Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Let's Go Fly A Kite!

Go fly a the challenge this month at Inspiration Emporium!! I hope you will join in by making a project of your own and linking a photo on the Inspiration Emporium blog! You will get a chance to win $50.00 in Emporium dollars and you know how much you like to shop at the Emporium right. So get busy my friends. You have until August 31st to get your projects done and linked. You can even enter as many projects as you want. So have fun and create away!!
The theme "Go fly a kite" brought me back to my childhood when we use to go to the park or the beach and fly kites. Oh the fun we had...

The background is the same as the background I did on the Sizzix blog last week. I had some left over backgrounds so I decided it would be perfect for this challenge too.

After die cutting Sticky Back Canvas and Metal Foil Tape letters from the Word Play die, a Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz die, I adhered the letters to my watercolor paper. I also used the Harlequin Border in a few spots. If you are doing a tag you can start with a #8 tag instead. Once you have your letters down apply a coat of Gesso over the top and let dry.

 Now the fun begins, be sure to cover your surface this can get pretty messy. That's the fun of it! Spray the entire surface using Dylusion ink sprays, I used London Blue, Vibrant Turquoise, and Pure Sunshine. Love these colors together. The colors are very muted over the Gesso I really like this look.

 Let the inks sit of the surface for a while then blot off the excess ink with a paper towel then dry with a heat tool.

Here's the tag. For me I just die cut a tag from the scraps off my previous project! Using a Paper Distresser distress the edges then ink with Vintage Photo Distress ink on an Ink Blending tool.

Next, stamp some texture in the background with Archival Ink. I used French Ultramarine and Sepia with some stamps from Stampers Anonymous's Tim Holtz line. 

Stamp the large dots with Snow Cap acrylic Paint Dabber. Be sure to clean your stamp right away so the paint doesn't dry on the stamp.

I needed some children to fly my kites. Hummmm..... These new Tim Holtz stamps have children but funny thing they are in halloween costumes. So, I cut there halloween hats off and now they are just children. It's all about using what you have and making it work, right!

For the rest of the tag I cut a few kites form left over scrapbook paper and with a pen I outlined them and added the cross bars. Pop dot it all to your tag. Chit Chat words are a favorite of mine so I added these words "Let's go fly a kite". I had to make some of the words by cutting up other words and gluing them back together. Don't forget to ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink on an Ink Blending tool. Add some light weight string and Bakers Twine for the tails. There you have it. Childhood memories on my tag! 

Here is another version with the same elements. 
So now that you have taken a look at what I made, get busy. Put your own spin on this challenge "Go fly a kite". Head over to the blog and see what Alice Wertz, Jim Hankins, Kelly Booth, Linda Cain, Pam Hooten, Shelly Hickox and Stephanie Ackerman designed! OMG!!! They are all so amazing! 

I feel very blessed to be a part of the Inspiration Emporium team with such amazing talent. Thank you Inspiration Emporium I L-O-V-E being a part of the team!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. All are ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! What a cool theme! You are so inspiring!

  2. Love, love, love!! That background is totally gorgeous xox

  3. REALLY fun tag and way to think out of the box girl! :D

  4. Beautiful & creative! Great work Richelle! Thank you for sharing ��

  5. Fun tutorial Richelle, love that background, and those colors the tag ... totally cute !!

  6. Wow, Richelle, all absolutely exquisite... and thank you so much for all that detailed how-to information! Just love those backgrounds - amazing...
    Alison x

  7. What a cute tag Richele. I love checking your blog to see you what you are up to!

  8. I just saw this on Pinterest and had to come over here and tell you how beautiful I think this is. I love everything about it. Well done!

  9. This is so cool! I love how you altered the die cut and the tag background is awesome. Love it! :)