Wednesday, July 9, 2014

On the Ocean Floor


12 Tags of 2014- July
 
I was really worried I would miss this months tag.  I have made a commitment to create every month.  A couple weeks ago I injured my back.  All those new Sizzix dies and I haven't touched one of them.   And sitting in my craft room isn't really comfortable.  So, taking it slow, breaking a lot and a few Advil I have managed to create the tag.

 
I am a coastal girl and hail from Vancouver Island.  So, these Sizzix dies I fell in love with!


I followed Tim's technique's. 

 
Creating the sand was a new one for me.  I really loved how it turned out.

 
When I was picking out all my Sizzix goodies I "almost" got the embossing folder Tim used.  Ugh, I should have.  But the rays one worked out perfect.
 

I love adding distress paint to my word bands.

 
A lot of great techniques this month which made it a lot of fun.

 
I'm off to YELLOWSTONE tomorrow in my motor home along with my adorable husband, 3 kids, dog and towing my Jeep!  One of my favorite National Parks to visit.  I'll be dragging my butt through the park with this sore back.  But I cannot wait!  So, I'm really happy I managed to get this done before I go.
 
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my July tag that almost didn't happen.  Now to ice my back and rest! 
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11 comments:

  1. looks gorgeous! I don't have anything even close to these dies so I'm trying to figure how to improvise this month... love the embossing folder you used and love the new blog look (I usually just visit from my phone, the laptop is so much prettier!)

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  2. Sorry to hear about your back..hope it feels better soon. Your tag is wonderful. Love the distressed look on your seahorse too. Enjoy your trip! Someday I am going to Yellowstone!

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  3. Got my dies today.. so looking forward to doing this tag.. Sorry about your back take it easy and enjoy your holiday.. take care

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  4. Beautiful tag, Nicole! I love how you did your seahorse, the crackle and distress looks awesome and the background has a nice calming effect. Sorry to hear about your back, praying for a speedy recovery. Enjoy spending time with your family.
    Christina

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  5. A fabulous make Nicole, you've rocked the whole design, it really looks amazing. Wishing you a lovely trip and a speedy recovery with your bad back xx

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  6. so sorry about your back...i feel your pain as have a bad one myself ..certainly gets in the way of play time! Your tag is absolutely gorgeous ....gorgeous x hope your back heals soon xx

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  7. This is my first time on your blog. And SO HAPPY I am here :-) This is BEAUTIFUL! Do you have instructions to go with your tag? How did you do the sand?

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  8. Oooh - how beautiful! I fell in love with those dies too and I LOVE what you have done with them! Such an adorable tag!
    Keeping fingers crossed that you will be well again soon!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  9. So sorry for you!!!! Your tag is wonderful, I'm waiting to receive these dies !!!!!! BArbarayaya

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  10. Oh my! What a super gorgeous take! I love the rays and the crackle! Gorgeous!

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  11. Just lovely! How did you make the sand? Be kind and gentle to your back, I do sympathize.

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