I came up with this tag:
The background is some old text and a crumpled up piece of Tim's glasseine paper. The text was colored with two of the new distress stains, mustard seed and shabby shutters. A stencil was laid on top and the whole piece was sprayed with Adirondack Color Wash, in lettuce and sunset orange. On the glasseine side, one of Wendy's leaf stamps was done in olive archival ink.
As for the bird, it (and the leaves) are from a Stampin' Up! punch, and I punched them from some of the scrap paper that lines my spray booth. Now doesn't that sound professional? It's actually just a cardboard carton from a UPS delivery, but it does contain the sprays. And by always having an assortment of scraps on the bottom, there is a never ending and always changing supply of sprayed paper in very cool (sometimes) color combinations.
After I finished, I decided that the deep pink of the bird was a bit overwhelming, but I liked the color. My solution this time was not to alter it, but to add some more of it elsewhere on the tag. Hence the three pink stones on the bottom. That's an old decorating trick, sprinkling a bold color in more than one area of a room. It works on tags too.
The next bit of art I played with this weekend is a pendant. I used one of Tim's facets.
Can you guess what that black and white patterned paper is? OK, I won't make you guess. It's from the inside of a security envelope. Are we green, or what? The black and white dots were done with Ranger's Enamel Accents. The dangly thingies on the top are just some baubles I made with some of the many beads in my stash of discarded, unwanted, unloved costume jewelry. Friends, relatives and neighbors all contribute regularly to that stash and I welcome and appreciate all donations.
And now for a question: Do you queue? I'm in several art journal groups, I participate in many swaps and try to make something for favorite challenges every week. There are also other things like birthday cards, presents, etc. Often when someone in one of my groups receives a journal to work on, they mention that it has been added to the queue. In other words, they work on things in the order in which they are received. Others have calendars and work on projects in the order of their due dates.
I have trouble with that. For example, there are some things that are due by the end of August. But I've been working on the ATCs I'm making to swap on the Tim cruise in late September. Why? Because I got an idea and just had to go with it.
So, I was wondering.....do you work on projects in some orderly fashion, either by date received or date due? Or do you work on what you're inspired to work on regardless? Do you queue?
Having said that.....I am pretty obsessive about never being late for anything, so even though I may not do things in any logical order, I do get them all done before the due date. Just thought I should mention that, because inspiration or not, being late for something you signed up for is not a good thing.