Monday, November 8, 2010

Crate Paper Autumn Blog Hop

Hi and Welcome to this stop on the 

CRATE PAPER Autumn Blog Hop!!

Today, I'm thankful for WONDER.....the joy of discovery in life and art and this tag is to celebrate that.
I began by cutting a tag from the mini circle paper from Snow Days. You can achieve this embossed resist technique by stamping the butterfly stamp with clear embossing ink then heat embossing with clear embossing powder. Then dry brushing with gesso or white acrylic paint and while it was still damp - wiping away the paint from the embossed areas to reveal the paper beneath. I stamped over the entire surface randomly with a large script stamp to add an additional layer.
I then smudged the edges and added some color using water soluable wax pastels - blending and softening with my finger and then dripping some watered down black acrylics for a grungy look. A simple Crate Paper sticker sentiment (Restoration and Snow Days) completed my tag.

Head back over to the Crate Paper Blog with your clue (located on the side bar) and hop to the next blog. :)

Thanks for stopping by and good luck!!


78 comments:

  1. that is gorgeous! you my friend.. are beyond talented!

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  2. Love this and the colors are awesome!!!

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  3. What a great technique. Thanks for sharing

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  4. OHhhh, I LOVE this Lucy!! It's so gorgeous!

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  5. GORGEOUS!!! I think I need to try this...I love how the butterfly pops through :)

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  6. I love the texture on your card. :)

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  7. Wow Lucy!! Your tag is just amazing!

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  8. totally stunning tag, love the bright colours

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  9. Soo pretty.. so colorful.. Love it!

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  10. This is gorgeous - thanks for the idea

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  11. Wow, your tag is absolutely gorgeous! I so envy your misting/painting skills!

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  12. Can't wait to try this resist technique. Thanks for sharing

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  13. This is so cool and artsy! LOOOVE it, Lucy!

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  14. I like the butterflies and the colors are amazing!

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  15. love this! thanks for the inspiration!!

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  16. The colors are beautiful and the tag is amazing!
    =)

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  17. Love the artsy, bold colors and the resist and wax-pastels and black drips! :) Thanks for the inspiration, makes me wanna do a page in my oft-neglected art journal. :-)

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  18. Wow! That is a really neat technique! I am going to have to try it--I love all of the layers it adds to the tag!

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  19. new technique for me! thanks for sharing.

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  20. What an absolutely amazing technique! I have never seen anything like it! Truly a masterpiece!

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  21. what a stunning tag! thanks for sharing (:

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  22. such a great look! I love the technique!!

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  23. So, so cool! I love it, Lucy!!! Wow!

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  24. Wow, I really respect artists like you who layer and detail your work like this tag.

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  25. wonderful technique, I have not tried this before

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  26. Love your gorgeous, collage-y tag! Thanks for your inspiration and contribution to the blog hop! :)

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  27. Love the colors!!! ....looks like a lot of work!!

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  28. What a fun technique! Now I need some embossing powder!

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  29. Love your tag. Thanks for the embossing technique.

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  30. This tag is so cool! Thanks for breaking down the steps!

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  31. Love the colors in this tag - beautiful job.

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  32. I love seeing the Snow Day collection used for something other than winter! So pretty!

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  33. Your colors are fabulous!
    Kirsten B in MN

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  34. it's so wonderfully yours :)))
    Love it!

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  35. This is beautiful! Lots of wonderful details! :)

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  36. loveit! the color scheme is so abolutely gorgeous! Thanks ladies for sharing all of this cuteness!

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  37. This is so unbelievably cool! Thank you for the new technique idea!

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  38. beautiful tag. awesome technique.

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  40. Gorgeous fall colors that you used on this tag.

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  41. Lucy, I just love your style girl!

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  42. Love the distressed look to your tag!

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  43. Whoa, fun colors and technique!

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  44. Stunning-thank you for the awesome tutorial.
    Beth W/NanaBeth

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  45. wow! That tag is awesome. I love the vibrant colors & the resist technique.

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  46. Thanks for the beautiful idea and the letter. cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

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  47. Love the butterflies and how they blend in!

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  48. talk about technique--love this! And what a perfect thing to be thankful for!

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  49. Wow, I'd love to receive one of your pretty tags!

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  50. very colorful tags. Love the butterflies.

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  51. Fabulous tag! Love your technique!

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