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Monday, March 14, 2016

Purple, Rust and Gold

My morning started out with a quick check in with some of my crafty friends and I was struck by the beautiful background and art that Astrid created using a technique from Blanche Siegmann.  It had me inspired to try out some ideas.

"A Vintage Journey" is celebrating their birthday and have a recipe provided for their March challenge which encompasses Purple, Chipboard, and Rust.  A very strong influence for my tag. :)
 I started with playing around with the background technique.  A few of my different attempts:


I used the gold distress stain with the dusty concord ink over the surface to create my backgrounds. I tried a variety of stamps in the background.  

 You might recognize the butterflies as they were the leftovers from my tag made for Tim's March tag. They already had a beautiful mix of white, black and gold on the surface.  I just added the Stampendous Aged Metallic to the edges of the tag and the butterflies.

The stencil is one of  the new Tim Holtz Idea-ology Layering Stencils.  I added gold embossing powder to the metallic numbers and added them to the butterflies.  The sentiment is from Verses Rubber Stamps.


Thanks for stopping by!


Suzz






7 comments:

  1. Beautiful and very inspiring.
    Lovely color combo. Thanks for showing.

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  2. Beautiful tag, these colours look fabulous, Cathy x

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  3. Wow Sue, this is fabulous, love that background effect and a perfect place for those amazing butterflies to alight. Thanks for using the contents of the AVJ travel bag and sharing your inspiring art with us.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  4. Beautiful! So gorgeous and that sentiment stamp really got me.

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  5. So, so beautiful Suzz!!! Love how you played with that background to get it right. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

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  6. Love this gorgeous tag creation Suzz! what a lovely backbground you created and the touches of metal on edges and butterflies are beautiful! thanks for joining us at the AVJ. Julia xx

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  7. Beautiful background which is so perfectly highlighted by the metallic edges. The butterflies look wonderful as the finishing touch. Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Julia S-W x

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