Friday, April 3, 2015

TH 12 Tags - April

Although I usually read the 12 tags of ...posts it is rare that I play along. This month however, as I  bought the flower stamps as soon as I saw them, it seemed like a good challenge to have a go at. However, I made a card rather than a tag and couldn't find a way of working the dyed ribbon into it.
I struggled to hit the sweet spot for soaking the watercolour card - I either got it so wet that the spritzed ink ran straight off or not wet enough. After many tries, this was the best attempt so I went with it.
The flowers are coloured with Aged mahogany and Seedless preserves, and the centres with Ripe persimmon and Rusty hinge.
The friend this card is going to recently gave me her mother-in-law's button tin, which is where the flower button came from. I used pumice stone paint on it and then eggplant alcohol ink to mimic the colours in the flowers.

15 comments:

  1. I love your colours and the button is such a personal and lovely idea.

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  2. Lovely card! Love your take on TIm's card. Pretty colors and watercoloring!

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  3. I love your interpretation of Tim's tag! It makes a lovely card & I'm sure your friend is going to adore it!
    ~~julia~~

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  4. Congratulations on your Tim win for your beautiful April tag!

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  5. Lovely, congrats on your Tim Holtz win!

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  6. Your water coloring is beautiful! Lovely card. Congrats!

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  7. Beautiful tag! Congrats on your Tim Holtz win!

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  8. Heheheh - I had similar challenges Sarah!! I did mine four times!!! BUT you persevered and it paid off. Your Tag turned our REALLY pretty. And best of all - you used the button from your friends moms tin! I have my Grammie's and I haven't looked in it for years - you inspired me to go get it!! CONGRATULATIONS! j.

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  9. Very pretty tag! A well deserved CONGRATULATIONS! Yipppee!

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  10. Very pretty tag! A well deserved CONGRATULATIONS! Yipppee!

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  11. Beautiful tag Sarah, congratulations on your win!

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  12. Congratulations! Your watercolor technique turned out beautifully.

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  13. So pretty! Beautiful water coloring and colors. Love your tag. Congratulations!

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  14. Lovely card. I love the colors and how the button coordinates with the flowers. Congratulations on your win!

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  15. Congratulations on your card, it's lovely in these colours :-)

    Sally

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