Wednesday, March 19, 2014

WOYWW #250

I had a fun time in the craft room this evening making a tag and trying to figure out how to make it work out the way I wanted to.  It didn't come out the way that I wanted but I like it anyway.  Needless to say in the process of having fun making my tag my desk has become a really messy junked up heap of "schtuff"!  Okay! I know it always looks this way but I think it is even a little more so then usual!
 I try and keep it picked up but somehow it always gets too looking like this and it doesn't seem to matter if I put away after I use each product it still ends up a mess so I just quit trying to put it away during and just put away at the end of each fun time...or maybe at the beginning of the next!
 This wasn't the way I envisioned this tag turning out but I like it!  I first inked the card with various shades of green, yellow, and blue Distress Ink and distressed around the edges.  I used Tim Holtz Classics #1 dragonfly stamp and the flourish from the Spring Sprung stamp set.   I stamped the dragonfly in Archival black ink then stamped the whole dragonfly a second time and then the wings a third so I could layer them on the tag.  Using coarse texture gel and a wave stencil I gave the tag some depth...the texture gel picked up the color from the underlying Distress Ink and took on that color.  Kind of cool huh!  The dragonfly is colored with Luminart spray in green and blues.  I used some bling on the body and antenna.
a close up of the dragonfly wings.
I finished up the tag with some metal bits and coin charms I found at Micheal's on sale.

If you would like to see other desks and fun projects go to Stamping Ground and Julia will tell you how you can come play with us...it is a lot of fun!   Off to see if I can't find some more fun things to get into in the room of stash.  Have fun hopping around the blogs!

35 comments:

  1. Wow that dragonfly is stunning...what a fab tag.
    Hugs,
    Annie x # 44
    ps I promise I am wearing my face mask! cough cough cough!

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  2. Great tag. My ideas rarely turn out like they were in my head! Anne x #53

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  3. Wow, This is so pretty tag you made
    I love it Happy WOYWW

    Peggy xx #12

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  4. Lovely tag & i like what you've done with the dragon fly , laying it & the colours .
    Happy woyww Jill #34

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  5. Wow, it is a masterpiece and so beautiful. In answer to your question Yoda doesn't like being cold he is a real snuggle cat every opportunity he gets. He is also a late riser from bed. Being a shift working house he can sometimes be in bed for 16 hours baring the toilet and drink breaks then into his other bed or heater hogging or lap. He loves company all and I mean all the time.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 14

    Thanks for visiting too

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  6. As always, I just love your space! That tag is just wonderful and I love, love, love the dragonfly! Well done! Glenda #54

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  7. Hi there Vickie! I'm so sorry I didn't get back to you after last week's comment but here I am now!
    I LOVE that green dragonfly tag you've done this week, especially the chinese symbols at the top. Great work!
    Hugs, LLJ 39 xx

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  8. Mess no, we prefer the term arty creation. Your tag is lovely.

    The house of bears @64

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  9. Hi Vickie
    not so much messy as a work in progress, actually I think it looks tidier than sometimes.
    I love the dragonfly and have seen the stamp a lot recently (Bella) I don't think it is available in the UK yet which is really annoying, but C'est la Vie.
    happy WOYWW day
    janet #29

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  10. Gorgeous tag, super glad it DID turn out this way LOL BJ#62

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  11. That background looks great on the tag,Love the texture. Brigita #75

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  12. OMG! Your tag is stunning Vickie!

    I love the way the modeling paste/texture gel picks up the ink colors, so I'm always intentionally doing it.

    Have a great week, and thanks for the visit
    Krisha #20

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  13. Oh your tag is so pretty. I never get tired of making tags. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #21

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  14. Oh wow...this is gorgeous. love your background and the cute ideas you have used. And I love the Spring colors. so ready..we had snow last night, #47 Wishing you a Happy week

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  15. WOW what a stunning tag I love the colours and so much texture.I love the layering of the dragonfly . ..awesome. thanks for visiting and your kind comment my daffodils have been out for several weeks now spring is definitely in the air have fab we ahead Andrea#8

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous tag, so love that butterfly, you always do a great job with the Tim tags!
    Debxx #15

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  17. Love the dragonfly, Vickie. Great rich colours on the whole piece - well done.
    Thanks for already visiting and leaving a comment.
    Have a great week.
    Margaret#35

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  18. You find the best things on sale. I remember buying a bunch of those Chinese coins one year when I was making my Asian AB. And I remember they weren't cheap, either. Love that tag, though.

    BTW, when you come up to Wichita in April, I'd be more than happy to share that clay with you. I'll sure never use it all. Happy WOYWW from #2 and thanks for visiting while I slept.

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  19. Self cleaning desks--that's what we need. I put a lot of my stuff away right after using it and that's how my desk stays tidy (definitely not in evidence today) but it only works if the place to put stuff away is accessible--like right at hand or not so full that you can't cram more into it. That does eliminate the finding of long lost treasures though.

    I love you tag and the great colors and textures on it. The coin charms really add to it. Great job! Judy #89

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  20. Your tag is totally beautiful! I love the way you have created the dragon fly. x Jo

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  21. Hi Vickie, that tag is glorious! Love the colour combination. I will check out your link later, I have to get it done by mid -June, which for me is not too long, lol. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #38 xxx

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  22. Those craft elves come and mess about when we go to get a culpa!
    Love your tag.
    Thanks for visiting and the snoop around .
    Robyn 6

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  23. Your tag is GORGEOUS! And I just LOVE the dragonfly! Great job! Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #12

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  24. That tag is lovely. The shimmery dragonfly is just beautiful and I love all the layers.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the nice comments about my kaleidoscope cane.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #1

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  25. Fab Tag! I am a bit addicted to making tags !! Lovely to add to a parcel, letter(yes some of us still write letters).
    Thanks 4 visiting me.xx
    Judy #17

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  26. Your desk makes me smile! the organized colors in the back remind me of the video game Tetris! Do you remember that?
    I love your tag!! The dragonfly is awesome!
    xxDaniella#9

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  27. Love the dragonfly tag. And isn't it funny no matter how much table top space we have - we use it all. Thanks for visiting me earlier. April #18

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  28. Hi Vickie yep love your dragonfly tag, gorgeous colours, Cheers and have a great week RobynO#38

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  29. Gorgeous tag Vickie, so vibrant. Thanks for stopping by, and I agree, storage close at hand for things we use all the time, less time searching more time crafting... Enjoy your week and happy crafting
    DeDe #16

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  30. That tag screams Spring and so do I! Happy Spring!

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  31. Not sure how you intended the tag to come out, but I love it as it is, anyway! I just got that stamp (it has yet to see ink, oops) it's just fabulous. Happy WOYWW plus one day!! Helen 8

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  32. What a beautiful tag, Vickie - I love the colour and all the texture and interest. Sorry I didn't make it onto WOYWW proper again this week - a bad week health wise and a continuing cough from my recent throat infection which is quite exhausting. Also my sewing machine has packed up and is in sewing machine hospital! I spent ages yesterday trying to fix it without success, so no time available for creative stuff, which is frustrating when I've got so many ideas rushing around in my head!!

    Have a great week.
    Shoshi

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  33. Beautiful tag you have created they are such elegant bugs hugs Nikki 3

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  34. Vickie, what a wow of a tag, it is absolutely gorgeous.
    Chris #63

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  35. That is such a beautiful tag, Vickie, quite jewel like. The colours compliment the dragonfly perfectly. Your desk is so tidy in comparison to mine, I was working in the usual 6 inches square space yesterday - not easy when you are trying to learn how to use a brand new EBosser, which needs most of the desk, and doing techniques that are new as well. Thank you for your visit this week and I am sorry I am so late returning but what with going to the big show at the NEC and trying to catch up with things before and after, life has been so frenetic. Hope you have a good week. xx Maggie #76

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I would really love to hear what you think about my art and my posts. Please leave me a comment and let me know! Thanks for visiting my blog. Vickie aka Okienurse