Water colors and sheet music and blue embossing and ephemera…oh my! Yup, I was inspired by Donna Downey’s Artist Gang Tuesday. Bubble fun with water colors on sheet music from finish to start (almost) below. Enjoy!
Still playing in my “unplanner” with the lovelies at documented life project/art to the fifth. This is my PAC, mine is a tag, for the third week in February. The theme was gratitude. I am so grateful for so many everything’s. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! And I love my tag!
Check out the lovely layers of mixed media: acrylic paint, ink, modeling paste, stickers, water colors, collage ephemera.
Show a little restraint, will you? I did in February. It was my word for the month. It’s a good word to keep top of mind for someone like me…someone who needs to keep her cards a little closer to her chest.
I created the tag as part of the art to the 5th, Documented Life Unplanner 2016 project. Week 2 of February’s challenge was create with variations of one color. What a perfect challenge for showing some restraint.
I used a black tag. Sprayed Dylusions White Lined spray over a stencil at bottom right and top left of tag. Spray is awesome but provides very little control. Be prepared to surrender perfection. Loved the shades of white on the black tag. Splattered some ink randomly on the tag. Printed “restraint” on white copy paper. Layered a titch of white polka dot paper and almost called it done. But it seemed a little too restrained. Added a silver flower from a bracelet and some sheer white ribbon. The icing on the cake really turned out to be the large tag I adhered it to, another shade of white ribbon and some white uniball pen doodles; I was struggling with how to store the tag in my book without putting holes in the actual tag when I decided adhering it to another tag created the same way was the perfect layered piece.
“Do what you can with what you have right where you are.” Don’t know who said this or why, but it is a great reminder to me right now…In my professional life I am part of a company turnaround, most days it feels pretty impossible but I do what I can. I need to feel good about that so I made a tag. Love the colors–fuchsia, teal, turquoise and dusty blue. Love the texture. A little acrylic paint added in layers with stamps and stencils. Then a dusty blue flower and a reminder quote. Perfection. Did what I could, with what I had…and the results were mahvelous daaaarling.
It’s true…you can’t fix crazy. Sometimes, it’s your crazy that can’t be fixed…most of the time it’s someone else’s crazy that can’t be fixed.
It’s a little manila tag layered with acrylic paint, ink, a stitched frame stamp. The butterfly is glittered with Tim Holts’ delicious picked raspberry and purple glitter.
As you know I have been participating in the 2016 Un-Planner fun! Check out the front and back of my tags. More than the pages even, I love the lovely layers of color and media together.
The front image shows 3 layers. A mixed media art envelope, a green travel tag using a clear embossing powder technique and a planner page…
The back image shows 4 layers of lovely juxtaposition. The back of the travel tag with a snowman element, the mixed media art envelope, the back of a list page, and a partial view of a family picture page (which is the back of a weekly planner page).
…pictures just don’t do the layers justice…
I was tidying up my studio space. (I know, right?); getting ready to sweep a pile of odds and ends, scraps, buttons, etc into the bin. instead I created a few tags. These tags certainly will not win awards but they brought me joy in creating. I hope they inspire you to save your trash next time you’re getting ready to sweep it into the bin. Enjoy!
It was Christmas in July last week at my home. I was inspired by Tim Holtz July tag with the plaid but wasn’t feeling like I really wanted to create a summer tag. Then when I was searching for a piece of scrap of paper for another project I came across this plaid paper. I decided it was going to be Christmas in July. I hope you enjoy a little holiday in your hot summer. I hope you enjoy a little holiday in your hot summer. Thanks!
We had a big family reunion in North Carolina a couple of summers ago. Below is a tag I scrapped for the trip. The tag is made with scrap paper, embellishments, ribbon , glitter (I am especially fond of that Martha Stewart blue glitter–I don’t thin she makes it anymore) and ink. No paint. It’s been a long time since I have created without acrylic paint and molding paste as initial go-tos. Maybe I need to spend some time creating like we did during all those scrapbooking years.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the simplicity of the shapes and the color play from this festive summer tag.
My new New Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 May Challenge inspired tag! I finished before the end of the month–wahoo! I am very pleased with the layout of this tag.
I started by following Tim Holtz’s instructions found here: http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2015-may/
…then when I discovered the stickers that said, “pieces of life” I knew I wanted to create an old timey scrapbook tag. Very inspired by Tim Holtz’s tag but with some actual vintage items that have been collected over time including the key, the bracelet fragment, the button, the buckle and some of the charms dangling from the buckled ribbon.
I am reminded of pieces of life.