Friday, August 8, 2014

Tag Trio Day 5 GIU



 Hello Friends

Welcome to my final day as GIU girl. I must say that I have loved every minute of it and I have enjoyed putting all of my projects together for you to see.

So I wanted to end my week with some distress tags. I love getting messy with my distress inks and using the embossing resist technique. I chose this lovely flower stamp set called  Insightful Meadows. The sentiments are from another stamp set called  The Simple Things.



These were so easy to make I stamped all of the flowers and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. Then I took 3 different colours for each tag and swiped them on to my craft sheet. I spritzed some water and let the tag pick up the inks. I dried them 3 or 4 times in between until I had built up the colours I wanted. 



I then stamped out the sentiments on to vellum and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I attached the vellum with glue and glued it at the back of the tags. I finished each one of with some white ribbon.


I hope you have enjoyed all of my projects. Remember and leave a comment on each day for your chance to win 2 Itty Bitty stamps from Unity. Also as promised I have my own little giveaway. All you have to do is tell me what your favourite project was from the last 5 days.  I will draw two random names tomorrow  evening and highlight them here on my blog.


Thank you so much for joining me this week I have loved reading all of your comments. I hope I left you with some inspiration.  Feel free to follow along with my blog if you like what you see here.
 
Mandi xox

Challenges
Craft Stamper Take It, Make It 
Embossing Resist By Anna Karin Evaldsson - August Issue


61 comments:

  1. I love the colors that you used for these tags. It's hard for me to pick which project that like best....I think I am going to go with 'Weeds and Wishes'. It is so stunning.

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  2. I was going to ask how you did the colors [seriously, I'm new to all this, lol] but you explained it well and I do remember watching a YouTube video similar to how you colored it. Can't wait to try it. I got my Unity stamps yesterday and made a card already...ended up being same colors as Unity's be inspired Challenge so I entered it :D I love your creations. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Ruby I will do a tutorial and show you exactly how to make them sometime this week :)

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    2. btw, what's the best type of paper for this? I tried to color in some plain bookmarks and the paper warped...

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    3. Mine warp too :) When I am finished my tags I put them under heavy books over night and they usually straighten out.

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  3. And my fave project was Your Wings Exist! SO CUTE :)

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  4. Breathtaking. I have loved everything you have posted this week. But today's tags are my favorite. Thanks for inspiring us. You do an awesome job!

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  5. I have enjoyed all your projects this week but just love the colors on today's tags--beautiful!

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  6. OK, I guess I need to buy some vellum, haha! These are so simple, but so pretty. I love the watercolor effect. :)

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  7. Hi Mandi!!
    I have loved all your projects for the past few days.

    I was torn between Butterfly Branches GIU Day 3, and today's project, your Tag Trio (Day 5), but as soon as I saw (and read) your last tag, "While I breath, I hope", I KNEW, this was my favorite project. And, that last tag spoke to me so deeply.
    I'm Bipolar and have been having a difficult past few weeks and crafts is all I can relate to when I'm manic. That quote on your gorgeous tag just made my day!

    Keep up the great work.
    ~Melisa Marie

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    1. Thanks Melisa! I am glad my tag cheered your spirits a little. Crafting is great therapy for me too :)

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  8. Weeds 'n Wishes really stood out for me. I kept going back to look at it over and over. Great job this week; I looked forward to every project!

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  9. Beautiful tags! I love the cascading ombre effect.

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  10. My fav project was the painted bottle with butterfly branches. A real conversation piece.

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    1. Thanks Terri I think that was mine too :)

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  11. The tags are so awesome!!!!! Thanks for all the inspiration this week. You did a great job.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words :)

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  12. Great set of tags, Mandi. I have enjoyed your inspiration this week! My favorite project was from Day 3 Butterfly Branches altered bottle. So creative!

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  13. Beautiful tags! love the embossed resist technique, lovely colors! Love the vellum sentiment tags! Thanks for a great GIU week, your projects have been wonderful! Thanks for the extra giveaway!!

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    1. Oops! Forgot to mention my favorite - The black and white weeds n wishes from day 1, stunning!

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  14. These are gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing.......both inspiration and technique! Love using vellum....thanks for the reminder :)

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    1. My favorites are your black and white the first day.... tied with this tag that says "the best things in life are worth waiting for" (special meaning to that quote). Thank you!!! (:

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    2. Thanks jodi I like that one too :)

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  15. These tags are so lovely!
    Have so enjoyed all your
    creations this week, but
    I love the home decor
    with the butterfly branches
    and the cards with the
    butterflies on them!
    Carla from Utah

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  16. Great grand finale to your GIU week! These are gorgeous! Love the flowers embossed in white and the beautiful colors you used on each tag!

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    1. Forgot to say this tag trio has been my favorite project! I just love the colors and the emboss resist technique!

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  17. These are gorgeous, such lovely color! What a fantastic GIU week, thanks for the lovely inspiration! I am normally a huge lover of colors so it surprises me but I think my favorite this week has been your B&W wishes card from day 1, just super stunning!

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  18. it has been so much fun following you this week! I have enjoyed every project! these three tags are amazing and I love the colors! I think my favorite project of the week was the black and white weeds n wishes card from day 1...but its a tough call!

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  19. Love the peaceful look of your lovely tags!! I love white on vellum and when it's paired with your wonderful distress ink backgrounds....you have gorgeous creations!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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    1. Oooops....forgot to mention my fave project......It's hard to choose, but I think I will go with the spectacular black and white Day 1 Weeds n Wishes card. Unique and wonderful!!!
      <3 J

      jwoolbright at gmail dot com
      HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  20. These are all gorgeous tags Mandi. But, I think my very favorite is the day 1 weeds and wishes black and white card. Congrats again on your giu week. :)

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  21. Wow, these are gorgeous! Love the white embossing with distress ink backgrounds and vellum! My favorite project was probably the branch with the stamped butterflies on kraft. It was so unique and beautiful!

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  22. You made this very hard. I like the Phyllis Harris girls, The turquoise butterfly and the tags.

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  23. These are absolutely lovely and as great as everything was this week, these are definitely my favorites. The backgrounds are gorgeous!

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  24. Great tags! Love the vellum :)

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  25. p.s. and I really loved the butterfly branches project!

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  26. All of your projects this week were stupendous!! I loved them all but my favorite is probably the fabric covered card on Day 1. I love the fact that you used fabric for the background, and the colors and design are so beautiful! My second favorites were the tags. The colors you used and the stamping on vellum made these really special! I'm following by Google and email now and can't wait to see what else you come up with!

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  27. Tough decision to pick my favorite project. But I think I will go with today's tags. I really love the soft colors behind the flowers. So beautiful.

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  28. Absolutely lovely tags! That 's my favorite technique too. Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

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  29. Very pretty tags they are lovely colours, thanks for sharing with us at the Take It Make It Challenge. Elizabeth x

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  30. I really adore all wonderful tags. I love your style.
    Mar x

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  31. A great set of tags, lovely colours. Thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper Take it, Make it challenge this month, good luck.
    Nikki K. xx

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  32. Stunning tags Mandi love that technique and you have used it so well

    Mines on my blog
    HERE it would be great if you had time to come take a look
    X Hilda

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  33. Such a beautiful set of tags! I love the softness and feminine feel to them.
    Thank you for joining us at the Craft Stamper Take It Make It challenge.
    Dot

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  34. What a beautiful collection of tags, such pretty colours. Thank you for joining in with the Take It Make It challenge.... good luck! Linda xx

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  35. So very....very.....beautiful Mandi:-)
    Thanks again for joining us for the Take it Make it challenge xxxx

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  36. Beautiful tags Mandi! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Blog Challenge this month! xxx

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