Sunday, January 24, 2016
MC Jan/16 - Tag Koi - ECD Live
I've been in a little slump lately, just wanting to read my books... Every once in a while I would do a few minutes of something artsy and then go back to my book, so this tag evolved after several of those few minutes... It will probably land onto the front of a card one day...
I had eCut the fish (Designs By Ryn "Sea Creatures 2" set), seaweed and a couple other little things on watercolor paper a couple days ago. Inked the stamps using Distress mini pads, stamped and then with a wet paintbrush moved the color around. When dry, re-inked the stamp with the same colors and re-stamped. When dry, misted the Koi with Perfect Pearls "Perfect Pearls".
The tag (Sizzix Tim's "Bookplates & Tags") I had die cut out a few for something else... but one was laying on my desk, so used it instead of a card base. Direct to paper with "Tumbled Glass" all over, then streaked a bit with "Broken China", dried, applied some small globs of PVA glue and smeared. Dried, then again direct to paper with "Faded Jeans".
Adhered the Koi and seaweed elements to tag, using 3D foam tape on the bottom Koi to pop it up a bit.
Using one of the newest dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs "A Way With Words" "Live" (also available on Quietfire Design HERE) twice from Soft Finish cardstock. Inked one of them with the tumbled glass and embossed with Emerald Creek Hot Stuff "Turquoise Shimmer" embossing powder (love their embossing powder with all the different variations and shimmers in each...). Inked the 2nd word with "Blueprint Sketch". Adhered the 2 together slightly off set, then on to the tag.
Tied 3 different variegated blue Sari ribbons and tied them into bows.
Click on any tag image to enlarge. Enjoy
And it fits for these challenges:
Crazy Challenge #214 ribbon
Simon Says Stamp Challenge critters
Aud Sentiments challenge #147 anything goes
Moving Along with the Times #12 embossing
Southern Girls Challenge #127 anything goes
Simply Create Too #101 something new ("Live" die)
My Time to Craft #313 tag
Avenue 613 #160 anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges #320 pop something up
Designs By Ryn monthly Jan something new (use Ryn's stamps) (3rd entry)