Sunday, 22 February 2009

I've got the bug

I haven't got my 'photographer's hat' on today so haven't made a good job of the photos - ran out of daylight.

In reality they all look deeper and richer the flashlight 'washes' them out somewhat

I made this tag out of thick mountboard and painted it with deep shades of yellow, lime and blue - to contrast with the reverse.

I stamped over it and then embossed it with black embossing powder - to give it a nice texture.

The butterflies were embossed too - with two layers of clear embossing powder - it makes them nice and bendy.

I had ribbon to match - but no beads that looked right to me - so I painted a scrap of paper in the same colours I used on the tag, and made my own - as before - and with three coats of UTEE to compliment the tag

The reverse of the tag I colour washed with shades of blue, yellow and lime - it is more 'colourful' than this photo shows.

Behind the acetate I used Cosmic Shimmers in pale gold on the dragonfly wings, and here and there.


Moira said...

Lovely tag Lottie, you are the Queen of embossing and beads!

Anonymous said...

ooo this tag is scrumptious...the colours and the shimmer/glimmer is wonderful.Really like your own handmade beads too...something I must have a go at myself!

Momiji said...

love the shimmer on the dragonfly's wings.

LazyKay said...

Beautiful - love the colours and image combos - those beads are coming into their own!


Hazel said...

I don't know how I missed seeing this before- it is really drop-dead gorgeous! Those beads all together look very luscious, and the colour combo is one of my favorites :)

Debbie said...

Oh I ADORE the butterfly one. I have that dragonfly stamp and never used it - maybe I should get it out now!

Just so elegant and lovely