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.
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.
So in March we were challenged by the Documented Life Ladies to use a unique element in our art journal. The quote for the week was, “Ride the energy of your own unique spirit” -Gabrielle Roth. I knew what I was going to use as my unique element, but I loved the unique element Rae Missigman used in her journal page. So like any good artist, I borrowed the unique element technique–okay, I liked it so much and I already owned the stamp so I pretty much used the unique element verbatim. I love how the tag turned out!
Thanks for the great idea Rae Missigman. Check back Friday for the DLP Art Jorunal Page with my actual unique element. It Rocks!
Wow! It is unbelievable how quickly a month can fly by. Taking a vacation was awesome but boy do I notice that I missed a week of work, fun and creating. It is April 28 and I am finally posting my addition to the 12 Tags of 2015 Tim Holtz monthly challenge.
As you know I am not a big sewer. I love all the crafts and art with machine stitching it always seems like a big hassle to get the machine out. Once it’s out. Then it is fun. Maybe someday the sewing machine will have a designated place so that it is always available.
So, here is my tag inspired by Tim Holt’s challenge. It was a stretch not because of the composition but because of the sewing machine. I managed to break a needle and jam the machine. I think it was a tension thing. Then it became my tension thing. In any case, it is a lucky day that the tag is done. I like how fresh it feels. The tag I created ended up a little more themey (I know fur sur “themey” is a word) than I planned. After the sewing machine hassle it seemed the sewing theme was appropriate. What do you think?
Next month is literally only a few days away. It is the first time in a long time that I don’t have to wait what feels like a looooooooooooooonnnggg time before the next challenge. Can’t wait. It’s onto the next.
So sometimes creativity just happens. Actually, creativity is like a muscle the more often you use it the stronger it gets. So, when I am in my groove creativity just happens. The above tag took all of ten minutes. I love it for its easy home décor charm and its ease. All the embellishments, ribbon and even the tag is all premade. So, see anyone can create. I didn’t draw, stamp or ink a thing. I just collaged the pieces.
I fell in love with the ribbon and had to have some but had no idea what I was going to do with it just knew it looked like me. The same goes with the little hanger. I mean when you see one of those in the store how can you say, “no.”
The dimensional heart , banner and globe stickers (The stickers were part of a dimensional embellishment packet from Simple Stories) and the metal butterfly were in my stash as was the black chipboard tag. Layer it up ladies then call it done and Done.
Hi. I am on vacation this week. Lucky me! In any case, despite some technical difficulties here is a pretty tag layered with bird ephemera, texture paste, stencil, distress ink, rub-ons and binding. Check back on Friday to check out a DLP 2015 journal page using the bird tag as a page element. I hope you enjoy!