Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Color Journal and Embossed Tags

Once upon a time, I did a page for Daisy's Journal of Dreams.  Gina saw it, and ever since has been  hinting
begging  asking for a similar page in one of  her journals.  Well, you know, we don't repeat ourselves, but I felt I could create something new and still give Gina what she wanted.
Here is the page I did for Daisy, a long, long time ago:
And here are the two pages for Gina.....her colors are sepia, yellow, orange, red, black and gold.
First page:
And the second:


The background is colorwash, collaged papers, more colorwash, oil pastels.  The fantasy city is kind of a mix of NY and Moscow, created from photos, clip art, postcards and my own drawings.

By the way, Gina is very pleased with them.  (Me too!)

Stephen at ATT is hosting a tag swap.  Only rule....we have to use Tim's new embossing folders (called texture fades) somewhere on the tags.  Now, I'd ordered the folders ages ago, and have been waiting not so patiently for them to arrive.  I really thought I'd have to drop out of the swap, but they came yesterday, and I was so excited, I got right to it.  We were to make 6 tags (and we'll get 6 back), and mine are mostly alike.  I did use a different texture fade on each one (simply so I could play with them), but other than a few other minor differences, if you've seen one, you've seen them all.  Having said that, I'm still going to show you three.  See if you can spot the differences.  

I used Core'dinations paper....very cool stuff.  The core of the paper is a different color than the outside, which makes for some interesting effects.  After embossing, I sanded the raised areas so the core color shows through.
The heart and wings are cut with Tim's die called (oddly enough), Heart Wings.  I stamped the eye with embossing ink and embossed it with black detail embossing powder.  The crown is chipboard from Maya Road, and I used a glittery EP called African Gold.  It turned out a bit too glittery, so I toned it down (yep, this is the toned down version) with some olive Stazon ink.
The tag is edged with a gold pen, and under the flying heart is a criss cross of black and gold ribbon.  Some gold trim on the bottom finishes it off.
The sentiment (which I pretty much chose because size wise it fit on the tag, and it contains the word heart, and I do like it) is from Invoke Arts.

20 comments:

Nancy said...

Wonderful tags, Eileen! And, your pages are beautiful!
I'm going to have to get some of the core paper ... looks too fun!

Connie said...

Hi Eileen!

Love those tags . . . looks like I'm gonna have to get me a copy of that Compendium and SOON!

Lovely journaling pages too!

Cheers,
Connie

Kerry said...

Love, Love, Love the tags! Absolutely beautiful. The AB are wonderful too.

Nancy Lynn said...

The tags are gorgeous and I love the journal pages too. As always, very nice work.

Bearcrazyman said...

Absoultely Fabulous work as always. Glad I get one to keep...

Friends
Stephen

Tammy D said...

Those tags are so cool.

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh LOVE the pages and LOVE LOVE the tags!!!!! GREAT creations ma'am!!!

Helen said...

Fantastic journal pages, and wonderful wonderful tags. Love how different each texture fade makes them look!

Sandi M said...

Beautiful pages and great tags! That Core paper is so much fun - I need more of Tim's embossing folders so I can play even more.

Patzee said...

I love the fantasy of your pages--great colors, too. My embossing folders are in transit, so your tags are a wonderful tease. Super texture and depth. Cool swap creations.

scrappin-scrappin said...

Fabulous!! Aren't Tim's embossing folders just awesome!! Love them!!

Lori said...

Your journal pages, are, as always, fantastico. Wait, what's that NY dialect, Gaw-geous. You can slap me later...rofl. Your tags are awesome, I'll put in a special request to Stephen...not that it will do any good probably, lol. Love the fact you used the core paper, of which I have none yet...love the eyeball on the heart, too, btw...

Kathy2eggs said...

So cool, the pages are terrif and the tags fantasta...I know, not real words, but after all your comments, I had to get creative...
AND I LOVE ALL THAT CORE PAPER!!

teri said...

I have decided you are going DaDa. I mean that in the best possible way. :-)

Celeste said...

bsolutely beautiful pieces of art....

Heidi Davenport said...

Hey Eileen!
I love your projects. That cityscape would look SUPER cool along the bottom of a scrapbook page. LOVE how the eye is peering through the middle of the heart on your tags--very cool! HUGS!!!

Elaine A said...

love the tags, and your AB pages are awesome. Great colors, and composition.

Angie Hall Haviland said...

FABULOUS pages and tags, Eileen!!! WOW!

katknit said...

I love both the tags and the pages....they are wonderful!!!

Diann said...

I have missed visiting your blog due to not having a working computer but how happy I am to finally visit...I was not one bit disappointeyfined in your fantastic ART! Diann