Saturday, December 4, 2010

Facets and baubles

Day 4 - thank you for choosing something relative easy and quick today, Tim!  My muse needed a bit of a breather. 

My past 3 days of Tim's tags have been on the dark side, color-wise.  I went to the lighter side of life with this tag, even using a non-holiday paper and image on the facet.  I did learn that using black Archival Ink on his clear stamps doesn't work as well as on his red rubber images.  Having a juicy ink pad works better, too.  Sigh.

The image on the facet is one of Tim's butterflies.  Looks much better IRL.  I had some clear beads that I turned purple with alcohol ink.  The stones at the bottom are purple and shiny even though they look matte/pearlized in the photo.  And Tim's tiny safety pin would barely go through my ribbons.  Good job you can't see how bent it is now!  LOL

So, if I went to the lighter side with Tim, I had to go to the dark side with Wendy.  Well, I didn't have to but chose to.  Since Wendy doesn't have her own stash of papers (hint! hint!) I created my own with her stamps.  Sepia, coffee and black archival inks on kraft cardstock were my colors.  A bit of Rusty Hinge distress ink is in the center.  Made my own ticket using Tim's die.  Can you figure out what's stamped on the facet?  Nah, didn't think so unless you know what set was my inspiration.  It's the nose/lip.  And my ginger alcohol ink is quite thick and gunky so that made it even harder to get this to work.  Oh well.  I'm sticking with it.  A few gold-tone stones at the bottom, black beads at the top and a Stampin' Up clip to hold the ticket to the tag.  Done!


  1. Spectacular work, Susan! Just love your interpretations, fantastic!

  2. Both great tags, again. Hmmm Wendy papers - how fab would they be!! Let's start a campaign!