Happy Autumn Equinox, blog visitors. Autumn officially starts today & that means we shall have fewer daylight hours for the next six months. Oh joy.
Thank you to everyone who visited my blog in the last few days & left such nice comments on my Borg Raven tag. I’m usually very critical of my projects, but I love how that tag turned out.
Today I thought I’d show you two more of the Alphabet tags I made for the Chocolate Baroque swap. I’ve already sent off the S & T tags, which means there are only six tags to make before the end of the swap.
Here is my P for Pop Art tag & it is a slight cheat. Some of you will immediately recognise the layout. It’s Lord Tim’s July tag in his 12 Tags of 2012 series & you can see his tag HERE. When I saw his, I immediately thought of pop art, so I thought I’d use it for the CB swap. The flying telephone & the greeting are from the CB Steampunk Travel set of unmounted stamps. The 16 refers to P being the sixteenth letter of the alphabet & sixteenth tag in the series.
Here is my Q tag. Q for Quartz & Quality Time. I made this background ages ago & then couldn’t think what to do with it. I put gesso through a stencil, left it to dry, then covered it with Clear Rock Candy crackle paint. When that was dry I blended the TH Spring distress inks over the top, pushing down had so that the inks went into the cracks. I have a memory of Anita of the Artful Maven Haven blog showing this technique, but I’ve gone back through her posts for the last three or four months & can’t see it. So, Anita, if you read this, perhaps you could send me the link & I will edit this post to include it? Thanks.
I had already decided on Quality Time as the theme when I saw a picture of a piece of smoky quartz online somewhere &I thought I’d have a go at creating my own ‘quartz’. I stamped the clock & flowers stamp from the Punky Romance A4 set with Versamark ink, then covered it with a mix of a yellow embossing powder & Weathered Wood Distress EP & heat set. Then I blended Frayed Burlap distress ink on top, wiped it off the embossed areas & cut out the entire piece. Added some gears, brads, adhesive gems & a spinner & the tag was finished.
That’s all for today, thanks for looking. Until next time,
Love & light