21 January 2013

New...

For Crafty Boots this fortnight my lovely friend Helen has set us the theme of New - as it's still early in the year - new stamp, new house, new anything! There's something rather wonderful about 'new' things - a new year brings fresh determination to make it the best yet; new things smell lovely and there's nothing like testing a new ink to see what inspiration the colour brings! 
Freya and I challenged each other and chose to use new stamps. We also had to use Dylusion inks, a skull and a sentiment. Quite a challenge! The tag was sprayed with London Blue, Vibrant Turquoise and Fresh Lime inks. I stamped the leaves (from the Around the Edge set) and inked the with more Fresh Lime ink.  
The mushrooms (from Doolally Dorris) were inked with Postbox Red and Melted Chocolate inks and the white spots were bleached out with a tiny spot of... well... bleach! The skull (from Dependable Dotty) was stamped on to white card and a little hat added (from Doolally Dorris). The sentiment was from the Say What You Mean stamp set and was stamped on to white card and adhered. I hope you feel inspired to join us this time - we love seeing what you create!
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11 comments:

CraftygasheadZo said...

Wow so vibrant, and fab use of inks and stamps! Take care Zo xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Hi Gabrielle

I love the amazing colours you have used for this tag.

I have been trying to work our what type of mushroom your skull would be, perhaps a Death Cap. Whereas the other two mushrooms are clearly the ones pixies live in.

Dionne xx

Helen said...

Brilliant, Gabrielle! Love your challenge within a challenge! After setting this one I then had trouble finding something I wanted to do...!!!

Gráinne said...

Stunning tag! Fab ...
Suzanne

Sara said...

Love the challenge in the challenge, the colours are fantastic xxxx

Red Kitty said...

Brilliant tag, gorgeous colours. x

victoria h said...

Love the vibrant colours - crazy sentiment!

Gillian .... said...

Gorgeous, love the vibrancy. x

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, cool tag!! Love the colours & the skull looks rather fetching in his party hat.

Lisette Baker said...

What a great tag. Love Dylusions and resisted those toadstools but now I feel I must get them. Brilliant!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just wonderful, love the images and the bright colors.