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Monday, 5 November 2018

DV #190 Use Dies and Punches

Our challenge today at Dream Valley is to use your dies and punches. We are sponsored by

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I started with a blank Graphic 45 Staples Large Tag in Ivory for the back layer, which I edged with a few different alchemy waxes. However, in the end when I went to put it together there wasn’t enough contrast between the main layer and the base so I gessoed over it! Hey these Graphic 45 tags aren’t cheap, I wasn’t going to throw it away!

The butterfly is a die from Sheena Douglass and I cut and embossed it and then covered it in water before adding three shades of Aqua Flow pens from Tonic in the blue/green range and one in the yellow range. I then added a layer of midas gold aqua flow which gives a lovely gold sparkle.

The top layer of the tag I cut out with the Graphic 45 Large Tag die, sized to fit perfectly over their staples tags. I die cut this in turquoise, but again in the event I decided it was too dark as turquoise and went over the whole thing with a wash of Inka Gold wax in Mint Green. BUT before all that. I embossed the cut out tag with a script embossing folder from Crafters Companion. I added patches of various different colour Pentart Wazes in a bright pink, purple, orange, yellow and lime!. As I said though, the fact the background had been turquoise was still showing through too darkly so I did the Mint Green wash over the top of it all. The photograph isn’t that good, but you can still see all the lovely colours underneath, but now it goes with the butterfly much better than before.

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You can see the sparkle better in this picture, and also the underlying colours.

I added various cogs/gears from several different dies – Tim Holtz and sue Wilson I think, two metal keys and three diecut sentiments from Spellbinders, which look a bit like those old Dymo Labelmakers in that they emboss the word, which I then went over with a purple inkpad from Wendy Vecchi. The ribbons and yarns are from my stash, as are the gems on the butterfly..

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I am entering this into:-

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #20 Anything Goes with A Critter
A Perfect Time to Craft – #11 anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge – #11 Anything Goes
CraftaholicsRUs – Oct: Tag Challenge
Crafteezee – Nov: Anything But a Card
Crafts Galore Encore – Nov: #57 Anything Goes
Creatalicious – #150 Anything Goes with Optional Embossing
Createful Heart – #2 Add A Sentiment
Just Keep On Creating – Nov: Anything Goes
LeAnn’s World 101 – #8 Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #93 Anything Goes
Love To Craft – Nov: #28 Anything Goes
Not Just Cards – Oct: Anything Goes
Rhedd’s Creative Spirit – Nov: Anything Goes
We Love 2 Create – #14 Anything Mixed Media

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7 comments:

  1. This tag is beautiful, lovely butterflies and the addition of your detail with cogs and words.make for astunning tag and the colours work so well together.xx

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  2. This tag is just gorgeous, I love the butterflies and the embossed background adds so much depth to the overall project.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at the

    November 2018 Anything goes link-up at Just Keep On Creating.

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  3. Wow this is gorgeous .Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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  4. I love everything about this tag love all the detailsThank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/


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  5. Hi this is stunning I love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for the current challenge which is always Anything Goes. The sponsor is Beccy’s Place. Jackie DT

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  6. Wow, Lin! What amazing finishes on your gorgeous tag! I love all those tiny gears in gold, and the shine you've achieved - fantastic textures! So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for supporting us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner or A Designer Favorite. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
    Smiles,
    Donna
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

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  7. What a lovely tag! Thank you for linking with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge.

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