Saturday, June 2, 2012

TH June Tag + CC2 Challenge

I was so happy to see that one of the techniques Tim Holtz used for this month's 12 Tags of 2012 was Marbled Stains. I had just made a tag using that technique a few days ago and was dying to use it! It ended up setting the whole tone for my piece. I needed to create something with a beach theme for another challenge and thought this pic of my kids would be perfect for the other technique he used. I don't have the nibs yet, so I used my Distress markers instead.

One of my favorite things from the old 12 Tags of Christmas was finding substitutions - living so far out in the country, it's not always easy to run to the store and pick up supplies. These days I have so much of the stuff, but I still think it's fun to try something different. For my little tab on the right, I used the Sizzix Tiny Tabs and Tags die to create a little paper tag. I punched a circle, colored it, stamped it with a tiny number set from 7 Gypsies, and then attached it with my Tiny Attacher. I really wanted the metal number to be a two, but I didn't have that one. So, I used my 25 Movers and Shapers die and cut one from thin metal. I love that the die kind of shaped it too! At the top I added sand in an Idea-ology Corked Vial and another tag marked with the name of the beach we were at.

This week's Compendium of Curiosities challenge is all about reusing packaging. I love this technique from the Technique Junkie newsletter for making little flowers! When my tag started turning into more of a scrapbook piece, I decided to adhere it to a block and make it something that I could have out to remind me of that trip (look, I'm totally turning into a scrapbooker!). I scrounged a wood block and painted it with Frayed Burlap Distress Crackle Paint. I added some twine and a couple shells and I was done. I am just thrilled with how it came out!

If you'd like to purchase any of the items I used - including Tim's wonderful book - they are available from Inspiration Emporium through the links below. Make sure you use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save yourself 10%!

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend! :)

44 comments:

  1. Shelly, your tag is beautiful, I love the photo and the way you have coloured it. Great idea for the number two too! The ideal of using the wood block is inspired and really give the whole tag so much dimension, love it. A x

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  2. Gorgeous! The picture is beautiful and the accessories perfect! As far as the quickness in finishing my tag... :) 4:00 AM wake up time gives me a little edge. LOL!

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  3. This is so beautiful! Love the beach theme and the lovely tinted photo.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous Shelly! I love the colour tones you used, so beachy and restful!!!

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  5. Just love it. It's beautiful!

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  6. Shelly, this is wonderful. Love the colour theme, all the elements and the crackle paint on the block" totally "makes the whole thing!

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  7. Hello Shelly
    Once again you have created a visual appealing piece of work, your photo sets the scene, and then your elements of the shells and little sand bottle complete the picture, and what can I say about that amazing flower other than it is amazing, and sits so well with the rest of the elements. Your subtle colour palette with the hint of turquoise is just perfect.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  8. Shelly, I just love your work! This turned out so wonderfully! All the little details are fabulous. =)

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  9. WOW! As always I love your style! This choice of colors is so fitting with your beach theme, it is an overall shabby chic piece all made with great ingeniosity!

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  10. This is so fantastic and I love the theme you have chosen to use. Love all the embellishments you have added. Just finished mine tonight
    x catherine

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  11. Super duper cool! Love everything you did here and you are such an inspiration!

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  12. What a wonderful tag! I am going to the beach soon and I think your tag will inspire some of my scrapbooking.

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  13. Shelly, this is fabulous ! I like it better than a scrapbook page. You will see it and reminisce much more I think.
    Lovely post !

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  14. Your tag is beautiful, Shelly! I really love how you colored the photo... my eye is drawn right to it!

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  15. I love your tag it so grea !! really beautiful....



    MaryR

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  16. What a fabulous project Shelley! I love how it came out.

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  17. Beautiful! I love everything about this!

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  18. Love your take on Tim's tag Shelly! Love the beach theme :)

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  19. You have rocked this Shelley, awesome!!

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  20. Shelly, as always your tag is amazing! Love your marbled stain background and your colorized photo. The beach theme is really awesome on this tag! <3 Candy

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  21. This is the most amazing project I have seen recently. Very inspiring.

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  22. Wowwwwwwww Shelly what a beautiful tag.
    Love al the details

    Greetings Janny

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  23. Very cute collage Shelly!

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  24. Oh.. I love this! It is so beautiful and serene. Beautiful take on the June tags design.

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  25. Shelly, everything just works together in perfect harmony! Thank you for the inspiration...

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  26. Shelly this a great idea putting this on a block!!! Make a few of these and it would be a super collage on your wall! Love your tag! That photo is priceless.
    ♥Bev

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  27. So gorgeous Shelly...truly gorgeous!

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  28. Fantastic and I do love the sand in the bottle idea!
    Sandy

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  29. Beautiful! The soft muted colors are perfect for the theme and I really like the block of wood as a mount! It will be something you will enjoy for a long time!

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  30. Oh this is amazing... love the colors the textures and all the DETAILS! I'm so ready for the beach ... LOL !! Got great inspiration too !!

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  31. Beautiful! The tag tells me a story...the lovely summer days on the beach...Thanks to visiting my blog and greetings from Finland!

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  32. wow so wonderful tag
    hugs Pia

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  33. Absolutely gorgeous, Shelly!

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  34. I love this, i can smell the salty air and hear the waves. Bliss....

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  35. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS TAG.

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  36. Wow this is amazing! What a great way to show off a picture of your beautiful children and remember a fun trip to the beach!

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  37. You have done it again, Shelly! You are such an amazing artist. I love your take on Tim's June Tag. And it was brilliant to attach it to a piece of wood to make a special keepsake of the beach. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  38. Wow Shelly, this is amazing! I love everything: theme, colours, all details,… really WoW!
    Hugs from Slovenia!

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  39. A-MAZ-ZING! I've loved this ever since I saw it! Soooo beatifully done. Everything is perfect!

    ~Linda

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