Friday, August 3, 2012

CC2Challenge #16-Perfect Pearls Mist-Serenity

serenity shimmer a with border

This is my entry in the Lovely Linda Ledbetter’s challenge, using techniques outlined by Tim Holtz on page 54 of his Compendium of Curiosities, Volume 2. Tim discusses some variations on this technique, and I used several of them on this project, especially loving the Textured Layering. Again using what I had on hand, I used Sunflower Sparkle and Forever Violet sprays and placed the faux enameled metal on a #8 Kraft tag.

The stamp is La Blanche, stamped on kraft paper and heat embossed using Distress Embossing Ink and fine black embossing powder. The purple ribbon was stained with Dusty Concord Distress Stain; the other ribbon was colored with Sunflower Sparkle. The rosette trim (Tim Holtz) was stained with Forever Violet and Perfect Pearl.

I wanted some dimension around the swan, so I matted her with some card stock from the Nostalgic Collection, Cut & Emboss Series, and then popped her off the tag with black foam tape. All edges were inked with Black Soot Distress Ink, some also with Dusty Concord.

I love the feeling of calm I have when I see this beautiful swan. I chose the word “Serenity” (computer-generated) to express the emotion.


julie case said...

Very beautiful! The shimmer-y metal and purple really compliment each other!

Sue said...

Your tag is beautiful, Barbara. Love all of the depth from the layers.

monique said...

Il est divin

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Gorgeous and so romantic feeling! Love the metal background and the purple! The rosettes really add soft texture to mix it all up! The swan is original and a great addition! Fab work Barbara!

inge said...

Hello Barbara,

you're right about the "calm" your card expresses. The colorcombination of the metal and the purple really makes it a very soothing tag to look at.

greetings from belgium

Jenny Marples said...

A beautiful tag Barbara. Loving your use of Dusty Concord on this especially. Hugs, Buttons x

Carol said...

Love the colors, beautiful tag!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is lovely, Barbara. What a delightful color palette you chose to work with and the faux metal embossed background is just gorgeous. Love the swan image too!

Lisa H said...

that is a beautiful and serene tag. I need some serenity myself!! I love all the elements and textures in it.