Saturday, 15 September 2012

Over the Moon !!

Hello everyone..........where has the last week gone...........can't believe its Saturday once again !!

For those of you who follow me  you will have read that I am starting to alter a book.......its certainly something that will take time so today I thought I would make a quick tag for the lovely Linda Ledbetter's challenge over at  Studio L3. This week the challenge is to create a project using  Lord Tim of Holtz  technique as detailed in page 45 of  Compendium of Curiosities Volume 11- Blended Stains.


I decided to use 2 tags for my project and the  ink stains colours used are Warm Honey, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo ( my favourite)

You can now see why I used 2 tags !  I wanted to create an aperture for the face/sun/moon I had made using my melting pot/embossing powders and Utee Flex.

I scored the tag diagonally with my craft knife and inked the  area on the back of the tag with Tumbled Glass DI. I then took a crochet hook and rolled back all four tips, finally rolling them tighter with my fingers. I did not secure the turned back edges but you could if you wanted.  I found the dragonfly in my stash and altered the metal using alcohol ink in cranberry,  cogs were also added to the corners.

I had some Kraft Glassine papers, which I had previously scrunched and inked with DI and decided  die cut using Sizzix Th Heart Wings, adding them to the face/moon as a central piece.

Some ribbon was scrunched and smooshed in tumbled glass DI that was spritzed with water and dried with my heat tool.

The tag's were then stuck together and distressed around the edge with my paper distresser,  walnut stain DI gave definition to the edges.

 Finally one of Tim's  metal charms was added to the bottom of the piece and reads 'Embrace Imperfection'. I certainly had a few 'happy accidents' when playing today......but the most important thing is that I had fun, which is very important.

After I had taken photographs I  wished that I had made a couple of splats with Distress Stains on this tag to add further interest............just may do that tomorrow!!

Off to see Hope Springs tonight at the movies with DH.......Love Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep....so should be fun.


Have a great weekend and if you drop by please leave a comment and I shall return the compliment. xx


I am also entering this tag in to the challenges over at Delicious Doodles, where the challenge is 'Harvest Moon'. The face looks like a moon and the colours are certainly suitable for harvest.

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37 comments:

  1. Beautiful tag, Annie! Love how you curled back the edges from the opening. Hope you liked the movie... I thought it was very good.

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  2. Now this is what I call a WOW tag. The colours are so rich and yet colourful too. The moon looks brilliant. FabUlous. Hugs Mum xxx

    Enjoy your night at the pictures. xx

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  3. Hi Annie I love your fantastic creation and all the techniques you used are fab. He is a lovely looking smiley moon. Thanks for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles this week xxx Pascale (DDDT)

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  4. Hi Annie, I love your gorgeous tag, especially the colour of the rolled back section, it is beautiful. The moon looks lovely with his wings and the dragonfly is a gorgeous colour too. A really beautiful tag. That roll back look might come in useful when you do your altered book. Enjoy the film. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  5. Great tag, love the colours you used.

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  6. Fabulous tag... Brilliant design love the moon face & colours.. Thank for joining us at Dragons Dream.. TIO..May x x x

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  7. Beautiful tag Annie, I like the colours the folded back middle and the embellishments.
    Kevin xx

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  8. Glad to see you back Annie , this tag is super and so well thought out. Love the folded back bit in the middle it's fab Hugs Elaine

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  9. Look at you already doing the challenge...early bird!!! Great stripes and your unique metal pieces are FABULOUS!!! Love love love the window!!! Creative girl!

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  10. Gorgeous tag Annie, great techniques!
    Alison x

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  11. Loving your tag with all its fabulous embellies and great design. Am sure you will soon get 100 followers. Is it possible that you could put the email section of the blog in then we can keep up to date with your work as sometimes blogger doesn't always let us know. It can be found in the design section of blogger. Annette x

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  12. thank you for following my blog. :)

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  13. ooh gorgeous colours and i love the way you folded back the edges to make the aperture
    Lisa x

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  14. Hi Annie, what a gorgeous tag. I love the aperture idea, it sets that fabulous moon off beautifully. Gorgeous rich colours too
    Claire xx
    PS Nearly there, i'm number 99!

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  15. Great tag, thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Dream. Elizabeth x

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  16. What a clever idea to make two tags and use one as a window! Love your color choices. Stunning tag.

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  17. Wow, so very creative! Love your tag.

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  18. I've just become No 100 xxx

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  19. Great tag Annie
    Love it.

    Greetings Janny

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  20. Love your curled back window. I hope to get upstairs and try my hand at this technique today.

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  21. heh heh time flyes dear, feel the same. gorgeous tag yu did..have a great evening

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  22. Hi Annie! What a cool tag! Love the curled window opening, moon and color scheme. You can tell you had fun making this. Can't wait to see the movie! Thanks for dropping by my blog today. Best wishes, Yvonne

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  23. How was the movie? Lovely tag! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina:)

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  24. Gorgeous tag, and thank you for showing your process!

    Annie, thank you for stopping by to comment on my quilted inchie, I appreciate it!

    :)

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  25. oh gosh Hun this is one,super tag,just love,how you have shown us,the steps to making it Hun just love,the colours,and the detail is lush,and adore those corners hun brilliant,effect hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

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  26. Wonderful and fun piece. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  27. Hi Anne
    The attention to detail on your tag is exceptional and I love that moon face, so perfect.
    It is generous of you to give a step-by-step of your process for the creation of your tag.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  28. Great tag Annie. Love the 'opening' idea. Hugs, Buttons x

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  29. Fabilous tAg thanks for shAring At tio

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  30. Wow, this is super Annie....love your creation and thanks for sharing...luv annie..♥

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  31. What a great tag, Annie! Love the soft tones and the framed embellie moon face looks super cool - I love it!!! xx

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  32. Hello Anne I adore your tag. I am happy you could share it with us at Delicous Doodles this week.Vee xx (DD DT)

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  33. A beautiful tag. Thanks for dreaming with us at TIO.

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  34. Annie...your tag for the Compendium of Curiosities challenge is beautiful. Love your blended stains background. Thank you so much for the very sweet comment you left on my blog regarding the tape it up challenge. Gotta love the tape! :) <3 Candy

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  35. wow u really make a lot of beautyful things!!

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  36. Annie, you are always so sweet with your posts. Thank you so much for the comments you left on my blog regarding the new sparkle theme at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Glitz is really not my "thing"...so this was a tougher challenge for me. But, so appreciate your sweet thoughts! <3 Candy

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  37. This is sooo cool! One simple fold and it turns wow into WOW! I love this tag Annie! :D

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Annie x