Monday, March 21, 2016

12 Tags of 2016-March--Technique Remix

Hello friends! Here is my offering for this month's technique remix at Tim's blog where this month we are inspired to create contrast between grungy and colorful layers by utilizing two techniques featured in November 2014 and August 2015--textures and dimensional die cuts.  Tim pulls out the big guns this time--his new Distress Crayons!  Of course, I only have the neutrals so far, so I had to pull a rabbit out of a hat to create this month's tag. Here is my version of March's Technique Remix (remixed of course!)


Here is Tim's beautiful tag.  Oh, I need those colorful crayons!

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I chose to cut Tim's Layered Butterfly from my corrugate board (read recycled box) and gave it a good coat of gesso.  To color, I used Distress spray stains in Blueprint Sketch and Twisted Citron.  I edged inside and out with Blueprint Sketch Distress ink after a little edge distressing with my tonic scissors. This cardboard is thick stuff and requires the "good" scissors. Finally, I added silver foil following Tim's instructions, and for a little extra sparkle, some Shaved Ice around the butterfly. (That's for you, Karen of Kaleidoscopicsparkles, my sparkly friend! You are such an inspiration!)


For my back panel, I added Tissue wrap to my background tag, and used Mixed Media Thinlits and pretty much followed Tim's instructions from here on out with that,  with a few changes. I gave this a coat of my new Crazing Collage Medium before laying down any color, which provides very subtle crackling on the background.  I blended on Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks and flicked on some water, so I could get some color on my butterfly. After adding the crayons in Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain and blending with my finger, I laid Tim's Faded Dots stencil over it and wiped with a damp baby wipe to remove some of the color.  I love these subtle details like the tiny cracks and spots.  I flicked the finished background with some watered down Walnut Stain Distress paint for some additional depth. It is still grungy, so for contrast, I made my top corrugated layer bright (er) in absence of those pretty bright colors of the new Distress Crayons.


I didn't like the idea of three quarters of a butterfly, so I added back a wing from the corrugate board.  I painted it with gesso, blended with Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch Distress inks, and this time gave it a spritz of water to blend and soak into the recesses.  Then I went back in with the same inks and blended in more to deepen the color, then flicked on water for spots.  Lastly, I added some shading with the Distress crayons in Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain, flicked on some of the Walnut Stain paint, and popped the wing in it's place. I'm in the mixed media groove now!


For the thorax, I gesso-ed, then blended on Black Soot Crayon. I added a drop of Blueprint Sketch Distress spray stain, blended that on, then dried with the heat tool. A set of antenna and Tim's Ideaology words high lighted with Picket Fence Distress Crayon and some crinkle ribbon hand dyed to match finish off my tag.


I know this is totally off the grid from Tim's original, but I was feeling some mixed media creativity! (Out of limitations comes creativity.) I do hope to get my hands on all of the colors offered in the Distress Crayons...they are so fun to work with, and Oh! The Possibilities!


I would like to enter my tag into the following inspiring challenges:
Happy Little Stampers March Mixed Media Challenge Water I used water to blend my colors on the background and ribbon and used a flick of water to make some watery spots.
Mixed Media Place March Challenge Dream On Mood Board I was inspired by the butterfly and the gorgeous colors, and that dreamy glitter!

Mixed Media World MMW #12 Vintage Well, I'm 1/2 vintage, and 1/2 something else!
Time Out Challenge #52 CASE With Your Own Twist I cased the colors, the little circles and the bits of bling. My own twist is to go from CAS to Mixed Media!
Altered Eclectics March  Corrugate board from a box.

Thank you for visiting with me today and for your lovely comment, should you wish  to leave one.  I do read them all and appreciate each and every one!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

40 comments:

  1. So clever sara ... love what you have done ... i feel a win coming on here xx

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  2. Seeing this makes me want to kiss you - you brilliant thing! I mean, you have created the most amazing project here from so very little. Of course the butterfly die is the most perfect focal point! I have had a hard time deciding on that. And of course your inky backgrounds are just perfect. The lightness really draws me in. Sara Emily - this is truly AMAZING! Gah!

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  3. Amazing Butterfly Wow I'm in love thanks for playing in mmp challenge

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  4. Ooooh I LOVE your re-mixed remix Sara!! Loving the gorgeous butterfly, loving your tag, it is a fantastic take on Tim's tag! Hugs, Anne xx

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  5. Fabuloso, girl!! Your creative genius really shines here....to beautiful result! So glad the butterfly was made whole - kinda hard to flutter around with one wing and a thorax, lol!! Your colors are fantastic - and really love that corrugate texture! Way to GO!!! xxx Lynn

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  6. This.....well, this is incredibly beautiful for one, but when I looked at how you made it I am so impressed! I love how you made your butterfly really fly! Hugs, Chrisx

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  7. A remixed remix to mix up that mixed media mojo! Mixaliscious! Hehe! This tag is just fun, fun to look at, fun to read about, and fun to learn about. Fun! Your design is better than the original and oh so smokin awesome sauce! Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

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  8. This is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at MMW

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  9. Wow, Sara, it is a fantastic take on Tim's tag and a way better than the original! I love everything about your stunning tag, from that perfectly inked background to that fabulous butterfly! You have used that awesome butterfly die in so many marvelous ways in your creations! I am so impressed by your amazing creativity, my friend! Lots of love to you! Branka xx

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  10. A stunning take on this months tag, I adore it and the butterfly looks amazing.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  11. A fabulous take on this month's tag Sara - love the offset butterfly x

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  12. Wow Sara Emily, this is just amazing!! Your background is incredible, loving the shaved ice glitter stuff! I think I am most mesmerized by your half and half butterfly, what a fantastic focal piece! The corrugated cardboard wing is just brilliant, can't say enough about how much I adore your thinking on that! Move over Tim, there's a new girl in town! hugs :)

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  13. Love it, I think I like yours more than Tim's (don't tell him though). Love all the decoration and the pretty/grunge effect. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics.

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  14. Sara, this is stunning! I love how you added the corrugated wing, very clever!
    Thank you for joining us at Emerald Creek Dares.
    {julia}

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  15. Beautiful tag...Thanks for sharing with us on Emerald Creek Supplies Challenge Blog.

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  16. I love this so much! There is such lovely texture. Thank you for being a part of the Mixed Media Place challenge. :)

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  17. Awesome tag! Great mixed media project!

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  18. Just beautiful, Sara! Love how your butterfly wings are different from each other and love your colors! The blue at the top just pops and the shaved ice is a nice touch. Love it!

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  19. I don't have much time, but just had to pop over and say "Wow!" this is a beauty!

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  20. What a wonderful project. Such great texture. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

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  21. BEAUTIFUL Sara... just stunning. I love shaved ice and love how you used it on your tag. And what ASTOUNDING texture - totally giggled seeing the butterfly wings. I definitely have one "side" different than the other side so this is just PERFECT. I love that your butterfly is REAL and not perfectly matched... just does my heart good. And so INCREDIBLE apropos for your sentiment too. LOVE your message here. Thorax - aren't we fancy??!!! I had to remember what part that was girl!!!!!!!!!!! This really made me feel inspired. Big hugs. j.

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  22. Wow what a lot of texture and so great how the butterfly has two different wings and looks te sit in the tag! Thank you for taking some TIME OUT and join us!

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  23. One day you and me will sit down and create at. The same table! I really want to see how you do all of these unique pieces. Thank you again for sharing your talent with us. You are so amazing.

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  24. This is gorgeous, Sara. I love it so much, and can't thank you enough for sharing it in our challenge. I would love to have you stop by my blog to say hello if you get a spare oment. I'd sure appreciate your visit. Have a blessed week, and please join us again soon.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  25. Absolutely awesome texture and layers Sara, I love this and I love the hints of blue sparkle... Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

    Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner xxx

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  26. What a fabulous tag with so many wonderful techniques!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  27. What a great tag Sara Emily! Love that textured butterfly!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  28. fantastic card, love the texture and colours
    thanks for joining over at our challenge at
    http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com.au/
    Debbie Dt

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  29. A fabulous looking tag. I love how you've created the full butterfly. The textures and colours are wonderful.
    Thank you for joining in with the March challenge "Anything Goes with Options " at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

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  30. I am totally digging the purples and lavenders you have been using- so rich , beautiful and elegant! This tag is a favorite!
    hugs,Jackie xx

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  31. Love all the texture, the corrugated cardboard, the wonderful colours! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

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  32. Sara...I LOVE the HUGE butterfly flying off the tag....Yes he needed his other wing to fly...and you will "LOVE" the crayons when you get them...(they are sooo creamy - I loved using my fingers to smudge them).

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  33. I just love this so, so much!

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  34. Wow, what a tag! Love the inking and textures...Sorry for this delayed comment but just want to thank you for blessing us with this entry on our previous Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Hope to see you back in our new Challenge. Want to share a Word from the Lord found in 1 Samuel 2:9 and it says, "He will guard the feet of his faithful servants, but the wicked will be silenced in the place of darkness. "It is not by strength that one prevails." Have a blessed day!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  35. Very cool!!!
    Thanks for playing with Mixed Media Place!

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  36. Very beautiful palette! Thank you from MMP!

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  37. Hi Sara! Congrats on your win at Happy Little Stampers for March. I'd like to invite you to Guest Design for us. Please email me at melissadawnlane at hotmail dot com. Thanks!

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