Tag You’re It – Challenge #4

It has been fabulous to see the huge participation in the Tag You’re It! Challenge. Keep them rolling in!

This week is a little different for me – as I got to be inspired by my own card! I’ve never done this before, but I found it quite fun!

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I took my inspiration from the shape of the card, the colours I used on the card and also using the inlaid die cut technique. However this time I wanted also incorporate a new technique that I have picked up from Day 6 of the latest Online Card Class – Stretch Your Stamps 2, shown to us by none other than my fellow TYI team mate – Donna Mikasa. Thanks Donna for your continual inspiration 🙂

I white heat embossed the flowers then inked heavily with Distress Inks. Using a cotton bud dipped in water, I went over the flowers to reactivate the ink before dabbing it away with a tissue – removing the colour. Genius! I love the result.

You amaze me | Marion Vagg

You amaze me detail | Marion Vagg
For more details on the challenge and the guidelines, go here.

Supplies

Stamps: Hero Arts Delicate Blossoms stamp set, Simon Says Stamp Expressions of You stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Card stock, Black Bazzill Card stock

Ink: Distress Markers – Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold, Mowed Lawn

Other Supplies: Paper Smooches Quote Tag die, Simon Says Stamp You die, Cuttlebug, Hero Arts White embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-Static pillow, 3M Scotch foam tape, Cotton Buds, Water, Tissue, Mini ink blending tool, Hole punch

Hope you can find some time to play along. To link up your creations head to the Tag You’re It! Challenge blog.

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Tag – You’re It Challenge #2

We had a massive response to the first Tag You’re It! Challenge. What’s more, you are in for another treat, as our guest designer for Challenge #2 is one of my all-time-favourite card makers – Laura Bassen! And what a beauty it is as well.

TYIC_2I took some of the elements from Laura’s tag – the leaves, the die cut and the colour. To create the multicoloured sunburst background, I used Distress markers and coloured each ray individually and then spritzed lightly with water before stamping.

Hello Tag | Marion Vagg

For more details on the challenge and the guidelines, go here.

Supplies

Stamps: Impression Obsession Sunburst stamp

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Canson watercolour paper, Bazzill card – grey

Ink: Distress Markers – Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Distress Inks – Festive Berries, Wild Honey, Dried Marigold, Ripe Persimmon

Other Supplies: Paper Smooches Quote Tag hello die, PTI Tag Sale die, Spellbinders circle die, Wplus9 Folk Art Floral die, Cuttlebug, Foam dimensionals, Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen – clear, MME Enamel dots, AnnaBelle Stamps hemp twine, water spritzer

Hope you can find some time to play along. To link up your creations head to the Tag You’re It! Challenge blog.

Marion

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Tag – You’re It!

You may have heard of a new challenge that has popped up in blogland – the Tag You’re It! Challenge. Well today I am excited to announce that I have been asked to be on the Design Team for it. If you know me and follow my blog, you will know that I do love making tags! To meet the other talented Design Team members, head over to the Tag You’re It! Challenge Blog.

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So, if you LOVE creating Clean and Simple tags or cards, this challenge is for YOU! Every two weeks we’ll feature a designer’s project for inspiration. You’ll link up your creation, then come back to see if IT was TAGGED as the winner! Our focus will be tags, but a card or a scrapbook layout with a tag, even if it’s teeny tiny, is acceptable. Even bookmarks can take the form of a tag. Just have fun and be creative with TAGS!

To get the ball rolling at Tag You’re It! Challenge, we are having a 5 day mini challenge to get you warmed up. This week we have a guest designer, Karin Ã…kesdotter who has created this cute summer scene tag!

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For my tag, I used the same layout as Karin and created this using Lawn Fawn’s Blue Skies stamp set.

Hot air balloon tag | Marion Vagg

For more details on the challenge and the guidelines, go here.

Supplies

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Blue Skies

Card: Roman Tags – white

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black ink, Distress inks – Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Colorbox – white pigment ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Stickles – red, Sponge dauber, AnnaBelle Stamps Twine, Foam dimensionals

Hope you can find some time to play along. To link up your creations head to the Tag You’re It! Challenge blog.

Marion

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