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12 Tags of 2014- February Floral

Before I get to my February Tag (non tag) I wanted to remind you I need votes.  You can scroll down after you've voted...no peeking until then;)
 
SIZZIX Who Are You Contest. 
I'm honored Sizzix has chosen me as one of twelve finalist giving me the chance to meet them.  Please help me realize this exciting opportunity and vote daily for my Chemist project, #9! 
 
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February Tag...well not really.
 
For this month I have created a canvas trying the techniques used by Tim.  I will be creating a Tag but my heart stencil and stamps set are still en route heading north from Simon Says Stamps.  I did try to wait but I was too excited!
 
 
The Jumbo Tattered Floral is quickly becoming a favorite.  I guess I'm longing for spring.
 
 
The Garden Greens big die is fabulous.  I meant to dip it in crackle but I coated the cuts in glossy accents.  They still turned out amazing.  I used alcohol inks on the steams and what was a mistake turned into something beautiful!
 
 
I used some foil tape and cut the ornate frame then embossed.  A little black soot distress paint and this frame quickly becomes aged.  It subtle but on the canvas I used the harlequin stencil with iced spruced stain.  Then I stamps through using a TH letters stamp and black archival.
 
 
More floral with the mini tattered floral.  I cut the petals on grunge paper then used some more alcohol inks.  It's really vibrant.  A few metal gears and wire for trendils.  It's official, I have all the tattered floral dies.
 
 
I painted the center cut of the ornate frame with black soot then stamped the silhouette image with embossing ink.  The antiquities frosted crystal and chalk make her glow.
 
 
I layered tissue on grunge paper then stamped with the paris memoirs background stamp in archival black.  I inked with milled lavender, rusty hinge, worn lipstick and picked raspberry stain.  The leaves are stained with peeled paint and peacock feathers.  What a burst of colour.
 
I added the butterfly at the top attached to more twisty wire.  Bright and springy in peacock feathers distress glitter then inked with walnut stain.
 
 
 I inked and layered some TH paper stash.  You can see some of the stamped harlequin stencil on the canvas.
Watch for a Tag post where I will get to break in the heart stencil and random quotes stamps.  Hopefully later this week?
 
I'm entering this project on Tim's blog.
Frilly and Funkie, Bloomin Marvelous
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge, Cameo Appearance
 
VOTE for me on SIZZIX BLOG...#9!
 
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Comments

  1. incredible work! Especially I love leaves and flowers, both wonderful! Thanks for joining with us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! BArbarayaya

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  2. Love this Nicole. You've got so much texture and delicious distressed colour into this and I adore those flowers. Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x
    p.s. Just going over to vote for you. Crossing fingers now.

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  3. Your canvas is outstanding Nicole.
    So many layers and textures and such great colours.
    I still haven't don't my Feb. tag either…no heart stencil :(
    Maybe I'll get it completed before you this month ;)

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  4. WOW
    I love check in g in on your blog as
    you continue to blow my mind ....
    You are so Creative

    Be proud of yourself girl ....

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  5. I am in LOVE with the leaves...fabulous foliage! Beautiful work!

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  6. Wow! What a fabulous project! Love all the texture and shimmery detail! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  7. LOVE what you did with that gorgeous cameo piece! The jumbo tattered floral element is perfection! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

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  8. This is such a gorgeous creation! I love the beautiful flower and leaves. The texture and colors are wonderful. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  9. Fabulous creation. Love the big flower and especially love the gears as centres - makes a fun contrast of hard and soft and adds to your wonderful texture. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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