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Sunday, 31 May 2015

21 ..... no not me!

As said on a previous post, I am new to the whole Tim Holtz "tags of 2015" thing .... I know he's been doing them for eons but I have never felt confident enough to enter or even give it a go. Strange thing is I have bits and pieces from Tim but not a huge arsenal and I thing that is what has put me off.

Anyhow here is my version of his 1st tag for 2015, January is my inspiration piece for the "Love 2 Create" anything goes challenge ...

I began by covering a tag with a piece of script paper. It has been added using white pearl and black coarse pan pastels. I then used the colourless blender to do just that, blend them so that they would not appear too harsh against each other.

Next I used some vellum quotes I found ... again another thing I forgot I ha! They have been randomly layered over the background and then "aged" )using the same pan pastels as before).

The lettering are some "found stickers" which I covered in perfect medium and then smoothered in coarse black pan pastel. They have a wonderful sparkly texture to them. I did exactly the same to the frame but felt it was too dark, so sanded it back a little.

I have added a stampbord tile to the middle of the frame (decorated as per the other items) and covered the frame with flowers, diecuts and gems. Finally, because I can, I turned the tag in to a card ... not sure why, but I did !

Well half term is well and truly over and sadly I have to get organised today. First thing is tidy up all my crafty mess (which might take a while) and then get "organised" ...

Have a wonderful Sunday,

x x x

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Pink Gem Challenges: flowers
Allsorts: vintage
Hiding in my craft room: freestyle
Come and get it challenges: distress it
Crafting when we can: bling it up
Dragonfly Dreams: how does your garden grow


sue k said...

Beautiful tag, wonderful accents. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.


Bunny said...

Hey, Lou. This is a pretty tag. You did a great job on it. I love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Lady Anne Milnes Howard said...

Just love the tag and then I saw you had made it into a card, I'm not sure why as it was and is a beautiful tag. The card is beautiful also :) Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne
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Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard of Glencairn, Caithness Scotland.

Laurian said...

What a stunning tag!

Thanks so much for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you come back soon!


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Eve's Card Designs said...

Absolutely beautiful. Another one to pop in the post to me surely? Yvonne x

Tracy said...

I love your choice of elements ,beautiful details, and the design too, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

susiestacey said...

Beautiful tag, gorgeous details.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Vintage' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag Louise, love how,you ages the elements . I need to check out the blender. Lovely. Tracy x

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous, love the design and great texture you have incorporated into your design.
Linda xxx