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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Be Brave

I have been happily inking away this morning.  We just arrived back from vacation and had a splendid time.  I was happy to come back and use Tim's June Tag to kick off my re-inking.  We have been visiting the National parks including Yellowstone.  The colors were phenomenal and the tag Tim created used some of the beautiful mix of colors we saw in the hydrothermal features in the park. This all blended together into my tag.


 Tim's tag used the beautiful dragonfly, I wanted to use the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous - Traveler as I haven't had a chance to use him yet.


I thought I was using watercolor paper to stamp and color my image but as I worked with it I realized I had grabbed a scrap of regular sketch paper. It worked okay but I didn't get the blending of the watercolor markers that you get with watercolor paper.  I stamped my image onto the paper using Ranger Archival Ink. I then added color using STAEDTLER watercolor markers and waterbrushes.  I blended some of the colors on my kraft mat to get a peachy color for his skin but the rest were applied to the paper and blended with water.

I added a touch of the Eye chart in the background and distressed with Walnut Distress Ink around the edges. I painted and stained the background of my tag and added the sentiment from the Stampers Anonymous -  Wat With Words in the background and used it to add the sentiment on the front.

Here is a few photos from our trip that shows the fantastic colors that inspired me:


Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz












25 comments:

  1. What a lovely tag Suzanne! And a good holiday thrown in too :-) lucky you.

    Sally

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  2. Oh my gosh, I absolutely adore your TAG this is outstanding.
    WOW!
    XOXO SanDee1899

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  3. Fantastic take on the tag, Suzz - and those photos are amazing... I can see how they inspired you!
    Alison x

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  4. Fabulous tag and lovely pics
    Rosie x

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  5. Wow amazing pics and yr tag is stunning, gorgeous! Fab ...love it! Xx

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  6. oh my LOVE!!! So fun - I just made myself a kraft + this stamp tag/card the other day. I *love* coloring this gentleman!!

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  7. Wonderful tag, love the colors!

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  8. fab tag Sue. love the way you've ripped the paper back.

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  9. Great inspiration and an amazing tag Suzanne...very impressive

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  10. What a fabulous tag Suzanne. I like all the distressing and cool ribbons. :)

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  11. Love your tag! The colors are amazing.

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  12. Hi, Suzanne, wow... this tag is amazing! Love the gorgeous colors and what inspirational photos. Thank you so much for sharing. ^_^

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  13. Awesome take on Tim's tag, Suz! Love it....great job!!

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  14. superb tag Suzz. Love the colours and textures. Your vacation seems great. The colours are incredible.

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  15. A beautiful tag, lovely to see the photo's that inspired your colour scheme!

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  16. Beautiful tag. Love the colours and how you used the image!

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  17. I love everything about your tag. It just is superb - I am sure you are going to make the Winner's list. I recognize some Chronology mini-gears on there too - I love those, I use them on everything I can.

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  18. Uuuh, it's sooo cool!
    I love it!

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  19. Suzanne, your tag is AWESOME!!

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  20. Glad you had a lovely vacation Sue and I agree the colours in those photos are quite stunning as is your fabulous tag. Love all the layers and the quote. I just added that set to my collection ;-).

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  21. Wow - there's a strong connection between the photos and the tag. Incredible how the colours get into our consciousness. Love it!

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  22. Your tag is stunning! I love color combination and distressed look!!! barbarayaya

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  23. Everything about the tag is gorgeous but the touches of blue really elevated it to something really special.

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  24. this tag looks like it took you 10 years to make! everything is so detailed and beautiful!!!

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  25. Suzz -- I adore this tag!! PIN!! What an amazing use of color. Your inspiration leaks out of every drop of color on this piece. Glad you enjoyed your vacation and thanks for letting us enjoy a piece of it too :) -- Mary Elizabeth

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