Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tagalicious tag and Art Block

Hello beautiful, talented peoples! It seems like I have been MIA for so long. I have a new house, new craft space and built a new art desk. Awesome right? Yeppers, but then I got an Art Block big time. I just couldn't create anything. Finally I was able to pull this tag together, thank goodness!

I really had to do things my way because I didn't have much of anything needed for the April Tim tag, although the base is a Kraft tag! Boo yeah! You can check his make HERE

I did almost every (not the stitching) technique he showed but not exactly how he showed to do it. This will shock many of you but I don't have any, nope none, Distress Markers! What!! Yeppers. It is on my list but so are many other items. Hehe! So instead of using the DM, I just smooshed the Distress Ink pad on my craft mat, spritzed it with water and used a plain old paintbrush to create my "water color in my flower, the stem and the shadow. I also used it for my ribbon. This is a "new" technique for me as I have never done any water color type painting. Does it count? I think so. 

There are so many supplies I didn't have but I think it looks close to the original, kinda, okay, sort of. I am just happy to have created something! Hugz! ~Niki

This tag will be shared with these amazing challenges:

Tim Tags 2015

Try It On Tuesday-New Beginnings HERE There is so much "new" in my life, I think I need a break. Lol

Inspiration Emporium-Everything Goes HERE

Crafty Calendar Challenge-Add a Sentiment HERE My sentiment is "Beautiful Life" and I do have an absolutely Beautiful Life. First time I have ever said that. :)

Country View Challenges-Use Kraft card HERE





34 comments:

  1. Sometimes it is a good idea to use what we have and not feel pressured into buying any more cratfy items Niki! I LOVE your Tag you have coloured your flower beautifully and i look forward to seeing more projects where you use what you have :-) xxx

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    1. Thank you dearie! I know what you mean and couldn't agree more about using what we have. Hugz!

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  2. Wow I love the tag you have created...fabulous colours !! Well done Niki!!
    Even without Distress Markers!
    Thanks for playing with us at TioT challenge.

    Usuń

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    1. Thanks bunches Lucyna! Looks like I may not need DM unless I get it for a gift. :)

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  3. Awesome coloring, Niki! Yes, I would qualify that as watercoloring--welcome to my favorite art medium! It looks like you've been doing it all your life, Punkin! Love your take on Tim's tag! Doesn't artist block SUCK?? I've been having a mean case of it! Keep your eye out for a little brown envelope with Wilmington, NC as the return address...just sayin'..should be Saturday. Doesn't it feel great to say "I have a beautiful life?" Big hugs!

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    1. Thanks little lady! I have passed the Sara test for watercoloring! Awesome sauce! It is great to have a wonderful, beautiful life. I did get a package in the mail but am waiting until tomorrow to open it. So excited and blessed that you sent me something! You are Amazeballs! Hugz to you muffin!

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  4. Fabulous tag, Niki! You are super creative, my friend! I love how you colored the flower! Amazing idea to use what you have!
    Hugs to you :)
    Branka xxx

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    1. Thanks Branka! It was neat trying the painting with the Distress Inks. Gotta try it again! Hugz to you muffin!

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  5. A lovely tag, thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge hugs Bee.

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  6. A beautiful tag. Fab water coloring too.

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    1. Haha! Thanks Nan! May need to try actual water coloring. :)

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  7. Gorgeous Doc!! You did an amazing job watercolouring and fabulous way to improvise by the way! Love the ribbon band across the bottom! Stunning version of Tim's tag my friend! hugs :)

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    1. Thanks Bubbles! I just rally needed to break the art block I had and following Tims tag was the best way to let my brain not think. Lol!

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  8. Gorgeous take on Tim's tag my dear! Just fantabulous!

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    1. Haha! Fantabulous! You so funny Samra! Hugz to you muffin!

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  9. Love it Niki. I love to watercolor sitting in bed while I've been recuperating. It is so relaxing. I love the color variation in your flower. Beautiful!

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    1. I could use some pointers there Janine. So glad you are on the mend and can't wait to actually place in order for new art supplies in your ever growing shop! Hugz!

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  10. This is great Niki, I love the beautiful water colouring you have done. So glad you're past your art block as you produce some really amazing work hun.
    Hugs
    Georgie xx

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    1. I don't feel just right yet regarding my art but getting there. I think it is my job at the craft store, because I give ideas to customers and when I get home I am plum out of ideas. Know what I mean? Hugz to you muffin!

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  11. Goodness, Niki, you have had a ton of stuff going on, girl! I'm so glad that your mojo juices are flowing again! I think your tag is nothing short of sensational, especially considering that you used your imagination and smarts to think of ways to achieve the desired effects without all the fancy supplies! I'm mega impressed!! Enjoy the weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Thank you Darnell! You so sweet! I know you won't read this but I feel the need to reply to all comments on my blog. It was a tricky tag to do without the supplies but it was fun. :) Have a lovely day! Hugz!

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  12. What a super tag! Love how you have shaded the flower - it certainly looks as if your 'art block' has now vanished! Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Add a sentiment) Challenge this month, lots of luck.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT

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    1. Thanks Sue! The art block is still kinda there but going away, thank goodness. We all go through it at some point, or maybe not. I dunno. Anyway thanks for the kind words! Hugz!

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  13. Love your Tim tag Niki, it is wonderful! I've been in a funk too and it was Tim's tag that got me moving as well. Congrats on the new house and art space and love your new blog look too!

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    1. So glad you like my new blog look. I sure do as well! Glad to hear (and I saw your tag) you are getting over the art block as well. Maybe it was the weather change? Thanks for the comment as well. Hugz!

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  14. Hi Niki, this is a great tag, and coloured beautifully. Love your take on the 'new'
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril x

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    1. Thanks Avril! So many news for April, I wasn't sure where to begin. Things are settling down now though. Thank goodness!

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  15. Wonderful tag!
    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

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  16. I don't have all the things needed for Tim's take either Niki but you have inspired me to go ahead and finish mine as it is. Thanks bunches! Yours is really lovely. I'm not used to seeing you do something so "demure" though!!! Fun! j.

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    1. Haha! I know what you mean about the "demure" thought but my brain as mush. Lol! Hopefully next month I pull the mush out of my head and have that aha! moment. I am headed over to see your tag. Hugz!

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  17. So beautiful! I must get that color of DI.

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    1. Thank you Maria! I would totally recommend that color!

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