Tuesday, February 19, 2013

30 Years!

Sorry I have been a little MIA, but sometimes we all need to just take a little break!  Well I am back and wanting to share an "Anniversary Tag" I made for my darling hubby.  We are coming up on 30 years and it is so hard to believe.  We were talking about that the other day and how time really does fly.   My tag to my hubby is joining Lisa's Bloggers Challenge. "Cut it Out,"  Simon Says Stamp and Show, "Metal-ology"  and Inspiration Journal, "L.O.V.E."
I first started by stamping the sentiment and clear embossing, which was then inked over with various Distress colors.  I was looking for a splattered look and tried something a little different thinning some Distress stains (including a metallic) with water and then flicking with a toothbrush and then taking my fingernail to give a light spray. 
When I was happy with that, I did some random stamping of the time piece with Coffee Archival.  At that point, I ironed away all the clear embossing.  The March calendar page was stamped and clear embossed.   I added some vintage watch bits along the way, but check out that tiny hand with the red!  How cool is that?  Oh our big day is the 5th!
Next we have the metal wings, which I used some Vintaj Patinas and Distress Metallic stains.  The heart was cut from corrugated cardboard, crackled and inked with Distress Stains.  All other TH metals were colored using alcohol inks and paint.  I was happy to find a "30" game piece! 
As always, I am thrilled when you stop by for a visit and take the time to comment!  I hope you all are well and enjoying the week! 

Inks:  Distress, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Archival, Sepia, VersaMark
Stains:  Metallics, Antique Bronze, Tarnished Brass, Brushed Pewter, Barn Door, Faded Jeans, Broken China, Wild Honey (for heart)

48 comments:

Beth said...

OMG Terry how fantastic and I love the verse you have on this tag...so so true and so fitting for youe anniversary.
Hugs

Amy said...

This is truly a unique and beautifuk tag Terry. You out did yourself on this one. Spectacular!

Hugs

1CardCreator said...

Happy annoversary your tag is gorgeous love the verse and the wings

Tracie Dean said...

Beautiful Tag!!! Amazing really.
Happy Anniversary! I hope you guys have many more wonderful years together!

Happy Crafting
Tracie
http://homeofthepurskey.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

Me too Terry! 30 years June 25th! Love the layers and details! Beautiful colours and hardware! Great sentiment! Perfect.....as usual! :)

Wishes From A Broad
Debbie
^..^

Happy Anniversary!

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness - your tag is gorgeous - I love all the details and the colors and now I have to go back and study it again - WOW!
Sandy

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow! Gorgeous tag!!! Congrats on 30 years! We just had 26th!

2amscrapper said...

Happy Anniversary, Terry! This is a stunning tag. I love how you stair stepped the sentiment stamp 3 times. Your flecking technique looks great. Awesome wings too!

Netty said...

Loving your wonderful tag dear Terry and am sure your husband will love it as well. Happy Anniversary. Hugs Annette x

lilscrappers said...

30 years, Congratulations, it doesn't come without work! The tag is beautiful, as always :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderfully done- love the way you added the sentiment and the splatters! Oh, I love the wings and gear too! Congrats on 30 yrs-

Pam said...

It's gorgeous Terry!! Congrats on your upcoming 30th!!!!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

It's so beautiful, Terry. Love your flying heart and the repetition of the sentiment. Just gorgeous, hon!

Happy Anniversary!!!

Ann said...

an absolutely spectacular tag!!
congrat's on your upcoming 30th anniversary!!

wwilloww said...

Oh Terry this is gorgeous! I think it is your best tag ever!!! There isn't a thing about it that is even a tiny bit off. Really it is perfect and your hubby is going to flip over it!!! I'm glad you are creating again... warm hugs

sandee said...

GORGEOUS, and I LOVE that tiny watch hand part! Perfection! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Lynn Stevens said...

Hey Girlfriend, You discovered one of the techniques I use when I distress furniture! Great flicking. LOL. Awesome tag for your hub-bums. Happy almost 30 years!
hugs Lynn

Michele said...

this is masterful and beautiful. so many bits to it and so appealing. what a stunning tribute to your special day. many congratulations and wishing you many more wonderful years together! xo

craftattack said...

Beautiful piece, and happy anniversary! Valerie

PetraB said...

Absolutely gorgeous and so precious. Happy Anniversary!

Buttons said...

Just lost myself in all that wonderful detail Terry. What a way to celebrate such a big milestone. Huge congratulations on achieving that and on your beautiful tag. You can tell how much love went into this. Hugs, Jenny x

Sharon said...

Stuning Terry!!! And congrats on your upcoming anniversary!

Ephemera said...

Saw this on facebook Terry and just had to comment. It is fabulous, love the stamping in white so effective. Congratulations on your anniversary my friend. xx

Izzwizz said...

Love your background on this piece, stunning! I can never be bothered to look for the iron, no idea where it is lol! Wonderful tag, love all the details. Maddy x

Izzwizz said...

Love your background on this piece, stunning! I can never be bothered to look for the iron, no idea where it is lol! Wonderful tag, love all the details. Maddy x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Happy Anniversary in advance GF! This is really adorable!

Beverly Sager said...

Wonderful - I'm sure your hubby will love it. Great sentiment and I love how you used it multiple times. Nice color palette, more masculine. Love the little March calendar with the arrow pointing to "5". And Happy Anniversary! 30 years is quite an accomplishment.

Beverly

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Congrats to your anniversary :) You've created a wonderful tag for your hubby.

Sandi McLean said...

First congratulations!! Super tag, all your work shows the love into this one! Hugs,

Linda R said...

What a fabulous tag. I always love seeing your creations. Happy Anniversary to you and your sweetie. Your right time does fly by...

Hugs~

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous Anniversary tag Terry, love that you added March to the bottom and the heart and added wings. Love,the panels of text, very striking. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Gillian .... said...

Wonderful tag Terry, good to see you back. Love the resist effect on the quotes.

Claudine C. said...

Wow Terry, what a wonderful tag for your husband. I just love all the details, it's very cool. It's sort of ironic too because my husband's bday is March 5th and my daughters Bday is March 30th. LOL

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous tag Terry. Congratulations for your special Anniversary.
Yvonne x

Dorothy said...

I love this tag!!!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Terry,
Congratulations on your forthcoming anniversary!
Thirty years is incredibly special as is your tag.
Your DH will be beyond thrilled when you gift this tag to him.
Wishes
Lynne

Brenda Brown said...

Happy anniversary to you both and what an amazing tag to celebrate. This is so full of wonderful texture and colour I have been looking at it for ages not wanting to miss anything.
Beautiful.
Hugs Brenda xox

Lisa :) said...

Terry this is so pretty and yet masculine, too. I really love it. The colors on the background came out beautifully. Love it!

Lisa :) said...

Terry this is so pretty and yet masculine, too. I really love it. The colors on the background came out beautifully. Love it!

Ira Huberts said...

It's a brilliant looking tag for your DH Terry with such jolly rich colours, too, totally remarkable! Your DH will love you for the next 30 years, too, no doubt, lol! Ira x
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Cathy L. Calamas said...

In serious awe, serious awe. Absolutely stunning, perfect in all the details. We just celebrated our 30th ,too . Happy Anniversary!!

Uncle Carol's blog said...

Congratulations on 30 years! My hubby and I just celebrated 30 years on the 18th. It's amazing how time flies. When did we get old enough to be married 30 years? lol.
Love your tag and techniques.

Anita Houston said...

I don't know if hubby is eye candy after 30 years...lol...but this tag is!!! Wink wink! Gorgeous gorgeous work! Love the colors! Very masculine and cool! The 30 between the wings and the calendar are FUN! Love the background! What a KEEPER!!!! Thank you for showing us your metals at Simon Says Stamp & Show this week!

Jann said...

This is a wonderful tag! Congratulations on your 30 year anniversary!

Sandra said...

Wow Terry! What a wonderful tag you've made for your hubby! It's very masculine and love the calender! Perfect gift for your anniversary! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Kelly Booth said...

GORGEOUS...Thanks for Playing with us at IE!

Alexa said...

Terry - this tag is just awesome. Colours, composition and elements are all perfect - Wow! xx

butterfly said...

Can't believe I missed this, Terry - firstly belated congratulations on your anniversary milestone; next - wow, what a stunning tag; and finally, congratulations on your win over at Inspiration Emporium - so well deserved - this is magnificent!
Alison xx

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