Wednesday 4 March 2009

Green's the theme!

This afternoon, I just wanted to have a play and unwind, but didn't know what to do - and these are the result.

I was quite surprised how well Lime Green and Black go together.

I coloured a cardboard swirl lime and black too and used clear embossing powder for texture.

I punched a hole in the sunshine yellow prima flower and dyed it with lime ink, dried it with a heat gun, and then stamped over it. I was rather pleased with that!

The back of the tag I did 'grungey'- at the bottom there is organza ribbon.
The tag is quite big and on thick mountboard. It is about 5 inches by over 3 inches.

This is the front. The tag and wallet look so much better in 'real life' and much brighter lime green.

I stamped the face onto matching paper, cut it out, and then tucked her neck under the organza ribbon and her hair on top of it - before gluing them in place. It looks rather nice 'in the hand' as the ribbon is translucent and with a sheen - not a hard black line as the photo suggests.

I stamped the butterfly onto a paper and embossed the body and feelers, cut it out, and left it 'floaty' on top. It's feelers actually quiver when you pick it up!

Racy Red Tag and Wallet

I had a lovely few hours playing in my studio this afternoon - and did some experimenting

The photo above I took with a flash - but the one below is in natural light late afternoon.

A more realistic colour, but does not show all the textured embossing.

The reverse of the tag - 'grunge' style! I might put a quote on it when I send it to someone.

So much for my trying to be 'clever' not a good photo. When it is vertical it is clear to see.

Tapestry stamp and 'Listen to your heart above all others' quote - Tim Holtz.