Sunday, 13 May 2012

Creative Chemistry Day 7

Time for Day 7 of Tim's Creative Chemistry and this week I am showcasing the Nostalgic Batik Tachnique and the Rusted Enamel Technique. All the products I have used are available from The Stamp Attic.
I decided to add my first tag to a card, just to make it a little different from Tim's and yet again I added my own little twist, embellishments and different images. I like to make things my own. My first piece uses the bird image from Tim's Urban Tapestry set which I have inked with peacock feathers Distress Ink (the Spring limited edition set), showcasing the Nostalgic Batik Technique.
The colours blended in the background are again from the limited edition set squeezed lemonade and a little shaded lilac.  To add a little more interest I embossed my tag using Tim's Embossing Diffusers and the damask texture fade, highlighting the raised areas with the limited edition Distress Inks. I have added the sentiment from the Words for Thought set stamped with peacock feathers ink and sponged with broken china. A wing from the Adornments Regal has been added to a double bow.
As you all know I love my embellishments and this time around I decided on the Birdcage from Tim's Idea-ology range adding part of my bird image to the inside, coloured with a little broken china Distress Ink.  I have added BIRD to the outside of the cage, printed on my computer. A little natural twine and heart from the Adornments add more interest.
My little bird has a crown added to his head from the Adornments pack and the completed tag has been added to a card using Core'dinations card stock, adding BIRD to the bottom of my card using Alpha Parts.
My next piece showcases the Rusted Enamel Technique which I love and looks so effective especially when seen in real life.
This picture shows the background a little better, I have added a little machine stitching to my tag giving a little more interest along with the butterflies from the Papillon set, which I stamped with black Archival Ink and coloured with Distress, cutting out and adding to my tag. I have added a couple of Pen Nibs and Mini Paper Clips to the bottom.
A little chicken wire has been added to the centre along with FLY using Alpha Parts. My mini rose has been created from Glassine using the Tattered Pinecone die.
The top has three more butterflies added along with fly in lowercase.  Coordinated ribbon adds the finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by and following my creative journey during the Creative Chemistry course. Tracy x x



17 comments:

Barb Cady said...

Beautiful Tracy, I Love how you've used the New Colours on the First One and the Second is a stunner! You are sooo clever! Magical xx

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

...loVe your inky interpretations...beautiful colours with superb technique...two very stunning Tags Tracy I loVe the way your mind works...Mel :)

Sandy said...

These are phenomenal Tracy.
Stunning Tags. Love the colors. xoxo

Brenda Brown said...

Love, love these pieces Tracy, the colours and your eye for detail. Always something different to see.
Hope you are having a good weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

kjjc said...

these are lovely Tracy. AAren't those colours gorgeous. (It was me who accosted you yesterday at Port Sunny.)

Carol Q said...

I absolutely love both of these Tracy. Beautiful colour combinatin on the first (apart from all those gorgeous embellishments) and I do like the metal work on the second one.

inkypinkycraft said...

These are gorgeous tags and I love the colours!!! Hugs trace x

DonnaMundinger said...

Brilliant use of the nibs. I'm SOOOO gonna CASE this! xxD

DonnaMundinger said...

Forgot to mention the cage. Sooo amazing. I think I bought one. Finding it will be the problem. LOL Your work is exquisite. xxD

Sandi said...

these are awesome, your colors are so vibrant and details are inspiring. hugs

Hermine said...

They look absolutely great

JoZart said...

Lots of gorgeous detail there Tracey with super colour scheme too. Lovely that you said a quick "Hello" yesterday but so sorry we couldn't get to chat. I almost forgot so I've added your name to the line up of WOYWWers on my blog post!
Jo x

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful tags, love the color and added embellies!

hazel said...

Fabulous tags Tracy, the colours are lovely and I love all the how you've put all the elements together.
xxx Hazel.

Marjie Kemper said...

Stunning tags! Love what you've done with the bird cage and all the stitching and metal on the second one are fabulous. Love love LOVE the colors!

Anita Houston said...

Amazing!!! The colors, the stitching, the masking, all amazing! You are now ahead of me....still on Day 7 here.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful color combos and stunning tags!