For the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge
You may have noticed that I have been creating quite a few old-world projects on my blog recently, using some of our new Yesterday & Today products and, today, I have another one for you. For this week’s Color My Heart Color Dare challenge, our Design Team was tasked with creating inspiration projects using Grey tones with one or two additional colors.
I felt like a needed a little change of pace from the usual card, scrapbook page, and home decor project I typically make, so I decided to challenge myself with creating a tag ♥. I grabbed some Pebble cardstock, Peacock embellishments, and one of my new stamps sets, and got to work designing this Vintage Blue Rose Tag.
Let me show you how I created this little gem♥. Using Pewter Ink, I stamped a repeated sentiment on a Pebble cardstock tag. (This sentiment comes from our NEW Yesterday & Today card making stamp set.) As you can see, I staggered the sentiment across the cardstock as I stamped.
Once I was finished stamping, I sponged the edges of the tag with Linen Ink then added some smudges of Opaque Texture Paste. I knew that the two hearts and rose image would be placed near the base of the tag, so I made sure to apply the paste where I knew it would peek out from under the objects.
Since my plan was to shade the images with our TriBlend Markers, I chose to stamp the rose, leaf, and bird image with Intense Black Ink. This ink is perfectly formulated♥ for both alcohol markers AND watercolors. It creates a crisp image and doesn’t blur or run with either of these coloring mediums. Once the images were stamped and shaded, I used the matching Yesterday & Today Cardmaking Thin Cuts dies to cut out the shapes.
As you can see, I am still working on my coloring skills with fine detailed objects. I didn’t realize how much alcohol markers could spread when you start adding multiple layers of color and shading.
Other Challenges I have joined this week:
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
- QKR Stampede Challenge #388
- Lemon Shortbread Anything Goes Challenge
- Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes Challenge
- Craft Galore Anything Goes Challenge
- More Mixed Media Challenge
- A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge
- Crafty Friends Animal/Bird Challenge
- Crafty Girls Challenge – Add a Heart
I hope that today’s project has inspired to you to try something new. We would love for you to play along with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare blog and create something using only grey and two additional colors. Make sure to link your projects to the blog before March 19th.
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16 thoughts on “A Vintage Blue Rose Tag”
Lovely artwork. So many techniques in this one project. Love love the colours and using the flower in this way. All the layers look great. Good job!
Thank you, Vandra. I love finding new ways to use our stamps and inspiring others to do the same.
Absolutely gorgeous tag!
Beautiful tag! I love the blues and how your created your own paper for the tag base!
Thank you, Cat! I have been creating quite a few projects where I make my own paper. It allows me to make something unique to my project. I hope you were inspired to try something new.
Wow what a great tag! I love the colors you paired with grey. Lots of great details and technique happening here!
Thank you, Michelle. I had fun creating this project. I hope it inspired you to try something new.
What a beautiful tag and all the layering, I hardly make tags but sure inspired using such a decorative tag on a present.
Thank you, Suzanne. I don’t make tags as often as I wish I did, but they are a great way to get some creative juices flowing and use up leftover scraps of paper.
Hi this is a gorgeous tag. I love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for challenge #73 which is Anything Goes. The sponsor is Morgan’s Artworld. Hugs Jackie DT xxx
I am happy to know that you enjoyed this project. Thank you for providing a great place for crafters to share their work!
This is beautiful!
Thank you. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and join us at the Color Dare challenge.
Hello… Thanks for sharing your tag with us. It’s so lovely and fits perfectly with our ‘’animal/birds’ theme … It will certainly brighten someone’s day! Good luck in the draw and please join us next time at Crafty Friends.
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]
Thank you, Diane. I enjoyed making this project. Thank you for providing a place for crafters to share their work!