Sometimes I have an idea of what I will be doing on a challenge based on the prompts given, etc....This month however Sheri over on Cards and More by Sheri, has really challenged my brain (what a challenge....lololol) with this months prompts. This year, Sheri has been using Pantone colors each month and sometimes a theme to get us going. This month the challenge is to use these two Pantone colors together:
WOW, right? So pretty much I have pulled out two tags and prepped them with some Gesso because I figure I better do two just in case my first idea goes south!!!! LOLOL I have that color wheel pulled out as well because I don't have "true" Pantone colors in my stash and I have to mix to match. So.....how the heck do you get Lilac Gray?????? Beats me!! Hence, the color wheel! LOLOL I'll get there, believe you me, but I need just a tad bit of help from Mr. Wheel! LOLOL Love that Fiesta red!!! I love a good challenge, so we shall see how this all pans out my friends!!! I also have a wonderful Wendy Vecchi stencil on top waiting to be used! I'm thinking now's them time! Woot woot! Stayed tuned!
I also wanted to share my finished tags from last week. I went on a bit of a camping holiday with family and friends after last weeks WOYWW, so when I got back Monday, I thought I better finish them up to show you all! They were so cute and I loved how they both turned out!
My thoughts on these tags were to use the same stamps two different ways and I think it turned out well! On both tags I used Distress Inks for the backgrounds. It's always a challenge using Distress Inks because, of course, they are water soluble, which in their case is good and bad depending on the project. So usually after I have the look I am going for, I spray a fixative over them because I NEVER know where I am going from there and I don't want to mess them up!!
With both tags, I wanted to go simple. I think sometimes, we think we have to do more and more and more for the project to be effective, but sometimes less is more! So that was the plan with these guys!
On this tag I simply stamped the beautiful flower stamp in Wendy Vecchi's Archival Ink in Watering Can and then I painted with my wonderful Koi Water Paints that I shared recently! I also pulled out some coordinating Tattered Angels Mists and applied with a brush to give a little sparkle. I did some shading with Faber Castell Big Brush Pens, added my sentiment stamp and then added some little Stickles dots here and there for further sparkle.
On this one before I sprayed my fixative, I lightly stamped the background with a script stamp with Distress Ink in Concord Grape. Then I stamped the flower stamp twice on some card stock in Wendy Vecchi's Archival Ink in Watering Can and then embossed with the coordinating embossing powder. I then also painted in using my Koi Water Colors and then fussy cut them out.
I have a little stylus that I used to shape the flowers a bit to make them stand out and then I used some pop dots on the back and placed them on the tag with some coordinating twine as if they were a bouquet. I took the same script stamp and light placed on some card stock and then stamped a little sentiment stamp over top and stressed with some Distress Inks. I then also used some pop dots on the back as well to make the sentiment pop like the flowers. Voila!
Lots of fun those two tags and really pretty easy. I have a huge tag stash of tags that I have made for various challenges or just because that I like to keep to give away or make into gift tags, etc....I'm sure most of you do the same. It's just a little something of myself I can give to another, which I love to do! So, two more added!
Well, that's it for this Wednesday my friends! I hope to get to as many of your digs as I can and see what you are all up to!! Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have a Wonderful Wednesday! :)
Many blessings to you! :)