Thursday, May 24, 2012

Traveling with Tim's 12 Tags

With not much time to spare, I made it for Tim's May 12 Tags of 2012 and Artistic Outpost's "Traveling." 
All stamps are from Artistic Outpost's Route 66 collection, including the cactus and eat button!  Tim always says it is OK to improvise and so I did!  Did not have pattern tissue paper, so inked up and distress regular tissue wrap.  Did some collage stamping on the tissue paper and then adhered to the tag, then stamped the Motorcycle.  For the button, I had an over sized brad type thing and removed the prongs.  Stamped the Map and then the Eat, cut out with a circular die (right size - so cool).  To fit inside the opening, I also cut an additional grunge piece.  For the word, I used several coats of UTEE.

The cactus was stamped and cut out on grunge paper and again several coats of UTEE.  The little rocky grassy stuff under the cactus is part of the stamp.  After I cut this out, I did little cuts with scissors to break it up and give it a somewhat grass texture.  I also colored this with some green markers and little highlights of green Opalite ink.  It actually as a grassy rock desert kind of look! 

With Memorial Weekend fast approaching, I need to make out my BBQ list.  Whatever you plans are for the weekend, I hope it is a wonderful one!  Thank you for stopping by to have a visit!

34 comments:

Dots Dabbles said...

WOW!!! Love this Terry! And I really like the metal bit on the smaller tag too! Great effects and great colours.
Dot x

Netty said...

Both terrific tags Terry and loving your fab cactus. x

Mrs.B said...

Two great tags, Love the details and the cactus is just brilliant!
Love your sewing tag.
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

1CardCreator said...

Great tags Terry, have a good weekend.

CuddlyBunny said...

Fantastic tag Terry! Your tag within a tag concept it awesome!

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous, Terry! I really have a thing for maps and love how you've used them here.

Buttons said...

Great tag Terry. Love the grass!!
Hugs, Buttons x

craftattack said...

Great tags Terry! Valerie

Sharon said...

Great tags Terry!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

They look great Terry, love th craqueled(?) effect on the first tag!

greetings, Alie :-)

Pam said...

Very cool Terry!! Love this!

Ira Huberts said...

Wow Terry, two splendid tags again, very masculine and that cactus is truly magnificent!!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Two fabulous tags Terry especially like the one with the cactus and the grass looks so COOL . Thanks for leaving such nice comments on my blog . Have a great Memorial Day weekend --we celebrated last weekend here in Canada.
Marilyn

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, your tags are fabulous, great details.

Brenda Brown said...

Superb work Terry, the tags really have that 'man' feel about them and you have incorporated such great techniques.
hugs {brenda} xox

misstreez said...

This tissues paper technique looks great as a travel theme background since it mimics a network of roads. Cool.

Anita Houston said...

Holy Cow WOW!!!! Fab technique with Fab stamps!!! That cactus is AMAZING!!!! Love the texture...wow!!!

Linda R said...

Another wonderful tag.. Hope you enjoy your weekend..

Maria said...

Wayyyy too stinkin' cool, Terry! I love this! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

Sandra said...

Super cool tag! That cactus grass is so rocking it ;)! Love it!

toni said...

A great take on the May tag! I love to see all the improvisations! Very creative must get on and do mine ,happy days x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

So cool! I love the texture!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

I love the masculine feel of these! Fantastic! Hope you are enjoying Memorial weekend my dear! HUGS!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, wow, wow! What a fabulous piece of work and sensational interpretation of Tim's May tag. I really love your design, the colors, the double tag style, all just phenomenal. Great way to put your own twist on his inspiration!

Hope you are having a great Memorial Day weekend!

Hugs,
Linda

Sherry said...

Fabulous tag Terry - your cactus and grass have turned out brilliantly!

Lynn Stevens said...

What a fun tag Terry. Those rocks look real.
Hope your having a great Memorial day.
I'll be playing in my studio soon
hugs Lynn

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab travel themed tags! Great use of the UTEE! Thanks for playing along with us at Artistic Outpost!

Carol said...

Awesome travel tags! Love the cactus - very creative! TFS

Redanne said...

I love that set of stamps and your tags are wonderful, love how you have done the cactus, all very steampunky. Thanks for visiting my blog. x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Woooow, amazing Terry! Love them, great stamps, colours, UTEE, everything!!! xx

Lisa said...

How cool is that! I love the stamp sets you used (just found them locally), and that cactus turned out amazing! I may not make this challenge in time. But I'm trying. LoL

sandee said...

awesome tag! I love the tag on the tag too!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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Winnie said...

Such a cool tag. Love the images and the Route 66! The way you did the cactus was fabulous! Happy Friday!!

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