Hi Everyone n Welcome.Hope you're all enjoying the weekend even though the sunshine of last week has been out played by the rain!
Have to say, I do love the freshness of the Spring/ Summer rain n I know all the plants in my garden are always grateful for a drink or two ..... talking of plants the Monday challenge for this week over at Simon Says Stamp is For the love of plants.... .. mmm, so many options!
I have opted to make a simple tag using the gorgeous Tim Holtz Garden flower stamps released at CHA Jan 2015. Bet ya can't guess which flower I chose to use?
Yay, You were right, the Conehead - my kind of flower for sure!
As you can see I kept my colour palette monochrome - well actually the only ink I used was Black Soot Distress Ink ! Hahaha, do I hear you saying, I bet she was in her element ?? You bet I was ! Gotta love that black soot! I do hope that my painting will show you that it doesn't always have to be dark but can offer up many shades n tones when used with water!
I stamped the Cone head in Black Archival n painted it using the Black Soot Distress Ink as a watercolour. I added a subtle shadow around the flower to add further dimension. Further detail was added using a black micron pen n a white highlighter pen .
I distressed the edges of the flower panel using Black Soot DI n ragged them before mounting onto a white card panel cut to size.
At this point I threaded the ideology word band with black embroidery thread, highlighted the quote with white acrylic paint and fastened it around the panels.
A black panel was cut to size n edges ragged to provide the final mount before adhering to a white card tag. that I'd prepared earlier ( lol always wanted to say that )
I added some simple number stick-ons above the mounted flower panel, 4 on each side of the tag hole . I fixed an eyelet in place n threaded some black, white n grey strands through to create the hanging n the tag was complete.
Simple, but I think by keeping it monochromatic,effective !
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As I have kept my tag Monochromatic I would also like to enter it into
Hope the week ahead brings you all lots of 'Happy'
n look forward to seeing you here again soon .
Bye for now