April 04, 2014

Shabby Chic a la Morocco

I love a good challenge and Tim's tag for April was just that. Not using a die cutter means working the hard way but it forces me to think outside the box and makes for more original artwork. I always try to incorporate whatever technique he highlights but make a point to put my own spin on it.


This tag went through many transformations (thank goodness for gesso, the great cover-up) and I'd be hard pressed to say exactly how it was made. But the ingredients were corrugated cardstock, a modified stencil (courtesy of Lowes), an Exacto knife, various tissue tapes, acrylic paint, Distress inks, sand paper and a fine-tipped marker. My flower was made using a technique from Clare Buswell and the leaves were cut from watercolor paper.


I really enjoy Tim's monthly feature and had so much fun working on this tag. I am grateful for his inspiration as well as the opportunity to link up and I always look forward to seeing what others will make. Thanks for stopping by!

5 comments:

  1. Gorgeous and so patient to cut it out manually!

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  2. Thanks for visiting my blog and I read the itty bitty kitty committee with interest! While the 6 kittens are a lot if work I will miss them when it's time for them to go back to the shelter. Like you, I only use what I have on hand and use Tim's tags as inspiration. I love my chicken wire die! I would hate to cut that out by hand!

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  3. Gorgeous tag - love the soft tones and the stencil cutting is awesome!

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  4. This is absolutely fabulous! I was going through the April tags on Tim's blog looking for different takes on his piece and came across yours. The way you reversed the die cut is brilliant and I love that you cut it out of corrugated cardboard - one of my favorite things to use. Your soft shabby color palette really speaks to me too. I just had to leave a comment because I love it so much!

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  5. Wonderful take on Tim's tag! I've just come back from Marrakech so couldn't resist taking a closer look when I saw the title of this. The pattern and soft colours are definitely evocative of Morocco x

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