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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Leaf and Sprig Resist

I spent some time last night playing with yes... another tag. :)  I saw Tim's Tag for November and loved the rich fall colors and resist with the distress stains.  I decided to try to create two tags one with the same lovely fall colors and the second in blues and purples.

My first tag using the fall colors: 

I wasn't happy with the fact that I didn't get a good resist effect and my leaves had splotches which led to my second tag: 


 I made sure I had better ink and resist on this tag.  I also switched out to my Broken China and Concord Grape distress stains.

The stamp is a new Stampendous Leaf Sprig for my main image.  I love how it shows up in the resist effect. 
The Postcard and script on my first tag is from the Stampers Anonymous Letter to Santa CMS053 set.  I also used the stitching from the Stampers Anonymous Spring Sprung CMS084 set.

The sentiment is Stampendous - Life is Art and the butterfly from Stampendous -Butterflies.

The little wood birds are from Studio Calico.  I keep buying their sets of wood pieces and they are fun to use for an added texture.  The charm is idea-ology as is the safety pin. I used Ranger Distress Stains - Broken China, Concord Grape, Wild Honey,     Vintage Photo  
Picket Fence

I just noticed this morning that I hit 600 followers. I am so humbled that there are that many of you that spend time visiting my blog. I am going to go through my craft room which is always overflowing with stamping goodies and put together some blog candy and post it up some time this week.

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz




30 comments:

  1. WOW! These tags are just gorgeous and even better than Tim's, I think! I love the splotchy leaves on the first one - makes the leaves look more aged. But, I love the colors of the second one the best and the way you used the white to accent the words. Gorgeous work, Suzz!

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  2. Love these tags, Sue! I'm drawn to the fall colors, can you believe it? Always love your work, Sue!

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  3. Stunning tags, the leaf sprig is very eye catching and I love the sentiment. I love those birds too, they are a great filler aren't they. Wonderful resist and striking colours. Tracy x

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  4. I actually like the way your leaves have a bit of ink on them! Both tags are stunning, Suzz!

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  5. I see you are keeping up the amazing work! I am also thinking that I want to do other colours so maybe tomorrow I'll find some time :-).
    Think I prefer the autumn colours but they are the colours that I am nearly always drawn to so no big surprise there.

    Sally

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  6. Wow, I love both tags ! How cute are these little birds on your first tag !
    Best regards Berdien

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  7. Absolutely Stunning! Love the colors and sentiment on the 2nd one.

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  8. Just gorgeous! I absolutely love your autumnal resist, and the fabulous stamping on it too... just luscious! The sentiment on the second is so appropriate because it is just dreamy!
    Alison x

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  9. I love both these tags Sue. I suppose I can see why you were unhappy with the resist on the first one but to be honest I really like the effect and I definitely love the colours of Autumn. Those little birds are delightful by the way. The second tag is equally beautiful and even though it has a butterfly it makes me think 'frosty' maybe because I'm feeling the cold here today, lol! I love the white highlighting on the sentiment and the stitch effect stamping.

    You should not be surprised by the number of your followers Sue. Your creativity is amazing and your blog is always a source of fabulous inspiration so you deserve every single one and more.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  10. WOW - I actually really like the first tag Suzz. The way the ink has not resisted fully gives such a rustic look. And you second tag just looks totally awesome. No wonder so many of us follow you. Your work is stunning and such fun to view. Thanks for being such an inspiring artist!

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  11. Gorgeous tags! And congrats on hitting 600 followers!!

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  12. They are both so beautiful, Suz! I never tire of seeing your posts...they are wonderfully varied but always terrific. Love the rich colors of the first one, but I really love the color combo used on the second.

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  13. I love what you did with both tags but that second one is the stand out for me the colours and how it all comes together really jump out from the gallery. beautiful work.

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  14. Gorgeous tags! I love that leaf sprig stamp.

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  15. beautiful Sue. love the contrasting versions. I dont think the fact that the resist didn't work fully on the first one detracts from it at all. I must add that sentiment stamp to my collection on the second one (!). Your lace embellishment and the butterfly add the perfect texture.

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  16. Great takes on Tim's tag - I really like the leaves on your first one!! Hugs, Buttons x

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  17. I agree, I like how the leaves on the 1st tag looks; both are pretty. I'm not too much into fall colors and I like the first tag a lot.

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  18. Actually, I love the splotches on the first tag, but when you're the designer, you know what you're after. I really like the second tag, too, so you're two for two.

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  19. Wow! Suzanne these are super tags and I love both for their different qualities.
    You now have another new follower!
    Thanks for popping over so I could pop back to visit you.
    x

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  20. Your tags look amazing. I love the splotches on the leaves of the first one.

    BTW- You have so many followers because your work is awesome my friend.

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  21. both of these are gorgeous but I really do love the fall one, splotches and all.

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  22. Hi Sue, I had stopped by by forgot to comment - it remained at the back of my mind, so here I am to tell you how stunning these tags are and I love this stamp embossed in white!!

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  23. What a wonderful job you did on both tags! They are beautiful!

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  24. Fabulous take on the November tag! Love the added embossed leaves on the first tag, and the colors of the second one!

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  25. Suzz you weren't happy with the first one? No Way its Gorgeous. Way better than Tim's!
    I just finished mine today. hoping to get it posted soon.
    hugs Lynn

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  26. SEcond tahg is stunning! I love bright colors!!!t BArbarayaya

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  27. Wow! Both tags are beautiful and I really can't choose which I like better!

    I love the nestling birds and earthtones of the top tag and the color combination and bright white on the second one!

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