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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tag Tuesday Challenge - Not on Paper

Here is a little different project. Louise's tag challenge this week is to create a tag not on paper. 

We went to the beach on Lake Michigan last Saturday. We don't do it that often but I threw the idea out last week when one of the cousins from Texas was staying with us. We didn't manage to make it to the beach with him but decided to head over as a family. 

The water is sooo cold.. The weather with the heat index was over 90+ but you step into that water and freezing! The kids went in for awhile and came out with blue lips. :)

Sorry I digress... My youngest daughter Tanya and myself love to pick up the stones because they are so beautiful and as we were doing that I found a piece of wood that had been smoothed with the constant ebb and flow.  So my tag this week not on paper is from this little driftwood found at the beach.


Sometimes when I take pictures of my projects they look better on film and other times they don't look as good on film.  This is one of those that doesn't look as good on film. :)   I think it is because you can't see how soft the embossing looks on the wood and the texture.

Very simple project of stamping and embossing on the wood. I used my piercing tool to drill two holes into the wood to make my string to hang this. I ended up making it a wall hanging as I thought it was pretty enough and my youngest has already asked me for it.

I added a touch of iridescent gold to the flowers petals and the edge of the wood.

Hope you have a blessed Sunday.

Suzz

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful creative project, love the wood and how the embossing is definitely successful!
    Pity the water was too cold to swim. My brother lives in Holland, Michigan and I remember having a dip in the Lake about twenty years ago.
    Have a great Sunday!

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  2. thatßs a funny idea to not use paper. I love thart you chose wood.

    Greetings
    Janna

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  3. Fantastic, Sue! Love the colors you chose; they show up so nicely on the wood! What a treasure!

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  4. Jaw.
    On.
    Floor.

    This is gorgeous! Love the wood! Awesome piece of artwork, Suzz!!

    Sorry I haven't been able to comment much this week. I have been popping in to see your masterpieces, though. Thanks for sharing your creativity!!! HUGS!

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  5. beautiful tag -love the colours and textures

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  6. Brilliant! This is so cool! I love how the pretty pink embossed flowers show up so well against the wood!
    What a perfect sentiment too! Wonderful idea, Suzz!

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  7. OK--we need to get together--I NEED to learn how to think and craft like you! THIS is SOOOOOOOOOOOO AMAZING! I love it:) I would not have thought about wood--now I'm looking for scraps of wood in our yard;) SO FUN! Great job, Sue!!

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  8. You did it again, another masterpiece from your hand. Amazing work

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  9. This is gorgeous!! What a fabulous idea!

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  10. Beautiful home decor piece you've created from the driftwood! The embossed flowers look wonderful!

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  11. This is fantastic Suzanne! I don't think I saw any other "wood" tags in this weeks entries. I don't blame your daughter for laying claim on this one. Beautiful!

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  12. What a fabulous idea Suzz. It really makes you want to touch and stroke that piece of wood. I can imagine it feels just like velvet. It's amazing how it's taken the stamping and embossing so well.

    Oooh, just the thought of that cold water makes me shudder!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xxx

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  13. well I think the pic looks pretty good. love the texture of the wood. would(LOL) never have thought stamping could look so good on it. very innovative Suzz.

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  14. Oh Sue this looks amazing! Wonderful, wonderful project! The soft pink flowers look amazing embossed on the driftwood. Fantastic embellishing too! I can see why Tanya nabbed it straight away!

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  15. stunning project and so unique. this is a wall hanging that will make any wall prettier and homey

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  16. Now this is what I call stepping outside the paper box! Fabulous and so creative. I'll never look at a piece of driftwood the same way again!

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  17. What an incredibly cool idea. This is gorgeous on driftwood.

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  18. How creative to use a piece of driftwood for your tag. I love what you have done with it using the iridescent gold on the flowers. Sounds like you had a great weekend even though the water was too cold. A day with family is always fun!

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  19. Well, you've done it again. Absolutely breathtaking.

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  20. I would never have thought of embossing on a piece of wood/bark as you have. I love that you did it pink, too. What a gorgeous and brilliant creation!

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  21. WOW I don't know how I missed this. It is wonderful and so creative. I love it!

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  22. wow! this is amazing, Sue! so creative! love it!

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  23. Oh wow! I don't know how I missed this last week - this is incredible! Love how it turned out!!

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  24. This is absolutely gorgeous - recycling at its best, lol. Love it - great idea.

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