Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime;
it is the Lord who sends the thunderstorms.
He gives showers of rain to all people,
and PLANTS of the field to everyone.
Zechariah 10 : 1
Welcome to Thursday Totally Tags ‘n’ ATCs over at MyPaperCrafting.com! Every Thursday we on the Design Team will do a team post featuring Tags n' ATC's. We will have a specific Theme each week featuring an element, technique or embellishment. We’ll all come up with something excitingly different – using various types of tools, etc. to create our projects...i.e., Cricut, CAMEO, Spellbinders, punches, stamps, paint, material, lace, inks, etc. The sky's the limit! The only restriction... If we use SVG's or Digi's, we will only use those from the vast selection at PCW.
Spring is a time of "new beginnings" and we love to see things "take root, blossom and grow”....so, we decided it was a good time to announce some changes to our Challenges and Link Ups. Here is the link to Melin’s explanation of how things will work now. Be sure to pop over there and be included in the creative fun! http://www.mypapercrafting.com/2013/04/aprilprizes.html
The Theme for this week’s projects is Plant Life. I had several ideas in mind when I began thinking about it and met with several ‘roadblocks’ as I planned and designed. Therefore, this finished item is not what I initially envisioned, but I think it finally tuned out! Some days are just like that. It could be used for a variety of situations and there is room for a sentiment and personal note on the back of it. It reminds me of the numerous Tulips in my yard of my Michigan-home-of-long-ago and my Dutch heritage. It will be Tulip Festival very soon back there and it’s a beautiful time of year!
Here it is –
This is the cutting file I used from MyPaperCrafting.com – ‘Tulip Flourish 5 Set cf’ –
* I put the file in my SCAL3 program to cut with my CAMEO. I made a Shadow of the Flourish frame piece and then deleted the cutout sections to make the base, cutting it from Olive cardstock. I cut the flourish piece from Olive ‘mottled’ cardstock. I cut the ‘stem piece’ from Olive cardstock.
* I cut the bottom section of the Tulip blooms from Lavender ‘mottled’ cardstock and the top section from light Lavender cardstock. I put the blooms together and also the stem piece onto the flourish with PopDots.
* I added dark green gems to the stem piece, light green gems to the flourish piece and lavender gems to the blooms and side of the flourish.
* I added a Lavender plaid ribbon to the hole I punched at the top.
Have You made any interesting Tags recently? I’d love to see them! Let me know if you have any questions about anything I’ve done here or on any other blog post - Blessings until next time!
Thanks for visiting here today! I hope you take a few minutes to check all of the Tag/ATC creativeness on the other blogs, too! Melin should have a Free File for today on her blog, also! I’ll Update and have the file here as soon as it’s posted over there -
Be sure to remember MPC for all of your Cutting and Digital files. Tomorrow is our Digi Dessert Fridaze post, every other Tuesday is a Cutting File post and in between I may post some other projects.
(You can take the Girl out of the Sky, but You can’t take the Sky out of the Girl!) ;-}