Thursday 13 February 2020

2020 #3 On This Tag: Concertina Tag Book with EAB {by Nikki Acton}

2020 Topic 3: On This Tag

We're loving Nikki's colour palette here, evokes a sense of Spring, much needed after all the stormy weather we have had here the past week or so! Having the quotes in white is such a pop that they draw your attention and certain give you warm fuzzies with such warm and encouraging phrases. ~ Keren & Leandra

Hi everyone, Nikki here today from Addicted to Art, sharing a Concertina Tag book (or it could be a card!) using new stamps from Alison Bomber (along with some nearly new stamps from Gwen Lafleur).

When I saw Alison's new set of quotes - Magic and Wonder - I knew I wanted to do something positive and happy so decided to go bright! I also thought of the mandala's from Gwen Lafleur's first stamp set release as they seemed an appropriate match for the theme of the words.

I used sets of colours, one darker, one lighter of each hue. The first layer was patches of the darker paint in the three colours: Bougainvillea, Zesty Zing and Summer Sky.

I then introduced a stencil PS169 from Tracy Scott and added my second group of colours - again sponging in patches - generally over the same tone. So the light pink over the darker pink etc. I used Taro Milk Tea, Butternut and Blue Moon.

Nearly forgot - but it shows well on this photo - before I added any paint there was a little random stamping to my tags using the scrip text from ELB30.

I took some scraps of white card and painted them with my first three colours and stamped several mandalas from EGL01 - Gwen Lafleur.

And of course some wonderful quotes from EAB16 - Magic and Wonder - inspirational quotes selected by Alison.

I took my punches and scissors to cut up and layer the geometric shapes around the quotes and tags - making sure I lined all 4 up next to each other to ensure the composition worked as a whole.

I think this release from Alison is one of her best! The quotes are so usable and fit with many images and themes.  

Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a creative week.

Nikki x

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Helen said...

I love your concertina tag book, Nikki, and the colours are fabulous.

Miriam said...

This is wonderful Nikki

Words and Pictures said...

Wow, this is amazing, Nikki - I love the combination of bold colours with swirling meditative medallions/mandala shapes. There's definitely a positive energy about this gorgeous concertina book - it's wonderful!
Alison x

Etsuko said...

I love the vibrant colours on your tags and how you used Alison and Gwen stamps. xx

A Pink said...

Fabulous tag creativity, Nikki. Loving the brights that wrk so well with your chosen stamps and stencils . Great composition as always .
tfs x

SewPaperPaint said...

These accordions are all the rage and it is wonderful to see one in Nikki style with these fun images. I just love it! <3

Lucy Edmondson said...

Beautiful! X

Chris said...

Beautiful and such a wonderful colour combo!