One of the most glorious spectacles the world has to offer is a sunset. For this tag, I decided to step outside my comfort zone and use some colours that I have not really played with much before, but which evoked a fiery sunset. I took a Jumbo tag, painted with some Nougat, which is an opaque Fresco Finish and makes a good base and then took translucent Frescos in Autumn Fire, Yellow Submarine and Tango, watered them down and then swiped my tag across the watery blobs on my craft mat. I heated the tag to dry it and used misters to spritz my tag until I liked the background I had created. I had decided that my letter would spell 'Glow' and that is what I wanted my tag to do!
I kept adding layers of translucents with a sponge and, although my marbled effect was less apparent, it was still visible. I then edged my tag with some dry-brushed London Bus and French Roast. I have some Crafty Individuals stamps of trees with tiny birds gathering in their branches, so I decided to showcase these lovely images on this tag. I stamped them with Onyx Black Versafine onto card sponged with Yellow Submarine and Autumn Fire and then sprinkled them with clear UTEE and heated. I wanted the black to really gleam against the fiery background. The little sun is from a Paper Artsy, Lynne Perrella plate.
I stamped with some script from Paper Artsy Hot Picks and used my Tim Holtz Worn Alphabet with Black Archival on some more of the card I had painted. I edged my tag with Gold UTEE.
The little birds in the grass are from a Hot Picks plate, stamped onto the tag in Wendy Vecchi Fern Green Archival and then clear embossed. You may just be able to see that I added a hint of Hey Pesto to this area of the tag. I had thought of edging my tag with black lace, but I wanted to keep the bold black contrasts that echo the tree silhouettes so I stamped the Lynne Perrella banners onto what remained of my card and added these as a trim. Some tiny punched out leaves, accented in Treasure Gold complete the tag,which I finished off with seam binding dyed with Fired Brick, Walnut Stain and Aged Mahogany distress inks.
I do hope you like my take on 'Birds' in the 'Glow' of sunset. Have a great day wherever you are. Perhaps this evening you'll see a stunning sunset and a sky filled with throngs of birds. All we have to do sometimes is look up.