Tuesday, April 24, 2012

CC2C #2


This weeks challenge from Tim's book Compendium of Curiosities 2 is faux patina from page 58.  You can get all the details (and see some fabulous art) on Linda's blog Studio L3.  This weeks challenge is sponsored by Angie!!  She is giving one lucky winner (I hope it's me :-) an autographed-by-Tim Tim Holtz Ideology messenger bag.  Angie also shares a beautiful mini canvas using this weeks technique on Linda's blog so go check it out!!!

For my tag I started with a Ranger's #8 black tag.  I wanted to see if alcohol inks when using the snow cap mixative would show up on the tag.  It took a few layers but it did show up, more muted because it is not glossy cardstock but I love the look and amazingly it did not bleed through to the back.  I did this all over the tag using snow cap, ginger, and butterscotch.  Next I tore a piece of old book page and glued it along the left side using Ranger's glue and seal... added Distress Ink wild honey with the blending tool.  Stamped Dyan Reaveley's vine image from the Dylusions Around the Edge set (I am in love with this stamp - this week anyway, who knows about next week) with Archival jet black... colored in the leaves using my Dove Blender and Distress Ink (haven't had my Dove Blender out in ages.. it sure makes coloring in quick!!)  Stamped Tim's butterflies along the right side with Archival coffee.  Used this weeks technique on Tim's Ideology ornate plate starting with snow cap, meadow, butterscotch and adding pesto and pitch black.  "Create" and the butterfly are Quietfire Design images.  Create was stamped with jet black, cut to fit the frame, glued in... oops, I forgot to add color... I meant to..  ok, I'll just add a bit to the center using Distress Ink scattered straw and attached it to the tag with black brads.  The butterfly was stamped on Ranger's specialty paper with Archival pale ochre, cut out, glued on the tag, and liquid pearls added to the body.  The butterfly strip along the bottom I've had laying on my work area for some time... had to test out the EK Success punch when I got it :-))  I colored it with scattered straw Distress Stain.. where the stain bled under the cardstock the color is darker which was perfect for this.  Glued on the strip and then went around the inside edges of the butterflies with a black pen to make them stand out more... added drops of liquid pearls to the centers of the bodies.  Added stitching around the edge with the black Glaze pen and finally tied green jute around the bottom and in the top.


16 comments:

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful tag, Wanda! Love the faux stitching and the way you colored 'create' looks so soft and dreamy.

Linda Ward said...

Super Cool Tag !!! I love how you experiment on balck and it worked. i will have to try this.

Linda Cain said...

Gorgeous tag Wanda!!!

~Linda

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done- super tag!

Lori said...

Gorgeous Wanda! I just love how you combined different artist elements to form the tag, really wonderful!

Quietfire said...

Awwwwww! Thanks for using the rubber Wanda! Gorgeous!!

Anita Houston said...

Mega gorgeousness here!!!

Sara Jansen said...

Your colors are marvelous...just beautiful. And I know what you mean about the leaves stamp; i am totally in love with it! Nice job.

Michelle said...

Great tag! I love your style and the colors you used. I have Dylusions stamps on my wish list. Have a great day!

Evethmoon Crafty Creations said...

Hi, your tags are amazing, I love the one called whispers. It is so gorgeous.This one called create is just as lovely. Hugs!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

love the texture and color on this Wanda! fabulous design too!

Linda Ledbetter said...

This is downright magical, Wanda! I love that background-- how artistic and lovely!-- and your Faux Patina is just perfect. Everything here is perfect, in fact!

artbyvic said...

Fabulous!!

Ann said...

Gorgeous tag Wanda, I adore everything about it!! Hugs, Ann-R xx

Ally White Cat said...

gorgeous tag Wanda..so beautiful.
just amazing all the new wonderful techniques and to see what people do with them..love your style

hugs,
susan s.

Anke said...

Wonderful tag, so lovely ...