Saturday, September 15, 2012

“You Make My Heart Sing” Tag

You Make My Heart Sing w border

The “blended stains” technique is featured this week in the challenge at Studio L3, from page 45 of Tim Holtz’s book Compendium of Curiosities, Volume 2. This one is surely a hit with me, as I love stains, and I love blending. I seem to be “all about color” at this stage of my life (oh, well, maybe I always was and just never had time to notice until my life coasted into this no-longer-teaching, more-relaxed phase!). This week’s challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

The background stain is made up of several colors, including Broken China. But for the coordinating blue pieces (ribbon, trim, heart), I used one of the newest distress inks, Salty Ocean. This was my first time to use it, and I love it! The Movers and Shapers heart was cut from grunge board. Then I saturated it with a lot of Salty Ocean and heat embossed it with UTEE a couple of times.

Just for fun, I took a quick pic of my work area while this one was in process.

work area

I could say that I chose my coffee mug to match the in-process project, but that could cause the reader to draw certain conclusions about my personality that might or might not be true.


Words and Pictures said...

Wow, that's a gorgeous tag, Barbara - the Salty Ocean has got a real kick to it, hasn't it?! Love your blended background, glorious colours, and that heart is a beauty!
Alison x

Ivy (Ivette) said...

Barbara I just love your choice of colors. This came out really nice! Keep up the good work!

Scrappin' Stacy said...

Very pretty. Love the colors!

Jenny Marples said...

Just catching up with your recent posts and saw this fab tag. Just LOVE the colours and that delicious heart. Hugs, Buttons x