Tags Of Inspiration | April 2014

by Tammy on April 29, 2014

It’s the end of another month and luckily I had time over the weekend to whip up a few tags. I’m sure I have said this before, but seriously, this is one of my most favorite projects ever. To see all of these pretty tags lined up in the box is really inspiring. I flip through them quite a bit when I am planning my pages.

(What are my Tags of Inspiration? Here’s my original post if you missed it and want the full details. I am simply making these tags as a trigger. They remind me of my tools, different embellishments, color palettes, border treatments, techniques to add to a page, etc… They are not exactly meant to be works of art  — some are much prettier than others — they simply provide me with inspiration if needed, when I’m working on a project.)

Here are my tags for April:

Inspiration ideas:

  • Create a fun background by lightly misting over a mask
  • Mix a little mist color into white paint to create a custom paint color
  • Blue + yellow = a happy combination
  • Get those old metal accents out of the drawer and onto a project

Inspiration ideas:

  • Text pattern paper is an interesting background
  • Clear emboss an image over a text background and then distress the paper with inks
  • Add a ribbon bow for a pop of color

Inspiration ideas:

  • Use vellum over bright papers to mute the color
  • Repeat shapes and stack them on top of each other
  • Decorative brads are not just for special projects

Inspiration ideas:

  • Layer, layer, layer
  • Add in round shapes to soften  the hard edges
  • Use distress inks and stains to get an instant aged look

Thanks for joining me for another installment of my tags. Every month I look forward to making more tags, so I guess I will just keep on going until I run out of ideas. Is that even possible??? I hope not!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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1 mary pat April 29, 2014 at 9:52 am

loving your tags!
i love to include tags on my projects!

2 madeline April 29, 2014 at 10:22 am

Your tags are so pretty…and a great way to try out all the various techniques!

3 Lisa Swift April 29, 2014 at 12:25 pm

I always love seeing your tags and all of the different techniques you try out, Tammy! These are awesome!

4 soapHOUSEmama April 29, 2014 at 12:53 pm

these are all so awesome!!!

5 Becky G April 29, 2014 at 1:38 pm

I love that you’re using these for inspiration on your layouts now! Hopefully you’ll never run out of ideas!!

6 lilgik April 29, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Your tags look great, Tammy, so many ideas and inspiration packed into each one!

7 Michelle t April 29, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Oh, so pretty. Love them all. Michelle t

8 Tracy :) May 2, 2014 at 12:45 am

Wow, I think these are my favourite set so far.
I love the blue and the last vintage one.
So different but equally stunning.

9 Mary Jo May 2, 2014 at 9:37 am

Cute tags as always!!