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)


Quietfire said...

This is just so cool!! <3

Chasing the Dream said...

Beautifully crafted. Great design and striking details. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Aud Sentiment Challenge . We look forward to seeing you again.
Berni, DT

Ryn Tanaka said...

Oh my gosh! The Seaweed Set design looks so good! What does eCut mean? Did you do this by hand? The subtle colours and composition of this is fantastic. Great attention to detail!

Leslie Miller said...

This is just beautiful, Yogi! One of my all-time favorites of yours. The koi and seaweed are so perfectly arranged on the underwater background. Love how you inked the fish. Simply fabulous! I get in those slumps, too. I'm in one now and hoping I pull out before my next post is due.

Billie A said...

I love tags I LOVE your tag. Awesome dies, image and overall placement. Really awesome. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.

Claire Rhodes-Brandon said...

Absolutely FAB :) Thank you for joining in at MAWTT, Claire xXx

Creaine said...

nice work! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck.
Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Ann said...

I love the depth of this tag - just beautiful!
Thank you for sharing it with us at My Time To Craft.

alex said...

Such a beautiful tag, thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create, hope to see you again soon
{613 DT Member}
Alex x

Some Bits and Pieces said...

Wow I just love this tag! Beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Simply Create Too!