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Monday, 12 July 2010

Who'd Have Thought - Another Tag...CoC Week 5

It's Monday again so time for Linda's CoC challenge which this week is distress embossing powder. I have to admit I have never got on with these, but I think thats 'cos I was trying to use them as ordinary embossing powders, I didn't realise that they came into their own when you inked over the top of them.
No details allowed about the tecnique, but I've used a big and juicy ink pad in Soothing Sunset - lots of lovely colours on this one from yellows through to purple.
It was all pretty pretty until I beeswaxed my bird definition, then I thought it needed tattying up, so I punched the sides with a Stampin Up punch and tied my tag on with a piece of string - extreme uh :o)
I must have looked a real fool then cos I was wandering round the garden with a tag and a camera trying to find a patch of light to take my photo in.
I really enjoyed this weeks challenge and I will definitely use my embossing powders more now that I know how nice they can lool - they're really touchy feely too.
Thanks very much for looking x

17 comments:

  1. Beautifully done, Sue! Those colors are beyond gorgeous, and your Distress powder technique looks awesome!

    Isn't it funny how we sometimes think we've messed something up, but everyone else thinks it's wonderful?? By that, I mean that I really like the beeswax work-- it adds a great, antique touch, and the punching on the borders looks cool!

    I'm really happy that you enjoyed this Challenge, and-- as always-- I'll look forward to admiring your work again next week.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  2. Lovely tag Sue

    Love the bright colours, the big n juicy's are great aren't they, loads of colours on one pallet xxx

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  3. Gorgeous colourful tag, and the embossing looks fab. Annette x

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  4. Hi, Sue. Love your tag with the punching down the sides. CLEVER.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving an encouraging comment.

    We have a lot in common, both Libras!

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  5. Gorgeous colours, and I love the bird stamp you used. I feel the same way about the embossing powders didn't use them, in fact I had to go out and buy one for this :)

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  6. I think it came out so pretty! I love beeswax, so thisz is right up my alley!

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  7. Love your tag. The colors make the embossing pop and I like your wax too. I haven't tried that...yet.

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  8. Love the colours on this piece

    Thank you somuch for taking the time and commenting on my blog...its most appreciated.

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  9. WOW this has worked so well with the inkadinkdo bird, the little waxed definition is neat love it xx Zoe

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  10. It's a great tag Sue and I just love the beeswaxed bird definition too! The distress EP does give a gorgeous texture.

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  11. Fabulous tag Sue, love those colours! x

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  12. Ooo, nice colors, and the stamping is great!

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  13. Beautiful tag. Love the colours.

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  14. Beautiful, Sue! I love that Soothing sunset and your bird looks stunning

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  15. This is so awesome! Wonderful colors and inspired use of the word definition!

    I'm wondering how you achieved that sort of scroll feeling inside of the bird stamp? Is that a two-part stamp or two stamps or patterned paper or ... what IS that beautiful thing?

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  16. And only 30 more to go! What a beautiful tag! Love that bird!

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  17. Great colours and I love your bird - the embossing powders have worked really well, Sue.

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Thank you so much for your comments x