Tuesday, 26 June 2012

FREE SPIRIT






...things work out best for those who make the best of the way things are...
- Barbara Johnson -


...hello everyone today I'm sharing with you a Tag that had started out life with a heart & wings  but I had to think quickly to change it completely as un-beknown to me it was almost identicle to a fellow crafters !...



...I have embossed the tag with the tall trees & the sun ray folders..


...the sun rays have been shaded with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink & then hand sewn with yellow thread through the rays to add depth, the sky is Tumble Glass...


...I inked some tissue paper with Peeled Paint then stamped randomly with one of Tim's stamps in Timber Brown Stazon to get the effect of branches...I then put the crumpled tissue through the tall trees embossing folder and carefully pulled away at the outline & glued that on top of to give the trees a 3D look & again add depth...


...the Fawn has been shaded in Frayed Burlap, over & over for depth of colour,...



...the flowers & fronds are Tim's Distress Paper with center buttons
...I'm putting this Tag in for two challenges...

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...thank you for dropping by today...
xxx






34 comments:

  1. This is an interesting tag and I love the colours and shapes

    xxxx

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  2. I think this is just beautiful Mel! :0)

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  3. Ooh I think this is stunning,love the stitch details...fab images.A beautiful tag.xxx

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  4. Wow this is stunning! Still cannot believe we had the same thoughts and sorry you had to change your original plans...but this tag is beautiful, so many subtle techniques to create a stunning piece! This is a delight!! Just love it! Trace x !

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  5. Loving your fab tag and the great way you have crafted the trees. x

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  6. Oh this is gorgeous, your hand stitching is perfect, love what you have done with the trees and the deer looks delightful with his spots on. A wonderful, wonderful tag. I love it. A x

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  7. Stunning tag Mel, full of detail. Love the sun rays, the stitching really makes them pop, and the trees look fab - clever idea. x
    Thanks for your lovely comment, it was not a good day yesterday. At least the tag turned out ok though. Hope today's a little better. xxx

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  8. Really really gorgeous Mel.
    You´ve an exciting Tag. Love all the details. xoxo

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  9. Your tag is fabulous Mel! I love all of the details and the theme!

    Sarah x

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  10. Another beautiful creation! Love all the tiny little details!

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  11. Oh wow soooooo BEAUTIFULL this tag Mel!!!
    Al the loveley details......LOVE it all!!!!
    This is realy a MASTER peace.
    Greetz Patricia

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  12. WOW Mel this is beautiful what a fabulous piece full of stunning work well done Hugs Elaine

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous, I love the texture on the trees from the tissue and the stitching on the rays is fabulous. Wonderful design and cleverly use of materials. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  14. It turned out beautifully, the added depth from the stitching is a great idea. x

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  15. Absolutely stunning...WOW!! A beautiful tag, that you should be so proud of... :)
    Love Emma xx

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  16. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know what it would have looked like before you changed it, but it turned out beautiful! great job Mel!!!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  17. Fabulous, love all the texture and depth . Lynne xx

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  18. Lovely, Mel--such rich texture!

    :)

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  19. Ooh... great techniques, love all the texture on your beautiful tag Mel! xx

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  20. WOWWEE!! Glad you changed your plans as this is a triumph! LOVE those trees - would never have thought of doing that with tissue and an embossing folder. The colours really work too. Thanks for all your lovely comments, hugs Buttons x

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  21. This is beautiful. I love all the wonderful details you have included.
    Debbie x

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  22. Another gorgeous tag - I love the texture on the trees and the detail of your stitching - so neat and carefully worked - I love the whole feel of it.

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  23. Fantastic Tag Mel and really creative with all your techniques
    x catherine

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  24. Fabulous tag Mel... love the textures of the tree and the stitch detail is Fantastic.. love it!!! simply Brillant.. Hugs May x x x

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  25. Wow this is gorgeous, love that stitching, fantastic

    Sam xxx

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  26. Hi Mel

    Fantastic as always.

    I love all the texture and depth you have created.

    The sun's ray are amazing!!!

    Love Jules xx

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  27. WOW! This tag is just lovely to look at! I like the stitching on the rays and those trees look amazing!

    Thanks for sharing your creativity at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!
    -Sarah

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  28. Awesome....love the trees and the 3D idea behind. I have to hold that in mind.

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  29. Your techniques are fabulous and this design is exceptional! Love the fact that you stitched through the rays....AWESOME!!!!!

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  30. WOW, WOW, and WOW again!!! Mel, this is just fabulous. Love the forest feel you have given this - your tissue paper trees are amazing and your stitched sun rays are inspired! Your BG is terrific too. Simply a sensational piece of work. So happy you shared it with us this time around at Frilly and Funkie.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  31. Hi Mel, just called back to say that there is a Mel listed as a winner of Tim Holtz Summer Distress Inks, thought it might be you but on his blog, posted by Mario, the links cannot be opened. Hope it is you! Anne x

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  32. Wow, how cool is it ?! Your idea is fantastic and your tag looks wonderful.

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  33. love this tag, the stitching in the rays really adds to the details. hope to catch you at the extravaganza.
    mark

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  34. wow mel this is absolutely fabilicious...love all the texture and those gorgeous scrumpled trees...hugs kath xxx

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...thankyou so much for taking the time to drop by my blog...I hope you like what you see...warm wishes...Mel :)