Wednesday, January 2, 2013

IA Challenge-Tags

I don't make New Year's resolutions, but I do like to set goals for myself. What's the difference? Semantics! Much less guilt involved if I don't "get there" or change my mind!
So one of my goals, besides the continuing goal of using up some of my stash of art supplies, is to try new things. Inspiration Avenue (thanks to Shel and Kim) provided the prompt this week to make a tag--something that I have always admired but never really tried.
There don't appear to be any size guidelines or rules to making tags as there are with ACEOs, so I just went ahead & made it the size I wanted to fit the picture I was using. Aside from the embellishments, I added a rose that I made with polymer clay. Hopefully you can see the words I stamped, "Perfect together".

If you are looking for inspiration, an artistic push, or to interact with some friendly, talented artists, why not stop by IA.

So, do you make New Year's resolutions or set goals for yourself?

18 comments:

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I am with you not resolutions. A few goals and always at the top of my list to keep my legs working and my health as good as it can be.
Nicole/Beadwright

New End Studio said...

"I firmly resolve with the help of Thy Grace..." That's the only resolution and it's still hard to keep!

Your tag is beautiful, colors, birds, and flowers are so refreshing. ♥

craftattack said...

Lovely tag, great colours! Resolutions? Must I know what they are? Hugs, Valerie

Magpie said...

I love this...I would never know it's your first attempt! Aren't tags fun to make?

Stop back at Inspiration Avenue in the next day or so ~ we're having a Tag Swap! Hope you'll want to join in!

Maggie

Christine Bennett said...

Looks great Debbie, especially the rose. I have never heard of Inspiration Avenue, but I'll check it out :) Good on you for using up stash. I'm going to try and buy less craft supplies and go shopping in my stash instead.

Melissa said...

Very pretty and cheerful - looking ahead to spring!

Lizbethem said...

Just darling! I haven't set one goal except to continue to play and have fun!

see you there! said...

No resolutions for me. I do like to join the challenges at IA and will continue to do so when I can. I will be submitting my tag tomorrow.

I really like the colors you used. Never thought of using poly-clay on a tag but it looks like it worked well.

Darla

Magic Love Crow said...

Very pretty Deb! Well done! I have made some resolutions for myself, but I can't tell you what they are! LOL! But, I will, if I accomplish them ;o)

Jenny Woolf said...

It's not a bad idea to set goals, it is something (strangely) that I have never done but it's a really cool idea and much better than resolutions.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What a lovely tag, Debbie! It reminds me of the burgeoning beauty of spring, with the hummingbirds and flowers. I have a word for the year - one that I hope to live by. Happy New Year to you and yours!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I would love to stop by and get involved...but I start school on Monday~ 3 classes which means no free time. :)

May 2013 be a happy, peaceful and prosperous new year!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That tag is perfect for the challenge. I can tell you went all out, from the polyclay rose to the colored hole preserver thingy (very tired right now as I've been up for two days). And of course, the birds ARE perfect together.

IMGIRL said...

Great tag! Really lovely!!
You are now tagged for the TAG SWAP! I hope to see you there!

XO
Kim

Sunshineshelle said...

Love the tag & sentiment too :) Looks like Inspiration Avenue is a great way to kick off the creative goals for the New Year - great result Debbie!

Lou Anne said...

Your tag is wonderful! I love the colors and the elements. Thanks for playing this week.

AntiquityTravelers said...

Love these colors in your tag! it says early spring to me ... fingers crossed :O

craftattack said...

Love your tag! No, I don't make any resolutions, life is hard enough! Valerie