When I listened to a gold shiny object...*winks*


So the other day I was clearing out my old makeup and dropped a Guerlain travel-sized pressed powder on the ground. The gold shiny metal cover stared at me and pleaded, "Use me on a project...don't discard me!"

Now you know, when your art supplies start talking to you, you pay attention and do exactly when they tell you, right? *winks*

Plus, it's gold and shiny. You know I have a thing for gold. And shiny things. *LOL*

Of course, I have a stack of already precut cardboard tags all ready to go (yes, I'm guilty of online shopping *hangs head in shame*).

I adhered the houndstooth patterned paper to the cardboard base and distressed the edges for texture. I also used watered down gesso to tone down the colour.

I added a gold button and some Golden gold mica flakes to tie in with the focal point. I also worked in some of my Echo Park Paper letter stickers. The ribbon with the pearl was reused from retail packaging.

P/s: Do your art supplies speak to you??? 


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SD pooja said...

The tag looks very pretty :)
My art supplies don't talk to me, I am sure if they did they will blame me for not using them ;)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Duhhhhhhh if we don't listen to them, then they will haunt us FOREVER!! LOL!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this! JUST GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lynn said...

Yes, pretty, shiny things do have a way of calling my name so I listen and put them in my 'save for someday' boxes. I love looking in those boxes for inspiration. I didn't know that you could buy cardboard tags online...gotta look for them. Thanks for the information and inspiration. Love your tag!

yyam said...

No, I cut the cardboard tags out of cardboard myself from packaging obtained through online shopping.

Lisa said...

Dang, my supplies are so boring...they don't talk to me at all :( I absolutely adore this!! I love how you used the metal cover!! The layers and colors are amazing!! Stunning, my friend!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Cindy deRosier said...

Very nice!

Annette Allen said...

WOW this tag is gorgeous.. Love everything about it.

Mitralee said...

Yes art supplies and even the recycling talks...REALLY Love your background paper choice, so pretty! HUGS!

Audrey Pettit said...

This is so gorgeous, Yvonne! Glamorous and elegant and recycling brilliance, all rolled into one!

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