It's been a busy week here. We've had family visiting and it's been a great time. But, that explains my lateness in posting my tag for this week's Summer of Color challenge. So, this post will be brief.
The colors for this week were gray and lavender with a pop of plum. The gray and lavender were not easy colors for me to work with. Honestly, they always make me think of Victorian ladies coming out of mourning. But, I decided that was a downer so I was going to go with my favorite subject, Gardens! Victorian gardens to be precise because I couldn't get away from the Victorian vibe!
Here is what I made.
I started with a number 10 tag and covered the whole thing with Weathered Wood Distress Stain. I then ran a line of Brushed Pewter DS along the edge. I daubed some embossing ink on a piece of bubble wrap that was sitting on my table and randomly pressed it onto the tag. I used Ranger's Antiquities embossing powder in Cement and heated it. I then pressed the bubble wrap over parts of the embossed areas and embossed again with silver embossing powder.
The image of the lovely Victorian lady was from my stash and is a fabric piece that I glued in place. I used part of a Memory Box die cut in a lavender paper to frame her and give the illusion of her looking through a garden gate. One of my favorite dies are the new Tim Holtz trellis dies. I used a different lavender paper to cut them. I then used a plum paper to cut another trellis and used the inner pieces for my "pop" of plum color. I used Glossy Accents to fill in some of the openings and the plum pieces to fill in others. One of the things I love about these dies is that the inner pieces can be used alone and I love using two colors together as a shadow. You can see I scattered those around the tag. I glued a spray of lavender and plum "berries" below the focal and added some Kaiser Craft Sparkles to the background. I finished it off with a piece of sequined lace trim from the stash.
Here are some details.
So, there is this week's tag! In the end I had a great time using these colors which is why I love this challenge. Thanks once again to Kristin for hosting and for coming up with such fantastic color combinations every week!
Thank you all for visiting me. I so appreciate your visits. I hope you have a fabulous weekend and I'll be back soon.