Friday, 1 June 2007

Blue and Orange



Today I just had to make something using blue and orange. I guess its not a 'normal' combo, but it's so vibrant and I love it.

In February at SMAC (the Paris trade show) I met Mona from Creative Imaginations who was doing the most fabulous make n takes with their Bare Essentials line. At the end of the show she gave me a gorgeous goodie bag of bits and bobs, and a cropadile (to lighten her load home). So today I learned how to set eyelets with the cropadile into the tags. I guess that's kind of basic for those of you who know how to use these babies, but I must say, the tag thingy is really fat, and the eyelets (soft aluminium) seemed to set perfectly and evenly...a feat I have not achieved before with the other cazillion setters I own! So big thanks to Mona!


To make the tag I started with Ranger Acrylic dabbers (Sail Boat Blue/ Sunset Orange) and dabbed onto cut and dry foam, then smooched all over the tag back. This gave a scratchy covering. Over that I stamped a PaperArtsy Mini (MN#20) in Red Pepper/Sunshine Yellow, and stapled randomly blue and orange ribbons around the edge top make an arch. German Scrap (Fancy Border) got rubbed with Archival Black ink (Ranger) and glued over the staples. The image is Mini #10. I set blue star eyelets at the foot and gave her a party hat from a background I made with the blue and orange dabbers.

On the front window panel I inked up the mini #20 in blue/ orange and randomly stamped around the acetate frame. Then softly sponged blue and orange over the top. I set eyelets (metallic blue and orange) around the edge, attached book corners, and hand drew dashed lines to make the frame more 'finished'.

I just found out that Wednesday stamper is doing a ''door" challenge this week, I figured my Ribbon Arch could maybe fit that brief too. Blow me down, Belinda has got a gorgeous Blue and Orange (and pink) door! Go take a look the work there is so inspirational.

Leandra

32 comments:

x said...

Great work you did there, looks really lovely. ;)

Anonymous said...

beautiful tag :)

stamp and scrape said...

This is so vibrant. You showed me how to use these daubers at the NEC, but I've never had much joy with them - I'll have to try again.
Ros

Anonymous said...

Very nice

Vintage Papers said...

this is just beautiful!!! love the color combo!

Apollox said...

Really great and interesting colourcombination!

Maggie Ann said...

Wonderful colors!!

Viola said...

Beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

wonderful colors, nice artwork

Anonymous said...

Beautiful artwork.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful idea, looks great.

Anonymous said...

Great tag!

johanna said...

wonderful idea, love the vibrant colors!

Dymphie said...

Love this colour combo, the 'look through'tag is wonderful :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm all for blue and orange. Looks great!

~magic-sparkles-of art~ said...

wow, so a beautiful tag

Anonymous said...

good to see you play leandra! your blue-orange goes indeed well with my blue-yellow. as long as there is a stamp involved, you can stretch the theme as much as you like! yet your door fits perfectly.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Leandra,

greetings from Anja Roseboom

Gillian said...

Wow what a fun piece...just love it!

Linda B said...

lovely work, the colours go so well together

Isabelle Norris said...

Fantastic tag Leandra ! you've gotta love that crop-a-dile... you def. used it on there LOL

Sharon said...

Your tag is stunning, Leandra ... the colours look great together. :D

joanne wardle said...

love those vibrant colours, made me smile

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