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Monday, 1 August 2016

Lazy Summer Days

A pinch and a punch, and white rabbits all round! It's the first of the month, so that must mean it's new challenge time at Country View Crafts. This month Jane has chosen Hot Summer Days, so get your sunglasses on, 'cos here's mine.




I started by making a gelli plate background for my tags with DecoArt Fluid Acrylics and lots of Tinting Base - which is my new favourite 'not quite paint'.
Next I brayered a more 'solid' sheet with the same colours and stamped lots of different Rubber Dance flower stamps.

I cut my tags out of the gelli plate sheet, then added some stencilling with Tim's Mini Layering Stencils and Distress Crayons.
Now I just needed to cut out the flowers (yawn this is not my favourite part) and assemble the tags.
 I needed some bits and bobs so got out the Mixed Media Thinlits, I must admit this is the first time that I've used them but it won't be the last, I really like them.
More of the thinlits...
Some old book pages too on this one, and what's Summer without a dragonfly or two.

I hope you play along with us this month, we need to celebrate Summer while we can. Thanks very much for looking, and have a great week x





15 comments:

  1. Wonderful tags, have a good week, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Love all your beautiful tags.
    Gill x

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  3. What beautiful summer tags Sue.....so vibrant! Hugs xx

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  4. Great tags Sue, so vibrant. You need to get your lovely assistant Neil to do the cutting out for you! Xx 😜

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  5. Oh fabulous Sue! They are just so cheerful - love how you have combined all the elements - looks easy when you see the finished result, but I know it isnt! Nxx

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  6. These tags are fabulous Sue ! Such a great project !
    Corrie x

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  7. Your backgrounds and your flowers are so playful! I love your trio of tags!!! x

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  8. The tags are full of life! Great design.

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  9. Awesome, Sue! Thank you for sharing how you made these tags, they look FAB! Really nice to see how you have used my Textured Flowers stamps. Thanks!! ♥

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  10. This is phenomenal Sue! What a great collection and amazing layers! Hugs, Autumn

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  11. I love your summer tags, Sue! Everything is fitting perfect. Oh, and tinting base is my new favourite too, it´s great to work with it =)
    Have a sunny week!
    xxx Evelyn

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  12. Wonderful summer tags Sue. Debs xx

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  13. What fabulous tags, Sue - you've inspired me to get back into the studio for some tag fun!

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  14. Breathtakingly beautiful Sue xxx

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  15. Wonderful tags - can you tell I am so far behind!!
    sandy xx

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Thank you so much for your comments x