Saturday, 19 February 2011

A Three-For-One

This morning I decided to spend some time getting all inky and messy, with some inspiration from a couple of challenges.

First, Play Date Cafe has red, green and black as their colour scheme.
Second, Simon Says Stamp and Show are asking to see a tag.
And lastly CRAFT Challenge want 'not a card', which a tag isn't; so here we are:

Barn Door DI was blended around a manilla tag and edged with Walnut Stain.

I stamped the keys around the edges using black Staz-On and made a couple of masks from sticky notes. Using the masks I stamped over the keys with the script background and Tim's ticket block.

I added the  harlequin backgroud (that I made myself from craft foam glued onto a block) with Barn Door.

The letters were stamped onto inchies and then inked with Forest Moss, edged in Walnut Stain, then I used a wet paintbrush to lift the colour from inside the letters for a bleached effect. The centre one is glued down flat and the others are on foam pads.

The bird, from a Seven Gypsies set, was stamped using Walnut Stain DI and then the colour was blended out using a wet brush. He was cut out and attached with foampads.

The puzzle piece was inked with Forest Moss DI and a crown (from the same set as the bird) was stamped in Staz-On and coloured with green watercolour pencil.

The tartan ribbon adds a finishing touch and ties the colours together.

Take care and happy crafting,
Charli x

5 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

Lovely collage type tag! Love the wonderful accents and the fab way you used the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at both the Play Date Cafe and CASE Study challenges!

LynneForsythe said...

YOU made the stamp yourself....job well done girl!! Love it!!

Thanks for playin along with the gang at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

That is one cool bird! I love it! Thanks for playing with us at the Play Date Cafe this week, and we hope to see you again soon. :)

Ruby said...

I'd love to be able to do this kind of layering. I know how to do it in theory where I've been to workshops, but it just doesn't happen for me lol. Greatj ob, really pretty! Thanks for playing along us in our combined challenge with the Play Date Cafe and CASE Study!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Neat use for a puzzle piece and love that trendy little bird. Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.