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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Tag Day!

Tag Day!  Tim shared his May tag yesterday and I had to play around with the techniques this morning. I ended up creating two different tags.

My first tag;
 I loved Tim's technique of adding the clear stickers onto areas of the tag to resist the ink applied.  I didn't have too many of them in my sticker drawer so I used a few Christmas ones.  I added a few rub-ons.  I then stamped the Statue of Liberty and New York from the DarkRoom Door - New York Volume I set. I added highlights with the white gel pen. The background is distress stains.


I created a second tag: 


 I used a mix of rub-ons and clear stickers. I love the effect of the clear stickers as they keep it white.  I didn't have enough on hand to play around more. I used a mix of October Afternoon and Maya Road Rub-ons on this tag. I stamped the flowers form DarkRoom Door Garden Greetings.  I used my new Distress Stains (Thanks Lisa!) to ink up the background. 

I ripped my second tag!  I was trying to put a pearl brad in the dragonfly (Artistic Outpost) by piercing it with my stylus and the tag ripped right off.  ARGH!  I just taped it back together to finish photographing it. But I had fun and learned a few things along the way.

Have a lovely Thursday!

Suzz

23 comments:

  1. Suzz - these are wonderful!
    Love the stamp sets too!
    Thanks for introducing me to them.
    Sandra ltb

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  2. I wouldn't have even noticed the rip if you hadn't mentioned it, Suzz - both tags are amazing! Love the addition of the white highlights!

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  3. Great takes on Tim's Tag. The tear in the second adds character! Hope all is well.

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  4. Gorgeous tags Sjzz, wonderful mix of colours and images. The black of the images set against your backdrop makes the, really pop. Love these. Tracy x

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  5. Beautiful tags, love the colour combinations and stamps.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  6. stunning Sue. the white pen really makes them both pop.

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  7. oh my GOSH! both are brilliant !
    I take both with me..lol!

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  8. Gorgeous tags! love how you hi lighted them with a white marker..makes a difference!

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  9. I just discovered your tags on Tim´s Blog - those are fabulous!!!
    Have a great day,
    Zoe

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  10. Sue, everytime I visit here,I find something to love! Today's it's your 2nd tag - love everything about it!

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  11. Super gorgeous!! Love the colors on both--and using the white gel pen is quite ingenious!

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  12. Beautiful tags, Suzz.
    That's not a rip it's extreme distressing!
    Rosie x

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  13. Suzz -- Awesome tag. Love NY and love the colors on the first tag. And its amazing how the same technique gives a completely different feel to the 2nd tag. Gorgeous color and a feeling of spring time. The white gel pin really makes the flowers pop.

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  14. Love your tag . . . I am very fond of clocks :) the adding pearls is a very unique touch :)
    I'm off to find some Friday morning yard sales, wish me luck.
    Connie :)

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  15. Both are great, but that New York one is an absolute showstopper - fabulous!
    Alison x

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  16. I had to go back and look for the tear Sue, lol! Certainly wouldn't have seen it if you hadn't said.

    Both your tags are amazing. Love the stickers used to create resist and all the white highlighting.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  17. these are just stunning. I love the way you used the white pen to do the highlights. Each is special in it's own way. I wouldn't have thought of using clear stickers as a resist. Great idea

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  18. Your tags are both lovely but the colours in the first really sing for me. The white highlighting makes such a difference too....

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  19. Hi Suzanne I love both of these tags. Love that you manage to keep your ink colours clean and vibrant. NY one is my favourite - the white highlights are a nice touch.

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  20. I love the colors you used! the clocks look fabulous

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  21. Love the your added highlights with the gel pen. I like your take on it and both tags are gorgeous.

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  22. Such great tags! As a New Yorker, the first one jumped right out at me.. The second one is so pretty witht he great background and the black/white . Very classy and elegant.

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