Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Two Hearts In One Mixed Media Tag

Hey there Peeps! Ginny here to share another mixed media tag I created for a certain someone to surprise him on his weekend trip away from home. 
I know you all are used to me adding big gimongus bows to my projects...but this tag really called for lots of ribbon in a variety of textures and widths and patterns. Also I wanted to reduce the bulkiness of it for packing so it's just run through the metal eyelet and tied off with twine.

 The mixed media plan for this card was to add a variety of mediums like inks and stamps and Gelatos....but keep all the colors relatively dark to minimize the contrast.
 This combination of embellishments started with an altered chipboard frame then layers of hearts and tags and metal gears. That fabulous texture in the background  comes from some packaging material that came in a box of lovely treats from my BOLB Kathy Clement. A little gold paint was all that it needed to dress it up and coordinate it with the gold on the chipboard heart.

Difficult to see...but I added a bit of acrylic film strip ribbon. If you have some in your own stash...you will know it's packaged in a fun tiny metal tin.  I attempted to take out a small length to add to this tag but it turns out to be a little like those old cans that would have a faux snake squished in that would pop out and surprise the person opening the can.....so there was acrylic ribbon just flying everywhere. I felt like the Three Stooges lol.
Okay on to that glorious ribbon combination~Black Plaid, Diagonal Stripe in Black, Black with Four Thin Stripes Sheer.
For a list of additional supplies please visit me at Polly's Paper Studio.
Okay that's all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative.


  1. This is a glorious mixed media tag! I love all the wonderful texture and the color palette reminds me of a blazing sunset beside the water. Just gorgeous...and of course, you chose the perfect ribbons!

  2. Love this beautiful tag! LOve al the texture!


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