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Friday, October 25, 2013

Beauty of the Season

Happy Friday!  It took me all week to create two tags. Slow creative process. :)  I am playing along with Linda's Funkie Junkie Tags sponsored by her Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I also mixed in the colors from the Mixed Media Color Challenge #10 into one of my tags.  I am going to share that tag today and share my other tag later this week. 



I didn't have some of the elements found in Linda's  tag, so I decided to focus on the layout and the design.    The background was created using a gelli plate, sequin waste and pearlized paint.  After it had dried I smeared a dye ink over the surface to capture the pattern and the coral color found in the challenge. I added birds from Artistic Outpost and colored them with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell pencils.  The flowers were dabbed with gold paint.  The trim is metallic and from Ranger / Tim Holtz smeared with the same gold paint.  The background is painted with Ranger Metallic Stains.

Products: Artistic Outpost - Snowy Woods, Artistic Outpost - Midwinter, Birds of a Feather, Ranger Distress Paint - Gold, Ranger Distress Stains - Gold, Brass, Pewter,  Ranger Archival Ink - Coffee, STAETDLER - Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils

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Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous tag, Suzz! Love the way the pink looks with the gold!

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  2. so many nice textures on this tag Suzz! love the background, the riffled ribbon and rows of nested birds!

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  3. That tag is just gorgeous, Sue, I have had to pin it :)

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  4. Beautiful tags Suzanne! Love the sweet birds on the first and the beautiful flowers on the second! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for joining along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

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  5. I am in AWE of your bird tag! The gelli paper BG is stunning and those birds are just GORGEOUS! ( Your second with the flowers is Stunning, too! THX for playing with us at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

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  6. Gorgeous!!!! Such beautiful elements on this tag! Love the border and the birds are amazing!!! Fabulous tag!

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  7. Your take on Tag #4 is lovely, Sue! The colors are sensational and I love the way you have paired up the flowers and the birds. Beautiful work with the Idea-ology foil borders too - I really love the vintage look they lend to a piece. Great to have you playing along again this week!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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