Saturday, June 16, 2012

Patriotic Pete

Dude Time Doodles is being featured in Papers and Pixels e-zine, which was released yesterday (6/15).  I'm so happy to say that my tag was one of the cards published in the article.   This cutie is being offered as a freebie for 30 days to subscribers of the e-zine.  Papers and Pixels is very reasonable (only $1.50 per issue) and is loaded with lots of great stuff.  Go check it out for yourself and see.  Once you subscribe to the magazine, you will see the code used to acquire this image through the DTD store.

The tag was created using the Sizzix tag die and DSE digital paper.  First, I distressed the edges of the tag with Distress Inks (Gathered Twigs, Brushed Corduroy).  I also printed the image multiple times so I could add quite a bit of dimension.  He's pop dotted off the tag base, his body is pop dotted away from the flag, and his hat is pop dotted off his head (for a total of three layers).

My star "buttons" were created with a Creative Memories punch that I added holes to the center and threaded paper floss through each one.  They are colored with Copics, as is the twill ribbon at the bottom.  The twill ribbon at the top of the tag was colored with Distress Stains (Antique Linen) and then a Copic on top of that, cut in half, and threaded through the opening.  I also pulled a few of the threads for a more distressed look as well.

Copics used: R35, R46, R59, B26, B37    E00, E01, E11, E13, R20    YR12, YR09, E97    YR21, Y21    YG93, YG97, C3    B91, B95, B97    E49, E41, E40, B21


Tammy said...

Wow Anne, your tag is absolutely fantastic! Fabulous coloring of the image and the star buttons are terrific.

Linda said...

AWESOME Anne!!! I love the tag and your image is stunning. The colours you have chosen are gorgeous and loving those star buttons too.

Linda xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is brilliant Anne.
Kevin xx

jimlynn said...

Congrats on being published!!
LOVE this tag, Anne.....and of course the image is just precious. Love your coloring on this little guy!

E.T. said...

AWESOME! absolutely awesome!

nwilliams6 said...

How fun to have published work and that tag is super cute!!!

Joan Ervin said...

What an absolutely adorable patriotic tag, Anne.....the image is adorable and I love how you added all the stars!!!!

Penny said...

Love this tag, Anne! Your image is so cute and I love how you gave him dimension! Really great design! :^)

Craftymumz Creations said...

I love your tag! Thank you for sharing it.

Hetty said...

Anne, your tag is absolutely darling!

marsha said...

Anne, this is just awesome! I love the image and your colors, congrats on being published!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderfully made- love the great image and the fun fibers you dyed. Congrats to you for being published- how cool is that!