Thursday, 16 June 2011

Hug tags

We on 'lots to do forum' take part in making these 'hug' tags and Hilda our leader puts them together in little booklets, then sends them to a member who needs a hug.
After gesssoing the cards I stencilled through punchinella with colourwash spray. When dry I applied some more gesso and repeated the procces. I had a heart stencil which I'd cutfor my Graffiti journal using the Cricut, so used this to spray through, patting with kitchen roll to lighten it. I stamped through the heart with a cript stamp. I used oil pastels to outline the hearts giving them a shadow effect. The little hearts were also colour washed and stuck down with glossy accent. 'hugs'was printed on the computer and 'embedded' on to the tags using oil pastels. I love the effect I get when using these pastels and look forward to incuding them in my journal pages.
Thankyou for stopping by
hugs Joy xx

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Von said...

oh lovely Joy and how nice the stitched edges look :)

Lesley said...

Hello Joy. I love these tags. Beautiful backgrounds and colours.

Anonymous said...

Super tags. What a lovely idea "hug tags".

jackiescrafts said...

Your tags are gorgeous Joy, I love the colours and the stitched edges

Hugs Jackie x

IsaNorris said...

Those are truly STUNNING! you have inspired me ;)

Craft is a Blessing said...

They are lovely Joy.

Shairon said...

Hope I don't have need of a hug for a long time but if I do, I'd love one of these Joy! Love the stitching and the colours, especially the one on the left.xx

Carin said...

Thanks for stopping my blog! I'm sure if I blink my girl will be 40 too- time rushes by so fast!

Love these cards, and love the idea behind them. So sweet!

Alison said...

Beautiful tags, the backgrounds are scrummy!
Alison x

Kim Piggott said...

So very beautiful!
Those colours are delish!
kim x

crafty creations said...

Wow Joy these are just amazing - looking forward to touching them xx Hilda