I am on a roll now making art for my walls and have one more design I wanted to finish. I have this really cheerful distress ink background that I was inspired to make when I was surfing this weeks Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. I saw these Holtz tags colored from orange to lime green with holtz stamps. At first I was going to make something just like them but as with me I went off on a tangent. The footprint for this project is A2 size, not tag sized, so I got out my circle stencils and started stencils a variety of circular shapes, even a sort of sunset in the distance. I then used Texture paste and added yet more circles. I stopped here and then pondered what next.
I thought of something I'd recently die cut. I had borrored some Spellbinder dies from a friend and cut out a bunch of bright foil dies. One was a house border in copper. I felt it was right to layer this popped up over the bottom green space. I definitely wanted an inspirational sentiment on this one as my last project was sentiment-less. I picked a perfect sentiment, stamped it in grey then die cut it using my new Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Rectangles dies.
Did I mention that I got ALOT of new dies for Christmas and my birthday? I asked for and got ALL of the GIna Marie nested sets in all shapes that I had on my wish list. I had to limit myself so I picked four favorite new edges. Loopy, Scalloped, X Stitch, Round stitch. I also had the missing stitched shapes to finish off my set of stitched that she makes. Banner, fishtale and diamond. If I could be greedy I would get them all, but these will be enough for now:) What I like best is that for the price they work great. I was hesitant initially because her nested designs are only $10 per set, but I have used them ALOT and they are all working well, and hold up strong.
My husband liked the copper border and the overall bright design. I like it too so on the wall it goes!
Tip: I cannot hang traditional glass frames in our trailer (for obvious reasons), instead I just mount my art on corrugated cardboard cut to size in a complementary color. I use 3m poster tabs which hold the weight of my many layered art just right and are easily removed as needed.
I entered this project in the following challenges:
Splitcoast Stampers Inspiration Challenge IC580 Altered Diaries Inspiration link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/89938966/handmade-nature-tags-birds-crows-flowers?ref=shop_home_active_23 bottom row yellow to green tags, third from the left.