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Thursday, 19 July 2012

Poetry Pieces Pretty in Pinks

Collages of Alphatags to date can be viewed HERE.

This is not what I originally had in mind but the usual morphing process occurred during the making of my "P" Baroque Guild Alphatag. The words from Keats are actually taken from two different poems (hence the 'pieces'):

Beauty is truth, truth beauty.
from Ode on a Grecian Urn

A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
from Endymion

The non-gardener might use the terms 'pinks' & 'carnations' synonymously but the two are actually genetically different (for those who are interested HERE is a discussion of the specific differences). Anyhow, to cut a long story short, my background flowers are 'pinks' as well as my colour scheme being pink. It wasn't until I came to assembling the tag that I realised that I'd also used a pin.

front of tag
close-up of upper section
close-up of lower section
close-up to show dimension & shine
of silver wet embossed sentiment
back of tag showing the pearlescent
nauture of pink ink used for tone on tone stamping
close-up showing paper pierced scallops of theme
panel & tone on tone stamping

The pink colour is extremely difficult to photograph correctly. I have edited to the best of my ability but the colours above seem rather more yellow in places than they are in real life.

The metallic backing of the 'Crystal Effects' sticker is a piece of aluminium foil & the rosette was made using the Decorative Strip Die detailed below.

Stamps Chocolate Baroque UDLSP0097 A Thing of Beauty (sentiment) & UDLSP0320 Fresh Florals (floral images).
Inks Memento Rose Bud (background pinks & inking cardstock edges), Spun Sugar Distress Ink (inking rosette edges), Encore Silver (inking cardstock edges), Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid (floral stamping on back & inking cardstock edges), Emboss Tinted Stamp Pad with Stampendous Detail Silver Embossing Powder (sentiment).
Markers Staedtler Triplus Fineliner.
Cardstock Moondust black & an assortment of pinks from stash.
Paper Graphicus Guild Membership Pack.
Dies Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die - Tag & Bookplates, Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Mini Paper Rosettes.
Punch Woodware (scalloped squares).
The 'Crystal Effects' sticker is Dovecraft; the bead spacers, pin & ribbon are from stash.

Challenge Entered
Simon Says Stamp & Show: No Rules

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Ornate Ovate Ornithology Alphatag

Collages of Alphatags to date can be viewed HERE.

As I've been  interested in birds ever since childhood & Chocolate Baroque have some delightful bird images, ornithology seemed a logical choice for my "O" Baroque Guild Alphatag. I'm particularly drawn to the stamps of patterned birds (like those I have used) so ornate was easy to incorporate & eggs are ovate. The idea of an orchard is implied by the leaves in the patterned paper & my top right leaf cluster.

front of tag
close-up of upper section 
close-up of lower section
angled  view to show dimensional shaping of bird,
brick wall & leaf cluster
close-up showing dimension & shine of wet embossed letter
plus some brick detail
back of tag
close-up showing paper pierced scallops of theme
panel, tone on tone stamping & pearlescence of cardstock
The brick wall was created by sponging Distress Ink through a template, misting & drying the panel. It was then cut out & the individual bricks were defined & shaped using various sizes of ball tool. The  shaping of the large bird was also achieved using a ball tool.

Stamps Chocolate Baroque UA5SP0256 Fly Away With Me (large & small ornate birds), UDLGW0093 Ornate Alphabet (letter "O"), UA4SP0385 Baroque Eggs (eggs), UDLSP0301 Bird Song (tone on tone stamping).
Inks Memento Tuxedo Black (patterned birds) & Grape Jelly (tone on tone stamping); Dusty Concord Distress Ink (stencil sponging & inking various cardstock edges); Creamy Brown, Chestnut Roan & Dark Brown ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpads (eggs); Emboss Tinted Stamp Pad with Stampendous Detail Black Embossing Powder (letter "O").
Markers etc... Dusty Concord Distress Marker, Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Marker, Staedtler Triplus Fineliner, Copic Ciao Markers.
Cardstock White & an assortment of mauves in various finishes from stash.
Paper Graphicus Guild Membership Pack.
Die Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die - Tag & Bookplates.
Punches Woodware (scalloped circle & leaf shapes).
Template Crafter's Workshop Mini Bricks.
The gem & ribbon are from stash.

Challenges Entered
Stampalot July Challenge - What's your Crafty Passion?  I love using the techniques of paper piercing & tone on tone stamping. I also like to add dimension by shaping elements using a ball tool on an embossing mat as I did here with the large bird, the brickwork & the leaf cluster.
Judith's Forgotten Friday 60 The patterned birds stamp set Fly Away With Me has never been used since it was purchased in November 2011.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Cross-referencing PEP tangles Posts

Some concern has arisen over my inactivity on PEP & Paper so in future I shall be cross-referencing this blog with my PEP tangles posts.

To date (in reverse order) I have posted the following on PEP tangles:

Auraknot Twinchie
Tangled Twinchie
A New Notebook