Saturday, April 6, 2013

Distress Powder Flower Power!

Well...not really, but it sounds cool! I absolutely HAD TO participate in the Making Art Challenge #7 over at the Everything Wendy Vecchi Yahoo Group, which is based on Tim's Distress Embossing Powder, because I missed the last one (No time!) and am going to miss the next. 
Why am I going to miss the next one you ask? Well...ahem...it's because...ahem...I AM GOING ON A TRIP TO ENGLAND WITH DEBBY SCHUH!!! Yes...I am soooo excited! Debby is the ultimate tour guide, and she twisted my arm real hard and made me go on this trip, and then twisted my hubby's arm to allow it all to happen! I am one of seven, and we have a week of adventures awaiting! I'm hoping for good weather! And I am really hoping to see Hels!!! We have a plan in the works, and I have the Cheetos's ready, among a few other things! So of course, I am linking this tag to her Sunday Stamper challenge this week for "Nature"...it will be the last one for a while. After England, I am taking a little super secret side trip that I will want you to guess about a little later! ;0)
Layers and layers of Distress Paint made the background! I love this stuff!
I painted Ranger's Specialty Stamping Paper with Mustard Seed Distress Paint, dried it, and stamped the Wendy's flower with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. I covered this with Spiced Marmalade Distress Embossing Powder. I should have removed a little here and there...forgot. I heated and removed the release crystals when it cooled. I cut this out, and inked the edges in the same Distress Ink.
I thought using Wendy's new British Art Stamp Set was appropriate for this...hehehehe! I stamped the pen in Jet Black Archival, and poured Peeled Paint Distress Embossing Powder on it, heat, cooled, brushed...you got the picture. I love the green on the black. The pics do not do this justice. I stamped the Ford's Pen sign in Broken China Distress Paint.
I started stamped some of my favorite background images on the tag using various brightly colored Distress Inks. I messed up on stamping the sentiment with the Jet Black and got ink in places it shouldn't be, so out came the pen to help with doodles and such. I stamped the grass portion with the Houndstooth in Mowed Lawn Distress Paint.
I loved the Houndstooth so much, I kept going onto the ribbon.
The Blossom Bucket center needed to be orange for this, so Alcohol Ink came to my rescue. More doodling and outlining with Distress Markers helped the scene, and I finished the tag by inking the edges with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.
 
 

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I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon! Cherrio Chaps!!!

36 comments:

  1. Super tag! Have a great trip!

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  2. Wow! It is so beautiful tag. I love it. So brilliant flower from the stem of the pen it is a very imaginative. And the background is really stunning so beautiful colors.
    Greetings Asia :)

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  3. Oh Anita! I cannot tell you how absolutely thrilled I am for you and your husband. Enjoy dear friend. Thanks for the tutorial, too. Hugs, Yvonne

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  4. This is a beautiful tag Anita. Love the distress powder flower, so pretty. That background is to die for too, awesome!!!

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  5. Stunning tag! The background is amazing and I love all the added WV elements! Hope you have a great trip in the UK!!

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  6. Love the tag - great idea to use the pen that way. Hope you have the best time here in Blighty (pack your thermals!!!) It is bound to be good if you are meeting up with Hels. And your next plans sound intriquing... hugs Jenny x

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  7. so pretty gentle and light. love the flower..and that sentiment is awesome!
    hugs
    susan s

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  8. I think what I love the most about this post is that you admit you are not perfect in your art--- because I have you on a pretty high pedestal--and that admission is keeping you up there even higher! My secret side trip would be to where my parents got married--so envious of your trip to England.

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  9. Well this is exciting news! Love your tag, and how you dyed the BB piece with AIs. Can't wait to hear all about your adventures!

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  10. Such a happy flower! Love the pen as the stem and the houndstooth on the ribbon is to die for! Have a grand old time on your trip! Hmmm, secret side trip. Bet its something fun and maybe something that will change your future??? Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Sharon

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  11. Hello Anita
    Well what an exciting time for you, I hope you enjoy England.
    I think the subtleness of the Bg on your Tag is a perfect backdrop for the bold Yellow flower which relates a happiness(that you are obviously feeling at this time}and warmth(let us hope you get some!} And although you have accents of cold Black, it still depicts a wonderful freshness.
    It looks gorgeous.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  12. Anita you amaze me every time! Your style is really unique and now I love him too much for the spectacular color combinations that you use! Hope you have a great trip in Europe!!! BArbarayaya

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  13. A great tag, great use of embellies too! Have a great trip!! Hugstrace x

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  14. A very beautiful and colourful tag. I love the idea to use a pen as a tem for the lovely flower. Awesome background, too. Suzanne

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  15. Fabulous warm Tag you have created my friend. I love all the details and your flower is amazing. Have a fabulous trip to England and I know you will have a great time with Hels, who has been promoting the Melt Pot on TV this week. Look forward to hearing all about your travels...TFS

    Annie x

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  16. What a beautiful tag you have made Anita, a ray of sunshine ( I am under the duvet & there is white stuff falling out of the sky!) make sure you bring warm clothes the the UK as there is no heat wave forecast anytime soon & ENJOY your trip. Glad to see you have supplies of Cheetohs....my stepdaughter sends the occasional food parcel too although I did find some Cheetos in Aberdeen last week, small packets at eye-watering prices!!!!

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  17. Gorgeous tag Anita, Fabulous background & flower.. what a exciting time for you.. Coming to England.. it's a little cold here at the moment so bring some sweaters with you!! I hope you have a super time & would love to know your secret side trip..I'm sure it will be fun!! Hugs May x x x

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  18. The tag is just amazing - so beautiful springlike. It fits to our finally arrived late spring. I wish you all a wonderful trip with many beautiful impressions and look forward to read from you when you get back. Have lots of fun and I'll send you many greetings, Dagmar

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  19. Gorgeous tag Anita! Love the background, the hounds-tooth ribbon, the brilliant flower - everything really. So glad your trip is a definite and that you do get to see Hels, what fun you will all have! It is still very cold over here but the sun has been shining for a few days now - it must be getting prepared for your visit! Have a wonderful time with your friends dear lady. Hugs, Anne x

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  20. Fab Tag! and ooh you are coming to my neck of the woods! I did Ranger U with Debby, and she loves London.. you will have a great trip! guess you won't have time to come and visit me, but if you do...just let me know.. we are about 50 miles from London :)
    Have a safe journey
    xx

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  21. Your tag is AWESOME! I love all those "Anita's Attention To Detail" details you put into eveything you make.

    Have a blast in England. Sounds like it's gonna be a fab trip!

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  22. omg, a pen as a stalk, GENIUS!!! LOVE your creation hun and I cannot wait to see you!!! Safe travels and see you Tuesday for a day of laughing, shopping, drinking, eating, talking... not necessarily in that order either rofl Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  23. Absolutely fabulous tag Anita !
    How lucky are you coming to England and seeing the talented Hels as well
    LOL about the Cheeto's
    Have a wonderful time x

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  24. You're coming to England????? If you're anywhere near my area, I shall come & bow down before you!! :) Have a wonderful time - it'll be impossible not to!
    Gorgeous tag, the background is stung & I love how you used the pen stamp.

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  25. Wonderfuk tag, love the idea with the pen and all other elements, and the sunny color makes it so cheerful.

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  26. This is just so cute, Anita. Love the bright colors and the sentiment is terrific. How exciting your trip sounds. Hope you will have a sensational time!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  27. Awesome tag! Love the background (I am loving the paints too!). I think the pen as the stem is just genius. I have to learn to doodle as yours is great! So excited for you to be having a traveling adventure! I hope you have a blast. Make sure you have some fish and chips while there and plenty of tea! I am curious about your side trip...Can't wait to hear about it!

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  28. Anita, you got me at "I am going to England with Debby's Schuh" Wowzer!! That is awesome!! I love the work she does, and can't wait to hear all about your adventures with her!!!
    Oh, tag is lovely...as always!

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  29. Fantastic tag Anita, I love the colours and the beautiful presentation. I hope you have a good trip and I'm sure you will enjoy it too. Hugs Rita xx

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  30. That is such a gorgeous and warm tag Anita. Just what we need at the moment! Have a good trip. Kim

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  31. What a fabulous tag, so full of colour and zing, and I LOVE that sentiment! How exciting that you have a trip to the UK coming up... hope you have the most wonderful time... but how sad I am that I'm in the Czech Republic while you're there - bah!! Hope to hear all about your adventures...
    Alison xx

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  32. Love your painty tag and that sentiment! Sounds like you have a fantastic adventure ahead of you! What a nice hubby you have!

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  33. I really love this tag, wonderful colors and great spring feeling.

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  34. This is such a totally fun "Flower Power"tag. Takes me right back to 1970!

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  35. This is a gorgeous tag!! Have a fun trip! That's so exciting! :)

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  36. Absolutely wonderful Anita! Thanks so much for joining the MAC, and being a loyal supporter! Love what you did with the powders!

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