Wednesday, May 1, 2013

When Pigs Fly - Esmeralda

Hello, Crafty Peeps!

Today I have another tag and another wonderful Rick St. Dennis Image.  Rick is sponsoring our challenges this month at the Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog.  Here is the actual address: .   I know some people think that with the demise of The Crafter's Cafe, the team also went away, not so, mon ami!  We are here and would love to have you join us.   Our current theme is "For Mother's Day or For a Woman."  

I am still experimenting with mixing acrylic and distress inks to create painted backgrounds.  This one actually looked pretty cool and I considered stamping on it, but I wanted to use Esmeralda for this challenge.  Once I had her colored, I knew the two of them (Tag and Image) were just meant for each other.

Normally, I apply a sealant to my painted backgrounds, but that tends to smooth them out just a little, and, also to darken them.  I wanted this background to remain grainy and bright.  I knew I wanted her dress to be lavender, the yellow and green came by the move of the spirit!

Materials Used:
Image: Esmeralda by Rick St. Dennis
Tim Holtz Tag #8 - Manilla
Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Tim Holtz Distress Stains, Decoart Acrylic Paint
G45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe (When Pigs Fly and Decorative Border)
Want2Scrap - Zig Zag Bling
Cousin's Jewelry Basics - Vintage Peace
Cheese Cloth

Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges Entered:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Happy Mail (No special Occasion)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes
Whimsical Designs - Bling
Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
Celebrate The Occasion - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Bling
Deep Ocean Challenge - Favorite Color Combination
Digital Tuesday - Distressing
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday Challenge - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. Fantastic tag love how you created the background and beautiful image
    carol x

  2. Gorgeous tag, Chana! I love the colors and textures and charms! Terrific coloring of the beautiful image!

  3. What a fabulous tag - a really fantastic image, beautifully tinted, and a yummy background! Thanks so much for your visit - much appreciated!
    Alison x

  4. OH WOW Chana! This is awesome! The coloring on this fabulous image is AMAZING! Wonderful design on your tag also ... you go girl!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Free For All (anything goes)’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  5. WOW, Chana! There's nothing else to say. :-D

  6. Beautiful tag! Love the colors you used. Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  7. Superb! Love the background, the color palette, the design, the embellies and your fab coloring of that cool image! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  8. A very beautifully done tag,,,love the use of ur fav colours !!

  9. A great tag for our challenge, Chana - thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

  10. Such a stunning tag with wonderful bright rich colouring.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  11. Hi Chana, great tag! I love the background and the image looks great with it too.

    Thank you for joining the challenge at the Creative Card Crew!


  12. ooh lovely creation, thanks for sharing with us at BEARLY-MINE x carol

  13. Chana, this is gorgeous! Love the background, and you are so correct- the image and background look perfect together! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew. Hope you have a fabulous day!


    - Jenn DT

  14. I really like the colors on this tag, it's so optimistic. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again.
    Anna xxx

  15. GREAT tag .... I love what you have done to the background and the colours are lush xx

    Thanks for joining us over at LEJ DESIGNS CHALLENGE
    Hope we see you again x

    Good Luck

    Tina DT

  16. The image is gorgeous! Love the tag, its so pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew!

    CCC DT
    Love to Create DT
    Crazy Challenge DT
    Anyone for Anya DT

  17. Oh what a dazzler, love it!It all fits together so well and great colours and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs!

  18. Gorgeous tag!!!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO this week!!!

  19. What a fabulous tag, great image. Thanks for joining us over at LEJ Designs xx

  20. Chana your tag is fantastic! Love how you colored the digi. Thank you for sharing your work with TTCRD this week.

  21. Great tag. I love it.
    Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Designs.

  22. Your colors are perfect together I love the tag and the imag, chams and everything is just great together
    You could enter this in my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes May Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  23. Fabulous tag!!!! Love it!!!

  24. Your tag is stunning. LOVE that color combination. Perfect image and embellishements too. Thank you for joining us over at Whimsical Designs.


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