Today is the beginning of a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday, and the theme is music. You have 2 weeks to get your creative juices flowing and make something for our challenge. At Tag Tuesday our theme this week is spring flowers.
For TIOT I made an easel card. I used some speciality stamping paper from LaBlanche, and distressed it with gradient colours using tumbled glass, Victorian velvet, wild honey and forest moss. I stamped it with a music stamp (LaBlanche), and then printed a digi-stamp 'music of love' from Gecko Galz over it. I matted it with black card from an old calendar, mounted it onto a pale yellow card and added some ribbon and a flower as embellishments. I added the sentiment to the stopper (sorry, don't know from which firm the stamp is)
I made a tag for Tag Tuesday last week, and then couldn't find it when as I wanted to take a photo of it. So I made a second tag, and as I was rummaging on my table to find the ribbon, I found the first tag. Now I have 2!
The first tag has been made from scrap card from the recycling bin, which has been distressed with tumbled glass, faded jeans, dried marigold, wild honey and crushed olive. (The scrap card has been distressed, not the recycling bin!) I smooched it through some water, dried it, and repeated the procedure till the colours were right. I stamped it in layers, using the palest colours in the background and the darkest ones at the front to give depth. I started by stamping some foliage from a tree stamp (LaBlanche) along the sides and bottom edge with crushed olive. Then I stamped a layer of plants from a Stampendous TH set with Archival olive, and then did the top layer, with more stamps from the TH set using Archival black which I clear embossed. The flourish at the top, the butterflies and the quote were also done with black. I added a bit of colour with some gel-pens, some textile flowers, a beaded stem and a butterfly as embellishments.
The second tag has a background of peeled and painted cardboard. The BG paper is one of Astrid's lovely Freebies which she generously offers from time to time. I added a vintage image, a TH bird, stamped and fussy cut, with a beady eye, and lots of flowers. Here everything is flowering just now, even roses, it is really unbelievable, but lovely, and my tag is a tribute to it.
The full moon beguiled me last night, and I couldn't sleep, and watched an ancient movie, 'The Mummy', with Boris Karloff. I have seen it before, but I love these old films!
This is a little path I discovered and explored on my walk today, I will tell and show
you more about it tomorrow.
Have a great day you all, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!