Wednesday, August 8, 2012

12 Tags of 2012 - August

Tim's tag this month was absolutely stunning! I loved the feminine and vintage feel it had, with that tiny bit of grunge as well,  so I wanted to do mine the same way, but I didn't have all the goods. I know wonders never seize...right?!? 
So I had to improvise a little. Then there was the trick to making a jumbo tag work (my favorite size), which usually causes me grief, but I made this texture fade work by embossing with it three times to get the effect I needed. I have been collecting cameos for quite some time now, and have a great little stash of them, so I decided to use one here since I didn't have the silhouette stamp. I added lace to the bottom because I didn't have the die to cut it. So then, I thought I ought to just keep going with my improvisations and use some other flowers instead of the gorgeous ones he made with the pinecone die, which I just happen to have. I changed the sentiment up as well, because frankly, I have to remind myself to find the beautiful points and/or things in my daily life when I get so bogged down with other things that are not so beautiful. Always count your blessings!!!
I am submitting this tag to Linda's Compendium of Curiousities II Challenge based on Tim's book of the same name, using his "Perfect Pearls Mist" technique, and to Simon Says Stamp & Show's challenge of "Paint It"...lots of gold acrylic goodness going on here. 

Supplies:
From My Stash: Sizzix Texture Fade, Girl Paperie Jubilee Clear Stamps, cameo

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!



37 comments:

  1. Wow!! Beautiful really beautiful xox

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  2. Hi Anita, your tag is stunning, really really stunning, I just want to keep looking at it! That lace is divine and love the sentiment (as well as everthing else). I only have one item too, the pinecone die, but I am still going to have a go too, but happily bogged down with the Olympics......Anne x

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  3. Anita, you did it again!!! Another absolutely beautiful piece of art!!! :)

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  4. Beautiful tag, Anita. Love how you used the cameo for the silhouette.

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  5. Stunning, Anita. I would have been disappointed if you hadn't put your own spin on this tag. Love "Anita" touches. The cameo and lace, the shimmer...WoW! Love the sentiment, too. I need that reminder :)

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  6. Love this! Your choice of colors are amazing, it really looks vintage. The cameo is great.

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  7. Anita...your tag is lovely. I really love your embossed background. You have really achieved a beautiful vintage feeling with that delicately painted and antiqued embossing. Love your cameo, your lace at the bottom and those gorgeous roses, too. And your sentiment...HOW TRUE IS THAT?! And you are so right...we all need to count our blessings and find the beauty in each day. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  8. Anita, your tag is just beautiful! The time that you took on the background embossing was definitely worth the effort. The flowers and lace on the bottom make it shimmer! The whole project is elegant.

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  9. Ooohh, how fabulous is this? I really love it - your background looks amazing - what embossing folder did you use?. And your flowers look gorgeous sprayed like that! Great minds think alike - I just finished my OCC piece for Saturday using a cameo - LOL.

    Have a great day.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  10. Wow...I love this!!!
    Beautiful background and I love the rose lace.

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  11. I'd definitely display that piece in a place of honor!

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  12. This turned out lovely! Great idea to use a cameo image instead of the silhouette stamp. Gorgeous background and flowers! Thank you for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous Anita, LOVE the flowers, and I love the cameo..very cool!

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  14. A beautiful take on Tims tag...good luck with all the challenges you are entering it into too.

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  15. Its stunning and well put together I love it x

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  16. Wow Anita, this tag is stunning! Love everything about it! The cameo is gorgeous and I like that you've used a jumbo tag! So much more to see! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  17. Perfect! I love the cameo standing in for the silhouette, creamy and beautiful. Your PP background is gorgeous (I finally managed to get in on the CCII game this week!), and the colours of the whole tag are just scrumptious - so deliciously vintage. A wonderful, wonderful tag!
    Alison x

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  18. Oh, so pretty!! I love everything you did on this challenge!!

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  19. I love this tag! All is perfect!!!! great great work!!! Kiss Barbarayaya

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  20. Every element is beautiful and they all work so well together. But that gilded background.....stunning!

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  21. OMG gorgeous!!! Methinks the Duke of Distress designed this challenge for the girlies and you have really put your stamp on it. Hugs, Buttons x

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  22. So gorgeous Anita. I just love it.

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  23. simply beautiful - truly a work of art!

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  24. Stunning!! Really great colour combination and I love cameo.

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  25. fabulous - oozing with vintage loveliness...and great colours! Thanks so much for joining in with Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah.

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  26. Hi Anita This is absolutely gorgeous. Loads of lovely things going on with your improvisations, really lovely xx

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  27. Lots of gold goodness for sure! This is beautiful! It is all about improvising! I did not have that die, so made my own little flowers! Ha! Will post that on Saturday! Have fun!

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  28. Gorgeous Anita Gorgeous! Love the Cameo in there - sometimes improvisation can make better!

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  29. This is so beautiful. I love the colors and the background--everything works together to make this one of my favorite of your projects!

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  30. Darhhhling, clapping you from over the pond! Anita, that is exquisite! I love everything about it, it has such a soft, ethereal beauty to it, not even sure why, but it's one of my favourite things you've done and I echo your wise sentiments too xx

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  31. What can I say that hasn't been said? This is beautiful!!

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  32. Anita hermosa tag como todo lo que haces! felicidades!

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  33. Just gorgeous, love all the details.

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  34. This is a beautiful tag, I love the flowers

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