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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tag Tuesday # 33 - Polka dots and Stripes

Louise's challenge this week is polka dots and stripes... Sounds like so much fun doesn't it? Her tag is really cute and lives up to the fun description.


I had all intentions of creating a tag using bright colors and showing off my polka dots and stripes! But once you start creating you follow the project to where it wants to go...




I started with was an ivory tag. I stamped the stripes cling stamp from Hero Arts first using the toffee Versafine ink. I then stamped the dots cling stamp from Hero Arts over that with Versafine Vintage Sepia. I embossed the stamped images with clear embossing powder. Then I sprayed Tuscany Sun Glimmer Mist over the entire tag.

I decided to use the bird that was leftover from another project to nest on my tag. Which led me to this great definition stamp from Impression Obsession that gives the definition of nest. To get that to show up I stamped it on an acetate tag cut to the same shape as my original tag. I stamped using my StaZon brown ink.

The flourish for the stems on my flowers and the script on the flowers are from Hero Arts. The flowers are Prima and are also spritzed with the Tuscany Sun Glimmer Mist.

Have a fabulous Tuesday!

Suzz

25 comments:

  1. WOW! This tag is stunning, from the colors, the stamping, the bird and the flowers, this tag is just gorgeous!!

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  2. Wow, Sue! I love how the stripes and dots give it a "woven basket" look! How did you do that?? Gorgeous tag!

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  3. Very cool tag! I wouldn't have known you weren't using DP, great job on the background, and the combination of all the different elements for the bird and flowers etc. is really pretty.

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  4. Love your tag, Suzz! Love the colors on the robin...very true to life. Love the aqua elements with the brown tones...they look so nice. Hugs, Gayle.

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  5. LOVE these colors together!! Wonderful with the bird.

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  6. Suzanne, your composition here is perfect. I love the color scheme as well. And I absolutely understand about projects going their own way. Yours went in a fabulous direction:)

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  7. BEAUTIFUL! Love the 'woven' background and the flowers and bird - gorgeous colors too - wow!

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  8. gorgeous tag Sue!! I love the background that you created with the strip and dots stamp. wow! love every detail!

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  9. This is lovely Suzz, again your colourwork is fabulous! Love that sweet, soft ribbon, so pretty! Jo x

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  10. A very lovely and unusual take on polkadots and stripes Sue. I love it and that little bird is wonderful.

    Lesley Xx

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  11. This immediately caught my eye on flickr! Your colors are GORGEOUS! Love your polka dots and stripes. This card is so cheery. It reminds me of a beautiful spring day!

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  12. I just love your card it is so cheery! It makes me smile.

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  13. Love this tag, really like how you arranged the 3 flowers, so beautiful!

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  14. So so lovely Suzz. I adore the design and the lovely color combo - That little birdie is too cute!

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  15. Gracias pobres el tutorial, La CombinaciĆ³n es preciosa. Bss

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  16. Wow, Suzanne, I was hoping I could enlarge it, but it didn't work. This is so gorgeous. I love the addition of your bird, but it is your wonderful background that really wows me.

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  17. This is so beautiful and gorgeous!! Love it!

    Hugs,
    Vanessa

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  18. Really pretty. I like how you popped up the birds and flowers and added the pretty blue border.

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  19. Absolutely fabulous! LOVE this gorgeous tag! - Kris

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  20. I just love where your creativity took you with this....it's one extraordinary tag! It's so pretty in neutral tones with the blue as the pop of color....so wonderful!

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  21. I love the colors, some of my favorites to work with, a wonderful tag!
    Elaine

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  22. Wow what a gorgeous tag, Sue! You are amazing!!

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  23. I haven't been checking out the tags the way I should....this is terrific! Love all the things to look at!

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  24. Suzanne, This is adorable, my very favorite so far, Well done!

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