Thursday, 9 June 2016

Tag Card, Butterflies, Female


It's Tag You're It Challenge time again, everyone...

...  and you know what that means?

It means I had a tag to inspire me and to ponder over before coming up with my own version.

Yay!

My fellow DT buddy Anja Curvers came up with the most beautiful design for this fortnight's challenge.  But before I show you her tag, here's my version...





Now take a look at Anja's tag.  Can you see why I love it so?


I've kept quite closely to Anja's colour scheme.  I've just mixed things up a bit and put all of the elements together on one large tag shaped card.

I must admit this stamped image with the very bold outline wasn't the look I was going for and I'm not sure I could recreate it again even if I wanted to.  I was experimenting with ink to stamp/stamp to watercolour paper/spritzing stamped image with water and this was one of the results.  I think my stamp wasn't completely dry when I inked it up and created this version.  It's kind of messy, but I kind of like it...  I think!




Supplies Used:

Stamps:
Stampin Up 'Close As A Memory'
Darkroom Door 'French Script'

Die:
Mama elephant 'Tags A Lot'
Poppystamps 'Meadow Clover'

Punches:
Tim Holtz 'Butterfly' (Large)
Martha Stewart 'Pop Up Butterfly'

Inks:
Memento 'Teal Zea'l
Memento 'Bamboo Leaves'
Brilliance 'Platinum Planet'

Stencil:
Memory Box 'Splatter Spray'

Other:
Vellum
Wooden Peg
White Acrylic Paint
Distressing Tool



Challenges I'm Entering...

CAS Mix Up
(Stamping, Die Cut, Water Spritzing - plus two Punches and some Stencilling)
 I really wanted to enter this design for your feedback Bonnie and Loll (as I need to know if this 'works' or not), so I made it into a tag card as the challenge rules only mention cards.  Am I correct in saying you are a card challenge only?  And is it ok to have more than three components or not really?


Simon Says/Monday Challenge
Summer Garden


Week #366  'The Great Outdoors'




CAS-UAL Fridays


Addicted to Stamps
Challenge #128  'Flowers'




Of course, I may look at this card in a few weeks time and think 'what on earth was I thinking'...
So...  If you have the time, please let me know your thoughts.
If enough of you like it I may have to try and recreate my experiment.  If not, then thank you for being honest.  It's all trial and error to me, but I'm hopefully making some progress!!!

Thank you for stopping by today...

...  and if you have the time and are feeling inspired, why not join us for this fortnights challenge?

'Bye for now...

Donna

36 comments:

  1. Your tag is absolutely beautiful Donna. Well I'd say you had a very happy accident with your lovely stamping. Barbxx

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    1. Thank you, Barb :)
      Hope you've had some sunshine this week...
      Donna. X

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  2. It looks great to me Donna.

    Happy Weekend.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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    1. Sending a big smile of thanks your way...
      Donna. x

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  3. Gorgeous creation Donna, love these beautiful flowers! butterflies and colours..
    Thought I followed your blog Donna! sorry have joined you now.

    Hugs Pam x

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    1. I follow blogs, but rely on the email notification for new posts! I've even recently joined Instagram :)
      I thought you liked this colour combination, but then I had a really good look through your work for this year and last year and realised I saw very little in blue and green. Looks like you like purple and green quite a lot - although really you are so versatile I couldn't really spot a definite favourite.
      So to play it safe I edited my Facebook response to you!!!
      Have a good weekend, Pam. Husband will be watching Football and Car Racing this weekend, so more craft time for me!!!

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  4. Really beautiful tag card Donna. I LOVE how you've bolded stamped the images and then let a spritz of water change the look completely. So artsy and beautiful. Yes, CAS Mix up is a card challenge only and you can add as many components as you wish (not limited to three), as long as your entry remains CAS. Your tag card is CAS, even though there are several mixed media components. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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    1. Thank you, Loll :)
      Just wanted to double check what I had read in your rules section :)
      Appreciate the feedback.
      Donna. X

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  5. This is beautiful Donna! What an awesome technique! I hope you can do it again! Looks like Loll answered your questions! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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    1. Thank you, Bonnie. Guess I'll just have to have a playtime session and see if I can figure out how it happened!
      Have a good weekend :)

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  6. Great tag Donna...I like your happy accident watercolour effect ...thanks for sharing at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

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  7. Yes, yes, yes, Donna! I love the effect of the stamping/spritzing! The lovely veining of the color as it drifts away from the flowers is beautiful! I also love how the die cut looks in front of it!

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    1. Thank you, Kara. I think I've finally figured out I'm a CAL girl at heart. CAL with dimension, obviously!
      Appreciate your kind words...
      Donna. X

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  8. Such a pretty tag card and a great Case of Anja's card. Love how the blue appears to bleed from the flower heads.
    Thanks for MYM at ATSM this week. :)

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    1. Thank you, Julie. I always feel a little nervous when I post something 'new' to me. Glad you like it :)

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  9. What a beautiful tag and I love the blue against the white background, it works so well! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

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  10. Fabulous take on Anja's tag - I love how the flowers in the background give such vibrant splashes of colour! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

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    1. Thank you, Claire. So glad CAS-ual Friday's is back for more great challenges :)

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  11. It may have been trial and error to you, Donna, but I see no errors here. I think the effect you've created is beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week x

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    1. Hello Neets... and thank you.
      I guess I need to learn to stand behind what I think 'works' and not worry so much about what anyone else thinks, but in truth any comments I receive are like my 'sounding board'... so thank you for taking the time to let me know this 'works' for you :)
      Have a lovely week...

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  12. This is beautiful Donna, i love how you did make these flowers and the colours are so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at ATSC.
    Greetings, Danoesja

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  13. Love, love, LOVE it Donna! So pretty...beautiful work!!!

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    1. Thank you, Pam :)
      Torrential rain here in my part of the U.K. today. Hope it's more pleasant where you are!

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  14. I really, really love your take on my tag it's lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Anja :)
      Have a good weekend.

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  15. Beautiful tag Donna,and a perfect take on the inspiration tag too!Hoping to stop by and say hello again,hugs,Nessa xxxx

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    1. Thank you, Nessa :)
      Hope life is treating you kindly...

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  16. A beautiful tag. Very elegant en stylish! Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

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  17. What a beautiful tag with great artsy feel! I love the soft bg you created. Thanks for popping by my blog the other day and leaving a sweet comment!

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    1. Hello. Nice to meet you, Nonni!
      Glad you like the tag card. Will be back to see more of your work soon :)

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  18. Beautiful tag in my favourite colours! Love the splatters and the arrangement of die cuts. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

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    1. Thank you, Susan :)
      Making this into a tag card wasn't quite as straightforward as I thought it would be. I basically cut and layered up the tag panel, and then used the same tag die to make a card by letting the top overhang. This gave me room at the front to add a peg and keep the whole tag shape, but what I didn't factor in was the watercolour card shrinking so the sizes didn't marry up. Talk about a headache!!!

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