Friday, September 30, 2016

Tag, You're It! #57 with Richard Breaks

It's great to be back for another fantastic challenge over at Tag, You're It!  Our featured artist is Mister Cardmaker himself,  Richard Breaks!  Wow, and did he ever give us an amazing tag to CASE!
I wanted to start with a close-up of my tag.  I had a happy accident that may make you smile.  When I heat embossed the gold on the word, "welcome", the ink from the buildings was not fully dry and the powder stuck to them even after I used an anti-static pad.  I couldn't recreate those tiny lights of the city if I tried!  This cup reminds me of Chicago on the lake front.
I took Richard's lead with the coffee theme, layout, and color palette (of course, green and gold are a favorite in my neck of the woods).  I thought his tag had an urban feel, so I mimicked that on the cup.  The texture in the background reflects Richard's tag as well.  I cut the tag to a similar shape by chopping the corners off a rectangle, and used a letter i die for the ribbon opening.
Here's a look at the tag in its entirety:

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Mama Elephant - Cup of Wishes, Believe in Magic, Impression Obsession - Textural Dots
Dies:  Lawn Fawn - Cole's ABCs (letter i)
Ink:  Distress Ink - Ground Espresso, Fossilized Amber, Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, Pine Needles, Forest Moss
Extras:  Ranger embossing powder - Princess Gold, and Clear.  Ribbon and floss origin unknown.

I hope you will CASE Richard's tag along with us.  If you go on over to the Tag, You're It! challenge blog, you will find out more about Richard and see amazing interpretations from our design team. 

This tag is going to join in on the final day of the Fall Coffee Lover's Bloghop.

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Thanks for coming over to visit.  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Kara Lynne

34 comments:

  1. Oooh, this is awesome and so pretty!

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  2. super cool tag, kara... love all the fab texture!

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  3. Oh my, Kara! Your tag is stunning, not only in the elements you've combined, but in the warmth your colour choices evokes. Those tiny lights: perfection! A happy accident, indeed! Love this!
    ~carol

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  4. WOW WOW WOW! This is stunning and so rich & elegant! A winner for sure. And your happy accident is so perfect!! :-)

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  5. Fantastic usage of texture and shine, Kara Lynne! I have been falling in love with the idea of designs on teacups, lately. So glad we are of a like mind in that!

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  6. Awesome tag! Love the city scape and the gold

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  7. Oh Kara your TAG is totally rock
    love the texture and love the CUP Stunning
    so inspiring
    now I wanna CASE yours hehe
    see you around Kara
    Miss you
    hugs
    Monika

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  8. Fantastic, Kara. Love all of those warm, shiny elements...
    and your teacup design is perfection. X

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  9. Stunning tag. Love that texture background

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  10. Wow!! This is gorgeous!! Love how sometimes oopsies turn out ok!!

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  11. All those wonderful textures and layers with the rich colours, perfect 'coffee' tag Kara!

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  12. Gorgeous coffee themed tag! Love the textured background!

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  13. WOW Kara Lynne, this is amazing!!!

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  14. Love, love this tag the richness of the colours. wonderful

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  15. SPECTACLUAR!! I love these rich fall colors and shimmering texture!

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  16. I LOVE that background! Beautiful gold embossing.

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  17. FABULOUS tag Kara Lynne and I love your "happy accident" with the gold embossing powder...it couldn't have turned out any more perfect! I love your background too!! :0)

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  18. His was cool and awesome and so is yours! Beautiful!

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  19. WOW. Lovin' all the fantastic texture! Can't wait to play along!

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  20. This is so rich and gorgeous Kara - aren't happy accidents wonderful!

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  21. What a sweet tag! Love the green and gold palette, that GORGEOUS ribbon, and your happy little "accident"!

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  22. Wow! That is one awesome tag Kara! Love the deep colors and gold embossing!

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  23. Oh my this is stunning!! You really created something special here!

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  24. Kara your tag is gorgeous! Amazing colours and amazing background!!

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  25. Missed this earlier, but I love everything about it, the gold, the colors, the skyline on the cup, beautiful!

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  26. What a fantastic tag. Love the warm rich color scheme.

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  27. Rich, warm, texture-y and fabulous, Kara! Hugs, Anita :)

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  28. Oh wow, great design with great texture!

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  29. Such a stunning take on Richard's tag, Kara! I love your earth tone color palette, and how you added texture with your embossing...WOW!

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