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January Tag Remix- Koi

It's January and time for a new year of Remix Tags!  
This is my 4th year creating and I have enjoyed learning these awesome techniques and experimenting with them.  Tim takes us back in time to revisit these techniques and mix them together.  I do love to combine!  
Here is my take on this the first Remix Tag using the chalk technique and distressing metal. 
 I combined my new Koi stamp from my new stamp set Upstream and TH Ledger Script stamp.

I love creating this chalky effect!

I popped cut the head and body of the Koi and popped them up with 3D Foam Squares.

I added the wordband to the bottom and hammered the metal brads.

I used a gradiant effect for the metal top and bottom.  Starting with Black Soot distress paint then layering the candied apple, carved pumpkin and mustard seed.  Once I distressed the painted effect I added a coat of UTEE for a liquid effect.

A little arrow adornment...just because.

The UTEE makes this watery look for the base.

I went a little off track but not much.

I hope you liked my take on this months tag.  I am thrilled to be using my new stamps Uptream for the chalky Koi Fish.

These start shipping in February.  They can be purchased online or you can work with your LSS to start carrying them.  I have more releasing throughout the year!

You can find them though Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.  

Thanks for stopping by!  

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  1. Your new stamps are beautiful Nicole and I love the embossed effect on the metal, to give that 'watery' look. A great take on Tim's tag! Anne xx

  2. You always think out of the box! LOVE the fish, and the Asian chic!!!

  3. So happy for you and your new stamps, Nicole! This is such a creative way to use them! Super impressive!!! <3

  4. Just came back to say thanks so much for joining in our 'Ring out the Old, Bring in the New' challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs, Anne xxx

  5. Oh, Nicole, I am SOOO excited for you to be launching your beautiful new stamp line! My favorite (so far) happens to be the cherry blossoms, but I have seen some wonderful projects made with the Upstream koi. Your artwork is amazing on both sets!

    Now onto this tag...great that you love that chalk technique; I DON'T like to do it! I was never so frustrated in my crafty life! I had a tras can full of mistakes, and I never throw anything out! But it looks good on your koi here, and such a good idea to pop up the head. Now that metal technique I LOOOOVE and have been using the daylights out of it, actually before the tag came out; you'll see my first metal project this coming month. YOU have punched this technique up 10 more notches with the color gradient at the top and use of UTEE for the water. This is such a clever take on the January tag, and so inspiring!

    Thank you for playing along at Anything But Cute for our ring Out the Old, Bring in the New challenge! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  6. Wow, what a wonderful tag with such awesome use of that chalk technique!
    Your stamps are absolutely amazing!
    Thank you so much for joining in our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DTx

  7. Gorgeous work Nicole!!! First of all, your stamp sets are delightfully wonderful!!
    Second of all, your tag is fantastic!!!
    And third of all, thank you so much for joining our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!!!!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  8. Love your take on Tim's tags....looks like we both went a bit off track with this one :)
    Love that you used your exciting!!!

  9. Wonderful make on Tim's tag! love the colorful background and your fish.... wow! BArbara

  10. Your rainbow background is beyond stunning - and the glossy finish makes it the perfect watery setting for your beautiful Koi carp.
    Alison x


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