Monday, August 29, 2016

Keep Life Simple-Twelve Tags of 2016-August

Hello crafty friends and visitors! Here we are at the end of the summer, and Tim has the perfect Technique Remix to inspire us--Brayered Stain-Frameworks. You can see his gorgeous tag and full instructions here on his blog.


I kept my tag design pretty much like Tim's, choosing my own colors and embellishments. My stain is Stormy Sky and Weathered Wood and my inks are Frayed Burlap and Brushed Corduroy, with edges and splashes in Walnut Stain.


I also used Honeycomb Frameworks--my only frameworks die, but colored it with Evergreen Bough Spray Stain, and Tarnished Brass Distress paint using Tim's Eroded Metallic technique from his Compendium of Curiosities-Volume 3 book.  My filler pieces are from an alcohol inked Found Relatives card, cork, Mirrored, and Textile Surfaces and a scrap of woven paper from my stash. The Mirrored hexagon and Mirrored star are colored with Mushroom alcohol ink and the Textile Surfaces are left over from my June tag. The butterfly on my Vial Label is a Remnant Rub. I chose the words "Keep Life Simple" and therefore, chose not to add stitching to my tag, because that complicates life. 



Tim's Linen Ribbon and Paper Twine finish off my simple tag. Another look--simple, right?


I would like to submit my tag in the following challenges:
Country View Challenges-August-Hot summer Days This is how my garden looks after a hot dry summer. Lot's of browns and a dark stormy sky most of the time as we wind down into autumn.
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb #144 No Picture No stamped image here-just die cuts.
Allsorts Week #378-Use At Least Two Dies I used Sizzix Honeycomb Frameworks and Sizzix Wildflowers Thinlits dies.

Thank you for stopping by today and for all of your amazing comments! I read and appreciate each and everyone of them!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

26 comments:

  1. This tag is beautiful ! Thank you for joining us over at Country View Challenges!
    Corrie x

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  2. This is an absolute winner, Sara! I love your version so much! The Eroded Metallic technique turned out brilliantly and your background is awesome! I love the colors you used! It's simply a super cool tag, my friend! Lots of love to you! Branka xx

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  3. Quite amazing, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

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  4. A fabulous take on Tims tag! Sara Emily . Totally love it .
    Huge apologies for my lack of visits recently . Lifes thrown some serious curve ball my way recently that needed my full attention so haven't been around much. Hoping to catch up over the next few days/ weeks. Hope things are good with you Sara and thanks for all the love you have left me in my abscence . You provided some much needed smiles . big hugs x

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  5. A fabulous take on tim's tag! Hope you have had a great summer x

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  6. A brilliant take on Tim's tag. I love your wonderful colour choices Sara and your 'fillers' in the honeycomb look amazing - particularly the alcohol inked mirrored pieces - love those - a lot!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  7. Love what you have done with the colours on this tag Sara - adding your own interpretation always makes these techniques all the more inspiring! hugs my lovely, Georgie xx

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  8. So glad you made the tag! It's gorgeous, and LOVE the colors and effects on the frameworks...marvelous addition!

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  9. A really lovely version of Tim's tag....the black die cuts really pop. Thanks for joining in with our Hot Summer Days challenge over at Country View xx

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  10. Great use of your dies and perfect for our theme this week, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  11. Fabulous tag ! Great Work
    Hugs
    Maryvonne

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  12. I am so far behind Sara Emily that I don't think it is possible to catch up but I am gonna try! Starting right now!! Well I am trying to keep life simple if only I could catch up!
    sandy xx

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  13. Wonderful colors on your honeycomb die cut Sara Emily - love your pretty background as well! Julia xx

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  14. You busy bee! So glad you squeezed in this beauty! That eroded metal! Oh my, how awesome!!! <3 Really a gorgeous take with perfect balance of color. PS. Thanks for the sweet kudos re: F&F, I love seeing our names in light together! Peas in a pod! ;0 Hang in there through this busy season... :)

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  15. A fabulous remix Sara style, had to smile over the garden comment as I have just returned from holiday to find parched patches of grass and my apple tree has died off and this is wet England lol xxx

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  16. Wow Sara, love this! You may have the kept the overall design similar to Tim's, but this is all Sara! Love the amazing splashy splattery look and the patterns you used for the honeycomb tiles are just fabulous!! Amazing version of the original dear friend! Giggled at your comment about how your garden looks, so true for us here too, except the stormy skies, that would be a welcome change. hugs :)

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  17. Sara, this is a beautiful take on Tim's tag! Love your colors and the eroded metallic technique on your honeycomb die - so cool! Also love the simplicity of the tag...beautiful outcome as always :-)

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  18. Beautiful tag Sara! Love the honeycomb die cut dimension and the black floral silhouettes! They really pop off your gorgeous background! Great take on Tim's tag! Happy crafting :)

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  19. Oh wow, I absolutely love your take on Tim's tag!! I adore the eroded metallic technique...it looks amazing!! What a fabulous touch!! The colors are beautiful!! Shh, don't tell Tim but I love your version more than his!! It's spectacular, Sara Emily!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  20. Um, Sara doll, this is BETTER than the original and such a funky and fun Sara design. Love the backgrounds with the splitz and splatters and such. Awesome sauce details in a small space, like only you can do! The eroded metallic is awemazingly fantabulous and so freakin cool! So glad to have the CC3 book. Gorgeous dearie!!! Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

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  21. Lovely tag Sarah! Simple and elegant!
    So, if you had to choose, what is your favorite Distress palette?
    xo

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  22. Beautiful Tag Sara Emily! The colours you've chosen are beautiful together! Thanks for joining us on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog!
    -Katelyn DT member at Southern Ridge

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  23. Wonderful tag. Thanks for joining us at NSHK.
    Smile from DT-Ane Lene

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  24. A completely glorious background, and I love the weathered gilding on the Frameworks - fab take on the August tag.
    Alison x

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  25. Hi, Sara! Love this wonderful tag with so many unexpected details dotted throughout. The tiny images and textures inside the honeycomb shapes have captivated my imagination! Fabulous design idea! XO

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