Friday, 28 June 2013

Two Tags for Joy!

Darcy has been creating some truly amazing projects at Paper Artsy this week. Click here and prepare to be astounded and inspired! I've loved every one and I just wish I could soar to the heights and meet every single challenge! But with the kitchen makeover there's neither the time nor the space! Never mind, I made some Washi tape, which I'm really pleased with - it's on the right of this journal page!
  And, with all the chaos at home, I decided to spend a couple of hours just enjoying myself and to create a couple of playful tags inspired by the collage, pop-up people from Darcy's journal spread .

I took a handful of Paper Artsy stamped images that I had left over from other projects and some scraps of paper from a Tim Holtz pad of background paper I'd almost used up and stamped some more Paper Artsy Vintage and Lynne Perrella images on these scraps. I had two sheets of cardboard packaging that looked as if it might distress well. I die-cut two tags from this. I had so little time and not much space so I didn't take any step by step pictures, but I simply sponged my card with French Roast , Bora Bora, Butternut and South Pacific. I tore parts of the tags to expose the corrugated under-layer and applied Treasure Gold White Fire to these. I really liked this effect.
 I then stamped with Butternut Fresco and South Pacific, using a script stamp. Using a Tim Holtz die, I made a top and bottom for my tags that gave them the look of an ancient column, as the corrugated card had reminded me of this.
Now for the fun of creating my own characters! This lady's feet are not feet at all - they are part of the background of an Ink and the Dog 'Wings' stamp, but the shapes just said 'feet' to me! Her hand is the tip of a Tim Holtz tattered pine-cone sprig of foliage! I can't tell you the fun I had creating these in my little corner cut off for a bit from Kitchen muddle!

I added gems, gold wings and trim, some details and a sentiment edged with UTEE gold and I felt that my ladies were a couple of ancient deities or mythological creatures!

 Did she hatch from that egg?
 Thanks Darcy, for inspiring such a fun project! And, of course, for giving me lots of inspiration for the future!

13 comments:

  1. The tags are great, and I'm impressed you've found the space to get them done!

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  2. Love your ancient deities, gorgeous ladies. Such great details, beautiful.
    xx

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  3. Fantastic, you worked this technique perfectly. Its amazing what you can do with stamps when you really look at the shapes.

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  4. these look fantastic. I love the rich colours xxx

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  5. Brilliant love the textures have a fab weekend! The garage is unlocked so am off for a quick noisey at the old rusty bits lol.Elizabeth x

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  6. Wow Julia,these to large tags are really gorgeous, lots of fabulous things on them just a fantastic make my friend, and Darcy she is great artist, nice to have a mentor who is always inspiring you, and it have let your soar and create some wonderful art, thanks for sharing,hope the nest gets sorted soon, have a great weekend..

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  7. What a treat, those tags are fabulous, love the corrugated card, the pediments, the treasure gold, yummy....

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  8. Wow! These are just amazing Julie Ann! I love how you created those two art dolls!
    Alison xx

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  9. Gorgeous tags, Love the designs & Brilliant colours...Full of texture... Love them both... Have a happy Saturday.. Hugs May x x x

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  10. I think these are unbelievably gorgeous! You are so talented! I love every detail. Can I be very cheeky? These are too beautiful to just be tags. When you have more time, could you make them into wall art for your beautiful new kitchen? Hope it is all going well,

    Lucy x

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  11. Wow wow wow these are absolutely gorgeous with so much detail. You have made such lovely images with lots of beautiful stamps. Your work is so inspiring and stunning :-) Kezzy xxx

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  12. Hello Julie!Your tags are just gorgeous...so, despite the chaos you were very inspired ;-)

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