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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

simon says ...what are you known for?

well my style seems to ebb and flow depending on my mood, new crafty goodies, time and inspiration...but I guess there are some things that are always me..
I guess
and these are : tags, hearts and wings!, distress ink, using limited colours, seam binding and my love of all this Tim and idea-ology , textures,wire, all with a vintage feel ..so here is a piece that sort of sums up some of the things I love.. It is hard because I could easily have gone all rusty and steampunk too!? so here is my make:
for simon says stamp and show.. what are you known for!?


(wish I knew how to put my photos next to the text? anyone any ideas how to do that all help gratefully received!!)

I started with lots of inky layers and the brushed some snow cap paint dabber across, swiped with a baby wipe and dried then added some ink around the edges to hopefully give a soft and layered feel..I love taking one colour and using it to create layers!! very cool! I love the way the swiped paint gives it an almost chalky feel..very soft.. (it is a size 10 tag )

I stamped this fab Tim flourish in tea dye, dried and then stamped in clear, covered in sticky embossing powder and covered in loose rock candy...(bet you wondered how long it would be before I used it again!)


The heart cut using a new paperarstsy heart die , was painted, covered with ferro texture paste through antiquities stencil, then when dry painted with nougat fresco paint and lightly inked with tea dye.. a new found fave of mine! I then lightly stamped the music script across it.The wings...a real favourite of mine , were covered with sand texture paste, then painted and inked when dried. I then added some wire and a heart charm.


I added some letters cut from my new word play die..love it! they were painted with snow cap dabber, when dry stamped with music script form artistic outpost ephemera backgrounds....a truly fab set...and inked around edges.


Finally some idea-ology, dyed seam binding, twirl of wire , crochet ribbon and voila! hope you are still awake!!


hope those of you that stop by here feel this is me in a tag..well part of me anyways!?

stay safe, keep warm and have a fun and inky one!


30 comments :

  1. Beautiful Trace, I love your muted tones. Your tags are so gorgeous. Love your heart and wings. Michelle x

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  2. That's a rather "decent" and elegant tag for an "inky-pinky-tag", but I can find you in it all the way through! Beautiful!

    Claudia x

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  3. Spot on and beautiful! Hugs, Gerrina

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  4. beautiful tag Trace - really it is very you - perfect for the SSSS challenge xx

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  5. Oh..what a great soft and shabby look. Love the touch of sparkle and of course your wire work. (:o)

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  6. Well, it's only recently that I have started to follow your work but it seems to me that this is totally you. In my book this means: gorgeous, inspirational and just stunning work all round!!

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  7. Trace...this is so pretty! I love your monochromatic tag. Love your signature winged heart with the bits of wire wrapped around it. :) The "Fly" is perfect on this piece! Soft, shabby chic and Tim style...yep...that's you! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  8. Your style is every time elegant, love this soft colored tag too.
    Hugs Anja

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  9. Hi Trace, this is most definitely a YOU tag, gorgeous soft colours, loads of texture, beautiful heart, trademark wire and the rock candy glitter - I thought maybe you had run out of the stuff - lol. Really, really beautiful! Hugs, Anne x

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  10. This definitely is you Trace, especially with the wire! So glad you reproduced the distress glitter - I must locate mine. Gorgeous twinkling shabby tag. I'm loving your work with the texture paste. Nicola x

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  11. Beautiful Trace - love it all! For me, this is what I would call 'your style'. Glad the rock candy came out again and must investigate that Artistic Outpost set as your letters look lovely.
    Juliaxx

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  12. Very Shabby Chic! And I love it! Hope you are well and happy Trace. Judy x

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  13. Lovely delicate tag Trace. Love the delicate stamping and added touch of glitter. Hearts and wings, what could be better, right up my street. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge, always good to see you playing along. Tracy x

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  14. Beautiful tag, love the pale romantic colours.
    Yvonne x

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  15. Hi Trace,this is lovely love the flourish detail.Great detailing and design.having only recently found your blog and following your work I say this is you,gorgeous detail so beautifully put together.

    Can't say what is really me at the moment there are so many things I want to do and create,but as long as there is craft and people to share it with I will be very happy.Take Care Jacqueline.S

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  16. Lovely make Trace and very "you". Love the distress to the words and heart. xx

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  17. That's a great tag Trace.

    If you want to put your text next to your pic:
    After you've uploaded it and added it to your page, click on it to select it (so it's all blue) and a little bar of links will open up under it. Choose left (or right)depending on where you want your text. If your pic is on the left, your text will go in the gap on the right. Hope that helps hun.

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  18. Oh yes Trace, this is definitely you at your very best. Love the pale colours this time and the tiny heart around the larger one. Oh, and the stamping on the letters, and the lace (ok, I could go on and on!!) Hugs, Jenny x

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  19. Oh yes Trace, this is definitely you at your very best. Love the pale colours this time and the tiny heart around the larger one. Oh, and the stamping on the letters, and the lace (ok, I could go on and on!!) Hugs, Jenny x

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  20. You have brought several things together that are VERY YOU Trace and combined they have made a wonderful tag - with your help of course LOL.
    hugs {brenda} x0x
    To move photos in blogger I just click and drag, they don't always end up where I want them though, but I just play till I get what I want. It was better when I used to write in draft then copy it over but can't remember what programme I used - duh!

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  21. Trace, this challenge really makes you think!! Whatever your style is, I know it is amazing! Love this tag and the added shimmer! Very soft and delicate!

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  22. Pale, elegant and that touch of sparkle on the flourish is just wonderful! Yup - this is delicate Trace; I'm sure there's a rusty grungy entry allowed too!! I definitely "know you" for both...

    (Pics next to text - for me it's always just worked that when I'm editing, once I've got both text and a picture there then if I click on the pic and tell it to move left or right rather than centre, the text hops into place. If it won't go where you want, there's a piece of HTML text you have to edit out (which I won't go into now, but very happy to email or even telephone about if it's helpful!!)
    Alison xx

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  23. This is beautiful and I would have known it was by you even in a line-up :) I always love the way you use wire and your hearts are wonderful.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  24. Great make! Love the heart, wire, sparkle, and monochromatic color...you do that so well! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp & Show this week!

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  25. Gorgeous, & very 'you' Trace! Love the sparkly bits! x

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  26. A wonderful tag and perfectly you.

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  27. Beautiful! I know it is hard to just pick one thing we are known for 😄Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  28. I love the way you work in the wire -- all the elements are terrific!
    Sandy

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Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave me a comment..it means a lot..hope you like what you see. Trace x