Friday, May 11, 2012

"In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends." - Kozuko Okakura

Today I bring you a flower project I did on a tag.  I rarely do tags matter of fact this is only my second one.  I know most in the paper crafting world adore the tags created by Tim Holtz.  I know I do.  Although it is not in the Tim Holtz style it is more in the Fran style (wink).

However,  if you are like me and love pansies then I know you will love this new Pansy Digital Image by McMahon Five Designs.

(click on the photos for a larger view)



I used two brands of ink pads to color the tag and bow (seam binding).  Three of the colors are by Tim Holtz, Distress Ink Pads (Vintage Photo,Pine Needles & Scattered Straw).  The other two colors are by Storage Unit Inks and More (Purple and Orchid).  The brand of glitter is Martha Stewart (color-Charoite).  The gold beads are Liquid Pearls (color-Buttercup).  I colored the pansy using Prisma Color Pencils on Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory 80# paper (I love this paper).  And the butterflies and swirl were cut on my Cricut Expression using just scraps from my paper stash.  Then dusted with two different colors of glitter by Martha Stewart (Florentine Gold & Carrara Marble).

NOTE:  The glitter on the pansy was created using the new Pinpoint Roller Glue Pen now being sold at McMahon Five Designs.  The lines were so thin and the pen flowed so easily over the lines with none of those air bubble globs that happen with other pens.  It is absolutely a great product to use on all intricate pieces that need gluing.  I have several glue pens and they cannot do what this pen does.  You just need to give it a try.  I know you will love it.  And the price is right?

Pinpoint Roller glue Pen

Thank you for visiting My Blog today.  And I hope your day is good to you.



  1. Fran this is absolutely gorgeous - love your colours and that image is fabulous :-). you have really showcased it beautifully.

  2. Beautiful tag, Fran. I love pansies! Great way to use up scraps, too, by making embellishments.

  3. Fran, your card is beautiful!

  4. I love pansies and have them planted in my yard. I love yours too :)


  5. Hey Sweet Friend! Your tag with the flowers is gorgeous. I love tags - I think you can really go hog wild with techniques on a tag. You sure have been busy lately. I wish you could see the big smile on my face!!

  6. Fran, you did a beautiful job on your tag!


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