Thursday 4 January 2018

Be you bravely Tag - Even if it Sucks project

I recently saw this photo on the Let's Be Creative VIP FB page and had had a similar thought in my mind - to try and create something small several times a week to keep my creativity bubbling away. I often get lost in the big projects and then have nothing to show for it because it's for a post in the future.

So having been getting my first DecoArt Mixed Media team project done for 2018 this is an off-shoot using up leftover paint and creating a small tag for today.

DecoArt Chalky Finish paints with a Prima stencil.

Translucent Media Acrylics, colours mixed with translucent white and a little bit of matte medium and blended over with a sponge.

An Andy Skinner stamp.

A Paper Doll, some tissue tape and small talk sticker quote ......

..... and there we have it.

I'm quite happy with this to get me started in 2018.

I thought I'd also show you one of my Christmas presents from Ken.

Yes it's a light studio with two enormous photo bulbs and lamps a fabulously huge box tent which at the moment is set up in the spare bedroom and oh boy I love it. What a difference in taking my blog photos, even on a grey day or at night time. A little bit of editing in Photoshop Elements and they're done.

Wishing you all a happy, healthy and creative New Year.

hugs Brenda xxx


Astrid Maclean said...

A great idea to get the creative juices running that way and your tag certainly looks fabulous! Great background, a fab image and wow, great photos indeed with that wonderful lightbox!

Meggymay said...

It is a wonderful tag and design. Your photo booth tent looks great.
Happy New Year wishes to you and your family.
Yvonne xx

Ryoma Sakamoto.Japan said...

Happy New Year!!
May this New Year be special in every way ... bringing you the gift of love and excitement.
I will introduce Japanese New Year's customs.
In Japan, there is a New Year holiday where family and relatives get together.
On New Year, Japanese children receive gifts of money known as "Otoshidama".
Otoshidama is given to children by adult relatives such as uncles, aunts and grandparents.
The amount of Otoshidama grows as the child older, for example, 1000 yen for children under 10, and 3000 yen for children over 10.
Otoshidama is one of the exciting traditions of New Year, which children look forward to very much.

Kate Yetter said...

SO pretty! I am loving your interesting background,the script and those cuties. Beautiful tag Brenda.

Jane said...

Great to see you back to making Brenda. Such a lovely tag. Your light tent looks great well done to Ken. Hope to catch up really soon. Hugs xxx

A Pink said...

A fabulous tag to kick start your New Year creativity! Brenda . I had all good intentions to do the same but unfortunately I'm off to a very slow start .....
Loving your Christmas gift from Ken .
HUgs x

Jackie PN said...

What a beautiful tag! Perfect beginning to 2018!
And what a great present from your husband! Well done Ken!
Happy new year Brenda!
Jackie xx

Redanne said...

Certainly a great way to start off the year Brenda, I love the background you created, it is beautiful! Happy New Year to you!! Hugs, Anne xx

Crafty Humphreys said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda! And I have complete light studio envy! Happy New Year sweetie. Suz xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! A wonderful tag - love those muted colours! I am waay behind with blog visits but have managed a quick catch up! What a fab present ! Wishing you a creative and Happy New Year! Chrisxx

Gina said...

Your creations always look magnificent, large or small...but am loving that light tent!!! XXX said...

Your work never sucks!!! Love this tag x

Sue said...

I love your tag Brenda, and know just how you feel about always making things for the future. I have to photograph my 'ingredients' just so I remember what I used lol. I love your photo booth, what a brilliant present xx