Hello everyone and welcome to my new followers - I am so glad you have joined my craft journey!
I currently am not really doing any craft work - I am busy planning a project that you will see in a few weeks time and I wanted to devote my time to that rather than try and cram lots of things in.
A picture on 'Our Creative Corner' caught my eye though and I decided to make a tag. I didn't really have a plan at all about what to do, I wasn't even sure if what I would come up with would be good enough to enter into a challenge...but I adored the colours in the photo.........
......so with my mind full of yellow, pinks, blue and green and swirls galore I sat down, got a tag cut out and reached for the Distress inks.
This was a really fun tag to make because I didn't know where it was going......
I covered the tag with Wild Honey DI and also some smudges of Worn Lipstick DI. I then sprayed the tag with gold glimmer spray. I stamped a flourish stamp all over the tag with Tumbled Glass DI. I then stamped some script in archival black ink and where the script was I blended some extra Tumbled Glass ink.
The flowers were coloured with Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass and Dusty Concord and had a faint dabbing of Walnut Stain around the edges (Wow that is a LOT of colours!) Each flower was given a spray of gold glimmer which I sprayed quite close to the flowers so they took a lot of glitter and also I wanted the spray to react with the distress inks giving a lovely mottled effect.
The flowers were attached to the tag with tiny gold brads.The leaves were blended with Peeled Paint and had Walnut stain smudged around the edges.
Some very delicate die cut flourishes were covered with Seedless Preserves DI and after hunting around in the bits and bobs drawer I found a gold glitter twirl shape that fitted the gleaming gold tag. The tag was finished off by attaching some ribbon that had been dyed with Seedless Preserves DI.
For me, the challenge photo really didn't inspire masks (I am not too keen on masks actually) I was far more focused on the colours, foliage and swirls and this is what inspired me....so although the challenge is called 'Party like it's Mardi Gras'....my tag doesn't really have a Mardi Gras theme, but it is really a tag based on what appealed to me in the photo.
I had a bit of a strange reaction to the making of this tag...I loved making it as I don't usually use those colours - My happy comfort zone is my pale vintage palette but I have been wanting to experiment with new colours and techniques and so I found it was a lot of fun to be using this unfamiliar colour range. Then when I had finished it my first reaction was "Oh dear....that isn't good" and I think this is just an instinctive reaction to it not being my usual colour scheme so therefore I felt it had gone 'wrong'. I left the tag alone for several days and came back to it and it looked different to me - I was actually interested in it....it also helped that my daughter said she really loved it! ;o)
There is my Mardi Gras tag! - I hope you liked it
Thanks so much for reading my crafty ramblings.....I might pop up with another post soon but if not I really do hope you will come back to see my next project in about two weeks time.....
I am entering this into the following challenge -
Our Creative Corner - Party like it's Madi Gras