Monday, April 27, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 - April

Howdy there crafters! Nothing like the last minute to post my tag for Tim's April tag for 12 Tags of 2015!  I've been on the road solid for three weeks to teach, watch baseball tournaments, and golf tournaments. I think I've been home a total of four days after Easter...yikes...oh the laundry that is waiting for me!!! Anyway, I've found time to craft in the car and in hotel rooms, and managed to snag a sewing machine to finish my tag!
I knew I wanted a red flower...of course...so I used the chrysanthemum stamp and took inspiration for coloring it from this picture on the internet.
I inked a Ranger #10 Manila tag with Aged Mahogany completely covering it. I LOVE how juicy the Mini Distress Inks are. LOVE!!!
Then I misted the tag with Tim's new Distress Sprayer only pressing the trigger slightly to get awesome droplets of water! LOVE this new tool!
Then came all the die cutting, and I added the Mini Heart from the Tiny Shapes set! So cute!!!
I used the new Fossilized Amber Distress Marker for part of the background...awesome butterscotchy color!!!
I added Gumdrops, but colored them with Mushroom Alcohol Ink first. I also stamped on the Crinkle Ribbon after coloring it using the same flower stamp.
 
Phew...just in time! And...I have loved looking at everyone's April tag too. Fabulous inspiration abounds!!! 

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I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

20 comments:

  1. OH MY SOUL!!!! i love this!!!! how freakin rich is this!!! beautiful beautiful.....b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l!!!!

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  2. Wow Just Stunning!! The color is amazing! And of course your attention to detail is off the charts.
    You need to frame this last minute beauty

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  3. Magnificient! Gorgeous colors.

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  4. So rich looking with the mahogany! You must been worn out from all that time on the road but have still managed to produce a beautiful tag:-)

    Sally (& no I don't hate you for not managing to 'visit' more often....makes me appreciate it when you do LOL)

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  5. Gorgeous Anita! Love the red and how you've painted the Chrysanth is fabulous! Sue C x

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  6. Beautiful watercolor play Anita!

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  7. Wow, this is so cool Anita! I love your coloring...and I love Aged Mahogany..one of my faves! Love it!!

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  8. oh wow! so beautiful Anita!! I love it! TFS

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  9. Gorgeous watercolouring Anita and love how you added the stamp to the ribbon as well! Totally impressed you did this on the road ☺

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  10. Gorgeous tag! Well done with your short timeframe:)

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  11. And what a beautiful tag it is too! I love the gorgeous background colour, it really makes the topper stand out and your Chrysanthemum is stunning! Love this! Hugs, Anne xx

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  12. The richness in that aged mahogany ink made your take for the TH tag spectacular. Blessings!

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  13. Your tag is beautiful - the colors so rich and lovely. I will be crafting from the road soon and I know that is not easy but you did a great job.

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  14. Absolutely ADORE this version! Pinned!! Jenny x

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  15. Wow Anita! Love your April tag! So beautifully colored! Love the white accents! Hugs, Sandra

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  16. Absolutely Fantastic !
    the colours are perfect and I love that stamp x

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  17. Your April tag is incredible! your flowers are so rich, vibrant , totally in love with them! Great piece as always! Barbarayaya

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  18. Gorgeous with the rich jewelled red card, and I love the sunshine colours in the sky.
    Alison xx

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