Friday, March 18, 2016

Tag, You're It! #43, Sincere Thanks

Today we begin a new challenge over at Tag, You're It! and Donna is the creative designer to CASE!  Before we begin, I want to say thank you for all the well wishes and prayers.  My shoulder is healing nicely from the surgery, and I should be back blogging in full-swing soon.

Donna gives us beautiful inspiration from nature, and here is my card:
 Here is Donna's wonderful creation, but you should check it out fully on her blog.
I love how Donna framed her sentiment, so I framed mine with the tag itself.  My flowers imitate her wheat, and I added a butterfly in yellow, but wanted to capture the red from her butterflies with a bit of splatter. 

The stamps are from PTI Flower Favorites, and Thank You Kindly, and the tag die is MFT Tag Builder Blue Prints 4.  I used the MISTI to stamp Distress Inks to create the flowers.  I used Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves, and Milled Lavender.  The butterfly is Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade, and the splatters are Fired Brick.  I created a bit of a wash around the flowers with Peeled Paint and Squeezed Lemonade.  The water color paper is from Tim Holtz, and the cardstock is PTI.  Baker's Twine is Recollections.

I hope you will join us over at Tag, You're It! this week.  I would love to see how you are inspired!
Thanks for coming over to visit, I hope you're having a great day!

Kara Lynne

23 comments:

  1. Welcome back friend! I have missed you. Glad to hear your shoulder is healing nicely, I hope it's 100% soon! LOVE this beautiful card and that 'hidden' treasure of a tag is inspired! Have a very lovely day Kara! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  2. Oh wow... This is a real beauty of a card, Kara.
    I agree with Hazel. Your 'hidden' tag really is inspiring.
    Take care...
    Donna

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  3. This is really stunning!! I guess we all agree the hidden tag is brilliant!! Love your outstanding coloring!!

    So glad you are on the mend : )

    Patti

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  4. Oh WOW!! This is STUNNING!! I LOVE the colors, the way you die cut the middle, the design. I am glad you are feeling better. I cannot wait to see what you create next!!

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  5. Holly smokes! This is stunning and the way you incorporated the tag into the card is amazing! Oh this is just so pretty!
    Glad you are on the mend Kara!

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  6. Gosh! What a striking and vibrant bg, Kara. And the secret tag is a brilliant idea. Love it. Thanks for having me back to guest on TYI.
    x Asha

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  7. This is the PICTURE of springtime, Kara! I totally adore how you did this! Good to see you!! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. Wow...this is just one amazing card! I love your gorgeous stamping. Happy to see you back in blogland!

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  9. Gorgeous card!! I love the colors and the way you did the flower especially over the tag to match!!

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  10. It's beautiful Kara ... Love how you inlaid the tag!

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  11. I'm crushing all over your brilliant, pretty, fresh take on Donna's tag! Nestling the tag into the image is wonderfully eye-catching. Love this! Great to hear that your shoulder is healing! Crafting "more" will be excellent physio-therapy *grin*!
    Hugs~c

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  12. Gorgeous card! Beautiful stamping and love the intense colours! Good to hear that you getting better!

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  13. Wow!! So beautiful!! I love the dimension with the die cut tag!!

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  14. Your floral scene with the die cut tag within is amazing Kara, it's so pretty to see that yellow in the background!

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  15. Glad you are feeling better : ) Love how you incorporated your that great tag into your card and the flowers are beautiful!

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  16. Wow so awesome how you have incorporated that tag into your card and those flowers scream spring!!!!!!

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  17. I was so happy to see that you were able to create this challenge Kara, I love your lavender beauties!

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  18. Kara, this is incredibly gorgeous. I love the purple shades,a nd I can see how you did that with the MISTI. I am still trying to navigate mine. I know it can do much more for my art than I know at this point. I love the "hidden" tag and the splatters, and the border being red, and every single thing about it. Hope you are back in full swing soon, creating more beauties like this!!

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  19. Kara this is simply stunning!!

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  20. I'm just having a little blog catch up Kara, sorry to hear you've been in the wars - hope your shoulder is better soon.
    This is wonderful, what a clever idea and beautifully executed.

    Anne xx

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  21. Smitten with this! Drop dead gorgeous!

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  22. I am happy youor shoulder getting better sweety
    I love love this TAG card
    you did so amazing this flower in purple and that TAG is new for me so cool
    Kara I love always your card and this one I ADORE so beautiful
    big hugs and just do the catch up
    Monika

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