Friday, 15 April 2016

Large Tag, We Do Not Remember Days, Female

I have a very simple CAS tag to show you today.  After all, it IS a Friday...

Time for another challenge at Tag You're It!




When I initially made this tag I chose muted colours as I thought that it would end up as a Sympathy or Thinking of You card - if added to a card front obviously!
But now that it's finished I think it works as a Wedding or Happy Anniversary tag!!!

Is there something very wrong with me that my brain can think that?  I mean, some of the happiest AND some of the saddest moments in a person's life BOTH being suited to this design?
Which would you use it for?  Either?  Neither?  Both?

Anyhow...  I've based my design on this tag, which comes to you courtesy of my fellow DT mate, Carol Mayne...



I've kept faithfully to her design brief...  Stencilled background, graduated inking, sentiment stamp and flying insect - except that I've chosen to add all of my elements to a tag, swapped out the dragonfly for a butterfly, snuck in two tiny butterflies as additional 'embellishments' and added my graduated inking to a flower stem.

As Carol didn't use any sequins or gems, etc I didn't either... but if I was making this again I think I would be tempted to try adding some in place of the tiny butterflies...   some clear Morning Dew drops maybe?
 That's the joy of designing for me.  How even the smallest of changes can make such a big difference..  and you don't know until you try.




Supplies Used:

Stamp:
Penny Black 'We Do Not Remember...'

Die:
Tim Holtz/Thinlits 'Wildflowers'

Punches:
Tim Holtz 'Butterfly' (Large)
Martha Stewart 'Pop Up Butterfly'

Inks:
Memento (Tsukineko) Rich Cocoa
Memento (Tsukineko) Expresso Truffle
Ranger 'Perfect Medium' Embossing Ink

Other:
Stampendous 'Detail Black' Embossing Powder
White Vellum
Creative Expressions 'Birch Tree' Stencil
White Organza Ribbon





Challenges I'm Entering...

Simon Says/Monday Challenge
(April Showers Bring May Flowers)

(Challenge #189 'Clean and Simple'


(Challenge #153 'Anything Goes'


Creative Card Crew
(Challenge #110 'Die Cut'


Unicorn Challenge
(Favourite Time of the Year) - Late Spring


(All made from my 'snippets' stash)




Have a good weekend...

...  and thanks for stopping by...

Donna.

50 comments:

  1. Hi Donna, It's good to see you back again. Your tag is absolutely beautiful. I love the colours and the sentiment is a lovely one. I agree that it would fit all occasions. Barbxx

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    1. Thanks, Barb.
      Things rough here. Trying to 'find my feet' again.
      Appreciate the 'welcome back'. x

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  2. Happy to see you back my friend, I missed you! This has a beautiful, calm feel to the design Donna! I think it would be suited to any occasion, but I agree it would be totally suitable for a sympathy, or thinking of you card due to the peaceful feel! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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    1. Thank you for your very kind words, my lovely friend. I've missed you, too. X

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  3. Yahoo . . . you're still around Donna. Good to see you again. I see from your reply to Barb that things are still rough for you. Sending you some positive vibes and hoping things improve for you soon.

    FAB tag . .. I would use it for either a sympathy card or a wedding anniversary.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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    1. Thanks, Sarn :)
      I would have linked this to the playground but Mr Linky's not playing ball again!
      Perhaps he prefers a different playground game?
      Have a good weekend. X

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  4. Hi Donna! Ha!! I waved some Pixie dust and managed to add your gorgeous tag to Mr Linky - saved the image to my own laptop and uploaded it from there :) This was too pretty to not be shared.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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    1. Bless you, Di.
      I didn't want to bother you as Mr Linky's not played nice with me before now!
      Thank you...
      I'll go and add your link to my page now. X

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  5. Donna this is just dreamy! Love how you colored up the die cut and the soft background scene with the trees. Really unique and extra ordinary!

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    1. Many thanks for your very kind words, Jeanne :)
      Have a lovely weekend. x

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  6. Hi Donna, Oh what a beautiful tag, I love the design and wonderful sentiment. Thank you for sharing with us in our challenge at Unicorn. Good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. I don't mind whether I win in the draw or not - it's just nice to meet new people :)
      Thanks for stopping by...

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  7. Elegant, beautiful and meaningful! Brilliant job as always, Donna!

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  8. When I first saw this tag Donna, I thought how serene and peaceful, colours and the scene you created, I would use it for sympathy..Sorry things are still rough for you dear friend.
    Take care Pam x

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    1. Thank you, Pam...
      I'll fill you in soon. If you have the time...
      Hope it's warmer this weekend!
      Donna. X

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  9. Beautiful design Donna, so serene! I would use it for either, the soft muted tones make it non-descript! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Tracey :)
      Take care. X

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  10. beautiful tag Donna...love the simplicity and such a beautiful sentiment...thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

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    1. Thank you, Kath.
      Sentiments with real meaning are not that easy to find... at least not in my experience! So I'm always on the look out for more to add to my collection.
      Thank you for taking the time to leave such kind words...
      Donna :)

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  11. This is breathtaking, Donna! I can't stop staring at it! I have that stamp and often struggle with how best to use it. Not the why (I think it fits both situations) but the design around it, so I really appreciate this incredible inspiration! I'm pinning this one!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Thank you so much, Darnell. X
      This stamp has only been in my possession for a few weeks... another new stamp found on eBay!
      It's rare for me to play with my new toys quite so quickly... they normally get put away for far too long...
      Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

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  12. Donna, I love every facet of your tag, from the delicate butterflies, to the stenciled birch trees to the wildflower die cut. A perfect combination for a sentiment that has the warmth and 'realness' to fit occasions of joy and sadness. Weddings, anniversaries, losses: it is the moments we remember. Another 'organic' beauty that has me, again, expressing awe at your talents! The 'way your mind works' is wonderfully fresh and inspiring!
    Hugs~c
    PS: I hope the 'rough times' you're experiencing will transform into smoother roads very soon! Extra hugs coming your way...

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    1. Thank you, Carol...
      I couldn't have made this without your inspiration tag, you know :)
      Donna. X

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  13. great tag! love the simplicity, I hope you are doing OK...big hugs from california and good luck on the challenges
    bibiana

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  14. LOVE this Donna! Gorgeous designing...love your style!

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    1. Thank you, Pam :)
      I appreciate you not saying it's simple... like me!!!
      Have a lovely week, my friend. X

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  15. Good to see you crafting and blogging again. I love the soft and subtle look of your tag. In my opinion this is perfect for both occasions.

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  16. Donna, this is so elegant and like you said perfect for both wedding and or sympathy ...... Love the peaceful calm look of this gorgeous tag! Happy to see you make a tag and hope all is well with you sweet girl!

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    1. Hello Marybeth :)
      You are on a roll with your gorgeous 'makes' lately. Your cake set is very sweet, a cute felt bunny, amazing plush flowers... The list goes on...
      Hope you are having a good start to your week...
      Donna. X,

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    1. Thank you, Sheri.
      Have a lovely week :)

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  18. Great saying Donna! Love the simplicity of the tag with the muted trees in the background. I am so glad you joined us in our April Showers challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Hope you are enjoying spring! Maura

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    1. Thank you, Maura.
      I hate being cold so yes, I'm definitely enjoying Spring!!!

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  19. AMAZING design Donna. LOVE each and every element. I probably would use this on a sympathy card. But like you said, the sentiment can mean a lot of different things to different people. LOVE the muted colours and softness of the design. xx

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    1. Hello, Loll :)
      Hope you are having a good start to your week...
      I think I've settled back on making this into a sympathy card at some point. It'll have to go on a back burner for now though as I've been asked to make three baby cards. Why is it that on the rare occasions I'm asked to specifically make something it always feels out of my comfort zone? I know why... The pressure of not meeting their expectations! Oh well... out of my comfort zone I go!!!

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  20. WOW! What a lovely tag! Its just perfect, the colours, the elements and most most of all the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
    x Asha

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  21. I agree with you, it could certainly go either way. Life, beginning, middle, and end is worth celebrating. Your tag is so serene and beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Kara.
      Hope you are having a good week :)

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  22. Donna, I love your tag. It says sympathy to me. Sylvia D.

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    1. Hello Sylvia.
      Thank you for stopping by and letting me know...
      Have a lovely weekend :)

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  23. Stunning CAS, love it!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs, Sandy DT

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    1. Thank you, Sandy :)
      I'm always on the look out for new challenges to play along with. Thanks for stopping by...

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  24. Donna, I think this would be perfect for any occasion! It's so classy and downright gorgeous!

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