Thursday, November 5, 2015

Live in Bliss

I am playing with purples and oranges!  Tim's tag for November is a lovely fall inspired tag and I had fun playing with the techniques he shared.  Although my tag once again wandered far from his original inspiration.

 Tim started with a paint resist using a stamp.  I used the Tim Holtz Layering stencil - stripes and painted one direction with white acrylic paint and then flipped it and painted the other direction.

His next step after the paint dried was to spritz with Ranger Distress Stain Sprays. That left me lots of choices and I decided to blend orange and purple.  I don't have my carved pumpkin/violet yet so I used the Wild Honey and Seedless Preserves. 

After that dried Tim applied gold foil around the edges.  I added my gold and loved the effect so I kept going with the gold accents. 

I didn't have the pumpkin which Tim cleverly debossed so I decided to pick another focal point and open my drawer of stamps and my eyes fell upon the dragonfly which is one of my favorites.  I stamped that multiple times once to emboss in Queen's Gold and the other on the tag. 

Next up was to cut the word and place it along the bottom.  I varied mine to go with my tag and lacking cork board I used a piece of cardboard.  I decorated it to match the tag.

Products: Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Stripes, Sizzix - Alphabet Dies, Stampers Anonymous - Sentiments, Stampendous - Dragonfly, Seed Beeds, Tsukeniko - Delicata - Gold Glitz, Ranger Distress Stain Sprays - Seedless Preserves, Wild Honey, Seed Beeds, White Acrylic Paint

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  1. This is such a magical, wonderful piece! I love all of the details in it. Great idea to use the gold beads.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous tag, the colours are divine and so are the touches of gold, I love your design and how you added the wings. Inspired. Tracy x

  3. As usual your work is original, full of inspiration, it creates a magical atmosphere. The golden touch is really gorgeous!!

  4. Hey Sue! Your tag is very cool! I wouldn't have thought of working with purples and oranges together but it works!! You've proven that! I love all of your layers and the gold! Your dragonfly with the fractured doll is s great addition.

  5. Oh how cool is this! Those wings slay me! Awesome background and detail.

  6. Oh never fail to impress! LOVE unique, so detailed, and so fun! LOVE your clever mind!


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