it.
Hope you enjoy the weekend.
Big hugs,

BA said...

so lovely stephanne
xoxo BA

Sue said...

Stunning tag! Love everythng about it. Image is darling and colored to absolute perfection!!

Your son is getting big! He has beautiful eyes, love that little smile on his face too.