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July 17, 2015

Tag You're It GD!


Hi there!

We've whooshed our way through another week to a Friday! I hope your week was filled with all kinda good things!

I'm so pickled tink to be here today as Guest Designer for the current Tag You're It challenge with this tag:
For this challenge, we are to use this beautiful inspiration tag made by the sweet and talented designer, Marybeth Lopez of Marybeth's Time for Paper:

For my take on the design inspiration as your guest designer, I used Marybeth's elements of a two-part tag with both parts border-embossed. I used a pierced tag die from PTI. I flipped her design and used white for my underskirt and a pattern for the overskirt. Like Marybeth, I used a sediment (from SU) and a butterfly (from K and Company).

It is super easy to make a QACAS tag where the paper itself takes center stage. I used a lovely white glossy butterfly-embossed paper for the bottom and a patterned and embossed vellum for the top, which I stamped in a clear space.

Here is a close-up:

I hope you'll be able to join in this fun Tag You're It challenge! Remember, when you win one of the TYI challenges, you get to appear as a guest designer! Besides, if you're like me and you don't make a lot of tags, this challenge is a great motivator and the gallery is filled with wonderful design ideas!

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Through the magic of television ~ no, wait, that's not right. Through the magic of, well, magic, I am appearing via a scheduled post as I am still visiting hither and yon with my friend Gal A. Vanting. I'll be back anon!

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92 comments:

Jane Willis said...

Gorgeous tag. Enjoy your Gal. A. Vanting!

Julie B said...

So pretty Darnell. :)

Hannelie said...

Wow, I love this look Darnell! So beautiful!

AJ Bodine said...

That is just gorgeous Darnell. That patterned vellum takes on an amazing look paired over the de-bossed white paper behind it! This is a must make for me next time I'm making tags, (which will probably be the holidays). Have a great day!

artful-notions said...

Beautiful! Love your vellum-y floral goodness, and how you flipped the white to be behind. I did a cartwheel when you won, (seriously!) and adore this tag too!!! Congrats!

Marybeth said...

OMGosh this is an absoultly stunning tag! the wow factor is over the moon! Gosh this is gorgeous! Congratulations on your win ,this is a winner too!

Linda said...

Hi Darnell ..... your tag is simply beautiful! I love the vellum layer, so delicate. Enjoy the weekend hun xx

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Gorgeous tag ! Loved the pretty design on vellum..so delicate n beautiful ! Congrats :)

Lisa said...

Holy smokes this is PRETTY!!! You really made good use of the aper and that awesome butterfly. Great job Darnell, congrats on your guest spot!!

Maura R said...

Oh, Darnell - that is a gorgeous tag!! Wow, I love the overlay in vellum - it creates such an ethereal look! Congrats on the DT spot, my talented friend!

Linda said...

Your tag is absolutely gorgeous. I love that vellum. Beautiful job Guest Designer.

Kelly Szafron said...

Gorgeous tag! The patterned velum is so pretty.

Craftychris said...

Congratulations on being guest designer and your tag is simply gorgeous! xxx

Marisa said...

Congrats on the GDT and what a lovely tag too! The white paper with the butterflies on it is a beautiful touch!

Deepti said...

Congratulations on your GD, your tag is soooooo gorgeous!

Shannon McComb said...

Wow your tag is gorgeous Darnell!! The colors are oh so beautiful!

frlphoebes kreativ-blog said...

Hi Darnell,
I´m totally faszinated from your work,wooh!
Love the nice embossing with the pretty tiny butterflies.
The tag on the top has so beautiful and sensitive colorcombo,yeah.
It looks so romanticly,like a fresh sunny day in spring.
Wish you a happy and inspirative sunny weekend,
hugs Sylvie

Liz said...

Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot. Fabulous tag, love the colours and design of the top layer and the glossy butterfly-embossed bottom tag is so pretty. xx

Cat Craig said...

Congrats on the GD, well earned. Your tag is fabulous...so much gorgeousness going on here. It immediately drew my eye, so beautiful each bit of detail adds to the overall fabulous-ness!

Carole Z said...

Hi Darnell sorry I've been missing this week: work overload i'm afraid. love this gorgeous tag and congrats on your gdt spot, hugs Carole Z X

Nora N. said...

This is so lovely Darnell!! I LOVE the pretty vellum you used and the embossed paper underneath. Stunning design!!

designbydonna said...

That is the most beautiful, gorgeous, exquisite tag. Love it!

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

Gorgeous creation Darnell!Just soooo pretty!
Have a lovely weekend,whatever you are up to :)
Hugs,Nessa xxx

Carol L said...

Your tag is sheer heaven with the soft colors and beautiful butterfly! Love it! Have a great weekend too!

Sue said...

Congrats on being Guest Designer Darnell.
Your tag is stunning, such a pretty design and the colours are beautiful.
I hope you have a good weekend.
hugs Sue xx

jimlynn said...

WHOA! What a beautiful and stunning tag. Fabulous!!!!
Congrats on the guest designer spot too.
Lynn

Lisa said...

Oh wow, absolutely stunning!! I love the pretty colors, papers and butterfly!! It's so gorgeous!! Congrats on your guest design spot!! I hope you and "Gal" have a great time :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sarah said...

OMG this is jawdroppingly gorgeous Darnell!! xx

Redanne said...

Oh I will be visiting hither and yon from tomorrow for a few days too! Love, love your gorgeous tag, the vellum top looks fabulous and I love the butterfly card underneath and the fantastic butterfly on top - what's not to love if it has butterflies on it!! Hope you are having fun... Hugs, Annie xxx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a stunning tag Darnell, many congrats on your DT spot! I'm like you and don't make many tags (the odd one here or there for the front of a card, but that's it) I must pop over for some inspiration! I've been MIA a bit lately, but hopefully ready to catch up now! Have a lovely weekend my friend! Hazel xx

Chriss Blagrave said...

Congratulations on guest designing friend! Your tag is beautiful! Love the vellum and embossing, such an awesome composition!
Hugs xox

Inkyfingers said...

This is just beautiful Darnell and congrats on the GD spot!
Hugs
Carol x

Laurie Unger said...

Wow! this is stunning!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautifully done and it is a gorgeous tag.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That is just so very pretty, Darnell! Glad I did not miss this beauty!

Kathleen said...

I love your tag, it is so pretty.

Kath x

Susan said...

Wow! Gorgeous tag! And congrats on the GD spot!

Carole said...

This is sooooooooooooo so pretty, with that beautiful vellum overlay, and that embossed layer beneath. Adorable!xx

Shelly said...

Congrats on guesting! Your tag is GORGEOUS!
Happy Friday! :)

Angela said...

This is gorgeous! No wonder they wanted you to be a guest designer! I love the vellum!

Tanis Scott said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the soft colors on your vellum topper. I haven't given that tag die any love lately! Maybe I should pull it out this weekend?

Helen F. said...

Gorgeous tag, Darnell! Hope you are feeling better, have FUN gala vanting

Susanne Vargas said...

What a pretty tag! Love that flowery vellum!
Hope you are enjoying yourself!

Bonnie said...

What gorgeous papers, Darnell! It must have been really hard to cut into them, but the result is so worth it! Love that soft colored vellum and the pretty butterfly! Have fun visiting Miss Gal!

Greta said...

Congratulations, Darnell! You did them proud with your amazing double tag--stunning!

Maxine D said...

Now I have retrieved my jaw from the floor there is only one word for your tag Darnell and that is supercalifragilisticexpealidocious!!!! (Hope I spelt that right).
I am sure Hammy would agree.
Blessings
Maxine

Sue Rose said...

Darnell, this tag is beautiful. I love every bit of it. Hope you are having a wonderful time!

Sheri said...

What a fanTABulous tag! Great job and so pretty!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Congratulations for the GD!! You absolutely deserve it!!! Your tag is beautiful!!!!

Cheryl W. said...

Oh, Darnell, I LOVE this tag! It is so feminine and lovely. You used the prettiest papers and let them shine on their own! Have a wonderful weekend.

Kim Heggins said...

Simply stunning tag Miss Darnell...your choice of pretty paper is fabulous! And that sweet little butterfly, the perfect way to finish off your wonderful tag. Congrats on being the GD too!

Loll said...

Your tag is so beautiful, Dolly! Love the soft layers and the vellum patterned paper on top. So delicate and feminine. Your butterfly is the perfect embellishment. Congrats on being GD at Tag, You're It! ... you did a fantastic job! Lolly xx

nancy littrell said...

Congratulations Darnell for being the GD. Your tag is so soft and beautiful. I love both layers. TFS my friend.

Anja Curvers said...

Awesome Darnell I am so happy to have you guest designing over at Tag You're It with such a beautiful tag.

Lizzy Hill said...

Well done on the GD! LOOOOVE and adore the 'two part' idea and that vellum is MORE-ISH!!! Hoping you're having a WONDERFUL time away ;)

Anita in France said...

Blisfully beautiful, Darnell ... that richly embossed white underskirt is just lovely ... and so perfect under the delicate, intricate vellum and wonderful butterfly! Hope you're still enjoying Gal's company!! Hugs & Bisous, my friend, Anita :)

Kamila R. said...

Holly Cannoll! This tag is gorgeous!! So elegant and delicate! Fantastic!

Jeanne said...

Stunning is the word that comes to mind, Darnell. Wonderful use of the paper! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Bobby said...

Such beautiful colors in that DP, Darnell, and it lets that lovely butterfly stand out.

Leslee said...

Beautiful tag, Darnell! Such pretty papers you chose to use.

Cindy H. said...

Darnell, your tag is stunning! Love it!

cm said...

Hope your visit with Gal A. Vanting was spectacular; looking forward to hearing stories! As for your tag: swooning over the gorgeous butterfly and oh-so-stunning paper. Love this immensely; you're an awesome GD!
Hugs~c

OH Babs said...

Congrats being the guest designer, your card is soft and elegant.

Karen B said...

Congratulations on being a GD Dippy - this is a stunning tag; love all the muted colours, so pretty. Hope you're having a great time.

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

stampwithsandy said...

Oh my gosh Darnell this is stunning! So soft and feminine!

Kara Lynne said...

Your tag is as gorgeous as can be! I love the papers, especially together! Thanks for guest designing at Tag, You're It (It's so funny saying that now that I'm on a team, hee hee)!

Jeanne J said...

OOOH I recognize that paper! That is my all time fave by K&Co. I think I still have some hoarded away! Gosh.. good memories with that - the prettiest paper I've ever seen and something that started me crafting!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my your tag is stunning!!! Congrats on your GD spot!!

Sue said...

Beautiful tag. Love the pastel colours.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Sue

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, this is stunning Darnell. I love that paper embossed with the butterflies and the beautiful overlay. Gorgeous. Hope you are still on your trip and having a great time.

Jen Mitchell said...

So nice to have you along with us at Tag You're It! My jaw just about dropped when I saw this beauty. That vellum layer is gorgeous - never saw vellum like that before. And your butterfly is the perfect complement. Great take on Marybeth's inspiration!

Sharon Underwood said...

I LOVE the tags! That patterned paper with the butterfly is gorgeous. You really did this one right!!! (as usual)

conil said...

Mucho congrats on the GD spot...you did it up good, girl. Saw this on the TYI! post and said,"I know that name", and sure enough here you are. Love the vellum over the white shiny paper. Such a pretty flutterby.

Pat said...

I've been gallivanting myself this week and have just seen this beautiful double tag. The papers and the pretty pierced edges and butterfly are gorgeous. I hope you are having fun! x

Michelle said...

What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL tag!! Wow, wow, wow!! Enjoy your galavanting! :-)

Brenda said...

Oh my Auntie, this tag is simply beautiful! I love that white embossed paper, the other paper is just gorgeous too. And what a beautiful butterfly! Love, love, love! Hugs, Brenda

Shona Chambers said...

So pretty and that vellum is gorgeous. Never thought of having two layers for a tag so thank you for the inspiration. I'm sure your having a wonderful time wandering around between friends with lots of talking and eating happening. Enjoy!!

frommycraftroom said...

Gorgeous tag.
Enjoy your time with Gal A Vanting :)
I can't believe not just the week wooshed past but now the weekend is nearly over and it is time to do it all again :)

KandA said...

Stunningly beautiful Darnell. Love the soft colours xx

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your Guest Designer spot, Darnell! I really love your take on Marybeth's tag...WOW! Your vellum overlay is gorgeous and your embossed butterflies are lovely! You're really inspired me to join in the challenge...Thanks!

Jill Norwood said...

Darnell this is so beautiful! Love the paper you used! Wow!!!!

Donna said...

Your tag is just gorgeous Darnell!

Jerrie said...

I love the muted colors with the butterfly tag. Very nice!!

Marybeth said...

I was finally able to follow you without adding my password. I think I have always been on my iPad and it wouldn’t let me. I have followed you with blogger for a while now. Hope you are enjoying your time away. I know this is my second comment . Hugs

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING that butterfly!!!!!!!

Gerrina said...

Congrats on being a guestdesigner! Your tag is elegant, sunny and beautiful! Way behind on commenting, but enjoying summer :) Hugs, Gerrina

Geri said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Elegant simplicity! You have created a stunner here pal! Yes, the papers are divine, but it's what you did with them that make them shine, shine, shine! You rocked this Guest Designer gig to the max!

cards said...

This is such a pretty, delicate dreamy tag.

scrAPpamondo said...

WOW!!! It's stunning! LOVE so much this romantic tag with this transparence! Great techniques and fab colours, just wonderful!
Thanks for be a my new follower, it's a hounour for me!

Petra Swart said...

Your tag is sooo beautiful, Darnell!!! Those embossed butterflies on the underskirt is fabulous and the printed vellum on top looks great!!!! Love the beautiful butterfly!!!!

Taunya Butler said...

How lucky are they over at Tag You're It to have you for a guest designer!! Your rag is spectacularly lovely!! Love it!!

JD/ Jill said...

Your tag is so beautiful! Love it!