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.

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.
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.
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.

Have a great weekend.

hugs Brenda xx