HAPPY 2014!!! Oh, sorry–did I say that too loudly? I’ll try to keep it down for today’s post then :) But seriously–
Happy New Year!! I hope 2014 brings you all moments of “Well, Ain’t That Artsy Fartsy” as well as finding inspiration any where and every where to create your own Artsy Fartsiness, in whatever form it may take!! So, without further ado, my first posting of the New Year! Enjoy!!
Disclaimer: The comment made on this tag, may not necessarily reflect the opinion of the designer/blogger. Or, does it? :) Talk about SNARKY!! :) LOVE IT!! This girl is another image that just seems to speak for herself!
I’m using a couple of different stamp plates from Artistic Outpost on this tag–Kudzu Cafe and The Outpost. Let’s call my friend here “angry girl” and she’s from the Kudzu plate. She’s stamped with Jet Black Archival Ink onto water color paper and “painted” with Aged Mahogany, Tattered Roses & Victorian Velvet DM’s and my water brush. I fussy cut her out and inked the edges with Vintage Photo DI and my ink blending tool.
The background of my #8 manila tag is Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed and Vintage Photo DI’s, nicely applied with my ink blending tools and then given a spritz of water and dried with my heat tool. I then stamped the windmill image with Jet Black Archival Ink and the barbed wire with Sepia Archival Ink and gave the edges an inking with Walnut Stain DI.
The backside of my tag is a simpler version of the front–inked in the same colors as the front and spritzed with water; Angry Girl is stamped with Jet Black Archival; the barbed wire is Sepia Archival Ink.
I randomly added some Tim Holtz/Idea-ology paper tape here and there on the front and back. I had some bare spaces and the tapes just add that certain nostalgic quality that angry girl needed to soften her up a bit. Did it help?
I really like the look of rust and rusted things. While anxiously awaiting for the arrival of a new product (that I’ll be talking about in future posts), I wanted to add something rusty to this tag. So, I used my Cricut machine with the Cricut Sampler cartridge and die-cut hinges out of manila stock, then inked with Tea Dye & Vintage Photo DI’s, then layered with a smudging of Picket Fence & Black Soot DP’s finished with a spritz of water and heat dried.
I left the hinge on the backside of the tag raw, so to speak, because I really like the effect the DP’s & DI’s made after being spritzed with water–Almost looks like rust!!
And There you have it–Angry Girl strikes again and she’s EXHAUSTED!! Too funny!! I hope you’re laughing with me because this won’t be the last you see of her–this is only the beginning!!
Thank You soooo much for stopping by today, on this 1st day of the New Year! Cheers to an Artsy Fartsy kind of year!!
Supplies I Used:
- Stamps: Kudzu Cafe & The Outpost (Artistic Outpost); Say It How It Is (Dylusions)
- Distress Inks, Paints, Stain & Markers (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Inks (Ranger)
- #8 Manilla Tag (Ranger); Paper Tape (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Seam Binding; Manilla Stock; Water Color Paper
- Ink Blending Tool; Heat Tool; Water Brush, Craft Sheet
- Cricut Personal Trimmer; Cricut Sampler Cartridge
- 3D Foam Dots, Double-Back Tape