Friday, May 18, 2012

#4 of 12 of 2012 ...

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Happy Friday, crafty-stampers!

Today's tag was created for Tim Holtz's "12 Tags of 2012," May edition.  For Tim's stepped-out tutorial ... or a look at his amazing creation, clicky HERE.

I did things a bit differently this time around, the main difference being that I decided against the UTEE'd flowers.  They came out nice enough ... but I decided I preferred a more vibrant flower versus the gauzy, filmy embossed look.  I'll use those UTEE'd flowers and leaves in another project, she said, as she added 'em to her "use-later pile."

This tag also qualifies for a number of fabulous challenges ... for a complete list, please see the bottom of this post.  And for the down-low on all of the product I used creating this tag, check out the Tag Recipe, below.

Soooo, I was hangin' out at Sheila's yesterday when she got a frantic phone call from her crazy fun sister, Jill.

"Are you insane?!?  Do not 'try it out' or 'break it down!'  Take it to the Sheriff's Office ... immediately!" Sheila demanded before hanging up.

"What's goin' on?" I asked.

"Jill found an old shotgun up in her attic ... she says she thinks it's loaded."

"Oh, well, then you did the right thing to tell her to take it to the Sheriff's Office."  

Twenty minutes later, Sheila gasped, then got a strange look on her face.  Within seconds, she was on her feet, grabbing for her car keys.

"Let's go, Deb, quick!  I forgot to tell her to call first!"

Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me ... have a very crafty weekend!

Today's Challenges:
Tag Recipe:
  • #8 Manila Tag:  Ranger
  •  Vintage [1977] Simplicity Dress-Makers Pattern:  Personal Collection
  • Stamps:  'Seamless Experience' Stamp Set by Tim Holtz; Wings, Unknown
  • Ink:  Pacific Point Dye Ink by Stampin' Up; Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain Distress Inks by Tim Holtz
  • Distress Stain:  Broken China Distress Stain by Tim Holtz
  • Accessories:  Gold Rhinestones by Mark Richards;  Seam Binding by Hug Snug; Fabric Flowers and Leaves; Vintage Thread Spool; Cash Key, Hanger Clip, Jump Ring, and Tissue Tape by Tim Holtz
  • Tools:  1 3/8" Circle Punch by Marvy; Glue 'n' Seal Adhesive by Ranger; Non-Stick Craft Sheet and Ink Blending Tools by Tim Holtz 


42 comments:

pinky said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at crafty Ribbons. Don't forget to pop by the Inspirational Blog, we have prizes every day!!
Pinky

Annie said...

Hi Debs. Cheers for popping across the pond and leaving sweet comments on my blog. I laugh at all your Sheila stories, you must post her photo. Your tag for May is just 'tickety boo' as we say here in Scotland and I am sure Lord Tim of Holtz will love it too. " I really am a poet and didn't even know it " !! Thanks for sharing Debs ....crafty hugs Annie x

Danni said...

I just love coming here and seeing what you've created!! This is amazing! Love the colors and all the fun textures/elements!

Daniele said...

what a great tag love how the flowers come out the top of the spool, so glad you joined us at SCH this week
hugs

EmeralDQueen said...

I like the wings and the color blue you used is very nice.

Jenn Borjeson said...

Oh my gosh - your tag is fabulous and your story is hilarious! :) Thanks for joining us at Desert Islands Crafts! :)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OH MY GOSH Deb ... what a story ... I was sitting on the edge of my seat! Hope everything's okay! Yikes!
Your tag is awesome and I love how you utilized that little thimble! Thanks so much for joining our "SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Darlene
Shelly's Images DT
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Sorry ... did I say thimble? I meant spool (it's late and I'm just trying to get some commenting done! LOL) Have a fabulous weekend!

Anita Houston said...

This is so gorgeous Deb...love those vibrant flowers!!! Your wings are awesome as well! Hope I get a chance to complete mine.

Laura said...

Lovely tag.
Fab amusing story!!

Sandra said...

Love your tag! Those wings are stunning! I'm always amazed that you can combine so many challenges with one project!

Beryl said...

Super tag. Perfect for Rainbow Lady's Inky challenge. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Beryl xx

Wishcraft said...

Ooh this is fab! So many gorgeous details and love the colours too. Thanks for joining in with my WNW challenge hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Rita said...

Debs, you are an amazing woman. Your tag is absolutely fabulous. The colours are so lovely and vibrant too. Like most of the followers ,I love your stories too. Keep em coming is what I say. Hugs Rita xx

Sandy said...

This tag is grand, absolutely wonderful and I love the idea of the flowers in the spool. Very creative and well done!!
Sandy

Rainbow Lady said...

Just super Deb.. love the flowers too. Thanks for sharing
Love Cynthia x

Winnie said...

Such a great tag..Love the wings you added (and colored ) and the vibrant flowers are a great touch to this tag. Hope your story ended well. I would freak out if it were in my attic!

PetraB said...

What a beautiful project! Thank you for joining the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

Stephanie said...

Stunning tag! Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

Mary Lou said...

OMG lovely tag!!! Just love all the added embellies~~so dern cute!!! That sister story--whoa--freaky ;) Hope it turned out ok??
Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!!
Hugz

Terry said...

What is not to love about every inch of this stunning tag! Too clever with the May calendar! Happy Sunday!

Sarah said...

this is a fabulous tag - love that rich colour with the black and blue inks and the wings are a lovely touch! Thanks so much for joining in at My Mojo Monthly! Sarah.

Tonniece said...

Awesome tag woman. Grat charms and love the use od the spool. Too cute.
Big Hugs
T

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

A fantastic tag, Deb. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

Claire said...

Fab tag, I love all the detail and the colours are just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week
Claire xx

Sandy said...

Once again, I will tell you that your creations are marvelous. It is not surprising to me one bit that you are "in the art field". I know your neck of the woods - we used to live in Stuart. Keep on inspiring us kid!!
sandy

Kim Dellow said...

Oh this is just a gorgeous tag, love the details with the thread spool and flowers. Kim

Sharon said...

Wow gorgeous tag! Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad!

CuddlyBunny said...

You chose perfectly! This tag couldn't be more beautiful!

Also ... loving your shattered stains piece below ... it's so vibrant that it appears to glow!

Chris said...

very cool tag!! i too like these flowers! hope you had a nice weekend, sorry i didn't get back to you. scott came home and we were off and running! talk soon!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a breathtaking tag again. Love all the details.

Amanda said...

This tag is stunning! The colors are so deep and bright! Thanks for joining us this month at Unique Crafters Challenge!

Maria said...

Hi, Deb! This is truly beautiful!! I love how yours turned out and I adore the teal accents (it's one of my favorite colors). :)

Susan Flynn said...

What a pretty tag you have created. I love the little spool with the pretty silk flowers in it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges for our Ribbon Challenge hugs Susan x

Ellis said...

Fantastic tag and great details, thanks for mentioning what you are recycling! =)
Thanks for joining us at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent!
Hugs, Elenor DT

Deirdre said...

Beautiful tag - love what you created.

Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay Challenges this week.

Vicki Romaine said...

This tag is awesome. I just love anything TH. Thanks for entering "Tags" at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Vicki Romaine said...

This tag is awesome. I just love anything TH. Thanks for entering "Tags" at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Marjie Kemper said...

What a beauty! Love the wings and the flowers just go so perfectly. This is lovely, Deb!

Becky B. said...

Oh, Deb!! This is AWESOME!! Love the little spool as a vase for those cute flowers...you are so creative! :)

Chris / CS Designs said...

Deb, Love this one too, you have such a way with color. Also love how you used the old thread spool, this is such a clever idea.
Thank for sharing this one with us at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent as well. Both your projects are fabulous.
:) Chris / CS Designs

wendyp said...

Amazing!!! Love the way you've used the spool to place the flowers!