Sunday, January 16, 2011


Nancy Maxwell James offered an online class starting January 14th called "Smitten".  The class will be one month long and has several projects suitable for romance, love or valentines.  I have always adored Nancy's artwork - check out her blog for more info and to see her amazing pieces!

Here is my first completed project:

Nancy used a chipboard luggage tag for her sample.  I opted to use a Nestabilities label die cut.  I covered it with some patterned paper which I then distressed with Ranger distress inks in stormy sky and tea dye.  Added some old music and a strip of old ledger paper.  The beautiful image is from Paper Whimsy.  I computer generated the words down the left side and added some pearls and a butterfly.  I colored some white ribbon with the stomy sky ink and tied on with the key.  Some platinum glitter around the edges to finish it off. 

Definitely not up to Nancy's stellar work; but I am happy with it and had so much fun doing this little tag.

Thanks for visiting!


Joanna said...

What a sweet little tag! That's a gorgeous image and i love the layering.


Chris said...

Fabulous tag. Love the image.

I've got as far as cutting out my tag with a nesties die. lol

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Love your tag, it is beautiful!
Have a great evening.
XO Marie

stampdiva said...

Hi Joy. Followed the link from Sugar Lump Society. Such a beautiful tag and looking forward to the other pieces of art you will share. Have a great week. Lynne M

arts4all said...

Ooooooh! This is soooo pretty! The image is very sweet, and the dangly key is the perfect touch.

(Thanks for your comment about Jane's is a fun project)

Barbara DeLisle said...

I love everything about her-colors, composition-just everything

Lin said...

Hello again, Joy, and thanks so much for becoming a follower on my that I've come here, I think I recognize you from June's???

Lynn Stevens said...

What do you mean, You did Nancy proud, Its beautiful!!!

Fabric Art said...

Joy your tag for Nancy's class is so beautiful.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

I love your darling tag Joy! It is soooo sweet! Glad you are having fun in class and can't wait to see more of your creations! :)