Friday, October 14, 2016

Tag, You're It invited me over!

...was so proud to hear that my taggy-tag was chosen by the folks at Tag, You're It! a few weeks ago!   So the people over there invited me to be their guest!  How nice!

This is the tag I've created to share:

...based on this inspiration piece by Leigh Penner:

I was inspired by the mod-fall look, as well as the layout.

Supplies and notes:
  • Library catalog card base coated with matte Mod Podge and covered with Martha Stewart tissue reminiscent of the cross-hatched lines of Leigh's background 
  • The leaves used recently arrived from Norway, courtesy of Pia-- thank you, friend!  Love these-- shapes and color! 
  • The focal leaf is by Recollections.  It came in a 9-pack containing three each of three shapes. It was adhered using more matte Mod Podge.
  • "Thanks" was brush-written with a Loew Cornell brush in Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain, which I also lightly splattered across the background for a little more color. 
  • The twine at the top was remaining from a package
When CASEing, I try to always take the awesome art of someone else and break it into "raw chunks" in order to draw inspiration, and then I add my own spin.  For me, this is the most stimulating way to CASE because I feel I'm honoring who I CASE while feeding the creative portion of my brain!  A "win-win" if I succeed!

Thank you for visiting... I hope I did Leigh's inspiration tag justice.  Thank you, TYI, for inviting me over!  


  1. I LOVE the winning tag that brought you here (yayyyyy!) and LOVE the one that you've created for the challenge! You work magic with leaves and have 200% done justice to Leigh's inspiration! Your win-win approach to casing: clever. Too often I just shamelessly, case *grin* Thrilled that you're our GD for this challenge!

  2. Congrats on your win Mimi! I am loving this one too inspired by Leigh! Beautiful shimmery leaves and background !

  3. WOW!! Teammate!!! I love this tag, congratulations on your win, my dear friend, this tag is just awesome, I'm going to give it a shot.
    Big hugs,

  4. Congratulations! I love your gorgeous tag!

  5. I love both your tag and the one you cased. They're like similar but opposite, especially the way you used colors. Your graphic print background and the golden leaves are great together.

  6. I love the warm, brown/grey tone and spatter of color. Such a beautiful tag. Thanks for being our guest at Tag, You're It!

  7. Congrats on your win and awesome guest project! Woo hoo! Love your artsy take on this inspiration tag. This is amazing! Off to check out the site...

  8. Love this in neutral colors, plus that hashtag background is pretty awesome!