Monday, 28 November 2016

…but Eternal Peace

Taking it right down to the wire with this month’s 12 Tags of 2016, but I got it done using a lovely stamp and die from Heartfelt Creations for my centre piece.

For the remnant rub resist I’ve used various remnant rubs that seemed to fit with the theme I’ve chosen of Remembrance Day.  I also chose my focal image of a poppy based on that theme, I’m making these tags to exchange with a friend at the end of the year and each one is themed to match the month it was made in.  It was easy doing the dimensional colouring technique with this image as there are matching dies and layers in different sizes.  So I coloured up two sizes of the poppies with Distress Ink Reinkers and, while still damp, used my Marion Smith Bloom Impression Tool to shape them like poppy petals.  For added dimension I filled the centre with Prills, had to colour these with Various Ink as I only have brown ones.

I don’t own any alphabet dies but I had two different ‘peace’ dies, neither was going to give me the same effect as Tim created but what’s a challenge tag without a bit of challenging paper piecing?!  I used the negative and then filled in the little bits to be able to see the letters.  I like the whole effect, using a Kraft tag so it is a slightly dirty colour background, the not quite easy to read, almost worn out lettering.  It all goes to the long drawn-out and difficult conflict this is made in honour of.  I finished off with a metal dove embellie, the symbol of peace, which I hightlighted with a Picket Fence Distress Crayon.

With the die cuts I am entering my tag in the current Friday Funday challenge at Jo’s Scrap Shack.  Over at Daring Cardmakers they are looking for tags so I am entering mine there too. 

Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Prills ~ Coloured with Various Ink 100
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Findings ~ Adornments
Inks & Paints etc
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Flat Fabio ~ Tweedle Dee Denim
Ranger Archival Ink ~ Jet Black
Arches Paper ~ Watercolor Smooth
Ribbons & Trims etc
Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 ~ November

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  1. This is so lovely, and Remembrance Day is an important occasion. This is a beautiful reminder of the freedoms that we have and those who sacrificed to provide them. Thanks so much for sharing your card at Jo's Scrap Shack this week.
    DT Member

  2. This is absolutely stunning, that poppy is amazing
    Thank you for sharing it with us at The Daring Cardmakers' "Gift Tag" challenge this week

  3. Beautiful tag, very creative. Thank you for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack.

    Sue - Jo's Scrap Shack DT

  4. So a beautiful and creative card! Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.


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