Here we are halfway through the year already! Where does the time go?!
It isn't exactly summer yet - while I type this it is raining outside, yet again!....but never mind! - over at Our Creative Corner we are in a 'Flaming' mood....taking inspiration from the painting 'Flaming June' and our thoughts are on the bright warm orange tones used in this wonderful painting.....
Julia chose this challenge for us and she would like you to use the picture as inspiration and create a project which features rich orange tones as the main colour of your work. You may use other details from the image if you wish.
I don't use the colour orange much in my work - not that I don't like it - I love using orange inks for the Autumn and Halloween work, but it isn't my colour of choice usually - so it was a treat to be encouraged by our lovely Julia to go out of my comfort zone and work with a brighter colour than usual.
This month I decided to make a tag - one of my favourite things to make. And I began by stencilling some leaves with Picket Fence DP.
I then did some wrinkle free distress using Tea Dye, Spiced Marmalade and Scattered Straw DI's.
After drying this I stenciled using Rusty Hinge DI - using a letters stencil and a splatter stencil
Then I stamped some script and flourish stamps with Potting Soil Archival ink.
The frame was covered in crackle paste and when dry it was dabbed with Chocolate Pudding and French Roast Fresco Paint before having some White fire treasure gold rubbed over it.
While wet I sprinkled them with clear embossing powder and melted it giving the flowers an enameled effect.
The center of the frame was covered in a mix of Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge DI and stamped with a script stamp in Potting Soil Archival ink
A photo was cut into a matching oval and attached to the center of the frame
A quote from an Artistic Outpost set was used on an extra piece of card used to mop up the original wrinkle free distress ink leftovers.
I attached it to the tag so it didn't lay flat.
An ornate brass button is attached to the top of the tag along with was curled rusty wire
We would love to see your orange themed creations over at Our Creative Corner this month! Come along and dive in!....You could be our winner and find yourself in the warmth of the Top Talent Spotlight! You could be one of our wonderful Top 3 and even find yourself the lucky winner of a prize donated by Tando Creative who are kindly sponsoring us this month!
Thank you so much for being here!