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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Australian Jillaroo

 This week over at Tag Tuesday the prompt is Australia.  I decided to do a little research since I had this great female image that I wanted to use.  I know they have a lot of big ranches in Australia, actually they call them "stations" not ranches.  There are women trainees who work on a sheep or cattle station in order to gain practical experience in the skills needed to become an owner, overseer, or manager, they are called Jillaroo, (a Jackaroo is the male equivalent). 
The word originated in Queensland, Australia in the 19th century and is still in use in Australia and New Zealand in the 21st century. Its origins are unclear, although it is firmly rooted in Australian English, Australian culture and in the traditions of the Australian Stockmen.
I used these fab images from Gecko Galz called Yee Haw
I embossed the tag with a Spellbinders folder reminiscent of a ladies leather purse, used some Distress ink, Stickles, ribbon and a flower from my stash, then added the snake for a little extra excitement.   I am still new at making tags so I am working hard to be comfortable with how I lay them out.  I hope you take a look at all the lovely tags at Tag Tuesday and see what the other artists came up with for the Australian prompt.  Well that's it, thanks for looking.  ~Diane

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17 comments:

  1. great take on the challenge--I actually have printed out that Gecko Galz image--one of my faves from them.

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  2. Well this is a wonderful tag creation and even more special with interesting research you have done on the theme. Love the embossing and beautiful vintage image.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  3. oh hunny this is stunning you always create such beauty my friend xx

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  4. Love your tag Duane, beautiful embossed texture on it and great image. Thanks for sharing your research too xx

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  5. Gorgeous tag. love the embossed background! Hugs, Valerie

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  6. wow, what a great little bit of history with this fab tag, love it, hugs

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  7. So pretty Diane! Love the textured tag!

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  8. Hi Diane, you might be new to creating tags but what an amazing job you did here. Love your tag and the great history lesson to go with it. The textured background is a great touch!
    Hugs

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  9. It's darling. I love to make tags! The embossing adds such dimension.

    Have a good night mate:)

    Leann

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  10. Fabulous tag - I adore the snake. Love it that you did some background research too - quite fancy taking the title Jillaroo!!! With you on the blog verification too!!

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  11. Love that textured tag background and it does remind me of a leather purse! Diane, this is a stunning tag! Love how you layered this up! Hugs!

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  12. Your creative crafty artwork always amazes me. Awesome. I too enJOY learning about Australia. Hope I can go there some day.

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  13. Hi Diane. Your Australian themed tag is beautiful! LOVE the rich colors and the embossed tag. It DOES look like the leather you would see on a woman's purse! The deep red snakeskin really accentuates the red in the vintage image. Very neat tag! I also wanted to thank you for popping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Enjoy your weekend! <3 Candy

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  14. It's a pretty tag. It reminds me of Boys Scouts since I was leader for many years.

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  15. WOW... as you know I have friends in New Zealand and Australia, and I love their stories of life there.... This tag is fabby....
    Hugs
    Carole

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  16. Beautiful tag for the challenge Diane. Hugs Annette x

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  17. GREAT tag, Diane! LOVE the history lesson, too! FAB image and that snake image is PERFECT!

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