Thursday, January 3, 2013

Paris in January


This is my first blog post of 2013 and we are starting off a bit unruly taking Tim's January "12 Tags of 2013" technique and combining it with Unruly PaperArts RAQ1 challenge to add a "Fleur-de-Lis," while keeping a Paris theme! So here we go!


The fun part about playing along with any challenge is to change it up a bit or at least I think so! I changed out Tim's grungy gears for the "Fleur-de-Lis" and "Mini Dress Form," but still used all three of those fabulous Metallic Distress Stains! After a light sanding, I shaded using Walnut Stain. I also cut out a foam stamp using the FDL movers and shapers and stamped in the middle of my hanging sign.  Added the metal gears and a little zipper skirt which was inked with Broken China Distress Stain. Pretty much followed the guidelines for inking and embossing. The little hand was inked with Broken China, although it looks more like an off-white. Wish I could figure out that capturing the correct colors, but this girl is not willing to buy an expensive camera! Sorry, I must save $$$ for Tim's new releases! Oh My Crafty Goodness!! Need I say more?

I had to use Google Chrome for this blog post as with IE and Blogger, the area to add pictures from my computer was missing in action!  Anyone else having that problem???  I just don't get this stuff, really I don't!   Anyway, I thank you for stopping by today for a visit!  Welcome to all my new followers!  Have a wonderful 2013!

Distress Stains:  Metallics, Broken China, Tattered Rose
Distress Inks:  Broken China, Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen

46 comments:

2amscrapper said...

Important thing is you got your photo posted because this tag should be shared with us!!!! Love the zippered skirt and your Paris theme for the UPA RAQ!

Netty said...

Great steampunk paris tag Terry. I only use Google Chrome now as its the most reliable. Wishing you a happy and joyful New Year dear lady, hugs Annette x

CuddlyBunny said...

LOVE this tag! And not only because I'm a sucker for all things Fleur de lis and Parisian!

I haven't had any troubles lately loading photos ... but still can't seem to get them to line up the way that I like (which you KNOW drives me freakin' nuts since I'm a picky pants). :)

Hope your Google/Blogger stops giving you fits!

Debi said...

Tres chic! Love your take terry, on tim s tag, debi x

Brenda Brown said...

Wonderful tag Terry. You have this ability to create a piece of art that easily draws us in with its originality and detail. I love the hanger on the sign and the border along the bottom and the fleur de lys fits in beautifully.
More crafty stash to buy soon, I am with you there.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Sharon said...

Love this tag Terry! And i love that you made it to suit your theme!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Boy oh boy, you are starting the year with a bang...got tim's tag done already! It turned out fabby gf! New Year hugs.........

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your tag- the fun die cut- love it! Congrats for winning in December as well!

Shar said...

Love the whole thing from the Fleur-de-Lis to the tiny hanger! Awesome!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh, this is super, Terry. Love the blend of colors and the way you used the hanger clip for the Paris sign. Lovely details!

Hugs,
Linda

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh, this is super, Terry. Love the blend of colors and the way you used the hanger clip for the Paris sign. Lovely details!

Hugs,
Linda

Pam said...

Love your theme on the tag Terry! Happy New Year to you!

wwilloww said...

I love how you combined tim and the unruly challenge... LOL... You did a darn good job of it too!!! I particularly love the zipper skirt!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Great take on the tag Terry, You know how I Love anything Paris!

I haven't tried to add anything new yet so hope it works. EEK.
Hugs Lynn

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

I love how you changed up the tag. Great job.

1CardCreator said...

Love the tag Terry, the zipper skirt is awesome too! Love how you embossed the whole tag too, you are such a clever gal!

Tracie Dean said...

Love the tag!! I am obsessed with dress forms lately. I think you did a terrific job!

I use firefox. I am not having the issue you are talking about.

Hope you have a terrific year!!

PS - how do you get so many people to interact with you?? I am open to any and all suggestions!

Thank you
Tracie
http://homeofthepurskey.blogspot.com

Michele said...

so so gorgeous Terry! wonderful work with color texture and design. happiest of new years to you! xo

Michele said...

so so gorgeous Terry! wonderful work with color texture and design. happiest of new years to you! xo

craftattack said...

Beautiful tag! Sorry you are having issues with Blogger! Valerie

butterfly said...

Gorgeous take on the tag, love the Parisian twist, and the beautiful colours...
Big congrats on your TH December win too!!
Alison x

Kathy Eddy said...

Beautiful tag Terry. I love the colors with the Paris theme.

Debbie said...

I LOVE this Terry! Beautiful details, like the zipper around "her" waist! Love the bottom edge! What a fabulous idea! Just bought a couple of edge dies.

Happy New Year to you and yours Terry, and thank you for your visits and kind comments! Muchly appreciated!

Wishes From A Broad
Debbie
^..^

Redanne said...

Hi Terry, I really like your take on Tim's tag with a Parisian twist, that is so clever. The muted colours are stunning and I just adore the little coat hanger. I have not had those problems with Blogger/Google (yet!) but hope they go away soon for you. Hugs, Anne x

Barb Cady said...

Hello Terry, love this French take on Tim's tag, fabby colours! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and becoming a follower, much appreciated! Hugs barb x

Annie said...

Happy New Year Terry and Best Wishes for 2013. Your tag is amazing and combining the challenges is ace.

Thanks for dropping by today. I so appreciate your comments

Crafty hugs
Annie x

Buttons said...

Firstly and most importantly this tag is superb and looks like another winner to me. Love your French take on Tim's tag and I bet he will too bearing in mind that's exactly the direction of his next collection. How clever are you!
And YES! I'm having EXACTLY that problem. It started yesterday afternoon and the only way I can get round it is by using Google Chrome instead of IE. Thought it might be because they are upgrading the broadband connection method in our area but you don't live in Staffordshire so that can't be it!!! Must be a Blogger thing. Will keep trying. Hugs, Jenny xx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic tag Terry, love the subtle colours.
Yvonne x

Sandra said...

Love your January tag, Terry! Love the mini dress form and the fleur de lis! As you probably know, I'm crazy about Paris, and did you see the new Sizzix stuff from Tim! Oh my! On my wish list it is! Hugs, Sandra

Vada said...

Oh Miss Terry, Love The Zipper dressand the gear was really a specail touch. Great Tag. Beatifully Embossed. Love it.
Vada

TexWisGirl said...

really cool creations!

thanks for stopping and leaving a comment today! happy new year!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's wonderful take on Tim's tag. I've created 2 version, but I'm waiting for sunshine to take a photo ;)

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Such a gorgeous tag! I always love what you create! Happy New Year my wee pea friend! It's brrrrrr cold here in Michigan today - and I love it! ;)

Nancy

Linda R said...

Your tag looks amazing. I really do love seeing your tags.

I have been using chrome for over a year now.. I was having so much trouble with blogger so I had to change.

Hugs~

lynne said...

These things are sent to try us Terry although so far wordpress has not been hit (but I had lots of issues last year with posts and commenting).
Gorgeous, yummy colours on your tag and wonderful details and textures.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
Wishes
Lynne

Sandi McLean said...

Oh Terry! You did make this one "you"..what a delightful tag! I switched to Google Chrome quite sometime ago as IE was giving me the same problems on a ning site I as doing. No problems at all since the change!

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very very nice Terry.
Love this tag very much.
Greetings Janny

Ira Huberts said...

Fab theme Terry, your tag has all the right elements and colours, truly gorgeous! Happy New Year to you!
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Alexa said...

Great tag Terry - the shades in the background are lovely and I adore the zipper skirt!

Dee said...

What a beautifull combination of both challenges! I love how the tag turned out, very pretty!

Lisa said...

Fab Tag, Terry, love it.

I'm glad you mentioned using Chrome. I've had these problems all last year and couldn't figure it out (and didn't have time to fuss). It has been so annoying - I feel your pain.

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. great use of all the elements. I love that little hanger!! :))

Samantha Elliott said...

Happy New Year to you Terry! What a way to go girl! Love this and now searching to find that embossing folder! Not seen that one before.
Love the fact that you have made it your own and added in the Paris theme.
Well done you.
xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful! Love all that rich embossing and how you used that hanger, T.

Beth said...

as always Gf another fabulous tag and great job with you switching things out for the challenge at unruly.
Hugs
Beth

Electra said...

Ooo La La, c'est belle!!

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