Time is a bit tight this month so I hope nobody minds if I combine a challenge or two! I love a Tic-Tac-Toe kind of challenge so really wanted to take part in the challenge at Our Creative Corner. I also love the Dragons Dream challenges (I've been honoured to be asked to guest designer again soon!)and the deadline is today!
So here is my tag for the 'Orange and a letter' Tag It On Challenge number 184!
I used Distress inks over my tag - Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge then a heavier layer of Rusty Hinge through a trellis stencil. I then added some texture paste through a Crafters Workshop stencil to make an 'O' top and bottom. I stamped a blossom spray (Stampendous)using Wendy Vecchi Potting Soil Archival ink and clear embossed it. I then painted the flowers with Snowflake and the leaves with Guacamole (both Paper Artsy Fresco paints)when they were almost dry I rubbed off some of the paint to show the embossed details.
Mock Orange Blossom (or Philadelphus to give it it's Latin name) has been one of my favourite flowers since I was a child and we had a huge bush in our garden - except for the year my Dad chopped it down while Mum and I were shopping - I had never cried so much and Mum had a few choice words with my Dad - luckily for him it came up good as new the next year!!
So next I coloured the middles with Yellow Submarine Fresco paint.
I decided that I wanted some flowers in the corner -ages ago I bought a cheap flower punch at Hobby craft, so cut a few of those, and pressed them onto the inked stamp - quite pleased with the way they turned out.
Finally I got to play with a new 'toy' - one of my new Derwent Graphik Line Painter pens - blown onto the tag with a straw.
I had decided before I started to go with the Horizontal Middle line on the Tic Tac Toe, but I now see that I could have gone another way too!!!
I usually struggle with reds and oranges but I am actually beginning to quite like using them (I feel journal page coming on!)
I am linking to Dragons Dream Tag It On 184 - Orange and in this case - letter (O)
also to Our Creative Corner - Tic Tac Toe - middle horizontal line - paint, stamp, stencil
Thanks for looking, Chris