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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Orange and Turquoise

I saw the wonderful colors for the Stampotique challenge and wanted to play along.  I love the colors of orange and turquoise together. They are so striking.  Stampotique's challenge is to use Stampotique stamps and the colors orange and turquoise. The Altered Alice blog challenge is to create a project with something altered or a dress form and Louise's Tag Tuesday Challenge is to use more than one circle. 

I combined all three challenges and used the  Stampotique  mushrooms and sentiment to create this tag. 



The circles are punched from pattern paper and a backgorund I created using the Layers of Colors Art Stencil Belle Brocade and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Patina. 

Everything is sponged with Ranger Distress Ink Rusty Hinge and Memento Rich Cocoa. 

The butterflies are actually created from the smallest mushrooms. I cut the tops off and used them for wings. (My altered touch along with the fact that butterflies start as caterpillars) All working into the Altered Alice challenge. :) 

Storm update:  We have snow blown into a big pile by the front door which is at least 4 feet high.  The poor dogs are having issues getting outside. Every trip requires me to go out there and shovel away a couple feet of snow and a path. The puppy doesn't like it as she isn't used to this.  The older dog just wants to get out and back in as soon as possible. :) (I know the feeling) 

Have a wonderful day... By the way, I am so happy that our power has held, the heat is on and we are all home safe and together. 

Suzz 



42 comments:

  1. So relieved to hear you're alright Suzz! We got lucky this time and are well north of this monster storm. . . only have the frigid, below zero temps right now. Gorgeous tag! Stay warm and safe!

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  2. I heard about the storm in central America - first of all I thought of Barb, not realizing that you are in that area too. Glad you are all o.k.!!
    It didn't effect your crafting I see :) You made a beautiful tag, love the idea, and those butterflies are truly original!!

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  3. I love your combining three tag challenges...love this! Stay safe, warm, and inside! Diann

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  4. Love how you created the butterflies, very creative. The circles are very striking and I love how you have managed to combine all 3 challenges so effectively. Tracy Evans x

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  5. Beautiful tag! Love this color combo!!!!

    Oh my.. your storm stories are frightening!!!! Sounds like your area is taking the brunt of it.. My sister is near St. Louis and all she has is an ice storm.. nasty stuff..
    Stay safe!

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  6. I love the mushrooms, just gorgeous. The colors are so warm and pretty. Stay warm, stay in, bake cookies. That's what I do here in MN when we get a big snow. Thank You for joining us at The Altered Alice, can't wait to see what you come up with next.

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  7. The color combo is wonderful. I love your "Hobbit" looking scene!

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  8. What a beautiful tag Suzz, whatever you post is always inspiring! Stay safe in that awful weather x

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  9. Wow! This is striking! Great work!

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  10. What a lovely tag. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique. Take care in the snow!

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  11. beautiful Sue. love the background and mushroom combination

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  12. Thanks for playing along with The Altered Alice! I love the more subtle shades of orange and turquoise used with the natural kraft color - gorgeous! I like the way the mushrooms angle out of the corner, so much more interesting than if they were straight and centered! Love the way you interpreted the challenge, that is one of my fave quotes!

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  13. So glad to hear that you didn't lose power.

    This is a beautiful tag - love the mushrooms.

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  14. WOW!! This is gorgeous.Love your colour combo.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  15. Lovely tag, Sue! Love the colors and how clever that you made butterflies out of the mushroom!

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  16. What a beautiful entry! I love the quote and how you used it. Thanks for joining the Stampotique challenge

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  17. Fab tag, love the colors! The punched paper circles look great as well as your creative "mushroom" butterfly!

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  18. The tag is gorgeous, love the colours and all the different elements you used. Keep warm and safe!

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  19. Love the tag, so many fab elements. Hope you get rid of the snow soon!

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  20. What a wonderful Tag.. I just love it. Such a great idea.. I am still working on mine. So glad you are all safe. Stay warm my friend.. Thanks for the update!!

    Hugs, Linda

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  21. LOVE IT! That color combo is fantastic! Love all your creative little elements. Awesome tag! Guess I better quit grumbling about the little bit of sleet we got today. Stay safe and warm!

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  22. This tag is beautiful! and that is one of my mos favorite quotes! I have it at the top of my blog...!
    www.scrapbookingtechnique.blogspot.com
    Thanks for sharing!

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  23. awesome tag Suzz. Pleased that you managed during the storm. Sounds like it's been a fierce winter this year. Lots of snow and cold weather

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  24. This tag is just gorgeous!! LOVE it!!
    Thanks for joining us at The Altered Alice!
    Sammi
    xxx

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  25. Simply fantastic! Such a clever idea for the butterflies - totally kewl! Thank you for joining us for the Stampotique Designers Challenge!
    Val :)

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  26. your attention to detail is amazing, Sue! love your mushroom butterflies! beautiful tag! so glad to hear that you are all safe. hope it warms up soon. take care and stay warm. sending you hugs!

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  27. Beautiful! Love the mushroom tops as butterflies! Thanks for joining us for Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week!

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  28. LOVE this color combination!! Your tag is fantastic.

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  29. What an amazing tag! Thanks for joining us for Stampotique Designers Challenge.

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  30. That's fantastic, just a wonderful tag.

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  31. Oh my... what a gorgeous tag, Sue! Love the orange and blue, so pretty!!

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  32. Wow this is absolutely stunning, Sue! You must be sick of the snow - I hope the thaw has set in now. I think our dog Toby thinks he's a polar bear - he loves the snow!

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  33. This is such a pretty color combination, Suzanne. Love the mushrooms!
    (Thank goodness today was warmer and it felt like some of the snow would melt:)

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  34. Love this tag, Suzanne. The colors are wonderful, and very creative to use the mushrooms as butterflies!

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  35. I think this tag is really clever Sue. The butterflies are inspired! I love this colour combo too.

    Can't believe I got so far behind with your lovely posts again. I was at our daughter's again sorting out a couple of wedding things which was lovely.

    Sorry to read about your bad weather. Takes me back to December and our bad snowfall. It's been extremely mild here this past few days but also with winds of gale force. Now that I always find scary. Hopefully they are dying down a bit now.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  36. Wow this is so beautiful, i love the soft take on the colour combo and the design
    Thanks for joining in the Stampotique Designer's Challenge
    love tasha xx

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  37. That is a beautiful tag! Love the colors and inking! And the mushrooms are amazing!

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  38. Your tag is so fabulous. I love the creative touch using the mushrooms as butterflies. Perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at The Altered Alice!

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