Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tag It!

Hello one and all! Hooray for September! I have been looking forward to this month since April! My birthday present was: tickets to ComiCon! Yippee! Excited dance! My first time going. So I made this tag with my birthday celebration in mind.

Anyway, this month sees another awesome sauce challenge at SanDee&Amelie's Steampunk challenge. You all know how to make a tag right? Join us for Tag It! Create a tag that is vintage, industrial and/or Steampunk. Easy peasy no? 

I decided to put some color into my tag and not use my comfort palette of rust and patinas. The background was stamped and then heat embossed with Snow EP. 
I then added Cracked Pistachio to the middle to draw your eye to those gorgeous Steampunk'd butterflies (thanks Debbie!)

The outside color is Rust (couldn't stay away Lol) DI and edged the tag with Hickory Smoke DI. I added black cardstock as a backing and to give it more depth, this is a first for me.

The ribbon bow was made with my Bowdabra and inked with the same Cracked Pistachio. First time I have ever used a bow like this on anything except a Christmas gift. The middle embellishment on the bow is a metal rose. 

This tag was a blast to make because I didn't have much of a plan and wasn't sure what it would look like. The journey was the destination. Haha! 

Hope to see you all join in the tag-erific fun! Hugz! ~Niki

I am going to pass this tag around to the following challenges:

Mixed Media World #6-Gorgeous Textures

Anything But a Card Challenge #50-CELEBRATION This is their last challenge but they want to go out with a Bang so we should help make it happen!


  1. Hi Punkin'! Fabulous tag, my dear! So inspiring! I love your chosen colors--you should definitely do "out of your comfort zone" more often, as you are a natch! Your background (LOVE) really makes your steamie butterflies stand out! Love the "love" bulb and that fantastic yummylicious bow! I must get a Bowdabra, because I can't tie a bow to save my life! Well done, my friend! Big hugs to you, and have fun at ComicCon!

  2. Wonderful tag with lots of gorgeous details, really lovely. Thanks so much for joining us at TIOT, Valerie

  3. A wonderful tag is this!
    Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!

  4. Oh ComicCon!!! My daughter and husband went a couple years ago. They could go every year if possible. You will have a blast. I love your card. Anything with butterflies is right up my alley....haha.....alleystamp!

  5. I love your fabulous tag, Niki! You know how much I love gears and bulbs! Amazing steampunk butterflies and such lovely colours, my friend! Awsome make!
    Hugs to you! Branka xxx

  6. A great tag Niki, gorgeous colour combo and those butterflies ate wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril x

  7. Your tag is gorgeous! Absolutely love the background and the colours! The butterflies are super-cool! Love, love! Thank you very much for sharing it with us at Mixed Media World! Ingrid x

  8. Oh this is so very cool!!! These butterflies are just the coolest, what a fab idea! Lovely background!

  9. Wonderful colors and background! And love your steampunk butterflies - awesome creativity there! Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment - so appreciated! xx Lynn

  10. Thanks for sharing your colorful, steam punk butterflies tag with us at Anything But A Card.

  11. Now these are SO cool. I sort of doubt they'd have a good time flying around, but they sure look beautiful on a tag!

  12. I love your steampunk butterflies and the funky colours are fresh and bright. Fab tag!
    Alison xx

  13. Love your choice of vibrant colours, they compliment your steampunk butterflies perfectly.
    Julie x

  14. Wow! What a fabulous tag - a brilliant step away from your comfort zone colours! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  15. Beautiful tag Niki, love those steampunk butterflies! Have a great time at ComiCon! Deb xo

  16. Your tag is awesome, Niki,

    and the Mixed Media make over project is too! I definitely enjoyed my visit today. Thanks bunches for loads of inspiration!

    Claudia x

  17. Gorgeous tag, thanks for joining in with this months Things with Wings challenge at the Artistic Stamper. Debs DT

  18. Love how you used the metal elements to make your butterflies!

  19. Fabulous tag, Niki, lovely butterflies.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Artistic stamper challenge this month.