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Monday, July 2, 2012

July Tag

Finally, today I had chance to join in Tim's 12 Tags of 2012. As soon as I saw his post this afternoon I wanted to get inky :-) If you haven't already you should really check his tag out.

What fun this technique is, as usual I had to improvise, as I didn't have all the stash, but I just Love how the tags turned out.

I didn't want to create a 4th July tag as in New Zealand we don't celebrate this day, but this technique is so adaptable. I've created this graffiti feel tag. My eldest 2 kids are already laying claim to it :-)

I didn't have a blowy thingy (lol)  so just blew like mad and tipped the card around. I then wanted the heart a bit redder so painted it in, and a little on the banner to add a bit more definition.  I also heated the ink a bit which gave it real depth and texture in places.


It's the first day of the winter school holidays today, and the kids are all still happy, I'm hoping to get some serious crafting time in over the day or so, so watch out there's heaps of posts on the way!

Have a great week and school hols.

Debi x

52 comments:

Carmen O. said...

What an awesome, awesome tag! You really hit the mark and then some. Wonderful work!!

prutsels said...

Mario mentioned your tag on facebook and he is right it is awesome!

Kristine Whittaker said...

Nice tag. I love how you improvised and used your own "hot air" to make the ink blow around.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Awesome tag- love your heart in the center - looks like you had a blast creating!

Toni said...

Holy Shmoley, that is AWESOME -- you know what? I like it better than Tim's!!

You know what else? Mario put a link to it on Facebook. How cool are YOU??

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

There are advantages to being half-a-world away from Arizona...you re-created a version of Tim's tag first. Perfectly graffitilovely.

katietx48 said...

Oh wow Debi! This is just incredible. I love, love how you interpreted the idea.

Michael said...

What a great take on Tim's Tag. The colors are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

ulrika said...

Amaxing tag! Now I need to check out what else you have created ... Thanks for sharing!

kerrbear said...

Beautiful job!

Rea' said...

Great tag... and I thought I was excited to find the tag already up !! You must have been sitting there tag in hand LOL !!

Deborah said...

Love your take on the Tim tag. Amazing!

Linda Cain said...

Absolutely STUNNING!

~Linda

Krebsen said...

Wonderfull tag!

Greetings from Denmark :-)

Bella said...

Wowza, you are quick off the mark! I too am gonna have to change it up. I love how you added to the heart.

CuddlyBunny said...

This is simply amazing! Beautiful and interesting and fun!

my2angels said...

LOVE your take on the tag (actually prefer yours to Tim's LOL)
Glad I found your blog and see what the kiwis are up to in scrapping (I miss home sometimes ... was born in Lower Hutt)
Tracy

Christine said...

Awesome tag!

Winnie said...

Great tag! Glad Mario linked it! Love how you made it your own! The colors and the the images you used are great! Glad I got to check out your work!

Manu Mamma said...

Hi Debi
your tag is wonderful...also Mario love it.

In facebook he posted this message:
"Seriously check out this first tag that was just submitted for the 12 Tags....
It's so AWESOME!!
If you are a friend of Debi Ryan from New Zealand please let her know that we love her spin on Tim Holtz July tag. "
Congrats you hit Mario and Tim.
hugs from Italy
Manu

Linda Manning Findley said...

Awesome job ... You did something everyone will love

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is terrific! I will have a look at his blog posting now,

Lucy x

Jeanette said...

awesome job love how it looks like a lion splat!

Julie said...

WOW, fabulous tag!

Terry said...

Wonderful, Debi! Love how you improvised! BTW, Mario posted about you on FB today and here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/mario.rossi.31586

Sue said...

What a fabulous tag! Love it!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

I love your Tag!! You used my favorite 2 Tim Stamps. Like you I'll have to do a lot of improvising which makes for lots of fun :-)

Just me said...

You did an awesome job on this! Love it!

Unknown said...

I heard about your tag from Mario also. Fantastic job. And found the cultural lesson fun also.
Loretta D from Tucson AZ

Linda said...

fabulous tag-glad that we all get to admire it ;)

CathyR said...

Beautiful tag. I can see why your kids are fighting over it!

Linda said...

Fabulous tag! Just found you through Mario's post on Facebook. Love the bright colours's you've used - great job! xx

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous tag! I love your improvisation!!

Creatique Candy said...

This is just Gorgeous!!! I love your rendition & the way that you changed up a bitty. Just touches me so. TFS Hugs

Anonymous said...

I also found you from the MASTER BTS MARIO and just wanted to say what a cool tag you have made!! You have just given me an idea also for a huge canvas with this look on it!!
Thanks and great job!! bookmarked your page love it!! Lisa, Omaha Ne.

isisimaginings.com said...

Mario sent me here from FB, which was a 'Good Thing', because your tag is fantastic!!!

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Beautiful!! I like yours better!! :))
Cool technique, too

barbwire802 said...

What a wonderful way to improvise. Wonderful tsg.

Michelle said...

Great tag! Love the colors and how you improvised! Would not have known otherwise.

Sharon said...

A great tag Debi!!!

Kristýna Hálová said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome and awesome tag.. I love it. I have come across your blog and I don!t regret it ;) THX Love your work

Michelle said...

Stunning tag! I love your choice of colors.

ceparie said...

This one's a prize winner! You really hit it out of the park.

Marcia Wienert, Photographer said...

Absolutely, awesome, tag. Think I'll go out and buy a blowy thing and get going!
The tag is seriously beautiful.

Redanne said...

Hi Debi, just came over from Esther's blog. Your tag is absolutely gorgeous, love the colours and the stamping, it is brilliant! Anne x

Marjie Kemper said...

How gorgeous is this!?!?!? WOWZA!!! Love your choice of the heart stamp and what you've done with it.

Helen said...

I love your take on this months tag Debi. I can see why your kids are laying claim to it!! It is definitely cool!

barbarayaya62 said...

Fab work! I love it !!!! barbarayaya

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Fabulous tag! Love the colors, and the stamp you chose are just perfect!

AnnieC said...

Oh Wow! this is amazing - love it!

anna christensen crafts said...

Fab tag, congratulations! xx

Debra said...

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