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 have 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.)


  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!

  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

  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!!

  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.

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

  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 looks really crazy good :)