Tuesday, 22 July 2014

12 Tags of 2014, Tag You're It


Two tags for you today. The first one is my offering for the 12 Tags of 2014 for July.  The umbrella man was a spare from making this card.  I performed a little surgery on him by turning him into a barefoot paddler.  (I drew his bare feet and rolled up pant legs on the reverse and trimmed them.)

I made the wet sand from Walnut Stain Distress Stickles and sprinkled some copper embossing powder onto it and let it dry naturally.  I don't have a bubble embossing folder so I just used a stylus and a soft mat to draw bubbles in a piece of acetate.  I bought the stylus over 40 years ago to use on stencils for a Roneo Gestetner duplicating machine at work.  See, that's how long I've been using stencils!  And more remarkable is the fact that I kept the stylus, through relocating to Australia for six years and re-relocating back to the UK.  Never throw anything away, you never know when you might need it ;))

Anyway, back to the tag.  Here's Tim's:


Sand, tick.  Bubble layer, tick.  Watery background, tick.  Starts going pear-shaped after that!  I'm also entering this into Simon Says Monday - A mid-Summer Challenge



The next tag is for the new Tag, You're It challenge with guest designer Laura Bassen:


I used an embossing folder as a paint palette to take a print.  There was too much white space so I sponged over the white with the same colours.  Rather than a vellum leaf layer, I used a branch from my stash, left over from making this card.  The black ribbon was pre-stamped with the sentiment.


17 comments:

  1. Fabulous take on Tims tag, made me smile and the second is delish, great tags!

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  2. Oh my... These tags are amazing.. I just love how u used the umbrella guy, love his bare feet and rolled up pant legs- so creative.

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  3. Awesome creations, Miss Lady!!

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  4. wow. Both of them are awesome.

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  5. Fabulous tags Shirley ...... great take on Tim's 12 Tags challenge, I just love his bare feet ... so clever! Have a great day .... hugs Linda xx

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  6. Oh my gosh! I love the bare feet - genius!
    Your other tag is fantabulous!!

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  7. That first tag exemplifies your creativity and talent! Wonderful idea and execution.

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  8. Wow all of your tags are GREAT Shirley. The first one very painterly. Love your take on Laura's tag too. Thanks for playing along with us at the Tag You're It! Challenge!

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  9. Two fab tags Shirley. Love your silhouette guy dancing in the rain with bare feet! :) Loll xx

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  10. Wonderful tags, Shirley! I love your take on Laura's tag. Must try that inked embossing folder technique!

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  11. Both tags are amazing! I am in awe looking at both of them especially the first one. So many gorgeous details. Love it. Thanks for playing along TYIC!

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  12. WOW!!! Stunning work!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  13. That first rag is to die for :) love ur creative style, it is such a stunner !

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  14. You're a gifted surgeon, Shirley! That umbrella chap looks so fun with his rolled up trousers and bare feet ... awesome! Gorgeous take on Laura's tag ... simply lovely! Anita :)

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  15. Shirley, I love your take on the July tag! Simply stunning!

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  16. Gorgeous tags! I especially love your take on Laura's tag!

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