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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

It's just a word...

...just a word to one person may mean the whole world to another person and the latest challenge over at Simon says stamp and show really made me think about this...the challenge is titled favourite word...and after discarding the obvious ones, Pinot, sales, free, I came up with not one but three, I do hope that's not cheating ;-)...And created these three tags...

Because I'm at my happiest when I'm getting messy with inks or trying out a new technique, whatever worry is on my mind, whatever stress is trying me I am so lucky to be able to "lose" myself in creating.

Because being true to yourself is the only way to be truly happy.

Because there is an artist inside all of us with the ability to Create True Art...you see what i did there ;-)...I have loved this challenge, not only did i get to create but i really got to think about it too...
Here they are altogether...

The backgrounds were all created with broken china and frayed burlap distress inks applied with the blending tool then I've stamped backgrounds using a Tim Holtz script and floral stamp (i know again...maybe i need new ones but i do lurve them) also added the pen nib stamp to one but that ended up getting covered up, and the clock stamp to another. Flowers are the tattered flowers die, inked, flicked with water, distressed, crumpled and shaped, I've dyed ribbon and lace with the distress inks and added some punched butterflies and my stamped words from card "I'd cleaned up the ink with on my craft sheet"...is that the official technique name? Sound good to me!!!

I like these so much I'm going to use them to create some canvases, not sure if I will use the actual tags or just take the idea...watch this space!!!

Off for a crafty smoke and then hitting the quilt...I have had serious sleep interruption this week...I hate insomnia!!!

Est xx
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Dan said...

3 absolutely beautiful tags! It's a hard choice, but I think "create" is my favourite - I love that background :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! Love them all! Mmmm! Wonder how you would have portrayed your first choice of words? he!he!
Hugs, Chrisx

Carol said...

I love them all and i loved colours.

Marjie Kemper said...

Your tags are absolutely gorgeous... love em!