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Monday, April 2, 2012

Tag- I'm it for April

Hi ya friends,
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood... a beautiful day cuz I'm on vacation, Spring vacation! Yes, finally a few extra moments for lovely crafternoons.
 Today I'm sharing my April tag for:
 The challenge this month was stamping on embossing folders & then inking away. I have loads of T!m supplies---> except for what he uses for his tags! Ugh... well, I used what I do have & gave it my little spin.
Here's my tag:
I have to say, I felt a bit squeamish about stamping on my precious embossing folder with permanent ink, but I trusted T!m, & I went for it (with a folder I happen to have an extra of ;) but just as T!m said, it all came right off with the stamp cleaner. I won't doubt you again T!m. I think the technique & the results are pretty cool!

The deets:
I stamped the Leafy Branch CB EF with SU Weathered Background stamp with black Archival Ink. Then I used Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, & Wild Honey Distress Inks & blended them on the tag with my Inkssentials blending tool.With that technique it looks like the crackle/distressing is behind the leaves. It kinda looks like vines climbing up a wall.  cool :)
Then I die cut the tree (Marianne Designs) & embossed it with Vintage Photo embossing powder & the leaves with some green powder I had since I didn't have Peeled Paint. I was not too happy with the green color so I tried to fix it by adding Peeled Paint Stickles. The fence, grass, & bird are MS punches. I added "April 2012" to the ticket & tucked it behind the fence. To finish, I added some scrap bits of two-tone ribbon that happen to match tumbled glass & peeled paint to the top of the tag.

I've had a lot of fun with each tag & technique so far! Can't wait for the next one :) By the way, I have also been taking part in T!m's Creative Chemistry 101 classes & had several a-ha moments! He really is a master of his craft.

Thanks so much for peeking today!
Gotta Go!

17 comments:

  1. Hi Karli I really like your version of Tim's tag and your lovely background was definitely worth inking your embossing folder for!

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  2. Wow.......awesome. Love the background!

    Hugs,
    Gaby

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  3. Love it! I do like how it looks like a vine climbing up a wall! It all goes together beautifully!

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  4. Great tag. Love the use of the embossing for the background..Great scene you created!!

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  5. gorgeous tag, love the colors and the background!

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  6. Fab tag! Love the embossed tree and background (though I would be leery of applying ink to an EF too!).

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  7. Karli,I like your tree tag! Nice improvising using the stash that you had on hand. I had to improvise as well. I love doing Tim's tags. I also took chemistry 101 classes and loved them all! Come visit me anytime at: http://blueroomink.blogspot.com/
    oh, yes, I am now a follow... :)

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  8. I like your composition and color choices. Blessings!

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  9. felicidades eres una ganadora de las etiquetas de Tim/abril. Es muy bonita tu propuesta!

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  10. Confratulations! Love the tag xx

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  11. Beautiful tag! Congratulations on winning the TH April tag challenge!!!

    ~Vanessa W

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  12. Congratulations, love your tag!!!

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  13. Congratulations on being a winner with your April tag! Looking forward to seeing your May tag.

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  14. Boy, I certainly love your tag - wonderful creation!
    Sandy

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