Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Wings Tag

I just had to make something with a piece of my free mount board - so made a tag.

This is for the Lots to Do Challenge this week.

I graduated the colours from hot red at the bottom through to deep orange and paler until it ended up a warm yellow at the top - but the photos do not show the depth of colour or the graduation sadly, and there is not a line of red - it's the flash of the camera tsk. I made this late in the afternoon and it was dusk.

Using the same colours I dabbed over some sequin scrap to add areas of deeper colour, then stamped the image at the bottom.

It's that butterfly again - the free download, which I have just enhanced with deeper shades of its colours - which in 'real life' to match the colours exactly on the tag.

I just love the texture of heat embossing so it got a clear coat of embossing powder

I brushed over Cosmic shimmer powder in an orange colour which matches exactly the top colour of the tag - but sadly you can't see the wonderful warm shimmer, and how it softens the sequin scrap 'dots' and the dark stamped image at the bottom. I added the stamped ART and some deep brown organza ribbon across the bottom, and a narrower ribbon for the tag top with matching beads.

The mount board was really nice to work on - and makes a nice change from paper glued onto a piece of cereal box!

Who's a lucky lady then?

I get the Freecycle newsletter most days, and have given lots of things away over the past couple of years - including a shed, lots of flower arranging things, vases etc. and so much more.

Imagine my surprise when I saw listed some mount board off cuts up for grabs. It was under the heading 'Youth Clubs, Associations, Charities' and went on to say that they get lots of mount board off cuts and so to get in touch with them if they would like some.

I left it a couple of days and sent a nice email explaining that I was none of the above but would love some mount board off cuts if there were any going spare as I use it in my art work - and so do friends of mine.

I was really surprised to get an email back saying that I could go and collect some and the days and times. They were based in a town about 13 miles away. Luckily we could 'team it up' with other things we needed etc so off we set early this morning in the pooring rain!

This is one of those big storage boxes on wheels - so there is a lot of board - and the reverse of all the coloured pieces is white of course.

They had it all ready for me in another big plastic box and how my husband carried it I do not know - it was so heavy.

I had made some chocolate brownies - so took them with me as a thank you - and was invited to go and collect more any time that I liked - as they get so much each day!

Whilst I was in the town, I found a little craft shop - so got some bits and pieces including some organza ribbon!