Sunday, 10 June 2012

YOU'RE THE ONE



...act without expectation...
- Lao Tzu -

...hello everyone hope you've had a loVely weekend...
...today I'm sharing with you  a Tag and it's all about texture...



...the background paper is from Tim's Idea-ology pad, which was subtly inked with Tumbled Glass, the cage was inked in the same & had a variety of embossing powders randomly added & heated...


... various cogs n washers were added, some embossed some just inked...


...this bird (not sure if a Crow or a Rook?) was inked in Black Soot then embossed & given a beady eye, which is a black crystal earring! these birds always seem have beady watching eyes...


...instead of ribbon I have chosen some fine pliable jewellry wire as the hanger for this Tag...



...this is a Tim Holtz sentiment inked onto torn white card brushed over with Frayed Burlap...


...I enjoyed making this Tag hope you like it, I'm entering it for two challenges...

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...thankyou for dropping by your comments mean a lot to me...
xxx











37 comments:

  1. Oh wow!! Totally gorgeous..this is dazzling and symbolically beautiful! I love the sooty black bird ..the textures..and vibe.... and cogs and washers all add such strength and depth..what a fabulous piece!! You are awesome! Very enchanting too..like it carries a spell or is charmed in some way!
    Love it!!
    Victoria
    Beautiful!!!Happy wkd!

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  2. That's a beautiful tag Mel. It's clear you've put a lot of work into it and it has great visual impact. x

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  3. Love your tag,lots of fab techniques going on.xxx

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  4. This is amazing Mel. Your descriptions are always so complete and useful - a bit like a tutorial - great stuff :0)
    Mo x

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  5. A great tag Mel and I agree with Mo your descriptions are like a tutorial. Fantastic texture!

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  6. Stunning Mel. Love the blackbird and the randomness of the embossing on the birdcage. The bit that really sticks in the memory bank is that it is not uniformly done. The aged texture looks so effective. Great use of the earring too! I'm all for repurposing. Thanks for all your lovely comments. Hugs, Buttons x

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  7. Wow! Lovely tag Mel. What a clever idea using the earing on your birdie. I agree, you always share nice pics and how to's.. hope you have a great week. Gez.

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  8. WOW! Mel this is fantastic, I love it. The cage looks fab with the embossing and the sprockets and gears. The texture is perfect. Well done you!
    In answer to your question No I haven't heard anything from CWC, except for the DT Basic Box. I did have an email saying that because they'd chosen so many of us we wouldn't all be needed every month. I'm dying to get started, can't wait to get my first assignment! xx

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  9. Just too cool. Looks like a tag from a Tim Holtz Class...some kind of Master Piece (:o)

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  10. This tag is a wonderful example of loads of texture!! And layers and all around awesomeness! Love the earring used as an eye! Pure genius!
    Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my mini album post! It is very much appreciated!
    xoxo Karen

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  11. wow, what an awesome card with so many gorgeous layers and textures to look at although I must admit that my favorite embellishment was the earring that you added for the crow's eye, that was just too cool!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  12. This is a stunning tag, there is so much going on it's all fab!! Lve the beady bird eye!!! Hugs trace. X

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  13. What a BEAURIFULL tag have you made!
    Love all the details!
    Great work Mel!
    Greetz Patricia

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  14. Good morning sweetie this is absolutely gorgeous hugs pops x

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  15. Thanks for your comment on my Summer of Fun entry, are you taking part in this or not? I love your textured tag with all its layers. BJ

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  16. This is a fabulous tag Mel! Very inspirational!

    Sarah x

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  17. OMG Mel, this is brilliant. I love the way you have added so much texture to the bird cage and to the bird's eye (brilliant idea to use an earring). Love the cogs too but that sentiment is beautiful, not seen it before, love it! Love it all. A x

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  18. Ooh! Ooh! I am so sorry I am late commenting - what a fabulous tag! Love the colours and the bird and, well, everything!!! This is my kinda tag!!! Thank you for playing along with TIO x

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  19. A beautiful tag with great elements. Thanks for dreaming with us at TIO this fortnight.

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  20. Gorgeous shabby chic tag, love that bird.

    Sam xxx

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  21. Love the color pallet for this one. It has that lovely steam punk apeal too.
    Nicely done my friend

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  22. This is abssolutely fabulous Mel, you are sooo clever, I love everything about it.
    Jan x

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  23. This is fabulous Mel, I love the stamps you have used in the background, and those lovely muted colours - just my sort of thing. Thank you so much for sharing with us this time at TIO x

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  24. this is just fantastic Mel and love all the exras you have added - just stunning
    x catherine

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  25. FAB!! Wonderful textures and such a gorgeous tag...love everything about it!!
    Emma xxx

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  26. Fantastic tag, great elements and veryfitting for both challenges! thanks for sharing the dream at TIO

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  27. Wow...love the tags. I love anything Tim too. I have been blessed to be able to take several classes with him, went on his cruise last year and just a few months ago was Ranger Certified thru Ranger U. Thanks for visiting my blog and the sweet comment. I am now a follower of you as well. Can't wait to see more cool things.

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  28. Mel this is just Gorgeous.. Fabulous textures and elements..love what you have done with the bird... and his eye is brillant.. Clever girl.. Hugs May x x x x

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  29. Hi Mel

    That is one fantastic tag!!!

    So many beautiful elements on such a small area of card!! Amazing!!

    Love Jules xx

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  30. Hi Mel, I am back just to say thank you for letting me know about Fussy and Fancy challenge, I entered. Crafty hugs, Ax

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  31. Another wonderful combination of elements Mel, I love the texture on the cage! xox

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  32. Love this one, Mel, so much texture and visual interest!

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  33. Absolutely stunning! The texture here from all the gears and embellies is wonderful! Fantastic design! You too have a new follower!

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  34. hi Mel :)
    that is lovely work! beautifully earthy and i adore the quote and the old typewriter font. brings me back in time.
    Thank you kindly for visiting me earlier and leaving such a sweet comment :)
    xoxoxo
    Luthien :)

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  35. gorgeous tag, very beautiful thanks for sharing at Dragons Dream TIO

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  36. Woooooooooow this Tag is a fest Mel.
    Gorgeous work and design. Love them. xoxo

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  37. Wow, this tag is absolutely stunning - I love EVERYTHING about it! The style, the embellishments and the colours are all just fabulous.

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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 :)