Friday, October 25, 2013

Beauty of the Season

Happy Friday!  It took me all week to create two tags. Slow creative process. :)  I am playing along with Linda's Funkie Junkie Tags sponsored by her Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I also mixed in the colors from the Mixed Media Color Challenge #10 into one of my tags.  I am going to share that tag today and share my other tag later this week. 

I didn't have some of the elements found in Linda's  tag, so I decided to focus on the layout and the design.    The background was created using a gelli plate, sequin waste and pearlized paint.  After it had dried I smeared a dye ink over the surface to capture the pattern and the coral color found in the challenge. I added birds from Artistic Outpost and colored them with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell pencils.  The flowers were dabbed with gold paint.  The trim is metallic and from Ranger / Tim Holtz smeared with the same gold paint.  The background is painted with Ranger Metallic Stains.

Products: Artistic Outpost - Snowy Woods, Artistic Outpost - Midwinter, Birds of a Feather, Ranger Distress Paint - Gold, Ranger Distress Stains - Gold, Brass, Pewter,  Ranger Archival Ink - Coffee, STAETDLER - Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils

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  1. Gorgeous tag, Suzz! Love the way the pink looks with the gold!

  2. so many nice textures on this tag Suzz! love the background, the riffled ribbon and rows of nested birds!

  3. That tag is just gorgeous, Sue, I have had to pin it :)

  4. Beautiful tags Suzanne! Love the sweet birds on the first and the beautiful flowers on the second! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for joining along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

  5. I am in AWE of your bird tag! The gelli paper BG is stunning and those birds are just GORGEOUS! ( Your second with the flowers is Stunning, too! THX for playing with us at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

  6. Gorgeous!!!! Such beautiful elements on this tag! Love the border and the birds are amazing!!! Fabulous tag!

  7. Your take on Tag #4 is lovely, Sue! The colors are sensational and I love the way you have paired up the flowers and the birds. Beautiful work with the Idea-ology foil borders too - I really love the vintage look they lend to a piece. Great to have you playing along again this week!



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