Monday, May 26, 2014

12 Tags of 2014 - May

I'm back with another post today for my version of Tim's tag for the month of May.  The tag that you see here isn't the one that I originally began putting together.  Before the background tag was inked I had picked out a different set of trinkets and a different ShadowPress folder.  But then something Magical happened!

I wanted my background tag to be a little more colorful so I started by running a light coat of Antique Linen distress stain over the tag and then drying it with the heat tool.  Then I used Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean DI with the Bubble layering stencil.  I inked around the edges of the tag with Squeezed Lemonade and Brushed Corduroy DI using an ink blender.  Then I splattered water droplets over the tag and dried the entire tag again with the heat tool.  And that's when the tag took a different direction!  As the water droplets dried I watched this little shape emerge...

Any idea what it is??!!  Those of us who frequent that Happy Place, known as Walt Disney World in my part of the country or Disneyland on the other side of the country, will know it as a Hidden Mickey!!!  If you're not familiar with this there is a published book that documents the many occurrences of the Hidden Mickey's that can be found at Walt Disney World and Disneyland!  Once I saw it on my tag I knew I couldn't cover it up!  I also knew that I had to change the theme of my tag to go along with it.  So here's the tag that I ended up with...

The Good Times shadowpress folder along with the word band and muse token definitely speak to the good times and fun that I've share with my friends and family when we visit the theme parks at Walt Disney World!  It's one of my favorite places to go (except during the hottest months of the summer!) so I added the heart adornment that I colored with Red Pepper and Pearl alcohol ink.  The enamel tag was tinted with Latte alcohol ink and then I embellished it using a phrase from the Words rub-ons.  Most importantly the arrow from the Industrious stickers highlights my very own Hidden Mickey!

Needless to say this is now my FAVORITE tag of the year!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Adorable Donna!! I love that you made it your own and followed the inspiration where it led you!! :D Very cool tag!

  2. Great tag Donna! Wonderful background and composition. Karen.x

  3. Love this warm background! Beautiful tag!

  4. Your tag is absolutely brilliant Donna, especially with the hidden Mickey! The background is gorgeous and I love your beautiful embellishments. Anne x

  5. That Hidden Mickey was a sign! I know how much you love DW, so I know how much meaning this tag has. So glad you went with your gut on this one!