10 September 2012

A Chili Heart!

Welcome back to my cyberworld, and thank you to all those who have been kind enough to follow me and leave such lovely comments. Today's offering is rather colourful! I mentioned last WOYWWednesday that Anne had tempted me with her talk of 50% off crafty stuff (and from the comments I wasn't alone in that!) Some Jenni Bowlin inks somehow found their way in the post to my door and once here it would have been rude not to play. I'm also starting to have fun with the Indigo Blu stamps I was lucky enough to win (Trace's blog candy) recently. All this seemed to be ideal for a challenge set by Trace herself over at Dragons Dream Tag It On - a beating heart, a weathered timepiece and a bit of grunge.


The stamp set? 'Take The Time'. The inks? Jenni Bowlin Chili Powder and Chicken Feed with water sprayed on white (would you believe it!) card - these are INTENSE and everything got covered - whoops, there's always a washing machine.


That heart needed to take centre stage so the pocket watch was kept deliberately 'weathered' through gentle stamping and flat (layered over the original image). A beating heart? Oh! I thought Trace said a beading heart! It was made from shrink plastic covered in Rock Candy and coloured with Promarkers.


I love using Mega Flakes with Flitter Glu although sometimes it seems to work better than at other times - maybe it has to do with the amount of glu applied to the stamp. It also seems to work well when overstamped or highlighted with black archival ink. Adding pearly dots using Cosmic Shimmer PVA is also a favourite idea as it adds enough detail to make things pop more without overshadowing the original stamping.  Hopefully the whole tag is 'slightly grungy' enough for the challenge.

Be prepared for more of this colourway and these stamps as their potential is more fully explored (and the house slowly turns a lovely shade of crimson!!!)
Hugs to you all, Buttons x

22 comments:

  1. ...a gorgeous piece Buttons, great inking, the deep red merging with blood orange has a firey lava look, great for showing your inked cogs & sprockets, loVe your embossed cog, super effect, & super crackle on yout heart, loVely blood red too...a beautifully put together tag...Mel :)

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  2. Great take on the theme Buttons, was a difficult one to portray a 'beating heart' wasn't it, but yours surely fits the bill.

    Love your mega flakes with the flitter glu, I really need to get some of that!!

    Sam xxx

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  3. Love it! Red is my FAVOURITE colour and this looks so rich. Just stunning!

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  4. Wonderful reds and oranges - you can almost feel the heat coming off your tag. Fab!

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  5. Absolutely scrummy, Buttons! The colours are so fantastically intense - love the gold and black combination - so dramatic... fab tag!
    Alison x

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  6. This is amazing Buttons, such vibrant colours, and I love that crackled heart. I think I may need these Jenni Bowlin inks. Thanks so much for joining us at TIO x

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  7. Hi Buttons, you have done it again - created a mini masterpiece and one in the most gorgeous of colours - wow, loving that chilli and it looks amazing with the orange and also the red heart (my favourite colour). You should put this in Hels Sunday Stamper - riot of colours - because this really is! Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  8. Hi
    What a lovely tag, not cluttered or over dressed just perfect.
    Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Ria xxxxx

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  9. This is so awesome!! I love all of your details-the heart, the colors, gears-everything :)

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  10. Buttons this is wonderful!!! I love the take on the beating heart ,it is gorgeous and wow that colour is fab!!! Lve the ribbon colour too, a great contrast against the background. I lovethe waybyou have combined all the elements this is a truly wonderful tag! Love it! Trace x
    Ooh and thanks for dreaming at TIO!! Xx

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  11. Fabulous tag Buttons, Love the colours orange & red together so vibrant! Brilliant heart & elements,
    Thank you so much for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream TIO.. May x x x

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  12. Hey Buttons! Fantastic tag! The colours are so rich and so vibrant. That heart is simply gorgeous. Hugs from NZ.

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  13. Wow Buttons, that chili powder ink looks amazing...gorgeous with the black of the tag. Love the stamps and details. Lovely artwork!

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  14. Never mind your house turning crimson, let us see your fingers!!!
    Stunning depth of colour, imagine the possibilities for Hallowe'en creations.
    The way you handled the heart is fabulous, really making it centre stage.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  15. Gorgeous love the colours you used. Thanks for sharing at tio

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  16. Gorgeous!!! I LOVE the red and gears, but that heart is fabulous!!!

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  17. Just fantastic, it's a great composition. Thanks for dreaming with us at TIO this fortnight.

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  18. A striking tag Buttons. Beautiful vivid colour and fabulous techniques that add real dimension to your work. I love the design.

    Hugs Brenda xox

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  19. Gorgeous tag with fab texture. Thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Dream this time. Elizabeth x

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  20. Oooh! I've got that IndigoBlu stamp set too, love it. This tag is fab, looks like we had similar ideas with the heart too :)although I dislike my tag a lot lol

    Cath x

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  21. Amazing tag with so many great details! Love it!
    Hugs from Slovenia

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