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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Think and Wonder

Tim's Tag for June was posted last night and I used that this morning to play around with a few of the techniques he shared. By the way he has the sweetest image available on his blog today that he used on his tag.  I didn't use it as my printer doesn't print out and hold color so it would have smeared if I used it. :) But you should pop over and pick it up if you like vintage photos.

Onto my tag:
 Here's my process as I had to vary from Tim's on where I didn't have the materials/tools in some cases.

Recipe:
  1. Smear the Distress Stains onto craft mat as Tim shared. I used Dusty Concord and Picket Fence.  For some reason my Purple was being difficult so I ended up added more color with my ink pad. I spritzed with water and smeared onto my tag. 
  2. Distress edges of tag and sponge with walnut dye ink. 
  3. Stamp Artistic Outpost Secretary Pool image randomly over background using Ranger Archival Black Ink. 
  4. The photo was something I have taken to a copier place (The Library has this available as well for a fee) and made copies in different sizes. I love the family picture. :)  I painted the girl and mother's outfit using Ranger Distress Ink smeared onto the craft mat and picked up with a waterbrush. I did the same for the boy and man's shirts with broken china. The girls outfit came out too dark so I ended up lighting it with a touch of the Picket Fence Distress stain. I applied that with a paint brush. I also added a few shadows with watercolor pencil to darken a few lines. 
  5. Distress the edges of the photo with the distressing tool.  Sponge on the green, blue and brown in the background. Mount on cardstock. (Sponge edges with brown dye ink) 
  6. Stamp Think and Wonder (Artistic Outpost) along the edge using StaZon black ink. 
  7. Stamp Text onto vellum using StazOn ink. Tear edges and sponge with brown dye ink. 
  8. My flower was peach. I didn't have anything in white that size.  I ended up distressing it with brown dye ink and applying the purple stain on the edges per Tim's instructions. 
  9. The lace was distressed with the distress stain.  The ribbon with glimmer mist and I added gold embossing powder by smearing versamark onto the seam binding after the glimmer mist was applied. I then heat embossed some gold embossing powder onto the ribbon. 
That's all.... I hope you have a lovely weekend....

Suzz


30 comments:

  1. This is really nice! Great job!

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  2. What an interesting tag! Love this idea!

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  3. Dang, you are fast!! Love your interpretation. I have a really similar pic of my mom when she was little - you've inspired me to hunt it down and use it. Gorgeous as always!!

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  4. I love what you did with the photo! I have a question (raising hand). What type of paper did you print the photo on so that you could paint it?

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  5. Awesome job on your tag! I love the way your dusty concord really makes the color on her dress pop!

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  6. Oh this is beautiful Suzanne. I love that vintage photo and pretty pink tones. :)

    Hugs~

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  7. very cool, I love the touch of color you have given to the photo!

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  8. I haven't had time to look at Tim's yet but your tag is gorgeous Sue. Love that piece of vellum and the 'treatment' you've given the photo. Fab work!

    Just wanted to leave you a bit of good news from me too. Jamie was awarded custody of his little girl on Thursday!!!! I'm sooooo proud of him because even in these days of hands on Daddies custody is rarely given to the fathers here in the UK.

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  9. I like the touch of lavendar with the vintage neutrals. Very nice.

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  10. What a wonderful tag. I just love the image..

    Hugs~

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  11. Wowie Suzanne! This is just Fabulous!! 8-) love the Wonderful vintage photo and Love all the distressing and fabulous vintage embellies too! Thanks so much for the How too's! 8-)

    Big Hugs and Happy Sunday to you! 8-)
    Shannon

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  12. I love this tag! Such cool colors!!

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  13. What an amazing tag Suzz. Love all the elements and pieces on the tag.

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  14. Really Pretty colors. I copied this card exactly like Tim did because I actually had everything for once and while I love how it turned out- and it forced me to use way more embellishments than I would normally. Your spin is very pretty and fresh.

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  15. Beautiful take on the tag! Love the vintage image, colors and added embellies!

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  16. Such a beautiful tag! I can see why you are a June Winner..It is just lovely. Congratulations!

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  17. Congratulations on being a June winner! Stunninng tag, love the colours. Well done! xx

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  18. Gorgeous take on Tim's tag! Love the photo you chose...perfect! Congrats on your win!!!

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  19. Congrats on winning! It's gorgeous!

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  20. Your colours and embellishments are so beautiful and I love the photo

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  21. Gorgeous tag! Love the purple! Congrats on winning, teamie!!!

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  22. Congratulations on being a winner. Well deserved.

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  23. Congratulations ! Your tag is lovely. I love the way you have used the different embellishments. Great colours also i'm very happy to be a winner also x

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  24. Gorgeous tag! Love all the details! Congrats on being a June tag winner! Enjoy your goodies.

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