Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Stickers + Ink = Tag Tuesday #45 Collage

It's Tuesday and Louise put out the challenge to create a collage tag using stickers. Well that gave me the opportunity to sort through a stash I had no idea was so extensive (translated- I didn't realize I had so many stickers I wasn't using.) The idea came from the stickers- theme and color palette. This one comes with a disclaimer though- I'm not really sure I like how it turned out. The joyful theme I think needs a more colorful conveyance....and my tag is a bit too dark and masculine, but it is what it is. The message is a positive one so I'm just going to call it a modern-vintage fusion and be done with it.
I used white lace seam binding that I found in the bottom of my rarely used sewing box. The flower border is white paper ribbon with an adhesive backing. I added color to the lace and paper ribbon with Copic markers.  The little flower is made of three 3/4" punched circles that I misted with Perfect Pearls in water then heat set in cupped shape.
Here's a close up of the message sticker on the bottom...it's a truthful statement.

Stamps and Supplies: All stamps Hero Arts-LP128 Artistic Windows, A1873 Shadow Stamp I, S5101 Raindrop Background. 
Assorted Stickers- Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type; EK Success Scrabble Tiles;7Gypsies Gratitude; K&Company Marcella Alphabet, Handmade Collection Paper Ribbon.
Inks- Ranger Distress Inks Vintage Photo, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire.
Copic Markers- YR31 on lace ribbon, B21 on paper ribbon.
Carl-3/4" circle punch
Tag-Eclectic Paperie

Thought for the Day: Continuing the theme of gratitude- I am most joyful when I'm thanking God for all He has done for me, but my attitude can go south pretty quick if I start to focus on what I don't have instead. This verse helps me keep things in perspective.....
Psalm 92:4 "You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me! I sing for joy because of what you have done."
When I count my blessings today, I will make sure to count you all twice!
blessings to you,
nancy

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful JOY tag - love the color blocking. Actually I love the whole theme of your blog post today! TFS

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  2. Hi Nancy and Thanks for visiting me. Oh my goodness this is a gorgeous tag. You truly outdid yourself.

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  3. Love the combination you have done with this challenge it is so creative.

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  4. What a blessing your tag and your message are today, Nancy! I love the theme of Joy and the perfect scripture to go with it. Beautiful work.

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  5. Well, I like it! And I'm also glad I'm not the only one who discovered they had a great stash of unused stickers:) Have a blessed Easter!

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  6. Beautiful, Nancy, and I love the sentiment... gratitude makes us joyful. So very true!

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  7. Gorgeous tag! Love what you did with the colors on your tag! You provide inspiration both in creativity and faith.

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  8. wow!! lovely collage, Nancy! i love looking through all the pretty little details! amazing tag!!

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  9. Of course, I love this tag, Nancy! You've done a lovely job with the lace and stickers, etc.

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  10. WOW!!! So much work and creativity in this tag...stunning!

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  11. Neat tag, Nancy. Cute Scrabble tiles!

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  12. Wonderful tag. I love the grid design and the colour combination.

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  13. I love this tag...the colors, everything about it expresses Joy! Bravo! LynnF

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  14. very different tag today Nancy but very effective. I do like it's creativity

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  15. I Love it Nancy, The sentiment rings true and words to live by. Wonderfully creative tag!

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  16. Hi, Nancy! Wonderful tag! I think I have a lot of stickers I haven't been using, too. Thanks for the inspiration! :-)

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  17. Love this tag, Nancy! The colors are wonderful! I love the little flower and the sentiment at the bottom is beautiful...and so true!

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  18. Super tag!! So much to look at, love all the details and the colors are beautiful!

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  19. If you are counting us twice today, Nancy--then I am counting you three times! Love your verse for today.

    Your tag is amazing- I love the patchwork background and the touch of lace is perfect! I think the colors are great, too!

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  20. I think it looks fabulous and very happy to me! The joyful sticker scrabble look is a really fabulous effect, I love that diagonal lace trim too!! I need to work with more fun stickers, they seem very versatile, it's been awhile since I've looked at my stash too!!

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  21. What a wonderful way to use up those leftovers! Great job, I love it!

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