Wednesday, April 17, 2013

TAG #2 Stenciled Tag for Inspiration Emporium

Good Evening Everybody!

I hope your Wednesday has been a great one!  Me...a bit slow and achy today!  I had a fall last night and busted up my face and ear...Oh Yeah... and my Macbook Air flew across the room and broke into pieces...I'm fine, but the Mac is deader than dead!  I hate that!  It was fairly new....Gone!  Oh well, I can't cry over spilled milk, so I took a few Advil and have been working on the birdhouse clock tonight.  I hope to have it done soon, but I'm really enjoying putting it together and savoring the moment...You do that with some projects right?  Grab a cup of coffee and just stare at it and think of the next step.  I love that part!

Well, I wanted to cover a couple of things tonight...First, I wanted to share another tag with you tonight.  It's kind of an abstract crazy tag, but I like how it turned out....Hope you do too...It was for this month's designer challenge for Inspiration Emporium...our challenge...to pull out our Stencils and Masks and create.

FLY BY THE NUMBERS



Believe it or not, there is book paper under the layers.  I added that first with Multi Medium Matte from Claudine Hellmuth's Studio line.  I then stenciled the tag with The Crafter's Workshop Numbers Collage Stencil and some Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste.  Next, I used Claudine Helluth's Summer Garden Stencil and some white Wendi Vecchi Embossing Paste for the flowers and added some Fired Brick Distress Paint to the petals.  I stamped the background with Dina Wakley's Earnest stamp.  I went over the whole tag with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I swiped Tim Holtz Brushed Pewter Distress Paint over the top of the black Embossed numbers and then headed for the dies....I cut the butterfly from Tim Holtz Fanciful Flights die and adhered it to the left bottom of the tag.  Last, I pulled out the skewers...I know...They were on my desk so I said why not!  I "swirled" the skewers with a black Copic marker and went over it with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and glued them to the tag....Done...

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The second thing I wanted to share were the awesome hats that Cristi aka Gypsy made for Cesar and I.    Here are a couple of videos on them....They Rock!  Thanks Again Cristi!

Here's Mine...



Here's Cesar's....



Cool Huh!  Amazing!

Thank you all for coming by!  Have an awesome night!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter




34 comments:

  1. Wow, I am so happy to have received your blog post alert on the day you posted!
    I am so sorry to hear of your fall - what the heck were you doing, Jim? I thought only I did silly stuff like that!
    I am really excited to hear about anything to do with birds/birdhouses/cages etc. so you have really whet my appetite for future posts.
    The tag tonight is beautiful, and as usual, extremely imaginative.
    As always, thank you for sharing.
    Julie

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    1. LOL Julie...Looking at my laptop instead of the floor while walking! Go figure! Oh I can't wait to how you the birdhouse clock! It's going to be cool! I had to stop working on it and catch up on house stuff tonight, so I'm really looking forward to finishing it up.

      Thanks so much for coming by the blog! Much appreciated!

      J.

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  2. I'm sooooooooo sorry about your poor face and ear...what did you fall over??? And the computer....OMG...I would be just sick!!!! I'm going to watch the videos even though I had the privilege of seeing the hats in person...Gypsy rocked both hats...and the boxes!!!

    The tag...sooooo creative!!! So many layers...love it!!!

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    1. Yes, SICK SICK SICK about the computer! Don't even know yet what I might need from it. Thank God that everything is at least uploaded somewhere.

      Where is that rain they promised us Barb?

      Hugs to ya!

      J.

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  3. Lots to look at on this tag, Jim, really cool. Sorry to hear your face and ear got hurt in your fall, hope they mend quickly.

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    1. Yep! It's busy Helen! LOL! Thanks for your sweet comments! Have an awesome night! J.

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  4. Oh my goodness, so sorry to hear about your fall. Hope you heal quickly. And that just sucks about your Mac Air. Such a cool tag. So many amazing layers. Cristi, the hats and boxes are fantastic. You rock. Thanks for sharing Jim.

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    1. Thanks Sharon! I appreciate ya! How's Chico? Can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks!

      Hugs!

      J.

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  6. Hi Jim, You need to start taking better care of yourself :-) Hope you recover quickly from your fall & can find all the info you need off your Mac. Sorry to hear of it's demise. At least you're built more steadily ;-) Love the tag. Hugs, Theresa

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    1. Thanks Tons Theresa! Still sore as heck but my face looks better! LOL! Just looks like I have a sunburn! Thanks Again!

      J.

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  7. So sorry you took a spill... glad you are OK, but oh NOOOO.... the mac is dead... tragic! Rest up and heal quickly. See you next week! Ellen x

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    1. Thanks Ellen! Can't wait for next week! Yahooo! See ya soon. :) j.

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  8. Sorry to hear about your fall and the demise of the Mac. More importantly - I saw on the news about the explosion in Texas - are you and Cesar OK? It looked really bad and I'm worried about you both.

    Nice tag! Thanks so much for showing Christi's hats as I missed them on Tuesdays Ustream. Because of the time lag I missed the last six minutes or so when you switched off. They are both amazing and I love that the paper for Cesar's box was hand stamped - what a labour of love! Christi, you are so talented and kind!

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    1. Thanks Lynn for your concern. West is about two and a half hours away. It's where we stop to get kolaches on the way to Dallas or Waxshachie. In fact we were there not even a week ago. Lets keep all those folks in our thoughts and prayers.

      Hugs to ya! J.

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    1. Thanks Tons Wendy. Its all about the embossing paste! LOL! J.

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  10. Oh good grief Jim!....obviously your brain needs a break from crafting mode and brush up on walking!....I know your laptop is a lost cause, but I certainly hope you are feeling much better today and on the mend....good thing you didn't break an arm or hand cause then there definitely would be no scrapping for you!....take care....

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    1. Amen! Good Grief. LOL! Thank you JM! Hugs to you!

      J.

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  11. Oh man Jim, I hope that you feel better! I just wanted to let you know that I love watching your Ustreams, I do not always get a chance to see it live but have been watching the taped versions. I love your upbeat shows, you guys are so funny and really make me smile! Keep up the good work and I hope to catch a live show soon :-)

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  12. Jim, Jim, Jim, so glad you didn't break your arm or something. So sorry to hear about your Macbook. Love the tag! I'm excited to see your clock, I'm pretty happy with mine but I'm not sure I like the pendulums. I just heard about the explosion in Texas, I don't know where you are from there but hope you all are ok. You'll probably ache for awhile, take care my friend.

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  13. Jim, everyone knows that last step is a doozy, always avoid the last step! LOL just joking, I hope you heal quickly and if you bought your Mac with Amex, it might be covered, just depends on how long you have had it. Check back with ya Sunday.

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  14. Jim,

    I am sorry I am late with my well wishes for your health after the fall, I am traveling and haven't been checking my email regularly. I hope you are doing alright. It stinks when things like that happen. Also, very sorry to hear about your Mac, I know how expensive it will be to replace, but I am thankful you weren't hurt seriously. I hope this note finds you on the mend, in the meantime, please be assured of my prayers and best wishes.

    Hugs,
    Maureen

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  15. So sorry to hear about your fall Jim and the death of your Macbook Air. Sometimes a simply fall can do more damage than anything else. Don't I know!

    Absolutely loved the hats.

    Please take care..............((((hugs))))

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  16. Ooooh! I hope you can salvage the stuff on the Mac's drive! And that you have insurance (maybe your household insurance will cover it, because of the fall!)....And, of course, I hope the face and ear don't hurt too much! Good you have projects to take your mind off the pain!

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  17. So sorry for you're accident. Losing your Mac hurts; maybe even more than your other bruises. Get well soon!

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  18. Oh, wow, you poor thing! I'm glad you're OK though. Maybe the gods of inspiration and creativity demanded a sacrifice , poor Mac :( The tag is Awesome! Love the number stencil and embossing paste!! The bamboo was so unexpected-very cool with the sharpie pen too ;) thank you so much for showing the bitty hats, everyone was so nice it just made me giddy :) sorry I'm so late to post, I always get them a day late (probably should use my gmail account). Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  19. Oh Jim!!! I hope you didn't break anything(your body)!! but you did crack me up ..when you said your mac is deader then dead! sorry to hear about that too..and if your all bruises really look aweful...just said the other guy LOOKS worse...sounds good to me...LOL
    and your crazy tag is very cool!!!

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  20. Walk carefully, my friend. Ranger U is right around the corner :)

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  21. Oh no!! Your poor face! Hope you are feeling better. Love the tag. Very unique.

    Macbook Air: R.I.P.

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  22. Jim, jim, jim, and I thought I was the only one to do those crazy things. Hope you are ok. Heck with the computer - it is replaceable, but you aren't!! Actually, I would probably be sick to death if my computer got broken to. Isn't it rediculous how dependant we have become all this modern technology. How did we all survive for all those years without them????? You know - back in the caveman days. LOL. Hope you are physically feeling better real soon. Eat Bacon!!!! Fix whatever ails you.
    Hugs,
    Marcie

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  23. Your computer is replaceable, but you my friend aren't. Did the ground just come up and trip you? I had that happen to me once, cracked a rib. Our thoughts & prayers go out to the people of West. Rest up, Tuesday will be here before you know it!

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  24. I'll say it again... you are so very talented! gorgeous tag!

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  25. Fabulous Tag! I love how you made the butterfly! So sorry to hear about your fall and the death of Macbook Air. I am glad that you are doing alright, though! Gypsy did a fabulous job on both of your hats! Way to go!!! I am working hard to get caught up! Have a wonderful week!

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