September 05, 2015

Note to Self

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This week's theme at Simon's Monday blog challenge is to create using only three colors and, while this tag may look like I left them out, my trio is off-white, green and sepia.

According to Google, black is not a color; a black object absorbs all the colors of the visible spectrum and reflects none of them to the eyes (in case you were wondering).☺


I used a Found Relative photo which I cut-out and pasted to the edge of a postcard and then attached to a manila tag tinted to match the postage stamp.

The backside of these photos has pretty patterned paper which I peel off (to make cutting easier) and I decided to use it to make the postcard background more interesting.

I just cut away some of the pattern, flipped it over, pasted it down then peeled away parts of it (like on the lady's face).

I added some Remnant Rubs and emphasized the shadow near the lady's feet.

(Note to self--dream big AND dream in color!)

(Another note to self--the postmark on this card is 1915 which means I used a 100-year old post card to make this tag.)

6 comments:

  1. LOVE not only the artwork, but the concept here. If only I could have this "note to self" permanently ingrained in my mind! I adore that idea of dreaming big and I need to do it more often. It's way too easy to let our doubts crowd out our dreams. I am a bit of a realist, but I love how you've encourage me to not neglect the dream part of life, too. Another stunning project!

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  2. Absolutely wonderful - I love the gentle touch of soft green and that wonderful 100 year old postcard. "I just cut away some of the pattern" is good... looks like it was quite a lot of snipping to me - but well worth it. The effect is lovely.
    Alison xx

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  3. This is so beautiful! Love the soft colours and wonderful textures. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

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  4. This tag is beautiful! I need to tell you that I made a tag this weekend using this same image! I hope to put it up on my blog soon.

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  5. I love her on this background, such a cool tag!

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  6. Awesome dear Cathie...I am wondering how you manage to make such a realistic shadow....and idea with pattern from the card back is fantastic...it looks really crazy good :)

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