April 17, 2020

Neighbors


Fortunately, during this pandemic and the stay at home orders, the weather here is suitable for walking outdoors and my neighbors are taking advantage of it.

As I gaze out my window, I am seeing many of them for the very first time!

The "neighborly" text sticker (Tim Holtz) seemed right for this tag made with a printed vintage photo that was cut-out and pasted over succulent plants cut from scrapbook paper (Kaisercraft).


I'm linking this up with Simon's Monday challenge blog because many succulent plants start with the name Echeveria and this week's theme is the letter E.

As always, I hope this post finds you well and happy and I appreciate your visit.

Until next time, take care.

April 11, 2020

Everything is Possible


Simon's Monday challenge blog features Stamperia this week and the theme is texture.

I have altered a page from Stamperia's Oriental Garden as the background for this tag by darkening the edge around the moon with colored pencils and inks. I used a dark marker to strengthen the color of the branches and other lines. Not much, you understand, but just enough to create more contrast.

The birds were stamped onto thin pink paper then cut-out and pasted to the tag. I like this bird stamp set but it wasn't made properly (trimmed). The rubber edges always print no matter how careful I am so I'm forced to make a cut-out. No big deal.



I created texture by covering the flower blossoms with Glossy Accents and used a Tim Holtz stencil called Dot Fade with white texture paste. I find this stencil so useful for adding random bits and use it very often.

The text was typed onto the back of thin scrap paper with my 1970's-era electric typewriter. While you can't really see it here, the center of the O's are missing. Because age has hardened the machine's rubber platen, when I use thin paper the striker cuts right through it.

As always, I hope this post finds you well and happy and I appreciate your visit.

Until next time, take care.

April 05, 2020

Grow


Inspired by a mood board posted at Simon's Monday Challenge blog, I've made a tag using pages/images from the Memoranda paper stash, a photo found on the net and stamped bees. The tinting came from Distress inks and a Gelly Roll pen.


The image is one of my favorites and I used it for this tag.

As always, I hope this post finds you well and happy and I appreciate your visit.
Until next time, take care.