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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Suzi Blu... I LOVE YOU!!

I am so excited about today's post because I am covering a number of things I wanted to do all in one fell swoop!  Firstly - it's FRIDAAAY and for me that means Unity Stamps "Friends with Flair";

Secondly I want to send out a personal, heart-felt THANK YOU to Ms. Suzi Blu... An artist whom I just ADORE - and who in 2012 was the first artist whose whimsical faces and figures stole my heart and who whispered right into my heart... "You can do it and YOU are good enough!" And all through her book "Mixed Media Girls" ;
And Thirdly I am so excited to be participating in my very first "Tag it Tuesday", a monthly Tag Challenge put on by Cards and More by Sheri and this Month's Challenge is Showers, Rain, Rainbows ...
So with these three things swirling away in my brain and a phone call from a friend who lives alone and may need a surgery with a two-month recovery period... here is what I created:

And here is the back side...

And quickly, for those that want to know...I covered a tag in this rainbow duct tape..
Then I toned it down by using my ink roller to roll on some Golden white fluid acrylic paint over top. I mounted my Suzi Blu/Unity Stamp colored and cut out figure "Mademoiselle" and then embellished the tag using Art Anthology's Dimensional Crystal Paints. 
I stamped and cut out my umbrella from my Dyan Reaveley collection and I added foam pop dots to the umbrella so it really is covering her.
The final touch was to add to the back of the tag one of my favorite sayings for my dearest friends in need. 

And I KNOW you can see the influence my new book by Joanne Sharpe "The Are of Whimsical Lettering" is making!

So thanks again for popping in to see my stuff and if you leave me a comment I will try to leave you one right back!!
Cheers
Lynne Mizera










35 comments:

  1. oh how cute is that?
    Such a cute thing to send to a friend in need.
    Thanks for showing how you made it.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Heather... I LOVE that you take the time to visit... (hugs!)

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  2. Love this. The duct tape is really cool. The suzi blue image is very sweet. I don't think I have any of these. Yet. LOL. Congrats on your win at Rubber Dance. You and me both! Definitely twins ROFL. Hugz

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    1. Oh Gail! You are the SWEETEST! I totally meant to pop into your blog and give your BIG Congrats and HUGS... but Life got in the way yet again... please know that I appreciate all the comments you leave me!!

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  3. What an awesome idea to use the colorful duct tape! I don't have Suzi Blu's book but it looks like one for my collection. And yes, Joanne Sharpe has made me use my own hand writing after doing her lesson in Lifebook :)

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  4. Wow, great mixed media tag Lynne! Love the vibrant colors.

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  5. This is just so sweet and lovely and awesome. I love it!

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  6. Oh, I just ADORE this! So bright, cheery and fun! What a lovely message for your friend!
    Shanna :)

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  7. Beautiful I love the red this is so fun.
    I saw this on Unity FWF. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  8. It is so evident from this incredible tag, just what a dear and loving friend you are, Lynne! She will love it! And I love it, too, and I love the fact that you took the time to show us how you did. Fantastic!! Thank you, too, for sharing the links and providing the shout outs to the artists who inspire you!! Enjoy the weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Darnell your visit and comment mean more than you can know! I have been sooo crazy busy with life this past month that I feel GUILTY that I have not been commenting on your blog posts, but I READ every single one... ususally AROUND One (AM) Grin. Thank you for popping in AND the comment!

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  9. This is gorgeous! Love love love it!

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    1. THANK YOU - Amber!!! your kind words make me HAPPEEEE!

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  10. Very cute tag. Great work with Suzi blu.

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  11. What a darling tag! Love it! Great job ♥

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  12. Thanks for sharing your beautiful Unity FWF tag.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  13. I saw your wonderful tag at FWF...this is gorgeous, love the stamps and fabulous rainbow tape you've used.

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  14. Lynne - I love the duct tape background...pretty cool! Your tag is gorgeous in every detail, and I love it all!! Fabulous lettering as well!

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  15. This is a beautiful tag and I love your sweet and encouraging message!

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  16. Your friend will appreciate this. Love that you use duct tape for the background.

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  17. Your tag is stunning! I was introduced to Art Anthology today at a stamp convention. I even got to play around with them at a make n' take. I think I'm in love. I bought quite a bit of the stuff and now I'm off to their website!

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    1. Happy PlaAAAaying! Grin I would LOVE to see what YOU do with it....

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  18. Wow, Lynne. This is very meaningful and PRETTY. Sure to bring comfort. So nice of you.

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    1. Thank YOu Gaylynn.... your words bring me so much JOY!!

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  19. I admire your talent with mixed media. Beautiful work.

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    1. Thank you for your Kinds Words Mary Anne! And I think YOU are very talented in the card department!

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  20. Beautiful projects. I know that feeling of using materials with special attachment. TFS

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  21. Very inspiring tag!! Love your duct tape base and all the fun layers of paint. I have some of that Art Anthology crystal paint, but haven't ever used it. Thanks for showing me how!!!
    Thanks for sharing on FWF!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  22. Oh Lynne, I am so excited that you're joining in on Tag It Tuesday. Rainbow duct tape??? Who knew! Not me!

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  23. What a creative use of the duct tap! I love the mixed media girl. and the saying. oh and the colours! xxSAMxx

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  24. This is sooooo pretty! Love the background idea with the colourful tape. And I've got that book too! I bet we have most of the same books!

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