So, I knew sooner or later Mr. Tim would pull out that rosette die that makes me crazy. If the die doesn't cut completely through his paper then it won't lay flat and ends up tearing anyway. Oh well. Guess I'll be practicing a lot more. Here we are on Day 9 with several rosettes...in pieces... in the trash. Never mind, finally got 2 that worked so I was off to the races to get my Tim and Wendy tags completed tonight.
I was already frustrated so I could have used the brads and pounded the heck out of them but knew there were some sequins dying to be used and they were a perfect match to the paper (Tim's vintgage shabby collection) I used for the rosette.
My lace was white with gold trim but some color wash changed that. The center of the rosette is a gold metal piece with music notes. Tim's bird die sits on top of the rosette...kind of like sitting on it's nest.
A bit of music notes tissue tape and a silver button that was treated to several colors of alcohol ink helped finish the tag.
The background is the text stamp from 'Live and Make Art'. Scatttered Straw, Wild Honey and Tea Dye are glitzed with Mandarin and Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls (again, homemade). The tag was edged wtih Tea Dye.
I treated another piece of the same white and gold lace to more colorwash, this time with butterscotch and water so it wasn't too dark. Still no pounding of brads; I used black enamel accents for the dots.
The butterfly (Botanical Art) was stamped in black archival on grungepaper and colored with scattered straw and denim and hit with the perfect pearls mist. On top is a Clearly For Art butterfly. Tim's spinner forms the body and it's held together with a long fastener.
The center of the rosette is part of the milk label from 'Homemade Art'. I stamped it in coffee archival ink on grungepaper then colorized it with scattered straw, wild honey and vintage photo. Do you see what I see? How did I do it again? I'll never know, that's for sure. Still don't see it? I didn't until I saw it through the viewfinder on my camera. Look at the rosette...there are 3 petals inside!