Friday, March 14, 2014

Bloom Where You Are Planted {A tag}

I love the saying "Bloom Where You Are Planted" ... not because I think you should stay where you're born, or not travel, or anything like that. But I feel like we all have a certain calling, and it's our duty to the world to make our time on this planet a better time by answering it. Unless you're an ax murderer. Anyways... BLOOM in whatever speaks to your soul. In my case it's designing, arting, crafting, paper, paints, ink, stamps, chipboard... just to name a few things. 

I definitely included "Bloom Where You Are Planted" on the words sticker sheet in my recent Nature Walk collection from 7 Dots Studio

I also DEFINITELY used it last night. 

I created Nature Walk as a super vintage neutral collection ready for ink and color application of any kind to match whatever you're working on. I've seen a ton of great uses for Nature Walk and seriously drool over each and every one, but a lot of them have tended to the neutral side. SO I created a tag with vision :

The tag base is Cloudy from Nature Walk cut with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Tag Die, back and front, I just trimmed the edges of the cream side 1/8 of an inch all the way around. It's been distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and splattered with Teel High heel Tattered Angels mist and some watered down gesso.

The giant turquoise flower is from Prima Marketing, and the leaves underneath are cut from Songbird using a brand new (to me) Magnolia Die: Summer Foliage. I've been looking for this die for quite some time!! The resin pieces are just something I had in my stash, not sure by whom. And that gorgeous twirly ribbon at the top is some Paper Cording from May Arts Ribbons.

Believe it or not, there is no UmWowStudio on this tag... but I did sneak in a Viva Las VegaStamps! favorite of mine : Sunflowers. It's been stamped using an Archival pad by Ranger Ink in black. And as a final bit o' goodness I doodled a thin line around the tag using a Sakura of America Micron 005. 

So get out your color and splash some on Nature Walk!