Monday, July 5, 2010

Play time

This tag came about because Wanda posted her CCC#3 tag using similar colors.  I couldn't believe how much her sample looked like the one I had lying on my work surface.  I issued myself a challenge to use my piece on another tag.  I'm pretty sure I used Wild Plum, Silver Metallic Alcohol Inks but not sure what other colors.  I used Tim's border dies on each end then stamped one of his foliage images at the bottom using Weathered Wood Distress Ink and Juniper Pigment Ink.  A Sakura black glaze pen made the pen-stitching and Ranger's new white and black enamel accents are on the ends.  The tag was colored using Bundled Sage DI with Cloudy Blue and Juniper Pigment Ink over that.  I stamped one of Tim's flourishes using Wild Plum Pigment Ink then drew around some of the design with Ranger's Inkssentials Pen.  I edged the tag with a black Sharpie for more definition; the ribbon finishes it off.  This is why I don't throw anything away.  You never know when it will be the inspiration for another piece of art.  
Now I'm off for more playtime as I try my hand at CCC #4 - Shabby Chic!  Have fun!

PS - I tried to be artsy-fartsy with my sample being off-kilter but in the photo here it really looks off-kilter.  Oh well.


  1. Your tag is really pretty - and you're right - you should never throw anything away! x

  2. WOW! I just love this color combo and each element.

  3. Really pretty tag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Love those colors! That Raspberry sure is a bright color, but really makes for an intense piece, I love it!