Thursday, 3 May 2012

Creative Chemistry Day 6

Day 6 of Tim's Creative Chemistry explores Distress Markers and is more of an opportunity to play around with this fabulous product.  I created two tags using my favourite techniques. All the products I have used are available from The Stamp Attic.
I went for a more muted colour palette than Tim used in his tutorial, I've used a few bright colours recently in my last few posts so fancied a change back to my usual earthy, muted tones.
The first tag uses the Papillon set using the Markers direct to the stamp and also watercolouring with them. I have also applied frayed burlap Distress Ink in the background and flicked with water. A Philosophy Tag attached with a Swivel Clasp has been added along with  a pearl bauble and coordinated ribbon.
I have added dimension to the third butterfly and watercoloured the wings and body.  For a little more interest I have added FLY using Tim's Alpha Cards folded in half and stapled to the bottom of my tag, colouring with a little Distress Ink to blend with the background of my tag.
My second tag uses Tim's Embossing Diffusers, I love them. I have used the oval one on this occasion, colouring the embossed areas with Distress Ink wild honey. My image from Tim's Natures Discovery set uses the brushless watercolour technique with the Distress Markers.
As we are in the month of May I thought I would add the calendar from Tim's Calendar 1 set stamped with coffee Archival Ink and coloured with wild honey. I have also added some Lavish Trimmings coloured with Distress Stain wild honey.
For added interest and dimension I have added a dimensional flower, cut using the Tattered Pinecone die from Sticky Back Canvas which I adhered to card stock before cutting;  I love the added texture this gives. I've added a piece of  washer from the Washer Border Strip die along with some cord tied in a bow. To complete I have added the sentiment from Tim's Mini Muse set.

Thanks for stopping by, Tracy x x






14 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh wiw Tracy these knock me out my socks.
The FLY is so so beautiful and the other also.
Wonderful work. Love them both. xoxo

Carol Q said...

lovely choice of colours Tracy. so much more relaxing and nice to have a change from the loud bright colours that you often see. (me included!)

inkypinkycraft said...

Really great!! Love the canvas flower you have created,love the soft colour ones ! Hugs trace x

Lori said...

Love these tags, Tracy! That diffused one looks just fab with that technique!

Netty said...

Beautiful tags Tracy. x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous tags Tracy, love the muted colours, very sophisticated, Gay x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

....oh wow...these are exceptional Tracy...you have Tim's techniques perfected...loVe loVe loVe...Mel :)

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Beautiful muted colours, I love them both!!
I still have to get some of the distress markers but they do look fab!!
Siobhan

Brenda Brown said...

These are just gorgeous Tracy, what fabulous colours and designs and both are full of amazing texture and detail.
hugs {brenda} xox

Anita Houston said...

They are both gorgeous! I love how you used the new alpha letters on the first, and the second tag...I am in love. The rose is awesome there as well!

Hermine said...

Both are absolutely gorgeous

Barb Cady said...

I love these muted colours and the fact that it is Tracy unique even tho' you are following Tim's classes, brilliant! X

Gez said...

Oh Tracy, I am loving your artwork, these tags are breathtaking.

Suzanne C said...

Your tags from the CC class have been straight A's!!! Beautiful designs on both of them! The butteflies are stunning and the calendar is a perfect touch on the second tag along with the pinecone flower!