Friday, 3 July 2015

Acetate Layer Tag, One Kind Word, Female

Hello.  

We're in the middle of a mini heatwave here in the UK, and whilst I refuse to complain about how warm it is I've enjoyed taking refuge in the cool of the house!  It's also given me ample time to work on my first submission as a DT member for the latest Tag You're It challenge.  Yay!

Here's my tag...




...and here's Erin's stunningly beautiful tag that was posted for inspiration.  


It really is gorgeous, isn't it?

I always find it helpful to read how others have come up with their design ideas, so here's a quick explanation of how I came up with mine...

I noted Erin's colour scheme, what looked like two layers with a frame around the outside edge, the script running across in lines, the obvious red flower focal point and the sequins.  Then I decided that I wanted to stay true to this design but completely turn it on it's head!

So...  I've substituted gold for a brown with warm overtones (Distress Ink/Walnut Stain) as my main colour, chosen the script as my focal point and still included the red flower (Elizabeth Crafts/Bunch of Flowers) and some sequins.  I just love this 'One Kind Word Can Change Someone's Entire day' sentiment.  It's by Riley & Company if anyone wants to know :)

This is the first time I've used my tag background stamp (it's an old stamp by Memory Box that I managed to find online), but it seemed just perfect as it gave me a frame of sorts and the line pattern I had noted from Erin's design.  

I did include the two layers.  Can you tell that from the photo?   My top layer is acetate, stamped on and heat embossed.  Haven't done that before.  A few well hidden glue dots behind the sequins and the flowers helped hold it in place. 

Is it cheating to add on the two extra flowers in blue?  Tell me what you think...
All I know is I had to balance out the design and echo the blue ribbon somehow!

Wherever you are, I hope you are having a good day today.

Oh...  and if you have the time, why not join us and have a go at making one yourself?

See you soon, I hope :)

Donna...

16 comments:

  1. I love how you highlighted that wonderful sentiment, Donna! The blue flowers are a great balance to the red one. I love your tag background stamp too!

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    1. Thank you, Kara :)
      I am my own worst critic when it comes to 'creating'...
      I came across the stamp (with matching die) and was prepared to spend a small fortune to get it on eBay. Glad the other people quit bidding against me!
      Thanks for commenting. You are very kind :)
      Donna...

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  2. This is gorgeous Donna, hope you didn't pay a fortune, if you want something you just bid..Me too!!
    Really love this tag, that sentiment is perfect..
    Hugs Pam x

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    1. Thank you, Pam.
      I had to collect my daughter from school when this item finished so put in an outrageously high bid - triple the price of what I paid!
      But like you said... Sometimes you just have to have it!!!
      Luckily for me they didn't continue upping the price and it was exactly the same amount as when I left to collect my daughter.
      Thanks for your kind comments, Pam :)

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  3. Awesome tag great debut I am so happy to be creating with you over at Tag You're It. Hope you have a great time. Love the way you made that picture.

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    1. Hi Anja.
      Thank you for the very warm welcome :)
      Donna

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  4. Donna, an inspired and inspiring translation of Erin's tag, with stunning results. The background stamp, colours and flowers are wonderful elements to pair with that marvelous sentiment. The vellum layer: brilliant (I don't work well with vellum... can't get a handle on how to use it properly..). Excited to be designing alongside you; your unique style is already having an influence!
    ~c

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    1. Thank you so much for such a lovely compliment.
      I guess we all have different styles really... Can't wait to see how we all progress :)

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  5. TY for explaining your steps. I really thought your sentiment was die cut letters!! - being on the acetate really makes it quite fabulous~

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    1. Glad you found it helpful, Vicki...
      and thanks for saying 'fabulous' :)
      Have a good day...

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  6. Hi Donna, I have been away on vacation. I wanted to congratulate you on being part of the DT. Welcome we are so happy to have you join us. Beautiful tag for your first post! Love your sentiment and the way you made it! Welcome!!!!!

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  7. Thank you, Marybeth :)
    Hope you had a good break.
    Thank you for the warm welcome...
    Donna

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  8. Thanks you for your wonderful comment on my blog, and congratulations on your DT Member gig at TYIC. Wonderful tag that you've created from the inspiration. Love that sentiment and the accents of red and blue on that wonderful tag..

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  9. Hi Donna, I love your tag - I wondered how you got the clarity of the sentiment stamp over the tag and then I read your how to - very clever:-)

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  10. Hi Ruth.
    Yes... Stamping on acetate isn't easy, is it!!!

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