Friday, 20 November 2015

Acetate Tag, Christmas 'Drop' Ornament, Female

It's time for another challenge at Tag You're It, and this time it's Tracey's turn to inspire us all...
But before you read on and see her tag for this challenge, I have something I'm going to tell you.

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE red, green and white/near white colour combinations (throw in brown as well and I'm in colour heaven), so it would have been so easy for me to just go with those colours and have a lovely time...  but every once in a while a girl needs to 'dip her toe' in other directions. 

So I've come up with a design that's very...   'rustic' looking, shall we say?

I would say 'not my usual style', but as pretty much everything I make is still an experiment of some kind I'm not really sure I have a style as yet!!!

Anyhow...  Here's my tag...




Before you say anything, I am aware that the stamping on the word 'Blessings' is not even throughout...  the 'E' is a little bit squiffy at the bottom and the 'GS' has obviously had more pressure applied to it than the rest...  
Normally I would have discarded this straight away, stamping and restamping if needs be...  
But do you know what?  
I decided that it didn't matter as it was all still perfectly readable and somehow suited the 'feel' of this tag.  Do you think I'm crazy?     


Now, just take a look at Tracey's design (below).  
Those beautiful, vibrant colours, the classic ornament shape with the word 'joy', the holly, bells tied on with thread... 
My tag looks nothing like that, I know...   
But it should be obvious (I hope) which parts I chose to keep true to Tracey's design...  and if it isn't I shall go find a quiet corner to sit in and have a good cry!




Dies used:
Memory Box 'Drop Ornament'
Papertrey Ink 'Wet Paint Holiday Die'
Impression Obsession 'Twig Wreath Die Set'
Lifestyle Crafts 'Basket'  (cut down portion of the handle has the word 'Blessings' stamped onto it)

Other:
Stampin' Up 'Ornament' Punch
Papertrey Ink 'Wet Paint Holiday Stamp Set'
Corrugated Card (Recycled Packaging)
Texture Paste
Twine
Bell


For those of you wondering where you are supposed to write anything on this tag, I have punched out a second 'ornament' shape from Kraft card and stuck it on the back...  although truth be told I'm not sure as yet if I'm going to use this as a tag or put it to one side and use it as the main focus on a Christmas card.


You may be aware that Tracey has been running her 


This tag was also made to tie into that challenge (Day 19 of the event)...

... and as I've used snippets of green, black and silver...  and corrugated Kraft and acetate offcuts... I'm also linking this to my friends over at 


(remaining open until 22/11/2015)
As ink has only been used for stamping I'm not sure this one counts as Mixed Media?














If you can, come and join us...

...  we would love to see you stop by :)  

Donna



50 comments:

  1. Donna it'a a totally gorgeous tag! You are amazing - no doubt about that!

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    1. Hello my friend :)
      Thank you... I'll take amazing over crazy any day of the week!

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  2. What a terrific tag Donna, so creative! I didn't even notice the 'E' in your sentiment until you mentioned it and then I had to look closely! As you say, it suits the overall effect of the tag! Have a great day! Hazel xx

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    1. Thank you, Hazel :)
      Have a good weekend. x

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  3. Gorgeous Ornament. Thanks for sharing with us in our anything goes challenge. Lisa DT Craft Rocket Challenges

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  4. Would not have noticed that E if not pointed out This is lovely ... TFS Craft Rocket Ch anything Goes,,,Lis DT

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    1. Hello Lis :)
      I have a very good eye for detail... so I figured I may as well say it because others out there will notice just as much as I do!!!
      Not the blessing it's cracked up to be at times!
      Glad you like the tag. Always dubious when sharing my ideas!
      Have a good weekend :)

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  5. Hi Donna! What a fabulous tag - and I do think it would be perfect on a card. That way it lives on a bit longer over the festivities :)

    And I certainly wouldn't have noticed the stamping you pointed out - although, I would have noticed if I'd done it. Tells me we're both our own worst critics :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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    1. You know me so well!!!
      Hope things are improving for you, Di :)
      Have a good weekend. X

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  6. What a lovely rustic looking tag. I love it , wording and all. Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. Thank you, Mrs A :)
      Have a good weekend. x

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  7. Hi Donna, fantastic tag you have created, love how you have used acetate and neutral colours on this one.. wording looks good to me, nothing wrong with it!..
    Pam x

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    1. Hi Pam. Thank you :)
      How did playtime go?

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  8. Hi Donna. I am IN LOVE with your tag. It is so creative, unique, and beautifully rustic. Great job! Definitely mixed media. Thanks so much for sharing at my tag event.

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    1. Thank you, Loll :)
      Needless to say, hubby doesn't like it :(
      I've had to learn to ignore him and my daughter and post my 'creations' anyway... and gauge if they are any good or not based on people like you who are kind enough to comment.
      Is your tag event a yearly affair or was this a one off?

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  9. Wow Donna, this is just stunning! I pinned this incredible ornament immediately, wow! I have never seen such an original design like this, the contrast between the clear acetate and the woodsy ornament on top is just incredible! The texture is amazing too, that looks like real tree bark! Fantastic!! Oh and just so you know, texture paste counts as a mixed media product, so you are fine in that regard.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'It's Ornamental' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Pamellia. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a lovely comment :)
      It was just an idea I had based on my team mate's design. Glad you like it :)
      Have a good weekend. X

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  10. I think your ornament is stunning Donna, I didn't even notice that the stamping wasn't perfect, it is stunning and I love how you used the clear medium with the kraft attached and the word 'Christmas' is so bold and beautiful You have no reason to cry over this one, it is truly beautiful and would be wonderful gracing a tree or as a focal point on a card - I just love it and will definitely be giving this idea a try!

    Thanks so much for joining in our It's Ornamental Challenge at Anything But Cute! Anne xx

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    1. Thank you, Anne :)
      This is the one and only time I haven't fretted over the stamping not being perfect. It's strange that it seems to work, isn't it?
      Would love to see how yours turns out :)
      Take care. X

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  11. Hello Donna! OH gosh I loved your tag, I love the way you have displayed it, its simplicity and elegance and I never noticed the stamping - it all (as you say) feels "right" (trust your instinct!!) Cxx (FA for November at Anything But Cute)

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    1. Hello :)
      Thank you for your kind words. I really do appreciate them...
      Have a good week. Hope it's not too cold where you are!!!

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  12. I think it's stunning; hence the sentiment. It does work with the design and remember; nobody is perfect. I am glad you shared this gem!

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  13. There is something just breathtaking to me about your clear tag! I love this beautiful ornament and I love how you were inspired!

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  14. I see how you were inspired Donna! Beautiful!

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    1. Yay... No tears for me :)
      Thank you. x

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  15. Lovely tag, Donna. Beautifully done. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers' 1rst Mixed Media Challenge. Melissa - DT

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    1. Didn't know it was your first Mixed Media challenge! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  16. Love your tag using the acetate! Stamping on handmade items does not have to be perfect....that adds to the authenticity of being handcrafted. At least that's what my DH tells me.

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    1. Thank you, Theresa :)
      What a lovely thing for your DH to say to you.
      Hope it's not too cold where you are...
      Donna

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  17. I love your rustic tag which will look lovely hanging from a C tree. We are to hard on ourselves and sometimes we need to let go and not notice an imperfection, because someone else probably won't see it.

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    1. Thank you :)
      I think you are right... many of us 'craft' makers strive for perfection, but sometimes it just isn't needed.
      Lovely to hear from you :)

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  18. This is a beautiful and inventive Christmas ornament/tag! I like it better as an ornament, so I'm going to call it that! Love the contrast of the rustic kraft against the more contemporary look of the acetate--great design! Please don't go have a cry, because this is fantastic and certainly IS mixed media! And I would have never thought twice about the Blessings being "off"--looks perfectly fine to me!

    Thank you for joining our It's Ornamental challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs!

    PS I read your profile...(stalker!) and I can't empathize with you!)

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    1. It's ok that you can't empathise with me!
      Glad you like my tag/ornament.
      Thank you :)

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  19. Donna, your tag is absolutely gorgeous! I see only a wonderful rustic creation, flexible enough to stand on its own or be added to a card, perfectly embellished and stamped! An innovative, inventive take on Tracey's inspiration and equally as beautiful! Love it...as in LOVE it!
    ~c

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  20. What a fantastic ornament!!! I love that you kept the Blessings sign as is, :)
    Thank you so very much for joining our It's Ornamental challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

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    1. Thank you Samra :)
      I have made a few other tags that I think would work equally as well as ornaments... I just call them tags to make life simpler!
      Glad you like it :)
      Donna...

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  21. Stunning tag!!! Love the acetate ornament. Thanks for playing along at the HLS Mixed Media challenge. Linda xx

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  22. Absolutely stunning Christmas ornament! Beautiful design and I love the idea to use acetate! It's a fantastic mixed media creation!
    Thank you so much for joining in our It's Ornamental challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Branka DT x

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    1. Thank you, Branka :)
      I'm always trying out new ideas. Part of the 'learning process', I guess!

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  23. Another fabulous master piece :)

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    1. Thank you for your kind words :)
      Do you prefer Dee or Deepti..? Not sure which to call you by!!!

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  24. Hi Donna, just wanted to let you know that we were all impressed with your break into mixed media over at Anything But Cute. We have featured you and your ornament in our winner's post if you would care to check it out. I sure hope to see you this month for our mixed media card or tag challenge "You've Got Happy Mail". Hugs Pamellia DT

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Pamellia. I appreciate you taking the time to let me know and will play along again as soon as I am able :)
      Hugs back to you. X

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  25. Wow, stunning tag Donna. I love all your texture. Your tag would be beautiful hanging on a tree. I did not notice that your sentiment letters were not perfect :-) TFS

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    1. Thank you, Nancy. Acetate is a challenge to play with, but I enjoy using it :)
      Thanks for stopping by. X

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