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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Family

All this week the Stampendous Design Team is hopping with May Arts.  I decided to create an upside down tag. 

I started playing around with paint and the Creative Palette.  I brayered pink paint over the surface and used a touch of sequence waste to apply patches of white paint. I then placed the cardstock onto the palette and picked up the painted surface. 

After the surface dried I stamped randomly over the background a combination of the music definition and the music from the new Mixed Media Musical Motif set. 

I then cut down my shape to a tag, distressed the edges.  I stamped the Minuet Bird using black ink onto the background and heat embossed him with black embossing powder.

I colored the bird with a mix of golds and greens using STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell watercolor pencils.

I stamped the Cherish Family quote onto tissue paper using black ink and decoupaged it to the surface. I wanted to make sure it popped on the surface and paint sometimes absorbs the ink so the tissue paper allows me to get the depth of color.

Hop over to the Stampendous blog and check out the posts this week as there is so many lovely projects using the beautiful May Arts ribbon and the Stampendous stamps!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

38 comments:

Betty said...

beautiful tag and so cool upside down - love how you finished the top!

Betty Heisler said...

I love the results! Beautiful colors and patterns. I love the look of stamping on tissue paper. I think I'll give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful! The bird is so pretty! Love the way you colored him!! This tag is sure to delight the recipient!! TFS!

stamping sue said...

cool idea for the upside down tag.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Lin said...

You know I love this, Sue, with that sweet bird and the doilies. Never even considered the idea of turning the tag upside down - great idea! And I love that sentiment!

Sabrina said...

Oh I love your tag and your sentiment!! Your tag is so breathtakingly beautiful!!!

Kathleen White said...

So wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration.

Amy C. said...

What a beautiful tag! That's neat that you flipped it around!

wendy L said...

love it the stamp and the colors

Sue D said...

beautiful colors and sentiment!

diana fernandez said...

What a fun tag! I do love the bright colors, and the fabulous sentiment!

Jamie Martin said...

Beautiful tag and such pretty colors!

bearsmother said...

The tag is beautiful. Love the colors and the little bird. Great project.

Judy said...

Lovely tag. Great idea to turn it on it's head for something different. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

Awesome tag. Love that you turned it upside down to shake things up a bit!

Kailash said...

Wow this upside down tag design is simply gorgeous, love that bird and those colors are so pretty!!!

Katie said...

Wonderful tag! Your collages are always so inspiring! They always turn out amazing, I love the colors, and that quote is wonderful (on my wishlist). Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Heather Thompson said...

how beautiful is that. just amazing! thank you for sharing.

Greta said...

Absolutely stunning creation! Love the little roses at the top & the use of the doily!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

A gorgeous vibrancy to your tag, a very, very pretty tag.
Wishes
Lynne

Carol Juel said...

Amazing! Great Job! Thank You for Sharing!

Janis said...

I LOVE your tag....so many wonderful things to look at and enjoy! Thanks for the tip abt stamping on the tissue paper first.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Sandy Berl said...

Very pretty!

cghundley said...

Very pretty tag.
I like the colors
and the techniques.
Carla from Utah

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

What a wonderful Shabby chic tag! Love it! And terrific techniques you used too!!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL tag Suzanne!!!

Your upside down tag works perfectly with your pretty design and is a fun change on tradition. LOVE the colour combo, the ribbons and the sentiment too - thank you for sharing your tissue paper tip :)

THANK YOU for sharing your crafty inspiration today!!!

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craftymom205 said...

Love the tag.

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Janelle Stollfus said...

Incredible! Lovely colors and collage looking with a great use of doily and ribbons! Awesome job Suzz!

Jacqueline said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue - love the hot pink!

Pam from Maine said...

Really cute tag---very cleverly done.

Lillian said...

What a beautiful tag. Love all the techniques you used. Small canvas but big art

NWFlamingo said...

Very pretty! The pink really pops!

Yolanda said...

Great tag. Love the coloring.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fabulous tag!

Claire Boyd said...

You've created some wonderful textures & I had never thought of using a tag upside down before - great idea

Scrappin' Diva said...

Gorgeous tag! Love all the texture and embellishments you used!