Sunday, September 19, 2010

Anne's Technique Challenge

I believe this is the first stand-alone tag I've ever made!  I have Anne Gaal to thank for that!  She has a challenge on her blog to use at least 3 techniques and make a tag.  She is a wonderful teacher and has many gorgeous examples of these techniques on her blog; I encourage you to take some time and enjoy it.  And Anne, "Andi sent me"!  Andi had posted earlier today about Anne's challenge, and that was in the back of my mind as I made the card in my previous post.  I had so much fun making these backgrounds - thank you, Anne, for making me do this!  I hope this is the first of many tags that I make!


I started with white glossy cardstock, and used the blending tool to color it with wild honey and spiced marmalade distress inks, and cranberry Adirondack ink.  Then I spritzed the music background cling with a mix of perfect pearls and water, and overstamped that onto my background colors.  I heat-set that, then used all of the above inks to overstamp the little maple leaf.  Next was the overstamping of the sweet birds. I then used a bit of leftover background from my previous card to stamp the sentiment, framing it in kraft and hanging it on twine.  It wouldn't hang at the right angle, so I used a bit of Glossy Accents as glue to hold it exactly where I wanted it, and to add my little heart button. 


Here's a detail picture to show you the effect of the perfect pearl stamping.  So, here are the techniques I used: 
           making a Distress Ink background using blending tool and foam
           water stamping onto Distress Inks
           stamping with the same color of Distress Ink
           using Glossy Accents as a glue
           over-stamping

AND, since this uses orange and string, I'm also entering it into the wee Memories Scrappy Saturday challenge.  Please scroll on down to the post below to see a very similar project using some of the same techniques.

Supplies: glossy white cardstock, wild honey and spiced marmalade distress inks, cranberry Adirondack ink, versafine onyx black ink, Hero Arts CG222 Music Background, CL361 Season of Giving, CraftySecrets #SM-01 Bird Notes, orange dotty ribbon, twine, orange heart button             

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!!! I am so glad I was able to get you to Anne's challenge!
    Gorgeous tag, and I sure hope this is the beginning of lots more!!

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  2. Very pretty tag and that pearl technique is very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories:)

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  3. Lin, What a stunning tag! You used these techniques beautifully! I love the effect of the musical notes, stamped with the perfect pearl water. . .sooo pretty! These colors are fantastic too! Nicely done, my friend!

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  4. Wow this is stunning, Lin! Gorgeous colours and combination of stamps! I love the results you achieved using all these great techniques!

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  5. Hi, Lin! What a pretty tag! I love the warm fall tones! You got great results with the Perfect Pearls + water stamping! I love that you made a tag on a tag! Love the birds and leaves and music together, too. Thanks so much for participating in my challenge! :-)

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  6. Lin, Your tag is so beautifully done. And, your last 3 posts are fabulous (as always). Thanks for mentioning the Ribbon Girl blog, I like the challenge and will visit you there.
    Lucille K :)

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  7. such a cool tag Lin. Love the techniques you used. Perfect.

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  8. Stunning layer of inks!! This tag certainly is singing with beauty!

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  9. Great Tag Lin!!!Very nice combo, color and stamps and tech.
    donna

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  10. Gorgeous colours Lin and love all the techniques you incorporated onto the tag!

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  11. Beautiful work as always Lin! Come peek in on my blog when you get a minute. I think You will be happy! :)

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  12. Oh my. This is so stunning. The background are very pretty and goes well with thw birds and leaves. Such a great work.

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  13. gorgeous! love the amazing background!

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  14. Very lovely tag! Oh... was this really the first stand-alone tag? This is so stunning based on your great skills! Love this a lot! :)

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  15. Oh my!! Look at you, this is absolutely gorgeous, such a go getter you are! I admire your tenacity in always trying out new techniques and always getting in the challenges, you have such great energy!

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  16. So pretty Lin, love the birds stamp!

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  17. Lin, so pretty and fab... love it.

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  18. Absolutely beautiful tag! Thanks for playing the Wee Memories challenge this week!

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  19. Fabulous! Love the colors and the layers! Gorgeous!

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  20. What a SWEET tag! I can hear the songbirds singing...love the colors, too!

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  21. What a beautiful, shimmery tag! Great job!

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  22. Lin, this is sooo pretty! Awesome colors!

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