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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Royal Blog Tour

The Tour is now closed! Thank you for visiting. Blog Candy Winner will be announced soon!

Welcome to the Dusty Durango Tour. If thou art just beginning the tour, thee will be better served by beginning thy travels at the home Castle. Thee may reach it from here simply by clicking on my CROWN!


Welcome to the Dusty Durango Path of the Royal Blog Tour.

Ye are currently at Castle Number 7.


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I'm offering blog candy too! Scroll to the bottom to find out how to register for your chance to win something sweet!


My featured stamp set is a new hostess only stamp set called - Wings of Friendship. It lends itself well to a new technique that I'll be sharing with you today. Now, I know you don't want to read a bunch of stuff so I promise to keep it short! Now on to the projects.


Color Rocks!

This is a solid image stamp, so coloring directly onto the stamp with markers gives you a lot of room to play with the colors and shading. This is Rich Razzleberry(bird), Crushed Curry, Summer Sun and Dusty Durango on the flowers with certainly celery on the leaves and vines. His wings have some Dazzling Diamonds. The swirls on the background are a direct transfer techniqe using Crushed Curry on So Saffron card stock.


Grunge is Grand


I just love this new In Color Soft Suede! It's delish! The image is stamped in Whisper White Craft Ink on the Soft Suede Card stock. Ripped and roughed up, wadded up a few times and stepped on for good measure. Did I mention this is a project to get out allllllll your frustrations? *smirk* Then the edges and creases were inked with the Soft Suede.

The background paper is faux handmade paper. I used tissue paper to dab on several ink colors from the reinkers. Isn't it just fun?


Pop Ups Make Me Happy!



Ok, this is a stamped image that I made for a project that didn't make the cut for the tour. After I'd finished the other three, I just couldn't throw this guy away. so I made a very quick popup card. The background behind the bird really makes it look like he's welcoming the morning sun! It's just all the shades of yellow sponged onto Whisper White card stock. (darker as it goes toward the edges) Give this a try and you'll love how it looks around your images.


Faux Etching All-Aglow


Faux Etching Tutorial

I know, I know... what IS that? I developed it a long time ago and recently shared it with my local Jacksonville Starz group. Stay tuned for more info and a tutorial that I'll post in the days following the tour. It's so simple, you'll wonder why you didn't try it sooner!

Get your supplies ready and join me next week for a project you'll love to give as gifts for any occasion. You'll need a glass container with a smooth side, solid image stamp(s), versamark ink and marker, embossing heat tool, clear embossing powder and an embossing buddy.



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I'm offering a custom blog banner to at least one lucky winner! Here's what you have to do:
  1. Sign up as a follower on my design blog: Design ByTee
  2. Sign up as a follower here
  3. Leave a comment on this post
That's it! This candy is open to anyone and everyone who meets this criteria by July 28th at midnight! Good luck to you!

Once this path hath reached its end, thy royal coach will travel back to the Royal Blog Tour - Home Castle where more paths await thee!

The tour is now closed! Blog candy will be announced soon!

70 comments:

  1. What beautiful projects! This stamp set is gorgeous etched on glass. I've never had an inkling to even try etching on glass . . . until right now!!! lol! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Kay

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  2. Ooooooh.. love the grunge, love the projects.. love everything! Tee you're so very talented!! too cool my friend!!

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  3. That is a beautiful set and your projects are great!

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  4. Your projects are awesome!!
    I've become a follower...
    thanks!
    Carol

    www.kooglenotes.blogspot.com
    carol.kugler@comcast.net

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  5. Love this set!! What great ideas and I love your blog - will be back to visit soon.
    Elaine Moore
    mtn.moven.faith@comcast.net

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  6. Absolutely love this stamp set and what you have done with it. Your creations are fabulous.
    Compliments from Murray Bridge, South Australia.

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  7. Beautiful work! I especially like the faux etching. Can't wait for the tutorial. I signed up under my email scrapbookmama@insightbb.com for your design blog and for your stamp blog as watcher2001 (my hubby's google acct... I don't have one). TFS!

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  8. Great projects. Thanks for participating in this fun tour.

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  9. beautiful stamp set and projects, but the faux etched glass is my fave! fantastic!

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  10. lovely designs..loved them all. I signed up as a follower to get more great inspiration. Would love a blog update~thanks for the chance!

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  11. These are beautiful! I love to see birds on cards... :)

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  12. The etched glass is gorgeous. You are very creative. Very nice projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I've became a follower of both :) Beautiful projects! Thank you!

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  14. I love your projects! I am signing up as a follower, but, I don't have a blog.

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  15. OMGosh your projects are just fabulous and so inspiring. I just love the colors, techniques, layouts and details you added to each one. Thanks for this wonderful eye candy.

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  16. I love the grunge Tee!! Great cards... o0o0h and I especially love the faux etching!! Niceeee!!

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  17. Great job on demonstrating the uses of this set, love the candle.
    Cindy

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  19. Following both blogs. Thanks for the chance to win.

    tericoutatyahoodotcom

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  20. Great projects! I've bookmarked your blog - can't wait to look around!

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  21. Tee-

    I love the colors!!! Your cards are gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Julie A.
    thearvins@verizon.net

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  22. I definitely want to know how you did the faux etching! I used the same technique you did with my music stamp and the Soft Suede! BTW, The link isn't working to your other site.

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  23. I've been following you through AQ for quite awhile already. Can't wait for the Faux Etching tutorial!
    S

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  24. Wow! All I gotta say is give the girl pop-dots and watch out!!!
    Sharon L
    sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

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  25. can't wait for the tutorial, thanks for sharing and for this opportunity to win
    Eileen(emcclean@telus.net)

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  26. Very cool & clever projects! Thanks for sharing....

    Melany

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  27. Tee:
    Cool stuff with that set I didn't think twice about. Thanks for opening up my eyeballs! :o)

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  28. Tee: Beautiful! I want to come back for that tutorial! Looks interesting.

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  29. 1. following
    2. following
    3. Cyndi was here, cbrequejo@aol.com

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  30. I love the design on the "etched glass". Your cards are beautiful, I'll be following both of your blogs!!

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  31. Your artwork is AMAZING! It's a fabulous stamp set to show-off!

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  32. Love the etched glass. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  33. What great work you do... thanks so much for sharing.

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  34. The etched glass is divine!

    Signed up for your blog as well..

    Tara
    aunttara@hotmail.com

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  35. Love this stamp and what you have done with it, nice job.

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  36. I became a follower because totally love your work- so many great ideas!
    kraftinkathy(at) verizon (dot) net

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  37. Love your samples - amazing!
    vschnorr at go-concepts dot com

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  38. Love the bird Great Job Gotta have it. Jackie Kenny

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  39. Love your samples!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!
    email: dkelly@comporium.net

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  40. I love this set. ...and I love all the projects that you created with it, especially the 'stress reliever' card! Hee, hee... I'll have to try that one. Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Wow! Love the etched candle holder!!! I've signed up for updates on your Tee Designs page and I am now following you with google...I would love to win a banner design! You do beautiful work!!!

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  42. Oops, forgot to leave my email:
    AmandaRae@Juno.com

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  43. Great projects, now you have made me want this set.

    Diane
    tdharris1@cox.net

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  44. Nice use of color.

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  45. Very pretty projects and I would love to try the faux etching on glass, sounds fun, and looks beautiful! I will definitely be
    back. Thanks for sharing. I have signed up as a follower on both blogs.

    ceashark at aol dot com

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  46. Wow they are very pretty. I love the etched glass one. Very Cool.

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  47. Fantastic projects! I'm looking forward to the faux etching tutorial! TFS.

    Lisa
    lillegs10@ yahoo.com

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  48. Love the projects, Looking forward to the faux etching tutorial
    Jeannette

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  49. Tee, wonderful stuff. Love the color. You do such great work. Thanks for sharing

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  50. Tee - I can't subscribe to your blog because I'm not allowed (work email), but I've bookmarked you and will definitely be back!

    mary.schultz@nexxpost.com

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  51. Love your blog and your cards are just to cute. Karpu8@gmail.com

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  52. You sure do make me want this set. Great cards. Karen

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  53. Can't wait for the faux etching technique!

    Cindy
    randcgarner at msn dot com

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  54. The samples are so cool! I can't wait to see the faux etching technique, I am now a follower of both your sites:-) Thanks for sharing your talent and for the chance to win the great blog candy!
    janet@swofford.com

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  55. I love your artwork. Thanks for sharing!!

    I will be joining as a follower on your blog and on your design blog.

    Karen Moyer
    karenmoyer1@aol.com

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  56. saa-weeeettt!! I love these... great shading and such awesome ideas for this set!

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  57. What a neat ideas. Love it, especially the cone with a candle.

    Your giveaway is just the thing i need :)
    I'm a follower on both of your blogs.

    Jasmina
    tvoja.pikica@gmail.com

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  58. Subscribed
    Subscribed
    Grat projects, thanks for sharing
    Cindy F
    cinmfoster at aol dot com

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  59. Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

    Debbie

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  60. I just signed up to follow on both blogs - I'm AMAZED at your work and sooo excited that this tour brought me to you! I'm also thrilled to see another blog designer too because I've been thinking of hiring out some work at some point for my three blogs. I've definately book marked both your sites as well!
    Thanks for the chance to win a custom blog banner! I could use a fresh one!
    Elizabeth Sloman www.mamastamper.com

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  61. Great cards - love them!!! Thanks so much for the blog!

    Kimber Dunn Kindle
    KraftyK_here2play@yahoo.com

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  62. Beautiful work! Thanks

    Linda C.

    lindaannga@ymail.com

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  63. Love the faux etching! TFS!

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  64. Love all the cards and the candle holder. Can't wait to see the tutorial. Am seriously thinking of hiring you to redo my blog. Would love to win the candy! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!
    howe1472atbellsouthdotnet

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  65. Tee,
    I love the candle all aglow. How pretty is that? Love it!!!!

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  66. I have enjoyed visiting your castle. Don't know how to sign up as follower, but I signed in to receive your newsletter is that counts. I am not good with computers. Thanks. Cheryl fam4farm@yahoo.com

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  67. Thank you for sharing. I hope to be back soon.

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  68. Can't wait to learn your faux sketching!!!

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  69. Love that faux etching. I will be back to see how it is done!

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  70. Thanks for the post and all the cards and candle are looking great. Keep working like this.

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