Monday, 29 April 2013

12 Tags of 2013 - April

Now this month, I said to myself, I think I should try to make my tag a little more like the 'Inspirational one' Tim Holtz gives to the world at the beginning of each month.  Press here to see his April tag.

How wrong can a girl be, but I had fun and it does have a version of a dragonfly!



With modelling film on the reeds.


and modelling film on the dragonfly.


Then I took it off again.  
It stayed off but I like the reeds, so the frog can hide.  One of Tally's additions


The dragonfly is made from wood sheet, sprayed with Dylusion spays, taken from the stash, put there a couple of months ago after an afternoon of just playing. The dragonfly I drew first on paper and then used as a template to cut the wood shape.


I had put it through an embossing folder as well, you can just see the pattern in the wing.




The tag was made from the other half of this sheet of paper, I think it is a Graphic 45 (will check and update)

I painted it with Distress Paint, was amazed how much of the background you could still see, just what I was hoping for!


This is how it stayed for about 15 days lol
How life can get in the way of making art/crafting



Finally I drew the reeds and had the debate to colour or not.
Walk away is best solution, made a cup of tea etc, etc even eat cake or a banana.


close up of the reeds.


Yep they were coloured, with gel pen as I wanted it semi see through.


Then added the film on top, again reeds drawn on it to add another layer this time using Promarkers.  
Close up of frog. Tally hopes he made you smile.
He is not stuck in so he might end up on something else, but he is safe hiding in the reeds.

The words
Embrace Change  (at the top)
Bottom of the pond to soaring high. (I know its spelt wrong)

I typed and printed it in a hurry and been looking at all day, still didn't see until stuck it on lol!
The embrace change, I put on the wrong way round as well, it will always make me smile, 
I think embrace imperfection just says it all.



Now you might of realized we spend much of our time, down at the canal basin, just by the dry dock wall is a small wild flower growing, no not just any weed, but a 


forget-me-not 
a seed just blown in by the wind.


as you can see above shortly to be joined by a dandelion.

Sorry the picture quality is not so good, all those middles are that beautiful yellow. 
And petals all blue.



Happy crafting and thank you for reading to the end of the post.

Dorrie



1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful, Dorrie. It's just full of colour and life! :)
    I SOOO understand how life can get in the way! Finding a partially completed project is common with me! ;)

    Fabulous job on the reeds too, that's simply awesome!!

    Thanks for crafting with us in the Marvelous Masks and Spectacular Stencils Challenge at Inspiration Emporium!!

    Hugs

    Spike

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