Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hoppy Birthday Tag (Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight)

Hi everyone :-D 

Today it´s my turn to be on the spotlight over at Kitty Bee Designs and I made this Hoppy Birthday Tag

I used super cute image 'Cool Froggie' from 2013 Good Luck Froggies Release. This is the sixth and the last one from the release. I used all froggies from the release and you can see all my projects here

"Frogs are symbols of prosperity, wealth, friendship, and abundance in many cultures. In other cultures they symbolize fertility. In the Native American culture of the Southwestern United States, the frog carries a piece of wood in its mouth because the Mojave people believe frogs brought fire to humans. For the ancient Romans, the frog was believed to bring good luck to one's home. Native Aborigines of Australia believe that frogs brought the thunder and rain. Frogs are said to be effective in speeding up recovery from disease. Among the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, frogs symbolized inspiration and fertility. In ancient Egypt, Hekt, the frog goddess, protected newborn babies, hence frogs were symbols of fertility and birth. The frog is also said to attract true friends and to help find long-lasting love."

Details about my tag... 

Few weeks ago I ran into a great tutorial by Julia Altermann, about how to watercolor using inexpensive Stabilo pens. Of course I had to try that! :-D 

I printed an image on a white watercoloring paper and colored it in watercoloring technique, using Stabilo pens, fine brush and water. I smeared froggie's eyes, so I printed one more image on a piece of watercoloring paper, fussy cut eyes, colored edges with black permanent pen and glued them over smeared eyes. 

I was thinking some time what to do with the image and decided to cut it on half and make a peeking frog. 

I printed one more image on a blue cardstock paper and cut out a tag shape. I fussy cut the colored image, colored edges with black permanent pen and glued it over the image printed on tag. 

I added gloss resin on froggie's dots to create glossy accents and to add some dimension to the image. 

I wrote the sentiment on my computer, using Stays In The Cave' free font from Kevin&Amanda. I wrote it in a text box. I printed the sentiment on a piece of white cardsotck paper, cut it and added 3-D foams behind the banner and placed it on the tag. 

At the end I added some enamel dots, ribbon and twine to my tag.

List of supplies:

I hope you enjoyed my spotlight project for this month. Check out more cute images at the Kitty Bee Designs Etsy StoreKitty Bee Designs Blog and Kitty Bee Designs FB. Be prepared for super cuteness! :-D

I am entering my tag to following challenges:
Note: bold text is a direct link to the current challenge and blog badge is direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Craft my life: All Crafts Challenge June/July
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge. 

2) Papertake Weekly Challenge, Take Your Pick 
Colour theme: Blue and Green
Technique theme: Tag

3) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :-D

Crafty Milka 


  1. Gorgeous tag Milka, I like the sweet frog
    Kevin xx

  2. hello Milka! oh my, this is the cutest tag..I luv the slid background, makes it! I am so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*


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