Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Daisies, Thunderbirds & tags: DTD April Inspirational Challenge

Happy Wednesday! This week at Dude Time Doodles we're challenging you to make a gift tag, using this great photo / color inspiration:



I used Earl Bunny by Dude Time Doodles/Bonibleaux Designs and a sentiment from Create with TLC to make this funny, all-cloth tag. I love the look on Earl's face!

I can't imagine my dad dressing up in a bunny suit, but my mom actually owns one that she wears for Spring photos with the kids at the local elementary where she works/volunteers. She's an awesome bunny! One of her students is her friend's granddaughter, who now says "Miss Ann can come in, but the rabbit has to stay in the car"!

I printed the image & sentiment directly onto the canvas material (scrap from a bag!); to do this, I glued the material onto a piece of white cardstock with a glue stick. I left the material on the cardstock while I colored it with Copics and added fine white FlowerSoft to the bunny suit; then it was simple to peel off the material off of the paper.

The patterned material and "skinny strips" are from the Daffadilly Collection by Fabric Central. I did sew the knotted strip on the front myself! I used a pretty seam stitch to sew the pieces together.

I know I'm a little late for this Easter...but I'm early for next year's! Wait until you see all the super tags the Design Team came up with. Hope you'll join us at Dude Time Doodles and make a tag with the photo/color inspiration; you could win a $20 gift certificate to Paper Temptress!

Inspiration/Challenges:
Crafty Ann's Challenge #62: It's a Man Thing
Crafty Sentiments: Use A Digi
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge #57: Easter + digi
Ditzy Craftymess 6th Challenge: Anything but a Card
Paper Take Weekly: Stitching


9 comments:

Tammy Ortiz said...

How original, I love it!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Lovely cloth tag! Thank you for sharing at Papertake Weekly and good luck with the challenge. Judy GDT x

Tammy said...

Fabulous tag, love that it's made from cloth! Super fun!

iReneM said...

Such a unique and unusual tag - great job, CG :)
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
x

Jac said...

This is a fantastic cloth tag, very original and great fun, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

Dawn said...

CG I love your tag! Earl looks so well on it! I must try your technique, thanks for the tip!
Hugs
Dawn xxx

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous tag Christina, love that image! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Love Jan
xx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you so much for entering the challenge over at craftymess blog http://craftymesschallengeblog.blogspot.com
SO much effort has gone into your entry and the effort shows. Well Done!
I really look forward to seeing more entries from you over at craftymess.
Lisa xxx