Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Color Challenge for Our Creative Corner

Hello and happy weekend!  I hope your summer is going great.  I am still on vacation, but was able to schedule posts beforehand and am doing some blogging on the road.  I'm back today to share a tag I made for Lori Rider's Our Creative Corner challenge.  This week Lori has a color challenge for us:  Poppy, Lime, Pink, Black and White with the required twist of adding either fabric or circles or both. 
Well, I don't mind telling you the colors threw me for a loop!  Holy moly, I thought, how on earth can I use those colors?  Well, sometimes, you gotta just jump in and that's what I did.  I started by sponging a doily with Ripe Persimmon DI, which I used for my poppy color.  Then I sponged my tag with Shabby Shutters (lime) DI and stamped in black archival ink with the Elements of Style toile stamp from Stampin' Up!  I cut my doily apart before affixing it in two separate pieces to the tag.  I created a faux butterfly button using a PTI die, a TH stamp and some Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint and added a few more black buttons as decorative elements.  The sentiment is from the Lovely Day stamp set by Artistic Outpost.
My handmade black crinoline flower was the defining black element.  I found a gorgeous black and gold button for the center in my vintage button stash.  My pink is just a tiny pop with the itty bitty pink butterfly and the pink stick pin. A strip of black crocheted lace finished this piece off.

Now that my colorful tag is finished, I must say that I love the way it came out.  The colors are incredible together, especially the poppy and lime!

Now it's time for you to hurry on over to Our Creative Corner.  We have a sensational design team and they are sure to have a gorgeous line up of samples for your inspiration.

These products used to make this tag are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


Jenny Marples said...

Wow but does this work Linda! The background stamp is divine, your use of those colours is so clever and the lacy black flower is perfect. Thanks for sharing your genius again. Hugs, Buttons x

Kim x said...

This is fabulous Linda, I have to try out these colours.
I hope that you are having a wonderful holiday, and thank you for finding the time to stop by.
Hugs Kimx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

EYE CANDY FOR THE CREATIVE SOUL!!!! Love the swanky feel! The lace and embellies really transform this!!!

Caroline D. said...

Gorgeous tag and love that crinoline flower!

Meihsia Liu said...

Your creation is always amazing!
I just love it! Hope you have a nice weekend! ... :)

Unknown said...

Linda I just love your tag. All that yummy inking in this gorgeous palette is wonderful. And I love that you created a tag! TAGalicious! The tiny butterfly image on your faux button is adorable, and I can't quite believe that you had trouble with the colour scheme, it works so well!

Shelly said...

Marvelous tag, Linda! You did an awesome job with those colors. I love the sentiment you used. I hope you're having a great vacation. xxx

Sandy said...

You are so very talented Linda. I really like your style and if you can't tell, I am studying you like crazy!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Such a beautiful showcase of the colors, Linda! That crinoline flower is an absolutely stunning focal point, too. Hope you are having a fun vacation! Hugs! :)

Sharon Wheet said...

Well Linda, in your usual fashion, you have created quite a tag! I just love! The row of black buttons and that gorgeous butterfly brad are smashing!
And as always I'm in love with your fabric blossom. Just dreamy!

I hope your trip is a good one. Travel safe. And have fun!
hugs, Sharon W.
ps your hyperlink isn't working on your image.

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