This altered hangtag was inspired by the Gingersnap Creations Random Redhead Challenge for November, the theme of which is Arches. I’d never done anything with arches before this, so I wasn’t exactly sure how I’d approach it. But I decided to use my love of all things Paris to help me find my way, and I’m very pleased with the result.
I started with a plain white hangtag that I then covered with some photographic scrapbook paper that I’d gotten as part of a travel kit at Hobby Lobby recently. I’d forgotten I even had it actually, but found it when I was skimming through my paper supply and knew it would be perfect for this challenge. It has a blue-gray tint to it, so I worked with that as the focal color for the hangtag.
Next I began to add the embellishments: an Eiffel Tower sticker, a vintage style Paris postmark stamp, a dimensional butterfly sticker that I added some blue highlights to, some postage stamp stickers, and another dimensional sticker as well. I also added a sticker with the word Paris on it…I like having a text element in most of my pieces anyway. Then I finished the hangtag off with some blue rhinestone gems and a light blue organdy ribbon.
C’est magnifique, no? LOL