Friday, October 29, 2010

Fall Tags using the Chip Art Tool and a layout!

Heidi challenged the design team to make a fall and Halloween Chip Art tag set. As usual a good challenge always gets my juices flowing...pulling out my paint, stamps, and ink and getting my hand dirty! I always send a treat in for the kids teachers on Halloween and I think these will be perfect tied to a little bag of oatmeal raisin cookies.

I love the rich, earthy colors of fall. Look how great the GCD Chip Art Tool leaf imprints look on this background.

I'm going to admit one of my "dirty little scrapping secrets"...yes, it is true I can be an embellishment and paper hoarder, lol! I know I am not the only one...step up and admit it. We have all bought fab products, thinking they are just so cute and we are going to save them for just the perfect layout or card...a year later...they are still in our stash. Today I decided to dig into my stash and create.

For this layout I dug into GCD papers from several collections, as well as brads, transparencies, chipboard stickers, and even a border. Check them all out here.

I also pulled out a punch I had never used and it may now be my new favorite. I added a few other odds and ends and a great Etsy find from my supplies and went to town layering. The papers in my layout are simply layered. To create some depth and interest I began plopping down embellishments one on top of the other until I couldn't layer anymore.

It feels pretty good to have used so many supplies. Now I won't feel so bad the next time I head to the LSS and pick up that "must have item". Time to shop! Now it is your turn...dig into your stash and create some fun tags or a layout. You won't regret it...a little creative time is good for the soul! Thanks so much for stopping by!


Jocelyn said...

Love the tags!!!! So cute!!!

Yay for you digging out the stash!!! The LO is PERFECT!!! Love the colors and all the elements!!!

Have a Happy Halloween!!!

Kelly Massman said...

GREAT tags and layout! Love the colors!

Rebecca said...

Love what you did on the fall tags especially the tree and that layout is absolutely perfect! :)

Lynette said...

Gorgeous tags and layout...I love the colors! Yup...we are all hoarders;-D

Casey Wright said...

Cool projects! They are just too stinkin cute :)

Mel said...

LOVE that LO Mimi! The colors are fantastic:)