Friday, March 2, 2012

To Have and To Hold!

For two days I struggled with what I was going to make my hubby for our 29th wedding anniversary.  One thing I had decided to reorganize that room and then everything was a mess.  Originally I had planned on showing this Monday with my Blogaversary post on our actually wedding anniversary, but then thought, I really needed to rush this over to Simon Says Stamp and Show An Idea-Ology Bonanza.  Well I have 11 Idea-Ology pieces, so I believe that is a Bonanza!  Gingersnap Creations GC139 wants us to use a "Faux Technique" and I used the Faux Batik and what I call a Faux Metal on the die cut gear.
As always, I never truly have a plan and more like a vague idea.  I love people who actually are so organized that they know exactly what they are going to do.  It must be nice, but it is so not me or certainly not when it comes to this!  My "Bliss" was cut from one of Tickets and I cut a background just the size to fit in the frame from Chocolate Chip, embossed this, highlighted the raised area and clear embossed.  I then centered the "Bliss," glued down and added several coats of UTEE.  The little chain was a black pearl like finish and I colored that with alcohol inks to blend in with my copper tones.  All stamps, embellishments, dies and most inks are Tim's.  For the faux part of the background, I used some letters/numbers, which was later ironed away.  I also cut a second tag from chipboard and a third from plain card stock for the back.  I wanted this to have a little strength to hold up to all the heavy metal!
Thanks a bunch for stopping by and I hope to see you all on Monday for my Blogaversary!  It has been an amazing adventure and all of you have made it so worth it!

48 comments:

Deb Neerman said...

This is fabulous!!! Congrats to you and the DH on your special day!

Mrs.B said...

What a fabulous tag Tery, love all the details and very 'manly'
Congratulations to you and your DH on your 29th Wedding Anniversary.
Avril xx

Sheree said...

Happy Anniversary!
Love the tag...it's awesome!
Sheree

Netty said...

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary Terry and your beautiful tag is a great gift for your husband. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

PetraB said...

Happy Wedding Anniversary! And what a fabulous, this is truly a bonanza!

Yvonne Garner said...

Your tag is fabulous Terry! So many items used but it all flows together so well. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! Best wishes, Yvonne

Jan Hennings said...

Love everything about this! Bet your DH will, too. Congrats on 29!

Georgie Horn said...

this is great! Congratulations on 29 years!

Dots Dabbles said...

This is such a gorgeous tag Terry! I think the top of it with the chain and frame at the top...just sets the whole tag off!
Happy Anniversary for Monday Terry.
Dot x

Ali Manning said...

What a perfect gift for your hubby - congrats on your anniversary!

Ann said...

fabulous!! you DH will love it!!
a very Happy Anniversary to you both!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wowza!!! This is just amazing! Happy Anniversary!

Michele said...

perfect anniversary piece! so full of meaning and beauty. i hope DH loves it! and can't wait untl monday! happy weekend. xo

Sharon said...

What a fantatstic tag Terry - I bet your husband loves it - Happy Anniversary!!

Chris Arlington said...

Wow this is awesome ! Happy anniversary. NOT many can say that these days.

craftattack said...

Fabulous work, love the techniques you have used. Congrats on your anniversary, too, have a very happy day! Valerie

Ira Huberts said...

Such a brilliant tag Terry and happy anniversary!! Here's to many more loving years to come!!

Elaine said...

How lovely Terry, you have a great style.
hugs Elaine

Elaine said...

oops forgot to say....
Congratulations to you and hubby on your 29th ..well done
Elaine

Pam said...

Just love your tag Terry! Very cool! Happy 29th Anniversary!!

Meggymay said...

Congratulations to you both on your Anniversary. Its a fantastic tag for this special occasion.
Yvonne x

Lindsay Weirich said...

That is gorgeos! Hubby will love it! you should ask for it back or make another one to submit to Just Cards Steampnk 2, actually, they might take a hi-res photo. I can forward the call to you if you want;)

Vada said...

Really Fun Tag Terry.
Hugs Vada

Candy C said...

Terry, your tag is amazing! I LOVE everything about it! Congrats on your 29th wedding anniversary! You definitely know the meaning of "bliss". :) Your tag is fantastic! I love the backgrounds and all of the Ideaology you've added to make such a brilliant tag! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Shelley said...

Happy 29th Terry! Your artwork is perfect and so beautiful it's astonishing, as always. I really am going to have to break down and buy one of Tim's books and some of those lusious supplies so I can learn a thing or two. I have been so darn good. Have not bought a thing stamp/craft related in over a year. Puts me behind though, lol.

Carol said...

Fabulous piece, congrats to you both on your special day!

Linda M. said...

Hi Terry, Happy Anniversary, your tag is gorgeous. I made my DH one for Valentine's day and I don't think he knew what to do with it, usually he read the cards and sits them on display for a while then tosses them away. He still has the tag. lol Have a wonderful week. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Electra said...

This is awesome, Terry! Happy Anniversary!

lynne said...

I would say a definite bonanza lol. Great use of the bits 'n' pieces and what strikes me is that it is so unique, many anniversary cards have the same style to them. Your husband will love this so much.
Congratulations on your forthcoming anniversary.
Wishes
Lynne
P.S. You have reminded me that I have 2 anniversary cards to make (my sister and BIL - 32 years and my parents, 54 years)

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Terry, this is one GORGEOUS tag! I love all the stamping and colors on the tag itself, and then all the Ideology steals my eye... this is a stunner, my friend. Happy Anniversary!

Sherry Edwards said...

Your anniversary tag is gorgeous Terry, your husband is sure to love it!

Netty said...

Well where did my previous comments go.......into outer space thats where...
Loving your fabulous tag Terry with all its great details. Your husband will love it.
Lets hope this comment stays put and doesn't explode out in the stratosphere. Hugs Annette x

Netty said...

Just came back to make sure its still there........yep....woo hoo x

trisha too said...

What a fabulous tag, Terry--you're right, it's a bonanza!

Thank you for joining in at Gingersnap Creations, and congratulations to you and the DH!

:)

Shar said...

Gorgeous as always, Terry! You have such a talent for bringing together the perfect elements into a beautiful unified whole!

Cheryl said...

oh Hun massive congratulations on,your anniversary Hun,this is one amazing tag Hun the detail is incredible sweetie,the embellishments
and colours are just amazing oh brilliant sweetie hugs Cherylxxx

Linda R said...

WOW!! Your tag is amazing. Your do grundy Tim style tags so well. I just love to see what you come up with..

Happy Anniversary my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What an adorable creation Terry...great!

greetings, Alie :-)

Nancy Wethington said...

Grate tag! I love the use of the bookplate at the top of the tag. So clever. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

1CardCreator said...

What a gorgeous tag Terry! I just love all the special embellishments you added to make this perfect! Happy Anniversary to you and your sweet hubby!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Super cool tag GF!

Sandra said...

Stunning tag! It's gorgeous! Congrats with your wedding anniversary!

Jingle said...

This is just awesome!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I'm missing words, this tag is breathtaking. Belated wishes to your special day :)

Minxy said...

Loving the tag'age..can't beat a bit of gear'age

CuddlyBunny said...

This tag is delicious! It reminds me of all the best things in life, especially those dipped in chocolate and drizzled with caramel! With a warm cherry on top!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

I missed this gorgeous tag! Love the awesome embellishments you added to it! so sweet! Hope you had a happy anniversary!

JeanFB said...

A beautiful tag and a wonderful tribute to your years together! Thanks for sharing with Gingersnap Creations.

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