Monday 31 March 2014

A Remembrance Tag

There are many of us that celebrated Mothers’ Day spiritually yesterday as our Mums are no longer with us so I thought it might be a nice idea to have a remembrance tag…


I decided on a palette of Crushed olive and Tumbled glass to represent the beginning of Spring and used Tim’s wrinkle free distress method for creating the background:
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All stamping has been using Archival inks onto a scap of tag - the texts have been stamped with black and the facial features in Cobalt blue. Next came the grunge paste with one of Tim’s stencils:
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Whilst the grunge paste is drying it’s a matter of prepping all the decorations – cutting the die shapes, painting them etc. As soon as the paste is dry it’s on with more DIs to colour it with a little spritz of water to blend them:
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The edge of the tag has been coloured with Rusty hinge DI using a blending tool and a little rub of Treasure Gold Renaissance over parts of the paste texture. Now it’s a matter of gathering and finishing off all the decorations. (The tattered flower has been made using layers of book pages and Wendy Vecchi Clearly For Art modelling film daubed with alcohol inks.):
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I also added some of the burlap fringe:




I hope you like this idea, and have fun making one yourself.

Thanks for visiting, have a great week!

Chris xxx

Friday 28 March 2014

Wallflower card - Dare to Dream

I just love the Wallflower paper stash by Tim Holtz and find I can't stop using it, probably because it is perfect for Spring creations. So over the next few weeks I though I would bring you a selection of cards with all of them made from just one sheet of the 12 x 12 paper - it really is a good deal for card making. 

 This is card one. The colours have been taken from the background and are of course very Spring-like.

These are all collage papers and have that very vintage feel to them.

I started to make and gather embellishments that I thought would go together in a design. The weathered clock has been textured and aged by coating it in peeled paint distress embossing powder and then inked with walnut stain.

The little corner is from my supplies and has been aged by dabbing it with mowed lawn, broken china and forest moss distress paint then aquamarine treasure gold over the top.

the rabbit was die-cut from a scrap of Tim Holtz paper and I added some grass by using the tapered fringe strip die and cut it shorter to fit.

The flowers are from my huge box that I keep adding to but don't use!!!!!

I am sure you could substitute different papers and similar elements to recreate this design, please let me know if you try it.

Have a great weekend.

hugs Brenda xx