Thursday, April 24, 2014

It's Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge Time!


It's finally here! The challenge has begun and I can finally post my project created for the first challenge!

The first challenge is based on the paint marbling technique which can be found on Page 43 of your CCIII book. Here is my project:


I first used the technique on a manila tag using Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, Broken China and Peeled Paint Distressed Paints. I used some Vintage Photo and Crushed Olive Distress Ink to fill in.

Then I used a piece of manila cardstock and, using the same technique, created a second piece using Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, Wild Honey and Seedless Preserves. After I dried this piece I ran it through the Vagabond using one of my new favorite dies, Tim's Sizzix Tattered Flower Garland. I then die cut cream cardstock using my other favorite die, the Spring Greenery. I added color using Crushed Olive and Forest Moss Distress Inks.

Finally, to finish the piece, I stamped Tim's Stamper's Anonymous bird and nest on a separate piece of cream cardstock, colored with Distress inks and cut out. These pieces were glued to the tag and then the greenery and flowers filled in around the nest and bird. I also die cut a Memory Box Donnington Tendril and added it to the scene. I used Wendy Vecchi's stamp for the sentiment. I finished the whole piece off with a beautiful new metal piece by Tim that I painted with Distress Paints.

Now it's your turn! Head on over to the CC3C Challenge page to look over the rules, learn the Marbled Paint technique on page 43 and create your own art! Be sure to upload your piece after you have finished to the challenge page (you can find instructions on the Challenge Page and visit each member of the Curiosity Crew's website/blog. Leave a comment if you would like a chance at winning a fabulous prize from Tim and Mario!

Linda Ledbetter - Linda Ledbettter.com
Yvonne Blair -      Life's Little Details
Candy Colwell -  Creativity is Contagious
Annette Green -  Annette's Creative Journey
Cheryl Grigsby -  Cheryl's Paper Artz
Anita Houston -   The Artful Maven
Marjie Kemper - Marjie Kemper Designs
Susan Mostek -  You are Here
Hels Sheridan -   Ink on My Fingers


This week's challenge sponsor is The Inspiration Emporium. They will be offering a 10% discount to anyone who uses the CC3C code.  They are also providing a $50.00 gift certificate to one lucky challenge winner. Good luck to everyone!

Susan







145 comments :

  1. Such a lovely piece of art Susan!! love the colors, and I love the addition of the flowers, it's like the bird is sitting in them! TFS

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  2. Lovely. I love how all the colors blend, and the detail on the flower
    coloring. And how ones eye is taken into the middle where the bird
    is located and the how the flowers nestled around make such and
    inviting look. Thank again.

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  3. Beautiful tag Susan, love the marbling effect.. and what you have done with it…soooo pretty. I have just got my book and can’t wait to play along with you all ;) Jan x

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  4. Such a beautiful springlike tag - lovely colours on the background :-)

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  5. Your colorful flowers in oranges and yellows and pinks look so nice against the green background. I love how the flowers pop!

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  6. This such a beautiful Spring-like tag, I love the colours you have used and the bird looks gorgeous nestled amongst the flowers and greenery.

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  7. So many beautiful things to look at on your tag. While the colorful flowers draw my eye right away, I love the subtle coloring on your bird and nest. Congrats on being one of the Curiosity Crew. Looking forward to seeing what you do next.

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  8. I love how your bird is sitting amongst the flowers, really beautiful and spring-like.

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  9. Swoooon, Susan. This is a beauty of a tag. Your color combinations are so lovely and those flowers! To die for!!

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  10. Nature epitomized on a card, I love it. The colors the flowers and foliage blend together so smoothly.

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  11. Susan, love your tag and the gorgeous flowers. Congrats on being one of the Curiosity Crew. Looking forward to playing along. Jean.x

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  12. Lovely use of the dies and think the colours are gorgeous

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  13. Totally stunning!! Such beautiful Springlike colours and I just love how you coloured the bird, - it looks fantastic and is placed so well in relation to the nest. Thanks for this great inspiration!!

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  14. Such a pretty tag and the colours you've used go together wonderfully. Thanks for the inspiration x

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  15. Your layers of flowers and leaves are fabulous. Thanks for your inspiration, it has been like waiting for Christmas!

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  16. I wonder where my comment is...I do love your tag with all its layers of flowers and leaves. Its like Christmas with CC3C again. Thanks for the inspiration. Please take comment moderation off as it is being a pest.

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  17. I just love this Susan. the colours are beautiful and the flowers are so stunning
    x catherine

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  18. Beautiful Susan, amazing colours and composition. Nikki x

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  19. LOVE the bird nestled in amongst the beautiful flowers! So pretty!!

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  20. Love the flowers and the sentiment is perfect for such a beautiful card.

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  21. I just love the background. I have never thought of mixing vintage photo with any of my distressed "greens" before. I am wowed by the finished product!

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  22. Wow! Beautiful tag! The colors & layering are amazing!

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  23. Gorgeous color, texture & dimension. Just lovely!

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  24. Really beautiful Susan - I love the floral garland too.

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  25. Beautiful tag, great colour combinations and I love all those gorgeous blooms. Linda xx

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  26. Such a beautiful Spring tag! Love all the greenery! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  27. Great tag, thanks for sharing

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  28. This is such a nice breath of spring. I am loving the new soft garden look.

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  29. Oh my goodness - this is gorgeous! I love the flower cluster.

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  30. I love how you have the nest nestled into the foliage, very pretty!

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  31. Love the color you got on the flowers, and that you used the tecnique to color them. Cozy spot for the nest! Getting my order ready for Inspiration Emporium so I can take advantage of the discount.

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  32. wonderful spring flowers and 'feel' thank you for sharing :)

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  33. Susan.... Your tag is gorgeous, girl! I love everything about it!! I am so honored to be on this crew with you! Enjoy your Sunday ! Candy

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  34. Wonderful tag Susan. I can't wait to get started. Karen.x

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  35. Soft and elegant! Love it, and it inspires me to get going on this challenge.

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  36. Beautiful flowers and background! Love it!

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  37. Beautiful! After denying myself for months (years?) I finally caved and bought the Tattered Florals die. I'm inspired. Time to whip it out!

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  38. Isn't it fun pulling out old favorites? Looking forward to using ALL my old stuff on this challenge!

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  39. PS...your CAPTCHA is very difficult. Took 4 tries on the first comment...it will be interesting to see how many this one takes!

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  40. Lovely tag with great coloring and the bird with the floral: beautiful!

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  41. the layering of this tag is brilliant. love your take on the challenge!

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  42. Love how you framed the nest with the spray of flowers and leaves, really pulls it all together beautifully.

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  43. What a beautiful breath of spring. The technique makes a gorgeous background for your tag.

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  44. Your project is so pretty love the nest and those flowers!

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  45. Beautiful tag! Makes me want to try out that flower die still in the package! Maybe for my challenge tag!!??

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  46. Susan, your tag is gorgeous. Love those stacked flowers and the way you've nestled the greenery... a beauty!

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  47. That is a fantastic way of using this technique and I love the contrast between the two colourways. So wonderful to see you as part of this fantastic team. Jenny x

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  48. Love the color palette you used on this tag. The subtle green background and the vibrant colors on the flowers.

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  49. Wonderful tag! Your color combo is stunning. I love that garden greens die too. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  50. The flowers are amazing. There are so many yet it looks great! So spring-y!

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  51. Lovely piece! The leaves and the flower are totally amazing! Stunning work thanks for sharing with us! barbarayaya

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  52. Such a pretty springtime tag - the flowers are glorious. Great inspiration, thank you.
    Alison x

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  53. What a wonderful and bright, cheery masterpiece.

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  54. Love your flowers, so cute. Have a nice day!

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  55. Your tag is so pretty ! The flowers are awesome !!

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  56. This is so beautiful! I love your color choices and I particularly love the blue bird aginst de green marbalized background.

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  57. Fabulous botanical tag! The flowers are so pretty! Love it! Hugs, Sandra

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  58. Beautiful tag! Love the dimensions!

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  59. Wow - love the lot of depth you managed to create with your awesome tag! It is almost like a little stage scenery! Lovely!
    Claudia x

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  60. Such a lovely tag, I love those pretty flowers!

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  61. Gorgeous tag, love your choice of colours.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  62. Love your colors. Crushed Olive is my absolute favorite color.

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  63. The background is very pretty but the flowers done in this technique are just fabulous!! Love them

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  64. i love you artwork! I am a bird-lover so this piece just speaks to me!

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  65. What a gorgeous floral display on your tag!

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  66. Absolutely beautiful! I love the colors in the flowers.

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  67. Loving all those beautiful layers you have created for your masterpiece x

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  68. Lovely layers and gorgeous colors for your flowers!

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  69. I love the colors you choose for your flowers. They really popped on your piece. TFS

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  70. I love this tag! I can't believe I have the garland die, but haven't used it yet!! Thanks for reminding me...

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  71. My first time here and you have a very lovely style! I LOVE this tag, its colors and simplicity (yet gorgeous).

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  72. I love the colours you used to make this fab tag, thanks for sharing

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  73. A beautiful tag, love the flowers and leaves. Thanks for sharing

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  74. What an elegant and beautiful design Susan!!! You craft so perfectly and design wonderfully! I love the whole beautiful scene! I am so happy to be on this new creative journey with you!

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  75. I love the layers you have used to create such a beautiful tag.

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  76. What a lovely tag I love the new metal swag at the top and the beautiful flowers.

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  77. Love the contrasting colors, textures and styles. A very beautiful piece.

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  78. I love birds and your tag is beautiful. I especially like how you used many color layers of the marbling in your embellishments.

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  79. Gorgeous, Just Gorgeous! Love the colors, love the Tattered Florals--Love Everything, Susan! Wonderful inspiration for this first CC3 Challenge! Can't wait to join in on the CC3 Fun! XOXO-Shari

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  80. Wow! This tag is so awesome! I love the background and the flowers! :)

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  81. Wonderful piece of artwork.
    Sandra

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  82. Love those flowers! And the color combinations you used.

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  83. Congratulations on being part of the CCC3 design team. Your entry this week is beautiful. I love the marbling colors, and the flowers are gorgeous!

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  84. Well, Susan Mostek! I am soooo happy that my Fond Memories ATB speaks to to so much ! That makes me happy because that was definitely the intent.... To inspire people. :) This was such a fun piece to do because all the while I was making it, I was remembering my sweet relatives and all of the wonderful memories we made together. Thank you do much for leaving your thoughts. <3 Candy

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  85. Your marbled BG has such rich pretty colors and I LOVE the POP of your Beautiful flowers! FAB tag, Susan!

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  86. This is so pretty. I love your use of colour and your birds nestles so beautifully amongst the flowers. Inspiring!

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  87. Beautiful sample of paintmarbling Susan! Great mix of colors! Love all the gorgeous blossoms!

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  88. I love your use of all the die-cuts to create the scene x Very cute tag x

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  89. Susan that was a fabulous tag, I am looking forward to playing. I am so very very new to it all. I am so excited to be part of it all x
    Denise x

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  90. Utterly beautiful, your colour scheme is so pretty and the embellishments set it all of perfectly.

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  91. Love everything about your tag-the colors, the subject, the layout - as I said, everything.

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  92. What beautiful blooms beneath your lovely bird in it's nest!

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  93. What a clever idea to use the technique for those beautiful 3-d flowers! The little bird is so cute; just love the whole look.

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  94. So very pretty, gorgeous flowers!

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  95. Ok - I just love how the technique came out on your flowers! I must try this!

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  96. Here's my swooning sigh over your lovely flowers.

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  97. Love the birds and flowers and all the springy bits.

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  98. The greens really make the flowers pop on here. Gorgeous tag.

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  99. What a pretty tag - the greens make it feel so Spring!

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  100. Your tag is so pretty Susan. I love the way the birds nest is nestled amongst the greenery you've used. It makes me want to go and sit outside in the sunshine and soak up Spring. Thank you for leading us on these challenges and for the lovely comment you left on my blog. :)

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  101. What a beautiful tag Susan, I love your choice of stamps and colours xx

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  102. A fabulous tag love the flowers and gorgeous colours you've used x

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  103. SOOOOO PRETTY !!! Love the color combo... your background is fabulous and those flowers are gorgeous!

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  104. stunning work - love the fresh greens and the contrasting florals - brilliant xx

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  105. I love the flowers and how the bird and nest peek out through the greenery. =)

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  106. Love you tag.. thanks for the inspiration

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  108. Beautiful tag! You created with two of my favorite products. Tattered Florals and the bird stamp set. Love the color combo with the Marbling technique.

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  109. What a beautiful spring-tag!

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  110. The flowers are just breathtaking....lovely marbling....I'm in heaven just looking at it. Yummy. (Do you think I like it?) Oh my.

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  111. such a pretty tag makes me want sherbert

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  112. Great use of complimentary colors :)

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  113. fabulous colours, love the flowers, Px

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  114. Thanks for letting me play along in the CC3C!
    Here's my first project from his book.

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  115. So pretty and just bursting with spring vibes.

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  116. Oh my goodness I LOVE the flower cluster! Thanks for sharing!

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  117. gorgeous - love the flowers x

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  118. Love the bird....need to shop for that stamp :-)

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  119. Your flowers are stunning! Thank you for sharing and being a part of the CC3C Crew! You all work so hard. Have a great day!

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  120. Oh so pretty! The layered flowers are delightful... as is the whole tag. :)

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  121. lovely tag- the colors in the background set off the flowers beautifully!

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  122. Beautiful tag! I love the marbled flowers! Thank you for sharing.

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  123. Great Spring colors! Love the layers and the texture, Susan.

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  124. love the layers, colors and the flowers are fun. going to have to use this die

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  125. Love the rich colors and the layers on the flowers!

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  126. Your flowers are incredible on this tag. Love the marbled paint technique for your tag's background. Just beautiful!! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  127. Perfect color combo on your beautiful tag!

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  128. Wonderful colors! I just got the new leaf die, so I will definitely be scraplifting this idea. Thank you for sharing your talents and ideas with us!

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  129. I love your spring themed tag. It's so beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  130. Gorgeous blooms on this tag and I love the bird nesting there. So pretty!!!

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  131. Susan, that's beautiful! I love the colors and the way you created the flowered nest for the bird.

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  132. This is so pretty. I love how all the flowers blend together but aren't too matchy matchy!

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  133. Susan, this tag is so pretty. Reminds me of spring, wonderful job!

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  134. I love this tag! I keep coming back to it to stare, read, digest the technique and basically drool. The colors are just my absolute fav. I don't have the book but want to learn the technique. Mine don't turn out as blended and pretty. I love the idea of filling in with DIs, never thought of that for the gaps. Tfs!

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  135. This is really a great piece. The story of your grandfather makes it even more significant and special.

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