Thursday, July 15, 2010

Day of the Dead Tags

I've been having way too much fun playing around with fabric, batting, odd bits of trim and manilla tags this week. I've completed a few of the GAZILLION I've made, so I thought I'd share them. 

What do you think?


Both of these are made of fabric with painted book pages on the back. They are embellished with stitching, ruffles, flowers, buttons etc. 

This guy is puffy ~



These tags are so fun to squish... yes, I am easily amused. But everyone who's seen them starts squishing them and then smiles... a lot!

These little fellows are ready for a night out on the town:




And this girl is silly-cool. I adore her. Especially how she goes beyond the tag. Thank you Steph for the embellies... I thought of you while making her :-)  She's also my entry into Tag Tuesday's Challenge #59 Heart


On these, the flower is hand made and I thought the pom-pom trim reminded me of a Day of the Dead banner:


The blue button center on the top tag is for the Something Round challenge for Theme Thursday.

And a couple more :

 (dude on the right is puffilicious)


Hope everyone is having a super-fab week.
Warmly,
Nicole

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32 comments:

Aubrey said...

so awesome! I LOVE Dia de los Muertos stuff!!! Those are beautiful! Did you paint the skull faces?

Kelly said...

beautiful tags!

Femmy said...

your tags are fantastic!!!

Dara Lynn said...

those are so crazy flippin cool! I love the puffaliscious...I know I am NOT spelling that right!! lol I know you had a great fun time....the colors are popping and vibrant!!

Cheryl Valadez said...

Oh, Nicole! If Day of the Dead stuff sends me over the moon, these tags launch me into the Milky Way!!! LOOOOOVVVE them!!!

Jane Wetzel said...

totally cool!

Cook Clean Craft said...

I'm stopping by from New Friend Friday. Skeletons aren't really my style, but looks like you had a lot of fun making them. Time to check out some of your other tutorials - looks like a lot to see!

Untypically Jia said...

Okay no joke, our hair right now is like almost the exact same color. We must have been separated at birth.

Following back!

Erin Wallace said...

These tags (and this blog) is awesome! Here for the Friday Follows - now following you! Hope to see you at Dropped Stitches!

xo Erin
droppedstitches72.blogspot.com

Lolo said...

I am a huge fan of Day of the Dead stuff, so I had to come and check out your site from New Friend Fridays. Your stuff is great!

peggy gatto said...

I am a big day of the dead fan, one of my favorite subjects. these are awesome!

Latte Mama said...

Hey I'm your newest follower, love, love, love el Dia de los Muertos!

Carmen said...

Nicole you done did it again! Am sitting here with a huge grin looking at these tags so am not surprised that people seeing them irl have big huge mahoosive smiles. The Nicole Maki squishy stress reliever. You should market that! *g*

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!

Nina said...

WOW! Nicole, you are just a creating goddess. Loved your Day of the Dead projects and still do! These are just such eye candy and soooo wonderful! =)

Riet said...

Oh how very special this is.
I love it.
Alot of hand craft for you.
Marvoulus

Faerielore said...

i am in LOVE with these they are sooooo cool xxxxx

Sam said...

I love these! I love the bold colors!

Sam
Mom.Undecided.

Claudette said...

Best work ever....love the tags!

Linda Robinson said...

WOW, These are definitley.. I just Looooove the boldness and puffyness of them.. Wonderful Art I must say! I love them!

Silvia said...

Your tags are fantastic.

TheCraftBarn said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower from New Friend Fridays!!
Love all the things you've made!!
Love it if you'd follow back:
http://www.thecraftbarn-ny.blogspot.com
Jennifer @ The Craft Barn

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow, those are so fun, great Day of the dead tags, which reminds me I need to pull out my DOD stamps and play!

Robin said...

<3 the tags!! Look forward to checking out more of your blog. I'm following you.
If you'd like to you can visit me here:
mark-it-with-a-b.blogspot.com
live-whole-food.blogspot.com
Have a great weekend!
Robin

Terry said...

Your tags sure are awesome! Wonderful use of fabric!

Alison said...

Wow! These are so bright and colorful!! I am impressed!

Oxana said...

WOW!!!! AWESOME!!!! GORGEOUS tags!!!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

What a supremel colorful collection of tags!

Becky said...

those are so gorg! im glad you linked up bc im totally stalking, i mean FOLLOWING you now

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

These are cute and clever and colorful, a win win and a win! Love the puffy skulls!

CathyR said...

Very cool. Love all the bright colors.

Sarah said...

love these to pieces!

Recycled Rita said...

THese are great! I just happened on your blog, can't wait to see more! I love Day of the Dead!
karen....