Saturday, February 9, 2013

Love is in the Air

I said yesterday's tag might be my favorite but I may have to change my mind after today.

I was thinking, "what haven't I tried yet?"
I finally decided to test how Distress Paint would work as a resist.  I squeezed Distress Paint - Black Soot onto the Craft Sheet and grabbed a replacement foam pad for the blending tool.  I know Ranger makes Cut and Dry foam but for the life of me I can't figure out where it is, so this little pad is going to do the trick for now.
I chose a Crafters Workshop stencil - Mini Harlequin (6 x 6") for my background and pounced the black soot Distress paint over the entire tag. You do have to move the stencil once for a #10 tag but it was quite easy to get the pattern lined up again.
Here is my result.  The paint has great coverage, in fact I was happily surprised at how opaque it is in just one coat.  Is the stencil job perfect? No, but I think that is just the nature of stencils in general, not the paint.  I dried the tag with the Heat it tool and moved on to step two.
I am going to say right here that today's tag and color scheme was totally inspired by the last episode of Project Runway where they had to design a something for Heidi.  The top three dresses were divine and I woke up in the night thinking about the colors and patterns.  Inspriation comes from everywhere!

Alright back to the tag...Lets see how Distress Stains work with Distress Paint.  Remember once the Distress Paint is dry, it does not react with water so this should work just fine.  I used three colors of Distress Stain: Tattered Rose, Tumbled glass, and Peeled Paint...but in very small doses.   Each stain was mixed with water on the Craft Sheet before swiping the tag through the color.  Each color was swiped multiple times to get the stain in just the right area and dried with the Heat it tool between swipes.
Here we go...first up Tattered Rose as the base color.
 A bit of Tumbled Glass...
 And just a hint of Peeled Paint.
The Distress Paint worked quite well as a resist to the stain.  I was happy that the black soot color stayed perfectly black, even with all the layers of stain over the the top. 
  A little Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges (is always a good thing).
Next I used a script stamp from the Mini Ornates set and black Archival ink to randomly stamp over the background.

Mini Ornates
 I also stitched around the entire tag with my sewing machine.
 
Before I put the Distress Stains away I decided to color some Crinkle Ribbon.  Spun Sugar is my favorite pink.
 Then to add a vintage look to the pink I added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the Craft Sheet.
 Sprayed it with some water.
And pounced the pink ribbon into it, turning it over a few times.  You don't have to coat the entire ribbon just hit parts of it.
 Once dry it is this nice vintage pink.
 
I need a focal point...so I stamped the LOVE converstion heart from the Valentine Blueprint set onto watercolor paper and cut it out.

Then colored it with Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet Distress Markers.  It's hard to see in this photo but I sprayed the heart with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist to give it a nice shimmer.
You know me, gotta have a Vial Label on everything I do, so why not this tag too.  I used words from the Remnant RubsCan you tell it is my wedding anniversary today?...love is on the brain...year #26 and counting (I, of course was a child bride).
Okay, lets start putting it all together.
Stickers go on the top right.
Ribbon and heart go in the lower third.  I did use foam dots under the heart to raise it off the background and added a small Remnant Rub right where the arrow is pointing (be true).
One last thing, to embellish the tag.  I used Distress Paint in Antique Linen, Mustard Seed and Forest Moss to color pieces of metal Idea-ology Foliage.  I found that it was best to paint the metal with the dabber top and just leave it to dry for about 30 or 40 minutes.
I say that because I dried the first flower (not pictured) with the Heat it tool, but in the end I mucked it up as I kept touching it to see if it was dry.  What a dork.
Anyway, paint it, walk away, do a load of laundry and come back.  They will be nice and dry and you won't have your fingerprint in the paint.
Looks like a little over easy egg!
I used foam dots under flowers and leaves.
Here is the finished tag.  Seriously couldn't be happier with how it came out.  Really love that paint on metal...totally doing that again.  Love that you can mix the paints and stains to get different effects.  The subtle stain color really plays off the black harlequin pattern.  

This looks like beginnings of a good journal cover to me.

I thought I might shared a little trick I sometimes do.  This might look like my next tag but it is really my "test" tag.  Sometimes I like to test out ideas or colors before I add it to the tag or project I'm working on.  It doesn't matter what it looks like, just so I can see how things work together.  One of the things I learned today was that I needed to add water to the Broken China Distress Stain, as straight from the bottle was way too bold.   I don't always use a test tag but sometimes I wish I had...really saves time in the long run.
The prize package has grown...Crinkle Ribbon and a favorite Crafter's Workshop stencil.  It is going to be someone's Lucky Day!  I have decided I will let the comments go till midnight tonight and will post the winner on Sunday Morning.  
Good Luck Everyone and thanks for coming on this Distress Paint ride!

Cheers!
paula


199 comments:

  1. I love how your tags are turning out...so clever:) Would love to be chosen for your giveaway!!

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  2. Can't wait to get my hands on these distress paints! Have been excited about them since seeing them on CHA video. Someone is gonna be one lucky person!

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  3. Holy wow!!! That is awesome! Love the black background and how true it stayed!
    PS...I was a child bride too (I think I was around 5yo). Our 26th is on Valentines day! Congrats to you!!

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    1. Hi Dee...we were going to be married on Valentines Day but my mother in law worked at a florist and couldn't get the day off. true story!

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  4. Fantastic tag. Love to win this.

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  5. love this - thanks for sharing! Pretty combination of colors.
    Sandra ltb

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  6. Really love the background of this one. The primitive look of it is so great and the stitching just makes it that much better. It's fun watching you come up with new ideas every day.

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  7. It is hard to say which tag is my favourite, because you are so talented and creative. I love them all! I am sure now that I have to buy more of this distress stains! Hugs!

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  8. again you have done it!!! LURVE the tag. very cool. i think i have that stencil somewhere... now to find it and go and play! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. Every time I go to the craft store I stand in front of the distress stuff and stare at it for quite some time. But then walk away because I had no idea how to use it. I've loved all the posts this week showing different ways to use the old and new product. Congrats on 26 years!!!!!

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    1. maybe we need to have a distress class on my kitchen table! You know I have all the supplies.

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  10. happy anniversary! thanks for the great toots this week, i've quite enjoyed them and you are a fabulous enabler!

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  11. I've just come across your blog today and I am totally smitten with all of your deigns. I'm loving the run down on how the new distress paints work - I'll be adding them to my shopping basket ASAP! Thanks for all the inspiration - truely beautiful work!

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  12. Once again a very inspiring project.

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  13. Congrats!!! And the tag is really fabulous!!

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  14. Paula: Happy, happy anniversary!
    What a wonderful creation to commemorate such a special occasion!
    Although I don't have all the products you used, I must recreate your idea for our anniversary (49 wonderful years on 2/12 - yikes). You made my day. Thanks again.

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  15. I think this is my favorite..but I say that everyday !Thank you for the inspiration You're right it is all around us.
    Congrats on your Anniversary....

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  16. Paula, this is totally gorgeous!! I have that stencil too - I might need to get it out and make one of these myself! Love the way you've combined all the different elements. It's just too dang pretty!

    Congrats on your anniversary! This year will be 25 for us - I was also a child bride. ;-)

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    1. I knew it Shelly...no wonders we get along!
      It is a nice tag but it doesn't come close to your sewing card!!

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  17. I am learning so much by watching you mix the different Ranger/Tim products. Cannot wait to play with the paint, inks and stains together!

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  18. Wow Paula, love this tag and all the fun tips and techniques! Beautiful... and happy anniversary!

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  19. Very pretty project. Love your detailed instruction and inspiration.

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  20. Felice anniversario! Mi hai fatto venire voglia di provare i Distress Paint...devo fare un ordine di materiali ;-)

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  21. Oh my gosh, there are so many things about this that I love...harlequin diamonds...painted metal...color combo...all so pretty! And, I really like how you added the vintage photo distress ink to the pink ribbon to vintage it up! Happy Anniversary!!

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  22. Very cool tag! Love the resist idea and using the stains over the paint. Great color combo!
    BTW, I have to say that I was 12 when I was married to make the math come out for my age....hahaha. Happy Anniversary to you!
    DeniseB

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  23. This is my favorite in this series of tags. The distress paint on the metal flowers and leaves - LOVE!

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  24. Happy anniversary! This is such a beautiful tag. I love the color combo, border stitching, and the way you mixed ink and paint.

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  25. Great tag again today! Do you think it would work with a light color of paint or is the paint too porous once dry?

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      I did not try a lighter color but I can try it later today and report back on Sunday morning when I post the winner.
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  26. I really like the harlequin stenciled in black! I want to try that!

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  27. Wow ! That tag looks great, always love the vial tags with words !!

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  28. Thanks for sharing the possibilities of this great paint! Love this tag with the stencil and stains!

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  29. Very cool tag! I am despartly waiting for the Distress Paints to arrive in Holland to give it a try myself.

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  30. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love every design element in it! Happy anniversary to you and your love:)

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  31. Hi Paula, I absolutely love your tag. I have to be honest as I read through the stages I thought cool products & techniques, but the designs not me. Then As I saw it coming together I was blown away.

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  32. oh i love the contrast between the bold, dark harlequin pattern, and the delicate spots of Distress Stain! the finished tag is just wonderful. :)

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  33. Yes, the best tag yet. It's beautiful!

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  34. Happy anniversary!
    I Love the black background and how true it stayed! And, I really like how you added the vintage photo distress ink to the pink ribbon to vintage it up it such perfect near the heart!
    Thanks for sharing the possibilities of this great paint!
    Thanks for the chance to win these pack of fun ~ fingerscross
    CU hellerlittle

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  35. Your beatiful tags have made me put Distress Paints at the top of my "to-buy" list! I'm pretty sure I "need" them all!

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  36. I am loving all your tags with this new paint. Need Need all this. Great job.

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  37. I think this is my favorite tag...altho, they are all just wonderful and rich with techniques and ideas. Thanks for sharing!!

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  38. Happy Anniversary - and many more to come. Today's tag is just perfect for the occasion. Thanks for showing

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  39. Today's tag is my favorite! I love it! Thanks you for sharing all of the techniques with the new paints with us!

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  40. I love the way the white covered the metal. Looks great.

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  41. Happy Anniversary! I think this is my favourite tag too, I have that stencil so I can try this when I eventually get my paint! Love what you have done, Tim said they were permanent when dry and you have proved that to be the case. Anne x

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  42. I love the way the stencil turned out in the background with the distress paint and stains! Such a great tech! Thanks for sharing your tags!

    Lori

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  43. Thanks for sharing all these new techniques - I love the striking black in combo with the subtle stains you've used. Claire x

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  44. Paula, happy anniversary!! Our 49th is coming up in a month - I noticed that when you are happy, the years just FLY, don't they?
    Thank you for sharing that lovely tag. Since using Distress inks, I've been going crazy coloring brads and everything that will stand still! Love it!

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  45. I really love the color combination on this tag!
    Just beautiful!
    Thanks for the chance to win all this wonderful stuff!

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  46. I love love love this tag! The black against the paler colors is just gorgeous! I also love how you used one element from a stamp (the heart) and changed the whole vibe of it! Love Distress Paints!!!!

    And a Happy Anniversary to you!! =D

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  47. Thanks so much for sharing how to integrate the TH products. Your tips and lovely projects always inspire me to try something new

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  48. wahoooooo congrats on your anniversary, we are heading for 19yrs this year, I too a child bride!! Love the tag, super gorgeous

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  49. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby, Paula! Just love the boldness of the black harlequin on this tag with the muted stain colors in the background--awesome effect--gong to scraplift this for some tags I need to make! Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us!

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  50. Happy Anniversary to Both of you Paula. I love your Tag and such a great tutorial too. What a wonderful prize to be won by spme lucky blogger. Enjoy your Week-End. Hugs Rita xx

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  51. Your harlequin tag is amazing. Thank you so much for the inpsiration.

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  52. Go Project Runway- Tim and Heidi are so much fun! Love the black pattern as your base. Would also love to be your winner!

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  53. This tag is Wonderful!! I love everything about it. I can't wait for the new paint, thanks for sharing all this info with us and this great giveaway, I'd love to win.

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  54. Super adorable! :) Thanks so much for the awesome inspiration! And happy anniversary! :)

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  55. Wow! What a great tag! Just found your blog and the inspiration is endless.
    Thank you

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  56. This tag is so pretty! Love the colors you chose and the harlequin stencil is one of my favorites. I think the resist technique is just about my favorite too. Bette

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  57. You have inspired me ! I am saving all these ideas to try at home. Great instructions and tips! I am brand new to blogging and never had attempted to reply before but these are so amazing I just wanted you to know xo
    Love love love all the yummy colors you are using! Makes my heart feel like spring!

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  58. happy anniversary ! Love thistag and the combination of the paint and the distress stains, cannot wait for mine to arrive! Thanks also for the chance to win the goodies! Trace x

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  59. such inspiraton.... love the tag... the colours... the easy instuctions you give us - thankyou so much

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  60. Happy Anniversary Paula!! You are so darn creative and you make it look so effortless. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  61. Im so pleased I hav found your blog :)
    The tag is amazing!
    Happy Anniversary :) It is also my birthday today :)
    Sue x

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  62. Happy Anniversary.. 26yrs is long time.. I'm sure the tag will be appreciated.. enjoy your day together

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  63. Thank you so much for sharing all your experiments with us!

    I love today's tag. The background is fabulous and the stamping and embellishments are wonderful.

    Happy Anniversary from another child bride. It'll be 33 years for me in August. I got married at two!

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  64. Be - still - my - heart! Oh my goodness, this is so awesomely perfect!!! I do, I do, I DO (nope, 3 times to be married is enough!) want those new distress paints!!!! Today is the 30th anniversary we met...another child here. LOL

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  65. We were married 30 years last September! Happy anniversary to you and your husband!!! Love how good the black looks with the softer colours...so retro looking! And I just had to giggle ant your touching your painted elements...yes that's me as well...will remember to try and walk away next time...Lol!

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  66. Fantastic demos this week!! I'll definitely be getting some of the new paints to try.

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  67. Absolutely beautiful tag Paula! Truly love it and how everything came together! Also happy anniversary to you and your husband! I hope you have many many more happy years together.

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  68. Goreous tag! I also love your test tag. Glad to know that I'm not the only one who does test work on ideas. Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Velma

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  69. That background - sigh - it's just beautiful - so springy (is that really a word...)! Love the addition of the little labels - I can't wait until Tim's new rubs are available! So is there another one tomorrow???

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  70. This turned out so beautifully!! I have really enjoyed all of your tags this week!

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  71. Gorgeous tag. I think my Fav! HAPPY Anniversary :)
    I've really enjoyed all the demos. Thanks for taking time and sharing.

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  72. Happy Anniversary! Love all the tags you did this week. Going to definitely try the pain on metal. Looks awesome. Thank you for doing this series!

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  73. Oh my ... it just keeps getting better and better. Love this idea as well. I thought the same thing .... journal cover! Happy Anniversary. Enjoy you day.

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  74. Love the demos, definately puts me in an experimenting mood!

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  75. Paula, I love today's tag, too. And I totally get the Project Runway inspiration. (I agree that the top three dresses were fantastic.) Will have to try using paint with some of my stencils now! And I love what you did with the crinkle ribbon. Hmmm...I know of I have some of that here someplace. Thanks for the inspiration this week! Anne, yourmainestamper

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  76. Thanks for showing us how you create your tags. They are beautiful.
    Happy Anniversary!

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  77. LOVE that tag girl! Thanks for showing us the way.

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  78. thanks for sharing......love those new paints......your tag is awesome, a great love match made in heaven, tags, paints, stains...... have a wonderful week :)

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  79. I have really enjoyed the distress ride- thank you! Love this tag!

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  80. Happy Anniversary, you two! Love this tag, Paula. Absolutely beautiful....

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  81. Oh, my gosh! This is the best tag ever - and perfect for Valentine's Day. Thanks again for all the tips and tricks. I now know that I need to buy some stains.

    Mary

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  82. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! these paints are one of the best products I've seen in a long time! The versatility is amazing.

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  83. OK - this is now my favorite tag! I love your tips and creative ideas. Thanks for sharing. I would love to win this great package!

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  84. Happy Anniversary!
    I'm having a blast watching you play! Awesome fun and great work Paula!
    TFS!! :D

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  85. I love the way it turned out, the colors are perfect,

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  86. I love the feminine twist you put on all things Tim Holtz and your tutorials are bar-none. What a generous gift package this will be and wouldn't it be "my lucky day" to win. (I promise to put it to good use if I do.) It's been a great week, Paula, and you have really inspired me. Many thanks!

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  87. This is fabulous. I want to try this. I have never made a tag but now must.

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  88. Love this tag, and I think it's a wonderful result from the Project Runway inspiration. Hoping that luck is with me as this is a beyond fabulous prize package!

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  89. What a beautiful tag. I love the metal flowers. TH has some great product I enjoy the creativity that it all inspires.

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  90. Wow! Another fabulous creation! Thanks, thanks, thanks!

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  91. Wow! Another fabulous creation! Thanks, thanks, thanks!

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  92. Firstly Happy Anniversary! I hope you get to celebrate your special day.
    And WOW this tag is a stunner, I will definitely try the resist technique as soon as I get my hands on some Tim Paint!!

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  93. Happy Anniversary!! I must say that I am love, love, loving this tag. Your colors are perfect and I love the softness about it. I am a lover of Project Runway as well and I love how you were inspired by the colors.
    Every detail is wonderful!!!

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  94. this tag is just beautiful. love all the details.

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  95. Love these tags, I really can't wait till I get
    my hands on those distress paints.

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  96. I love how the painted metal flowers look--like vintage enamel pins! They are the perfect touch. I think this is my favorite tag you've shown so far!

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  97. congratulations on your anniversary!!!

    this tag is my favorite of the tags you've show'n us this week, don't know why, it just is... =)
    hugs, SannaS

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  98. How cool. I love the crinkle ribbon. I have never used Tim's Distress stain, but I think I am gonna start. Thanks. Sandy C. sczcecatyahoodotcom

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  99. Oooh, love this tag. What a great idea to paint the metal flowers for a totally different look. Love that the distress products can also do pastel and shabby chic looks.

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  100. Love the Project Runway inspiration for your tag--love that show!! :) Love the tag and your clear instructions. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  101. Love, love, love this tag! It is gorgeous!
    Gail in Oklahoma

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  102. So enjoying these classes with D paint.

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  103. Awesome - thanks for the step by step - love the spun sugar

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  104. And what a ride it was! Great tag, love the look of the background with the black and soft colors.
    I to was a child bride;) will be 34 years in May. Where does the time go?

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  105. Thanks for the explanations. Love seeing the process and the thinking behind. The crinkle ribbon next to the heart looks awesome.

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  106. Absolutely LOVE your demo posts. Each tag has been even better than the one before. Thanks for sharing your creative process and Happy Anniversary.

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  107. Love seeing how you add colors/layers to this tag. Really pretty!

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  108. I now have in my possession all the paints. I have made my swatch sheet and then headed right over here to see exactly how much paint I'm supposed to me using. I need to make some valentines and as I was tearing off all the plastic on the dabbers, I set aside Bundled Sage, Victorian Velvet, and Antique Linen to play with....pretty darn close to your colors...now I'm going to give it a try. Your tag is gorgeous and your work is an inspiration. Thank you!!

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  109. Thank you, thank you, for all the testing, experimenting and beautiful outcomes! Now I can't wait to get my hands on some of these wonderful paints. I love this stencil idea and want to try it with something lighter than black - just to see what happens! Fun, fun, fun - a girl's just gotta have fun! (Loved that touch of green stain!)

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  110. AWESOME!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and I am LOVING the FUN Tag for today and the design!! Those flowers are BEAUTIFUL!! I can't wait to try and make some!! THANKS ALSO for the AMAZING Prize Package I know it will make someone VERY HAPPY!! THANKS AGAIN for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  111. I just love your tag! I cant wait to try the distress paint. Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing your creativity!!

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  112. Guess I'll have to add black soot to my paint starter pack, you are such an enabler, but love you anyway. March will be a hot dogs & beans month.

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  113. Thank you for sharing, love this tag!!!

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  114. Thanks for the demo. I would love to win some distress paints. Thanks for the chance.

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  115. Love love love the tag, I guess you can tell how much I like that tag.
    Would love to win, keeping my fingers and toes crossed

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  116. Wow, this is my favorite tag. I just love it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  117. This tag is just amazing ... and no doubt about it I will be needing all of the distress paint colours ... thanks for the fun!

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  118. A friend just told me about your site! I love the idea of testing the new distress paints and I think you should take the word "test" out of the title of your posts. There is nothing in these tags that give the impression of testing! Great job! The harlequin tag with the muted distress stains is divine.

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  119. That tag is amazing. I love the imperfectness of the stencilwork. You hav done a fabulous job of showcasing the versatility of the paints and it's been fun watching you!

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  120. Looks like a wonderful tag and thanks for the tip on testing the colours before you swipe.

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  121. Gorgeous tag ! Love those paints ! And hope to be lucky...

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  122. So hard to pick a favorite tag! The paints are amazing, I can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing so many great ideas with us. So inspiring!

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  123. This is enchanting. I love the imperfection of the harlequin design. The irregularity is so much more visually interesting. Then all those soft, romantic colors just lightly applied...that takes restraint and artistry...i struggle with that. so often I end up with too much. But this is perfect. The little bits of stamping...love! The vial labels, love! And the painted metal parts...absolutely love!!!! (And I would definitely fall into the stick my fingers in wet paint camp, so thanks for the caveat!) And the unexpected placement of the bow just thrilled me! This tag is a feast for the eyes and the soul. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  124. I'm late to the party with my comment today, but I LOVE this tag. LOVE! You've given me more than a few ideas with this one. Gonna have to try the resist with Distress Paints. Especially since I picked up a few more yesterday when visiting with Ted Cutts at the SA booth at StampFest.

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  125. Another beautiful tag !
    Thanks for the fantastic tutos !

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  126. Thanks for sharing all of your fantastic work.

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  127. wow! love all the product mixing.

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  128. I agree with you, this is my favorite tag too. Thank you for showing all of the ways to use distress paint. Now I just need to get my hands on some!

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  129. Love the fact that the Distress paint colour is so good in just one layer. I also like the idea of a test tag. That would save lots of aggravation at my desk...going to implement this idea with immediate effect. I even like your test tag too!

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  130. I love the background colors of your tag and the yellow centers of the flowers are a perfect pop of color. Beautiful!

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  131. Wowie this tag is fabulous! Thanks so much for the distress paint test drive!

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  132. I think you had WAY too much fun on this project! I love how you have combined the stencil - the stamp - and all the other embellishments - great job!

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  133. What a beautiful tag! I love the subtle colors. I really want to try the new alcohol markers....I haven't had a lot of luck with other brands....maybe Tim's will be different! Thanks for a chance to win a great prize!

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  134. G O R G E O U S ! I really love your tag <3 thank you for sharing this cool technique ! A bientôt ;)

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  135. FABulous - that is definitely inspiration for a journal cover. Ass soon as I get my hands on those distress paints!!

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  136. Love this delicately lovely tag. Happy Anniversary!

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  137. I didn't think you could outdo yourself....but you did. Love the stitching, and the metal accents are so darling. Thanks again for the opportunity to win.

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  138. So pretty! Going to have to yield to pink - the Spun Sugar is exquisite on the ribbon!!
    Alison x

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  139. you know I was working and couldn't check the posts and i know the prize has already been given out, but this tag is so stunningly beautiful that I had to comment...you have out done yourself Paula - I have to teach a class on these paints soon and you have given me the most helpful ideas so far!!! thank you so much...and a belated happy anniversary....

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  140. Love this! And you used my absolute favorite stencil!!!

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  141. I need to take you advice and use a test tag more often! Saves the blood pressure from going up!LOL

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  142. Can you come over to mu house to play ? Oh- and bring your paints :) ?

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  143. Awesome giveaway thanks for the chance to win!

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  144. Here from the Ranger blog - just wanted to say I love the style of your tag right down to the stitching around the edge. Fab!

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  145. Fantastic tutorial and beautiful tag!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration and a chance to win!

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  146. This is one of the best V-Day tags I've seen. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  147. Nice tag- I aways make samples/dummy's too! and keep a technique journal.
    Please visit my blog tomorrow andleave a comment to wind $50 worth of Quietfire Rubber!
    http://rainbowweaves.blogspot.com/

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  148. your tag is gorgeous, cannot wait to get my hands on some distress paints and have a go like you did. very inspiring! thank you!

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  149. Happy anniversary! The tag is gorgeous. I love the colours against the harlequin black. Im so tempted to get myself some of those stains some spun sugar distress ink now as well. Ive noticed the distress ribbon is very popular lately in projects and cant wait to get my hands on some. Thanks for sharing x

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  150. I just love harlequin. This tag is gorgeous! Love the contrast of the black and the soft stain. And then the metal flowers - such a contrast in and of itself.

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  151. Everything about your tag is amazing. Love how it all came together. And what a terrific giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

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  152. Happy Valentines Day Tim!! Thank you once again for putting a spark in my lazy behind today!! Heading to my craft room a.s.a.p!!!!!!!

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  153. What a great tag! I do like the Harlequin background.

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  154. great tag! Love all of the details!

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  155. Love your tag! ♡ ... And I never thought of doing a test tag, great idea! I would love the chance to win this give away and try those Distress Paints!

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  156. Beautiful Tag. I love all the little embellishments. PERFECT! happy Valentine Day.

    Theresa P.

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  157. What an awesome and lovely tag. I really love how you have showcased so much awesome Timmy goodness. Happy Love day to you!!

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  158. Hmmm...who says I can't get lucky! Beautiful tag--love the step by step.Happy Valentine's Day

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  159. I love this tag! Great balance of romance and distress!

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  160. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE TAGS! This is marvelous and your tips are great! Many thanks....and Happy Valentine's Day!! :)

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  161. BE STILL MY HEART...this is gorgeous... I love the colors you used, OMG great tutorial...GREAT inspiration ... I'm gonna go play... I love this!!!

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  162. Love your tips and also love the trial tag idea. Great for selecting colors. Happy anniversary.

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  163. OMG I am lovin your Taggy journey Your showcasing Tim Holtz products is so well done great work!!! awesome step by step pic's I AM LOVING IT and just proves even more that getting to play with Timmys products is better than anything, than hot apple pie and ice cream, better than long walks on the beach on a moonlit night, better than _ _ _ ehh umm ... WE YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN... LOL Im renovating my house atm for sale and I cant play (BORING!!!) but Im coming here for at least an eye FIX thankyou love your work! :)

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  164. The stiched borders are a very nice idea, its so simpe but so effective, i will try it out some day!!

    Looks really really nice...

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  165. Such a fun tag! Great use off all kinds of Distress products. Can't wait to try some of these things out. :)

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  166. Would love to say I get to try Distress Paints!!
    I will be more than glad to be the Guinea pig of testing!! HAHAHA!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing your tag ideas.
    I'm so totally addicted to tags.
    It would be an honor to win such a gift package on Valentines day .
    Thank you again. Julie ~<3~

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  167. That is some tag! i love it! I really need to play with my TH markers and Distress goodies alot more often!

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  168. Hi, I really enjoyed you tag jorney. I felt like you were talking to me not explaining. If that makes since. Happy Anniversary

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  169. this is gorgeous. i looove the paint on the metal flowers...looks enamelled...well done. the crinkle ribbon was great too.. i was doing it all wrong xx

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  170. Paula this is absolutely stunning. I just got a few of the distres inks and now I really can't wait to try them out.

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  171. Love your tags! And thanks for the "test tag" tip- great idea!

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  172. gorgeous tag! i love love love that bow.

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  173. I love the tag and the beautiful vintage ribbon you created. I'm looking forward to be able to get the new distress paints.

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  174. What a great tutorial for a great tag!! I loved the colors you chose and now I know how to use the paints too!! Happy "V" day. And thanks for doing the give-a-way, very generous!! Kathie

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  175. Great tag!...love how it progressed! Have to get some Distress paint!!!

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  176. Great tag! The details are so eye-catching!

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  177. Wow....I sure hope one day I can naturally create as you do....beautiful, inspiring work! I'm so very new to crafting. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  178. Awww, too bad I missed the giveaway!!! But I didn't come over for that anyway - saw Tim's comment on FB and had to check this out. SOOOO glad I did. What a beautiful tag and informative post, LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out :)

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  179. This is a beautiful tag! Such a nice details. The test tag is really a great idea, I should do them more often too.
    Can't wait till I get my hands on the distress paints they look so marvellous.

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  180. I have some of these supplies but would never thing to do what you did with them. Thanks for the ideas! Gorgeous tag.

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  181. I love the tutorial and the tag. Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway.

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  182. Beautiful tag, I have such a 'scrappers block' at the moment, everytime I sit down to create something nothing happens :(, so in the meantime I love getting inspiration from creative people like you so thanks so much for sharing, Nadine

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