2018 Topic 17: A Box of Eggs (Colour Topic)
Ohhh Loving all the intricate details in the tag from Carol! Those Hot Picks look awesome and she's found real eggs!! ~ Leandra
Hi everyone, it's Carol with you today, and I'd like to share with you a tag I have made using a set of the latest Hot Picks stamps. For so many reasons I was drawn to these stamps. I adored the Cockerel on the weather vane and the little quote of 100% recycled art really caught my eye, it is perfect for this project as my tag is cut from a cereal box. I often cut up cereal boxes to use as they gesso really well and they can take a lot of paint and other media before they start to curl up and they are a nice weight to sew through on my machine, so these stamps are a win win, great for the theme of eggs withe cockerel and it is 100% recycled.
Here I layered up Eggshell, Koala and sea glass before using Twilight to stamp the umbrella stamp from one of the Latest Hot Picks HP1801EZ
I now mixed up Surf's up and Blah Mange (I love that name) to make a soft lilac which I applied through an Emma Godfrey Mini stencil PM007 it was not until I had used this I realised it looks egg shaped on my tag.
I used the stamps on HP1801EZ to create a background on my tag.
I re-stamped the top of the arrow part of one of the stamps as I really liked this feature, but it had ended up being mostly covered by my image, so I just masked off my already stamped image and added the arrow to the top of it.
I coloured some parts of the stamped images to pop them off the tag a little and bring the colours of my egg images into the finished tag a little better.
As I said previously I love the 100% recycled quote and it just fills up this space nicely.
I do love a colour challenge as you can really just play and see where it all goes. I did not start this with any images in mind other that my main lady, but then once I got the background it made me remember the little paper eggs in my scrap box and the layout then really came from that.
I thoroughly enjoyed this and I hope you do when you join in with the challenge.
Thank you for your visit today, Carol xx
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