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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tag Tuesday Challenge # 44- Black & White

Louise's Tag challenge this week is to create a tag using only black and white...



I was looking forward to trying this out... I had visions of using the diamond pattern or a split image. Instead.....



I ended up using a mask and sponging on black dye ink. I liked the effect. The mask was one I have had for a long time and never used so I was happy to try it out.

I had a hard time finding a white Prima flower in my bin. I found four that were too large for my tag so I had to fold them over and create my flowers using that method.

The butterfly was embossed using the Zing black glitter embossing powder. I didn't think it had enough zing so I applied glitter with a glue pen around the edges.

The shape of my tag is very much inspired by Jacqueline's gorgeous tags that you can admire here. (The best part is she sent me some of them and they are hanging up in my craft room and they are beautiful!!!)

I took one set of pictures with no background paper and you couldn't see the white frame, so I re-took the pictures with my favorite Memory Box pattern paper (Happenstance).

Products:

  • Hero Arts - Friends Definition
  • Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels 8
  • Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Mini Masks - Floret
  • Hero Arts - Gems
  • Prima Flowers
  • Hero Arts - Butterfly with Ferns
  • American Craft - Zing - Black glitter embossing powder

Hope you are having a lovely Tuesday...

Suzz

28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous tag as always, Suzanne. That mask is so effective with the black/white combo!

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  2. stunning tag, Sue! i love the shape of the tag and he stamped/distressed background. your design is very elegant, too! love this!!

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  3. Love the shape and the way you folded the flowers! This is a very classy tag!

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  4. How pretty, Sue! I love the masking over the lovely text background. Your flowers look wonderful and the tag shape is perfect! I love this tag! It's a fun coincidence that my tag was inspired by Jacqueline too!

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  5. This is absolutely gorgeous Sue. Masking is one of my favourite techniques but I've never tried black and white. Your result is just stunning.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  6. Wow what a great tag. I love that it is a different shape. The way you used those colours & that mask are perfect - good luck with the challenge xoxoxoxoxo

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  7. Black and white are so elegant together - beautiful job Sue.

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  8. Ohhhhh Suzanne Its Glorious! So striking in every way!

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  9. Just stunning Suzz! I love this!

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  10. This is such a wonderful idea! And you've created another unusual...and fabulous...tag shape. I hadn't seen the 'folded-flower' tip before. It really results in pretty blossoms.

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  11. Such a nice tag! I always find black and white colour schemes challenging, and this looks so complete and full! I really like how you folded the Primas, I will be trying that out for sure!

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  12. *gasp* Love this!!! So elegant!

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  13. OMY! this is gorgeous!! thanks to stop by my blog.. your tag is sooooooooo pretty I love it!!!

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  14. What a beauty Suzz - love it! So elegant and beautifully made, Jo x

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  15. What a gorgeous, amazing tag! Love the idea of the masking and the folded flowers - love the shape too (thanks for the mention.!) - so inspirational again!!

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  16. So Gorgeous, Sue! Love the gently folded petals on the flowers!

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  17. Love the text background for this black and white challenge! Really striking design!

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  18. Menina, que lindo seu blog! Seus trabalhos são maravilhosos!!!
    Bjs Rita

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  19. I love your tag. The background is wonderful with the butterflies popping out and the shape is very unique.

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  20. Love the masking! Awesome tag!

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  21. This is really a fabulous tag, Suzanne! Great shape and love the masking and your flowers are perfect, I think I like them folded better! Cheers!

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  22. Beautiful tag! Love the text seen through your masking - wonderful idea!!

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  23. All I can say is WOW. This is my first time on your blog it is wonderful.

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