10 October 2012

To Rusty With Love

At the risk of getting boring I have completely lost my mojo since hurting my arm (if you're the only person on the planet who doesn't know about it read more here!) So I was determined to join in on my favourite challenges this week and combined them together! Everything Wendy Vecchi wanted us to use Wendy's CFA technique from here and Simon Says Stamp and Show want us to get rusty! 
I made a tag using my favourite PaperArsty paint Beach Hut and then put Indigo and Classic Treasure Gold through a mask and round the edges of the tag and tag topper I made. Then I sanded it all and added Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the tag. I then stamped the background stamp from Love to Make Art randomly in the background and the heart on some Sticky Back Canvas. The canvas was adhered to some CFA and then cut out. I coloured the heart with Barn Door Distress Stain and gently heated so I could curl the top slightly. I added some ideaology foliage to the heart which I'd painted, sanded and added more of the Treasure Gold to. 
The wire was coloured with Alcohol Inks to make it look rusty. The wings are just gorgeous and I adhered the heart to them and attached them to the tag on top of the wire. So I hope that this might be the start of my mojo returning - it was certainly a lot of fun playing with ink again!
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16 comments:

Helen said...

What a beautiful tag, love the combination of the rusty wings and the heart... mojo is back I think!

victoria h said...

lots of texture on your tag - glad you've got your mojo back.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely Gabrielle, the rusty wings are gorgeos and so textural. Love the added rusty wire, the rust works beautifully against the blue painted background and I love the pop of red with the heart. Hope your arm is a little better. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

butterfly said...

Can see the fun returning here - such fabulous colours bumping into each other, and the rusty wings and the mesh are yummy! Hope the arm continues to improve...
Alison x

Gillian .... said...

I think your mojo has well and truly returned, gorgeous combination of elements and colours, love this alot Gabrielle. xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Wish I could be this good without mojo! love the colour combo.

Redanne said...

And I second Julia's comment above!

Candy C said...

Gabrielle...I totally love your tag! Love the background color. It really looks fabulous against the red and rust. Those wings are so rusty looking! I also love the wire underneath the wings and heart. Great piece! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful tag, Gabrielle! Love those blues.

Gráinne said...

Just admire this tag, such a great texture and color on the background, love that shade of blue, and the rust turned out perfecty :-)
No, I didn't know about your arm, I'm 'new' on your blog, but I know burns can hurt like hell and of course I sincerely wish a very quick recoverage and return of the mojo.
Best wishes, Suzane x

inkypinkycraft said...

Hope your arm gets better soon,
I love this tag..I myself have a thing for hearts and wings and these wings are yummy..I need some!!!!
Great colours too against the rust! Fab make
Trace x

snazzyoriginal said...

Love those rusty wings against the bright background xx

monique said...

love the bright colours and texture, great tag

Izzy said...

Awesome tag! The colors drew me in straight away.. great work :) iz x

Wanda H said...

Wonderful tag!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lori said...

Cool color combo! Love the pop of red with the heart...this is a fab tag Gabrielle, thanks for joining the MAC!