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.

6 comments:

Moira said...

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

Paula 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!

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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