Friday, July 18, 2014

You're the Best!


Hi everyone.  I've been sick for the past seven days (the past couple of blog posts were done early and scheduled).  I'm so bored with being sick that I decided I would go into the studio today and play a bit.  I had fun and it took my mind off my aches and pains for a while.  Card making is great therapy! :)

I was thrilled that I got an honorable mention for my tag for the first challenge at the new blog "Tag You're It! Challenge".  My friend Carol let me know that I was mentioned, so I went to thank the DT and was blown away by the inspiration tag for the second challenge made by Laura Bassen.  I knew that's what I wanted to do today. :)

Here's the challenge ...


I kept the same color scheme and added a "grid" of chicken wire which was sprayed on using a mist I made with white re-inker, frost paint, rubbing alcohol and water.  I kept the leaf motif ... although I used heated copper instead of vellum.  The sentiment was stamped in black and cut into a banner.  A length of seam binding was dyed with inks and water, scrunched, dried and added for the finishing touch.

Here's another view that shows the dimension of the copper leaves ...



I'm also entering this tag into Virginia's View Challenge #5 - Die-cuts (copper leaf sprig).




Now that my fingers are inky and the fun is over, I'm heading for a nap ... :)







Stamps:  A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  110 lb. white (Neenah)
Ink:  Distress inks:  Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento); Whisper White re-inker (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Little Leaves die (Sizzix), copper metal sheet .005 thickness (K&S Precision Metals), mini butane torch, Chicken wire stencil (Crafter's Workshop), Frost White acrylic paint (Tsukineko), rubbing alcohol, mini mister, seam binding


Challenges:
Tag You're It! Challenge #2
Virginia's View Challenge #5

27 comments:

  1. LOVE this tag Loll. Congratulations on your shout out! Your colours are stunning and I love that you used your copper sheets for your foliage. I'm off to check out that challenge now :) xx

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  2. Congrats on your shout out Loll! I love, love your tag. The colors are just beautiful, the chicken wire pattern looks great and I love the copper leaves. Hugs, Brenda

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  3. Sorry, me again, I wanted to tell you that I hope you feel better soon!! No fun being sick, it gets old fast.

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  4. looks like you have another winner - beautiful tag with the copper leaves - feel better soon!!

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  5. What a Gorgeous tag Loll, The colours are beautiful!
    Love the copper effect against that beautiful background.
    Hope you soon feel top form again, get plenty of rest and TLC.
    Huge healing hugs
    Mau xx

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  6. LOVE that copper effect Loll:) Hope you are feeling MUCH better soon!!!!

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  7. Congratulations on your win, Lolly!! I think you have another one here! This is stunning! I'm so sorry to hear you've been sick. I'm so far behind, but I did notice that you hadn't been showing up in my blog roll. I just assumed you were on summer vacation - you wish, huh?! I hope the crafting therapy did the trick and you feel 110% after your nap! Hugs, Dolly

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  8. Yippee for the shout out! You totally rocked in ur previous tag and this one is mind blowing, lovely inking !

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  9. Congrats on your honorable mention! I'd have given you first prize, cause your copper art always blows me away! This one is just as gorgeous as always, and your take on the inspiration tag is magnificent. (I truly like yours better, but Shhh...don't tell I said that!!!) Sure hope you are soon feeling lots better and kudos for going in the craft room despite feeling poorly. I'm not that dedicated!! Hope you can enjoy the wkend, and rest up so you're back to full speed ahead. TFS & Hugs.

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  10. Inky fingers always make you feel better! Hope that lasts. Lovely tag and congrats on your honorable mention.
    R/

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  11. I hate that you have been sick for an entire week Lolly girl. This tag is so beautiful............ a fabulous case.

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  12. Sorry to hear you haven't been well - sure can't tell by this AMAZING CASE you did! Congrats on the shout out too!

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  13. Happy to see that nasty virus hasn't harmed your mojo, Loll! Stunning design! Take care and get plenty of rest :)

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  14. Hi Loll - first, know that I'm sending you 'get well NOW' wishes from our vacation rental in Bend, OR, where we're staying for the next few days while my husband bike races. A week of feeling icky is no fun, so time for Mr. Virus to bid you 'adieu.' Your tag-therapy, however, is WOW! So pretty with the colours, the chicken wire, and that lovely leaf sprig! Gorgeous! I think this lovely tag is a sign you're on the mend...get plenty of rest, spoil and pamper yourself with cozy snoozes on the couch, and....craft when you're ready. We'll all be here, excited to see more of your creativity...but only when you feel better!
    Hugs~c

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  15. So sorry to hear you've not been very well........hope you feel better soon. Definitely not affected your craftiness!!! This tag is gorgeous - am going to have to practice my copper heating more as I seem to get an all over colour rather than graduated like yours......😢

    Karen x

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  16. Sorry to hear you've been so under the weather, Loll ... hope you're back to feeling 100% yourself really soon! What a stunning tag ... gorgeous background colours and that copper leaf ... awesome! Anita :)

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  17. Hi Loll, I'm glad you're feeling better and enjoyed the therapy! This is a beautiful tag! I love the ombre colors in the background and the leaves are so pretty against it! Love that bow too!

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  18. Sorry sorry to hear you have been unwell and hope you are feeling tons better. What better to way to have your spirits lifted than be winning at Tag Your It ! I love this beauty those gorgeous colours and the beautiful copper leaf just amazing.

    Marie

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  19. Your tag looks amazing Loll - I always love your copper creations:) Sorry to hear that you have not been well - hoping you get better soon - hugs xx

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  20. Gorgeous tag, Loll! I love the striking colored background! You did an awesome job with this one. I also love that you added a faux metal/copper die cut! Thanks so much for playing Virginia's View Challenge! I hope you feel better soon!

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  21. Firstly, I hope you're feeling better by now! And, Congrats on your HM for the first challenge...You are very deserving!

    Your gorgeous tag jumps really stands out in the gallery...The copper leaves are amazing, and your chicken wire background is perfect! Loving the hand-dyed ribbon, too!

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  22. This is lovely!! I love the background and how yo used faux metal as your accent. Fabulous job on the challenge!!

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  23. This is gorgeous! Fabulous take on Laura's tag!

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  24. Lol this is so gorgeous, love your accent! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Tag You're It!

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  25. Sorry you haven't been feeling well :( You certainly put together a nice tag. Thanks for playing along at Tag You're It!

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  26. Hope you're feeling better Loll! I've had gastro this week and I've only really just recovered from shingles, so I know what you mean about the boredom. When I'm sick I can't create :( But on to your tag - it is stunning - I love the copper, it really makes a statement!

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)