Monday, May 20, 2013

Celebratie Your Birthday Tag

" Monday, Monday, so good to me...." (I will humm this song all day)
I do hope that all our blog friends, that lived through some devastating tornadoes, over the weekend are all safe and sound.  Things are just "stuff" that can be replaced, but our friends are priceless.

Soooo, what a weekend around here.  Saturday morning I started by getting all inky with this tag.  I did a gel resist first, to make the background, then wet the tag and ran inks all down it, spraying more water as I went.  I had some tattered flowers cut out of white cs, so I put a little ink in the centers, and on the leaves.  They looked a little dry, so they got a spritz of H2O and wrinkle.  I found a chip board butterfly and used Inktense pencil and a wet brush to blend in the ink.  I added seed beedz to the center of the flowers and turquoise beedz to the edge of the butterfly.

The sentiments were chosen because it was MY birthday Saturday and I have decided to celebrate being the age I am, along with all the aches and pains that I have earned through the years ( Yes, even the black eye a couple weeks ago) Around noon we headed to the fair grounds for BBQ cook off.....MMMMM good eats for sure, came home and were lazy the rest of the afternoon.
Sunday we were busy getting the extra fuel tank into the truck, so we don't have to fuel every 100 miles while towing the trailer (Grandma's Playhouse) Then to my oldest son's to do a paint touch up on a cabinet in their trailer, and a quick dip in the pool with GDs.  On the way home we pulled the Playhouse out of storage and brought it home.  Memorial Day is next weekend and we are trailering-up with oldest son and family and some friends and heading to the east side of the mountains for Mule Days, leaving Friday morning and coming back Monday!  WHAAAHOOO four days!!  I am so ready to go again.  Which means this week will be a busy one with loading the Playhouse, buying more food that we could possibly eat and getting the truck washed so we can once again see out of the windows!

I haven't entered many challenges lately so I thought I'd enter this tag in the following challenges:

Sugar Creek Hallow: Use It Up
Ecletic Paperis: Gel Medium
Unruly Paper Arts: RAQ #2 Paper Flowers

That's it for Monday, hope everybody has a great week!!
Inky Hugs


  1. Totally gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Unruly PaperArts!

  2. Beautiful tag Krisha and have a great week. Hugs Annette x

  3. Loving this birthday tag! The blue glitter around the butterfly wings really pops! Sounds like a great time! Not sure what we will do, but it will be local and I know I will BBQ lots! Have fun!

  4. Wow - what a fabulous tag - bright bold colours, and delicious sparkle! Thanks so much for playing along with us at eclectic Paperie!
    Alison x

  5. Super Duper Cute!!
    Love the blue on the butterfly :-)
    Thanks for coming out to play with us at eP

  6. hi Krisha! First of all I love the colors here..the blue glitter is gorgeous on an already beautiful tag! thanks for sharing :)

  7. I really love that tag. I'm confused, though since I'm not sure what gel resist is. Whatever it is, you have used it to perfection on that tag.

    Thanks for your kind words about the tornadoes today on my blog and on yours, too. You are so sweet and considerate!

  8. Great tag! Love your background work! Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow

  9. What a beautiful tag Krisha. I love the colors and the seed beads bring such a special touch! The resist turned out great and the black circles around the edge define the space so nicely. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous tag at eclectic Paperie! Happy birthday and enjoy your trip - sounds like fun!

  10. Fabulous tag, Krisha, and a very happy belated birthday,
    Rosie x

  11. This tag is UBER GORGEOUS!!!! I love the glitter and the background is just fabulous!!! A real WOW!!!

  12. Your tag is just beautiful! I love the happy bright colors of it! Sounds like you had a great birthday (happy birthday to you!) and will have an awesome Memorial Day weekend!! Thanks for sharing with us at eP!

  13. fab colours. thanks for joining the RAQ at Unruly Paper Arts.

  14. Oh wow this is stunning, absolutely love the colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.
    Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

  15. i really like this. so pretty! xo

  16. Beautiful tag! What a fun work of art you created! Thanks for playing along with eP! :)

  17. Gorgeous tag and beautiful quote Krisha!
    Thanks for playing along at the eP blog.