Monday, 13 January 2014

Monochromatic #2 for CVC

 Firstly I want to extend a warm welcome to new followers who have joined me lately, thank you so much for taking the time to look at what I create, I will visit you too if the setup in blogger gives me a link to your site. I love to come and see what people are making.


This tag is my second DT piece at Country View Crafts Challenges and I kept to the monochromatic theme for this month.
For the purposes of this challenge 'monochromatic' means hues of one colour but as black and white are at the opposing ends of the spectrum you can use them too. We will also allow a skin-tone colour for anyone using images where flesh needs to be coloured. (I have found in my browser that my black archival looks blue on some of the photos, but that must be the light conditions when I used the camera as well as monitor colours - hope that makes sense).

I started by choosing flourish stamp from a Tim Holtz set and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then blended pumice stone and a little frayed burlap distress inks over the tag, flicked it with water and heat dried it carefully. I then used black archival ink and stamped the gorgeous TH butterfly off the edges in two places.
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Next I gathered all the elements I wanted to use and as I am at my sisters for a few days, I raided her supplies and found this gorgeous B-Line stamp called Rebecca.
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After I stamped her on a spare tag and cut her out I watercolored using a range of browns, black soot and pumice stone and added a bit of antique linen for the flesh tones.
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I also added some of the inks to the little bit of lace to bring it in line with the monochromatic palette I have chosen.
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I used a TH ticket strip die and his chit-chat stickers for the sentiment.
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I hope to see you over at the CVC Challenge blog and even if you can’t make an entry (or two) this month you will get lots of inspiration from the fabulous design team samples.

I went to my sister's for a few days but had to come home early because I have caught this horrible chest complaint that seems to be doing the rounds. I am trying to keep up to date with commenting but apologise if I miss something as I really am not on top of it at the moment. Hope you are all ok.

Thanks for stopping by ................

Dream your artistic dreams and fulfil your creative desires.

hugs {brenda} x0x

45 comments:

debby4000 said...

Stunning and beautiful tag Brenda, hope you feel better soon.
luv
Debby

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tag, how good that your sster has such lovely stamps! Hugs, Valerie

Deborah said...

Love the restrained colour palette on this - it contrasts so well with the richness of the stamped images and the lace,bling etc.

Hope you feel better soon.

Redanne said...

Wow Brenda, even when you are not well you still create the most gorgeous pieces. This tag is wonderful, I love the beautiful background and the Rebecca stamp is lovely. That little touch of lace is perfect. I hope you feel well soon, take care and keep warm. Healing hugs, Anne x

cheryl Baker said...

Oh wow hun these are amazing such gorgeous detail hugs cherylxx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Your tag is gorgeous. Your background came out beautifully! xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I saw the background and went "Wow!" but then seeing the finished tag I have to say that it is all just amazing! Chrisx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW both tags are awesome created. I love the first with florishes and butterflies, and the second is absolutly breathtaking!
Wish you a nice week,
big hugs Anja

Jane said...

Oh Brenda I hope you get better soon, you poor thing, please take care. Your tag is just so lovely, gorgeous colours and design, hugs xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Pretty tags and wonderful techniques. Hope you are feeling better soon, Brenda. You mustn't have been drinking enough wine!
Joyce xx

Rita said...

Hi Brenda. What a wonderful tag. Hope you feel better soon. Hugs Rita xxx

Monique said...

Beautiful tag, love the watercolouring with the distress stains. Hope you get well soon.
xx Monique

Kathyk said...

Fabulous project, great collection of goodies on your tag, you're not wrong - that first photo looks very blue!

Sorry to hear you are feeling so rubbish and hope you are soon feeling better

Kathyk

Martina2801 said...

Dear Brenda, your tag is so beautiful. I love the "Rebecca"-Stamp! Gorgeous creation (as always).
Hugs MARTINA

Suzi B said...

A gorgeous tag love the choice of colours and the gorgeous Rebecca stamp... so lovely.
Suzi B xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Brenda, hope you feel better soon. Your tag is gorgeous, the focal image is very striking as is your stamped backdrop. Loving the colours, they work beautifully with your layered elements. Tracy x

Maggie said...

Gorgeous Mono Tag Brenda love the colour with skin tones. Love the image she is beautiful.

MaggieH

Netty said...

Hope you feel better soon Brenda. Loving your fabulous tag, hugs Annette x

Dagmar said...

wow - such a fantastic creation - i love your tag so much!

Fandhmum said...

Absolutely gorgeous tag
Rosie x

Astrid Maclean said...

I am definitely in love with the monochromatic colour scheme, - wow this tag is gorgeous!! And that B-line stamp is wonderful and looks fantastic the way you have used it. A stunning tag all round!!

I'm still down with the flipping flu but hope you feel better. Can't wait to feel normal again...

2amscrapper said...

beautiful background tag and lovely composition! Feel Better!

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous tag, love the image and details. Hope you feel better soon.
Yvonne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fantastic tag, great monochromatic look. Love all the used elements. Hope you'll feel better soon.

Coco said...

Wow!! That's really gorgeous!!! And the stamps of your sister is very lovely! Hugs Coco xx

PetraB said...

Fantastic tag, the colour palette goes perfectly with your chosen elements! Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda, hope you feel better soon. I've had mine since Christmas Day and am just getting over it now!
Love this tag, and such a gorgeous image.
Take care,
Avril xx

Sandy said...

Beautiful tag Brenda - It is always fun to raid someone's stash other than one's own! What goodies lurk there. Right now I am reading a book about King Henry VIII's children and your image made me ting of Elizabeth when she was quite young. A very royal looking tag.
Sandy

Shar said...

Completely gorgeous!

Von said...

It's so gorgeous Brenda :)
Take care of yourself
Von ♥

1CardCreator said...

Lovely tag, gorgeous stamping and stamps too. Sorry you had to cut your visit short, hope you are feeling better soon. ~Diane

catherine said...

Really like this Brenda and love the colour.
x catherine

Jools Robertson said...

Very pretty, love the colours and the imagery and embellishments are gorgeous x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Brenda I am sorry to read you are feeling so poorly.
This is exquisite, such a beautiful stamp and your lovely details only enhance it all the more.
Wishes
Lynne

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous tag Brenda - such a gorgeous combination of colours and embellishments. Hope you start feeling better soon x

butterfly said...

Stunningly elegant vintage tag, Brenda - it's just beautiful.

So sorry to hear you've been hit by the bug - it is hideous and persistent too, so do take care of yourself.
Alison xx

Sue C said...

Beautiful tag Brenda, I love the main image you've used. Hope you feel better soon. Sue C x

Karin said...

Wow gorgeous tag!! Hope you feel better soon!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

WONDERFUL TAG BRENDA! amazing!!!!!!!!

trisha too said...

Absolutely beautiful, Brenda!

:)

nefertiti said...

In french : MAGNIFIQUE !!!!
Bizz

Gio said...

It's marvellous , Brenda, a lovely composition and striking background.

I hope you are soon feeling better, a warm hug!

scrappymo! said...

How fun to have a crafty sister. Mine is a lot of fun but keeps busy with horses and the farm. No stash to raid there...lol

This tag is gorgeous. I even like it just as the first piccie shows...and then it gets even better...picture by picture.

Marjie Kemper said...

Hope you are feeling much better, Brenda. This is a lovely tag - it's so helpful to see all the small parts broken out before you add them - thanks for sharing.

Ana K. said...

Brenda I love this piece so much...everything together is awesome!!