Sunday, 20 November 2011

Just Because...

It's been ages since I had time to make something just because - What with Christmas Cards to make, Design Team projects,  not to mention an assignment for work so today I took some time out, browsed some challenge sites and made a tag for no other reason than because I wanted to.  It was great to do something different and I hadn't made a tag in ages so inspired by The Stamp Man challenge to use a Tim's Tag technique I chose Tag no 9 from 2010 and this is what I did -

 
I took the colours from this weeks Play Date Cafe - gorgeous rich colours which put me in mind to make a more male style tag. I used Distress inks to colour and stamped a background, made a rosette with a strip of papermania DP, coloured some buttons with 'Currant' alcohol ink added a camera charm , square brads and a die cut flourish. The sentiment is made with rub on letters.
I'm sharing my tag here -

While we're talking about male projects I thought I'd share a Design team card I made for Stamp Addicts. This fab set is called 'Graffitti' and is just perfect for those tricky teenage cards !
I'm sharing this over at Stamptacular Sunday where the theme is 'Boy oh boy'

I've had a lovely time playing this afternoon - hope you all enjoyed your weekends too,  thanks for coming to visit..Esther xx

25 comments:

  1. Its good to just get messy and inky for the joy of it. Smashing tag love the camera in the middle of the rosette. XOXO Zoe

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  2. Love your tag!! Love all your beautiful embellishments...button, flourish, brads, charms and flower. Every, every pretty purple too!!

    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.

    Hugs,
    Calypso

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  3. Love the vintage look of your tag- the distressing ink, wonderful buttons and that gorgeous rosette! Thanks for joining us this week at the Friday Mashup!

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  4. Hi Esther, what a fabulous tag! Love the vintage look and that cute little camera charm is just the ticket for the sentiment.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

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  5. Beautiful tag! The rosette is perfect on it! Thanks for joining us at the Mashup.

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  6. Its a beautiful tag. Love the rosette and the gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.
    Pinky

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  7. Hi Esther, your tag is sooo scrummy, I just love the effects you have created using Tim's techniques. The colours are gorgeous together and the rosette and buttons add that wonderful vintage feel to it.
    Thanks for joining the team at the Stamp Man with your lovely, original tag.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  8. What a gorgeous tag! I love the colors and that little camera is just too cute! Thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup this week.

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  9. Fantastic tag, love the colours! Thanks so much for playing along at Sentimental Sundays this week!

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  10. Great tag! No man I know (maybe my husband) would appreciate the gorgeousness of your tag and all the work that went into it! I totally appreciate that and how artistic it is. Love the rosette and other embellisments.

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  11. Wonderful tag, the rosette looks great.

    Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup.

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  12. Well done! I love the color wash, fun card - perfect for any boy! Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday this week!

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  13. Isn't it sad we get so busy with projects for deadlines it really takes away from the fun sometimes of just creating. This is gorgeous, I love the vintage look and the colors you used! Your Rosette is perfect. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week.

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  14. Fabulous tag Esther, I love the rosette and the camera charm.
    xxx Hazel.

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  15. Wow! This is gorgeous! love the itty bitty camera! Thanks for playing the Friday Mashup!

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  16. love this tag well done thank you for joining us at stamptacular this week

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  17. This was my favourite tag from 2010! Love how you made it your own! x

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  18. Fabulous!! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week. Good luck.

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  19. Awesome tag! Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays tag challenge.

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  20. Great cards, Esther! LOVE all your perfectly tied together elements and inking on our take! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  21. WOW!! What a cool card!! Love the background and the cool image.
    The tag was lovely too :)

    Thank you so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge last week.. Hope to see you again!

    Hugs from Tine

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  22. Your tag is great Esther, I will have to look up those Tim tags! Great work all round! Thanks for joining in with us over at the Play Date Cafe!

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  23. A fabulous tag and lovely card. Great job. Thanks for joining in The Stamp Man Tim Holtz tag challenge and have a great day. Angela

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  24. Thank you for sharing your creative project with us at The Stamp Man. It's lovely and a great interpretation.

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