Wednesday 27 February 2013
Tattered floral's and some colour (no distress) ;)
This tag was made in between drying times for my Friday project, and I new what I wanted to try just was not sure what to do. I have seen Tim Holtz is having a Tattered Floral challenge and Simon Says Stamp And Show's challenge is 'the stamp you love but don't use.I have also been wanting to try out Acrylic inks since I saw my blog friend, Paul/The artsider using them last December, the link takes you to a great tutorial he has made on how to use them.
After seeing his journal pages I new I had to get me some and I have been sitting on them since Xmas just waiting for the right time to play.The inks I have used are from Daler Rowney, I love the intensity and smoothness of colour they give you.
I wanted to keep my tag fairly simple so I limited myself to just 4 colours, red, yellow, orange and purple for some contrast. I started by swiping the colours over the tag in streaks just letting them blend slightly, they dry really quickly so instead of soft blending you get these nice streaky lines. I used one of my Distress ink blending foams to apply the ink.
The stamped image is from The Artistic Stamper and has been in my waiting to use pile for a little while, I fell in love with her as soon as I saw her, She has been stamped in black archival and the flower and top of her dress have been coloured in with the red acrylic ink.
For the flowers I took an A4 sheet of craft card and like the tag just swiped colour overin blocks, over lapping the same 4 colours so there was no white card left showing, I then used Tim Holtz's paisley print and the text print from the Papillon set and stamped over the whole card. It was then ran through the Tattered Floral die.The flowers have been curled and layered up and attached to the tag with a couple of brads.
I quite like that you can see the white edges of the card on each of the flowers it sort of helps break up the intensity of the colours.
The tag was finished with the little wooden stars, Thank you Trace, that have also been painted with the inks and a little disc with the words 'live your dream' the pic is a bit poo.
the ribbon is that scrunchy stuff and again has been coloured with the acrylic inks so it all matches.
As always a great big thank you for spending your time stopping by my little blog I rally can not say it enough but it means the world to me.
Hopefully I will see you on Friday especially if you like the darker side ;)
I would like to enter this into a couple of challenges.
As I mentioned Tim Holtz is having a Tattered Floral challenge, ok I know there is no distressing, I can asure you I am more surprised than anyone ;)
And also as mentioned Simon Says Stamp And Show are having a 'the stamp you love but don't use' type challenge.
Shopping Our Stash are having a Tag it challenge.
Over at The Corrosive Challenge Blog their theme is Rainbow Bright, a colour challenge (not the horrible little cartoon from when I was a kid) I think this is bright enough ;)
I would also like to enter this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog, they are having an anything goes theme.