Hello all and welcome to Words and Pictures! Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my frosted bottles at PaperArtsy and the winter branches at Calico - very much appreciated, especially since I haven't been able to hop around as much as I'd hoped this week... roll on the weekend for some blog-visiting!!
We have at least made it to Friday... and it's another Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey - that lovely extra Friday in a challenge month which means we all just get to play with tags, Tim-style!
If you head over to A Vintage Journey you'll find a wealth of beautiful tag-making from my fabulous team mates, and here's my offering.
You'll see I've been reworking ideas from recent projects... it's a combination of my Art Journalling With Tim pages (there's still nearly a week to play along with my Art Journalling with Tim challenge) and my Wilted Violet Moments tag.
I guess I'm still working through my unexpected love of Wilted Violet as an autumn colour!
The colours are a direct lift from my journalling pages... so there's Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violet, Rusty Hinge and Ground Espresso all smooshed onto the jumbo tag and re-smooshed for a wrinkle-free distress look.
As far as the images go, I've pretty much CASEd my own tag but in a larger version.
So there are wild meadow grasses layered on to the lower part of the tag, stamped in Sepia and Coffee Archival as well as Ground Espresso and Vintage Photo Distress inks.
Generally the paler the colour the further away the image looks, so you can create quite a lot of dimension without trying to use masking, which would be nigh-on impossible with images this intricate.
It's helpful that foreground colours tend to be more intense, because obviously the darker inks take precedence over the lighter ones visually, so they do appear to be "in front".
Up above, the birds are gathering ready to set off on their migratory journey. Unusually for me, every single stamp used on this tag is a wood-mounted one. I don't have many (too space-consuming), but the ones I have are some of my all-time favourite images.
This word stamp, for instance, is a constant go-to sentiment. I've embossed it in Vanilla White to make sure it holds its own against the colourful and detailed background.
There's a rustic topping, and plenty of chalky white splatter too, just to give a lift to the look of the whole thing.
By mounting the tag on some ivory watercolour card, you get a pale frame which draws together the lighter highlights on the tag. But watch out... by the time it was mounted, the jumbo tag only just fitted in to the intended standard envelope!
I added some complementary stamping and white splatter on the front and popped it all in to the post. I know it has safely reached its destination so I'm happy to share it with all of you as my Tag Friday contribution.
Do hop over to A Vintage Journey to see what my fantastic team-mates have been creating, and I hope you'll get a bit of creative playtime soon too. There are even a few days left to try out some Art Journalling With Tim if you fancy a challenge.
I hope you all have a beautiful weekend worth remembering!
Forever is composed of nows.
Happiness, not in another place but this place... not for another hour, but this hour.
"What day is it?"
"It's today," squeaked Piglet.
"My favourite day," said Pooh.
From Winnie the Pooh by A.A.Milne