Sunday, 5 August 2012

BE FREE



...comparison is the thief of joy...
- Theodore Roosevelt -


...hello everyone...today I'm sharing with you a Tag I have made which holds one of my all time favourite shapes...the heart...I hope you like it...



...a plain manilla Tag was coated with PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Paint then a  layer of crackle medium then a watered down layer of the paint on the top...added to hat was a torn distressed tag cut from some Basic Grey paper...


...a crown embossed in old silver and adorned in glitter fragments...


...steampunk parts adorn a heart in barn door...


...peel back the layers and be free...



...twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did...so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the tradewinds in your sails, EXPLORE. DREAM. DISCOVER...
- Mark Twain -

...thank you for dropping by today I'm so glad you here...
xxx








44 comments:

  1. A beautiful tag as always but hey thats what I expect when I stop by and visit. Love the pealed back layer ontop of the crackled one.Its the little details I love about your work, the staples are perfect.
    Just seen the DT news for Crafting Times. Congratulations, you totally deserve it, and Ill look forward to your projects. mark

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  2. Great texture and love the torn effect - superb

    Sam xxx

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  3. Oh Mel this is a wonderful Tag.
    Your Tag work is everthing wonderful.
    Great great work.
    xoxo

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  4. What a Beautiful tag Mel.. the textures are brillant..love the peeled back layer and the crackle effect.. The colours are perfect and of course the heart is superb as always.. Hugs May x x x

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  5. Gorgeous tag and inspiring quote!
    I love the "peel back the layers inference!

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  6. Oh Mel, this is so fabulous... your distressing is genius on that top layer, and the idea itself is simply brilliant. The crackle is to die for! Love this!!
    Alison x

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  7. Hi Mel

    What a fabulous tag! Love the inspirational quotes aswell!

    Sarah x

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  8. Stunning, especially the way you presented this tag. When I first saw it, I thought it looked like peeling an onion away layer by layer. As I read further, I admired even more the purpose of this beauty.

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  9. another stunning make, where do i start, love the distressed , peeled back paper over the crackle layer..the staples are a fab addition, i love staples!!!!love hearts too..such a wonderful shape and what they symbolise
    the softness of touch you have is wonderful, you never disappoint..another fab make,lv trace x

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  10. Just got chance to visit my fav. blogs and had to see what you'd been up to. Can't even begin to tell you how much I love this. You exercise so much restraint with what you add to your amazing backgrounds. Gotta try harder to do that. Looking forward to your next post already and must check out the Crafting Times blog it seems?!!! Hugs, Buttons x

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  11. Just stunning.....as always!Love the peeled back layer, the distressing and of course, the heart! Hope you're well!
    Hugs Jo x

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  12. Hello Mel,
    I like all the layers of this tag and I like the theme of it too. It's fantastic the thought you put into each peace.

    Here's some words I relate to.
    Recipe for happiness - Have a passion, make a contribution, keep learning.

    Lynn x x x

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  13. Hi Mel, I am a bit stumped for words on this gorgeous make, I loved the peeled back part, the crackled underneath, the beautiful heart, the staples - everything really! Love it a lot.......Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  14. Hi Mel, I love this one. I really like the idea of the heart being set free, as opposed to some of your other work where the heart is being suppressed by all the wire, like the suppression of emotions. Great emotive pieces, all of them, but I do like the idea of being set free. xx

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  15. Hi Mel, Another stunning tag. Love your idea of the peeled back layers setting the heart free.
    Avril xx

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  16. another amazing and creative tag mel, I love the layers and the embossed crown xx

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  17. More beautiful work Mel, I am in awe of this stunner. You truly are extremely talented! :0)

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  18. Love the heart breaking free! Great job adding the steampunk touches too! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  19. love your gorgeous tag mel...may have to borrow your idea of the curled back paper...ingenious...hugs kath xxx

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  20. Wow.... BEAUTIFULL tag Mel, i love your vintage style very much.....
    Oh and yes my Google translate is gone??????
    I'll try to get it back, and if it's realy gone i'll write in my best Englisch aspecialy for you!!!!!!(lol)
    Kind regrads Patricia

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  21. Brilliant tag and the heart and crown stand out so well against the turned back paper.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  22. Yummy, yummy crackle texture and the torn effect turns out great.

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  23. wow its a gorgeous tag, loving it, x

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  24. Just beautiful! Love the elements that make up this gorgeous tag and the sentiment is so meaningful. Also love the 'peeling back' effect of the top layer. Wonderful.
    Juliaxx

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  25. I just love this Mel and love how it all goes so well together. Very beautiful piece
    x catherine

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  26. Oh this is fab Mel...LOVE the peeled paper...and I do LOVE a bit of crackle!! Super work as always!! x x

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  27. So very pretty. Love that crown!

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  28. Totally gorgeous! I love the torn, distressed paper with the heart peeping through - fantastic idea - and I love the embossed crown and the background - the whole thing is great and so, so stylish - I just wish I knew why your crackle crackles more than my crackle!

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  29. Hi Mel, I love your tag and how you have made it look old!! The heart is one of my favourite shapes too.
    Love From Rebecca xx

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  30. Just fantastic, so many wonderful details.

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  31. Oh wow...another gorgeous creation and I love the clever paper tearing and how you've put this tag together!! Just stunning...

    Sorry for not visiting as often as I'd have liked just lately...family problems and never having a minute to myself have kept me away but I've caught up on all your cards now and they're all fab!
    Love Emma xx

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  32. What a fabulous way to create a tag, has a bit of mystery to it, doesn't it? Helen (Sydney)

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  33. Hi Mel

    Wow what a stunning tag - I so love your style - its so different from mine but I just love it! I should be brave one day and give it a go.....

    Thanks for your lovely comments, as always on my blog.

    Hugs

    Tina
    XX

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  34. Lovely Tag, Mel, and so full of meaning. I love all your layers and details!

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  35. Thanks for knowledge share, I will be waiting for future posts

    Regards
    Marcus White Lisdoonvarna

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  36. It is always a delight to see what you've done. This is a miniature work of art filled with poetic meaning. I love the relevancy of the quote by Mark Twain you ended with. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. Blessings!

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  37. Just fabulous! I love your style and have joined you as a follower so that I may return with tea and biccies!

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  38. Wouw, this one is great , open your heart fo anyone who want`s to see it.

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  39. Mel, I hope you don`t mind I pinned it on my pinterest page http://pinterest.com/ on tags

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  40. Oh Mel how fabulous what a super idea and so creative , I love this atg and that crown is fab Hugs Elaine

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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 :)