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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge-#13

bloom where planted a with border

This week’s challenge at Studio L3 involves one of my favorite techniques, Spritz and Flick, found on page 42 of Tim Holtz’s book Compendium of Curiosities Volume II.

It’s always interesting to me that the background of a tag is barely visible by the time I finish adding the elements that come to mind as I create the project.

I used various colors of Distress Ink on the tag, then inked the edges of the tag with Vintage Photo and Peacock Feathers. The stamp is from Artistic Outpost (Bloom and Grow), stamped with Archival Ink on watercolor paper. I color washed the background with Antique Linen Distress Stain, using Tim’s large water brush. The rest of the watercolor on the tag was done with InkTense water color pencils and a water brush. The tickets were stamped from Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps and then watercolored with Distress Reinkers. I like to use some Glossy Accents on my colored tickets.

The flowers were cut with the Tattered Floral die (Tim Holtz) from crinoline (idea from Tammy Tutterow) and then sprayed with Dylusions Squeezed Orange spray ink, topped with Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls mist. I used one of the floral pieces for leaves, sprayed with Dylusions Cut Grass.

The ribbon for the tag is seam binding colored with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. The sentiment stamp is part of the Bloom and Grow set from Artistic Outpost.

This week’s challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

I have also decided to enter this tag in the challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show and  the current challenge at Sunday Stamper.

12 comments:

Michelle said...

Your tag is stunning. I am an avid gardener myself and adore Marigolds. I love all the extra little elements including the mum flower. Beautiful!

Kristy said...

This is soooooooooooo pretty!

Kristy said...

This is sooooooooooooo pretty!

Far North said...

Wow this tag is a treat...so many wonderful pieces to explore! I love the idea of making the flower out of crinoline! And your tickets are fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing so many details.
Janj

Lisa :) said...

OH SO PRETTY!!

Hels Sheridan said...

STUNING tag... yes, you can combine challenges, thank you for picking the Sunday Stamper to play along with! x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful, I love the pop of orange and the layout s lovely as is your flower. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Scrappin' Stacy said...

Beautiful! Love the colors, the tickets, and the flower - I guess I love the whole tag :)

Mary said...

What an absolutely beautiful tag.

Jane said...

Your tag is beautiful. Love the tattered florals tip, and the gardening theme is quite appropriate.

Anita Houston said...

So cool Barbara...love that flower! This tag is so beautiful as well!

Buttons said...

Love this Barbara, and you've done my favourite decorated tickets again. Hugs, Buttons x