Sunday, 8 June 2014

Tag You're It–Crafty Individuals

Jean has launched the new challenge at Crafty Individuals with this opening -
Yes its Challenge time again everyone, and this time the June Challenge is in the very capable hands of Helen Chilton, who has chosen the theme for us, which is (drum roll) 'Tag You're It'.  Based loosely on a children's playground game this theme gives you mountains of scope to do your own thing - as long as something within your entry vaguely resembles a tag!!  So keep it simple or make it complicated the choice is yours, but we will be truly delighted if you could play along.
There are some rules to abide by which are to make the usual links that all challenges seem to look for and to use a minimum of one Crafty Individuals products. There will be five lucky winners at the end of the month, each of whom will win a CI rubber stamp of their choice, and don't forget that as per usual, once you have linked in your creation, you can also claim a lovely 25% discount code to use on anything you purchase from the CI Website, which will be valid until the 10th of July.

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So here is a tag made for this challenge using a brand new stamp called ‘A garden of flowers’. I used distress inks and distress paints for the background starting with the DP resist technique and layering, different colours of DIs and then stamping the focal image.
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I used a water brush to remove some of the ink from the flowers and then painted them back in with ripe persimmon, picked raspberry and mustard seed. To get the white petals I painted with picket fence DP and used pens to highlight areas.
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I stamped the butterfly, dragonfly and bee from another brand new set called ‘Butterfly Mornings and Wildflower Afternoons’ using various backgrounds before cutting them out and adhering to the tag. I finally stamped the tag with a ‘French Script’ stamp and ‘Large Elegant Swirl’ using black archival. The sentiment is computer generated.
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Have a great weekend.

hugs Brenda xx

31 comments:

Sue said...

Hello Brenda,
Love this Tag, I am always inspired by the way you mix your elements and stamps etc. I love the business that is going on I know some people have issues with no white space, but not me, I like to cover the whole substrate and make the eye look for everything!!!
Gorgeous Tag.
Smiles:)
Sue

Gio said...

Wow!! It's oustanding Brenda, such rich colours and great composition. The new stamps are gorgeous, unfortunately I haven't have the chance to ink it yet.
Hope to see you at the Extravaganza, today? I'm looking forward it!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful floral tag, love the colours. Valerie

Nikki Acton said...

Amazing depth to your tag, great layers and use of colour. Stunning. Nikki xx

Sue C said...

Beautiful tag Brenda, love how you've highlighted the petals with white and the layering is fabulous! Sue C x

Sue C said...

Beautiful tag Brenda, love how you've highlighted the petals with white and the layering is fabulous! Sue C x

Paula Whittaker said...

Beautiful tag

Amanda said...

Beautiful Brenda, love all the strong colours great make with these lovely stamps.
Love
Amanda x

Margreet said...

So beautiful Brenda!
xxx Margreet

Tincan Crafter said...

Brenda - this is simply gorgeous! I love the colours, all the elements and how the eye moves around the delightfulness of it. Well Done!

Redanne said...

The depth of colour you have achieved is outstanding Brenda! This tag is gorgeous and I LOVE those stamps, especially the wonderful dragonfly and those beautiful daisies. Hugs, Anne xx

Von said...

Gorgeous work Brenda ! :)
Von ♥

hazel said...

A wonderful summery tag Brenda, the colours and images are lovely.
xxx Hazel.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What an amazing tag -- so vibrant - a treasure !!!And this wonderful quote goes perfect with it!

Lovely Brenda!
♥♥♥
Susi

Artfully challenged said...

This is wonderful Brenda,absolutely love it,the colours really pop and you can almost hear the insects hum!

Hugs,Donna.x

ElizabethR said...

Love your tag Brenda the colours are gorgeous and that stamp is lovely. Elizabeth xxx

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous tag, love how the white stands out so well in this piece too. ~Diane

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda, love the bright summer colours and beautiful layers of stamping.
Avril xx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful tag and sentiment, love the colours and background.
Yvonne

Dagmar said...

It´s so beautiful!!!!!! I love the Flowers and the butterflies - a summer-deam!

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning summery tag Brenda! Love those happy bright colours you used and those new stamps looks wonderful! The quote is one of my favourites and so very, very true!!

Karin said...

Gorgeous floral tag, love it!
Groetjes Karin

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow Brenda, that's an outstanding tag. Love the coloring and all.

debby4000 said...

Stunning tag, love the beautiful flowers and how the white daisies helped to give it a 3d look.
luv
Debby

Netty said...

ooooh I really love it, Annette x

Coco said...

Your summer tag sample is lush and really gorgeous Brenda!!! Hugs, Coco xx

butterfly said...

Glorious depth of colour - and such lovely tinting of the flowers - what a fab tag!
Alison xx

nefertiti said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda with lovely colours! bizz

Buttons said...

The colours as ever work perfectly here and CI always do flowers fantastically. The touches of white really bring the whole tag to another level and give a sense of dimension. Beautiful Brenda. Jenny x

Marjie Kemper said...

You're the Queen of Color with this beauty! Love how you did the flowers... it takes time but it's so worth it.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Stunning. Love the idea of removing ink with a waterbrush and then coming back to paint in other colors. The picket fence petals are such a great addition to this richly colored tag. Marvelous ideas. -- Mary Eizabeth