Tim's June tag for The 12 Tags of 2012 featured the technique of tinting photos with distress markers. You can see his tag HERE. My take is oddly romantic and feminine, a departure from my usual style. Hey, I sit down and something inside me tells me what colors to grab and I take it from there. My motto (well, one of many) is don't argue with the muse. The muse doesn't like that and will retaliate by leaving you.
The image I chose to tint is one I found ages ago on the internet. The stamps are from a set by Darcie's that I've had for a while and never used.
Over at the Everything Wendy Vecchi yahoo group, the current challenge is based on the piece on page 28 of Wendy's third book. The deal is, create something that contains three circles and two hearts (and of course, at least one of Wendy's stamps). I hope Lori meant AT LEAST three circles and not JUST three circles because I went a little circle happy.
The large circles in the background were done with a Crafter's Workshop stencil and a Dylusions spray, but everything else is a Wendy stamp. In addition to the stamping, I punched several holes in the tag and then backed the tag with green paper. Some of the circles were outlined with a black glaze pen, and some were also filled with glossy accents. The hearts were accented with a white gel pen.
My third tag of the week is for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge, and the theme is texture.
The tag itself has texture from a Cuttlebug embossing folder called clockworks. Some antique linen distress crackle paint was applied kind of randomly on the right side and bottom of the tag for another kind of texture. The gears were cut with Tim's steampunk on the edge die from a scrap of black cardstock that already had some embossing on it.....more texture. The wire strung with tiny springs and fastened with the little staples in the tiny attacher is yet another layer of texture. The small tag on the top (actually part of the packaging from grungeboard sets) has a suede feel to it, so more texture. And last of all, the man (a Wendy stamp) was highlighted with both white and black glaze pens for even more.
That's it for the tags. Remember my beaded cuff bracelet? Sure you do. If not, here it is again.
The other thing I was busy with this week was figuring out how to make a pair of beaded cabachon earrings. I didn't have any pattern or directions to follow, and really winged it on the edging, but all in all, I think they're wearable. I had planned to add some dangly things, but ran out of steam. Well, I CAN go back and do that someday.
I just realized that I have no tag for the current Compendium of Curiosities 2 challenge. Now, how did I miss that????