Monday, June 30, 2014

Bombshell June Colour Challenge: Flora Brights

And I'm back with round 2 for tonight!

This project was created for Bombshell Stamps' June Colour Challenge ("Flora Brights").

And first, a BIG THANK YOU!!! to Bombshell for choosing my May project as their monthly winner! I got a fabulous gift certificate that allowed me to add to my Bombshell collection!  :-)

These were the colours to match:

Here's my tag:

Materials/tools used:
 - Ranger Inkssentials #5 Manila tags
 - Ranger Distress Stain: Broken China
 - Ranger Archival Ink: Cobalt
 - Tsukineko Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
 - Copic Sketch markers: G46, R02, R05, YR61
 - Maya Road Twine Cording Solids: Blue Raspberry
 - Ranger Heat Tool
 - Bombshell Stamps "Lotus Garden" stamp set
 - Tonic Studios Craft Scissors
 - White cardstock, foam dots from my stash

This was another quick and easy project!  :-)  I really like the lotus stamp, and wanted it to be my focus, so I sized down to a #5 tag.  Covered my tag with Distress Stain, and heated it to dry it faster.  Stamped the water ripple and "Balance" with Archival, and set the tag aside.  Stamped the lotus and petals on some white cardstock (I just grab a couple of blank ATCs for stuff like this) with the Memento dye ink (love it for working with Copics!), gave it a quick shot with the heat tool to dry it, and went to town with my Copics.  I coloured an area of green below the lotus, and included that when I cut it out to give the impression of a lily pad beneath it.  Once everything was coloured and cut out, I attached the pieces to the tag with foam dots for dimension, added some twine cording on the top, and I was done!

More views:

Well, that's it for now!  I'm going to be spending some time out of town in July, so I'm really going to try to get the July projects up a bit faster.  ;-)  Hope you're all enjoying your summers as much as I am!

'Til next time!

12 Tags of 2014: June

Hello all!

Long time, no blog, I know.  It's been a crazy summer, and summer's just getting started!  :-)

I have two projects to share with you this evening, and the first is my June tag for 12 Tags:

Materials/tools used:
 - Ranger Inkssentials Manila tags
 - Ranger Distress Ink: Broken China, Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Ripe Persimmon, Rusty Hinge, Salty Ocean, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo
 - Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
 - idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon
 - Ranger Heat Tool
 - Ranger Inkssentials Mister
 - Ranger Inkssentials Foam Blending Tool
 - Tonic Studios Craft Scissors
 - Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencils: Bubble
 - Stamps by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous: CSS25887, U1-2067
 - Cold-press watercolour paper
 - Paper trimmer
 - Waterbrush
- Double-stick tape, foam dots from my stash

Tips and techniques are on Tim's blog.  :-)

I don't own any of the stamp/die combo sets that Tim highlighted in his project post, but you can get the same effect by fussy-cutting your stamped image.

Also, I think it's time to re-ink my Archival black pad.  ;-)

More views:

Well, that's it on this project.  Back in a little bit with another!

'Til then,