I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Tag You're It

I'm announcing it here and now; I'm going to apply to earn Spectrum Noir Accreditation. Yes, I'm committed to it now that I said it out loud. It's definitely going to be a fantastic challenge. But I am so determined. I hope to help you along the way with my own tips and tricks.

To start my journey, I created this dinosaur tag using The Alley Way Stamps, Lava You set and Stomper set. I just love dinosaurs.

To choose the colors for the dinosaur, I looked at the "red" set of Spectrum Noir. When you look at the set, the numbers are in groups of three, and each set of three is meant to work together. I wanted this guy to be a darker red, so I chose the three colors dark red set: DR1, DR5, DR7. I wanted to shade his backside to be darkest.

I like to work with the lightest color first, then go to the darkest and down for blending. I love this little guy.

I decided to use ribbon as a divider here between the pattern and the image. I will attach string or ribbon to the tag to adhere to the birthday gift.

Challenges Entered
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: Tags with Ribbon
The Crafting Cafe: Not a Card
Anything But a Card: Anything Goes
Craft My Life: Ribbon


  1. Great image, fab sentiment, love it ! thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons, Kate T x

  2. Brilliant Tag! I love that image & I love your colouring!
    Thanks for sharing your great project with us at The Crafting Cafe in our Not A Card Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  3. Gorgeous tag! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  4. Fabulous tag, Love the image & great design...Thank you for joining us at Craft my Life...Hugs May x x x

  5. Thank you for joining us at Anything But A Card, Anything Goes. Love the adorable dinosaur image on your tag and the use of ribbon to divide the two sections. Have fun earning the accreditation!

  6. I love this little guy Faith! Thank you so much for joining us over at Anything But A Card... xo Rita Marie

  7. A beautiful project. thank you for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe challenge. Marlene DT

  8. This is such a fun tag! I klve your dinosaur and the sentiment. Thank you for playing along at Anything But A Card. Cheers, Di


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