Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tag You're It

Mr. Mojo decided to sleep in this morning. While I got my hinder out of bed at 6:00, he really didn't wake up and get moving till past 10:00. Not sure what I'm going to do with him.... Gave him coffee, nice coffee, let him check FB and our blog all he wanted, but getting him up and working was like pulling teeth. Finally, though... Made a little card for the current Tag You're It Challenge. I don't have a pretty lacy leaf die like this one, but did the best I could with the dies I did have. My inspiration came from the colors, especially the gold of Jeanne's sweet tag. I used a little more black and a little less blue in my take.




My tag card:


I started with a Michaels white base and added a black scrap panel and one of my last bits of Gina K. woodgrain papers. Cut an orange scrap with my SC tag die, and stamped the Verve sentiment with Versafine black ink, as well as those sweet little dot groups. The leaves are made with a heat embossed panel, then cut with my MFT die. An old aqua brad with its legs trimmed (did you hear it scream?) and a scrap of ribbon. And lastly, those little orange bits on the right...well, those are bugle bead thingies that came in a mix that I picked up at the sweet scrapbook/stamp store, Polka Dots. They're for shaker cards, but I thought they were the right size for this card. Obviously, I picked out the orange ones, and only four at that. Stuck them down with Glossy Accents. I'm not sure if Mr. Mojo plans on cooperating any more today, so will try and ignore him and maybe he'll try and impress me. In any case, happy dances everyone!

20 comments:

Deepti said...

This is soooooo awesome! Love the additional feathers into the design :)

Barb said...

I love the rich colours you've used and those leaves are lovely. It looks great with the wood bark EF background. Barbxx

Aileen (mum) said...

Mr Mojo has been ignoring me totally when it comes to this tag. I think I need to just go for it. I love your take on it. Looks brilliant on that card.

Nora N. said...

Oh how lovely!! I like that you used a wood cut embossed background to showcase that beautiful leaf tag. Great design!!

Rose said...

Love your take on the inspiration. Those leaves are gorgeous!

Marybeth said...

Bev your tag card and leaves are gorgeous! I love the woodgrain background too! Sometimes mornings are just slow going.

sandie said...

Looks like Mr. Mojo is working just fine to me, love that subtle background x

Donna said...

Woodgrain panel... Yay :)
Cutting legs of brads... (no I didn't hear anything, but if I had I'm not sure what I could have done to help, anyway. Held it down for you so it didn't struggle)?
Lovely card, Bev... whether Mr Mojo helped or not :)
Thanks for playing along with us at Tag You're It. X

Michele Kovack said...

Perfect tag!Love the leaves!

I Card Everyone said...

Lovely little tag, on a gorgeous [last piece??] of wood-grain cardstock ... you'll have to get more, Bev!! REally gorgeous leaves!
=]

shirley-bee said...

Love those gorgeous embossed leaves, Bev!

Anita in France said...

Oh Bev, what a gorgeous combination of rich colour with wonderful metallic leaves ... they're so striking against that delicious texture-y woodgrain! Hugs & bisous, bisous, my friend, Anita :)

Jen Mitchell said...

Mr. Mojo is such a fickle fellow. He and I are sometimes not on speaking terms but I try to play nice so that he won't run away forever. It looks like he was quite contrite to leave you alone in the morning because he came through with flying colors to inspire you with this beauty. The embossed leaves are simply gorgeous and I love how your tag looks against that textured background. I have some similar paper and am afraid to use it because I suffer from don't-use-things-in-your-stash-cuz-then-it-will-be-gone-forever-itis. Crafting is a dangerous business.

Geri said...

Texture, sheer polkie dot ribbon and stunning metallic leaves = WINNER, WINNER CHICKEN DINNER! Love the perfectly randomly placed berry dots...'specially the unexpected orange ones!

Kara Lynne said...

Bev, those golden leaves are just gorgeous! I love the bugle beads echoing the pattern of the Verve stamp and that blue brad with the black ribbon is perfect! Such a beautiful fall card! Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Tag, You're It!

Jeanne J said...

WOW! Your gold leaves are amazing!! I love the embossed detail and the richness and elegance they add! The woodgrain emboss panel and pop of blue on the button just make it even better!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Gold is always a good choice and I like the white embossed background. Thank you for joining us at Tag You're It Challenge.

Hannelie said...

Mojo or no mojo... this looks LOVELY!

Kim Heggins said...

Miss Bev...sorry to be behind in commenting! But your tag is just so beautiful. I love the orange and gold combination, makes for a really sweet card. GO CUBBIES!!!!!!

Kylie said...

Mr Mojo might have been slow to the party but I think he shined when he made his appearance! :)