Wednesday, August 26, 2020

2020 Stash Party #41 - Totally Tag Time - Blends and Splatters

Hello, Crafty Makers!

One of the worse symptoms of my disease is FATIGUE!
I have been so tired these past few weeks that I have barely been able to muster the strength to get out of bed.  My doctors keep reminding me that my disease is in remission not cured.  There is no cure for what ails me.  It really sucks when I can't do the one thing that brings me to my happy place.  Anyway, enough of my pity party!  

This afternoon, I felt well enough to make a try at crafting.  It has been quite a while since I created a tag and it occurred to me that I needed to make another YT video for my Beginners Series and that a tag would be "easy" and fun.
"I Wish"
I just love how this background turned out even though my Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide pad is a soupy wet mess.  I don't think this particular pad  (and one other that I own) got the right mix of distress and pigment inks.  This one seems to be more pigment ink than Oxide.  In the end, I was able to blend the inks to my satisfaction but it was not easy!  I do not own Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass Oxide Ink so I used the regular Distress Ink and it worked just fine.  

I had some unexpected fun while playing around with my splatters.  I had intended to use just water splatter and white splatter but when I put my brush into the water it turned the water a very soft and pretty green.  I decided to splatter it onto my tag anyway.  It works. I also added a white splatter and a light splattering of plain water.
I must have 200 or more 6"x6" designer paper pads.  I don't use paper that much these days and I determined that using these paper pads needs to become a part of my 2020 and 2021 Stash Challenge.  I created this tag using a scrap from my stash and needed to cover the back.  I just picked a random pad and this particular design included the colors I needed and coordinated well with my lavender ribbon.

I failed to leave a spotlight (a space that does not have color) for my sentiment but it turned out okay!  I actually like the way the blended colors weave through the words!
The project needed a bit of texture so I added a bit of sparkle and a few sequins.

I will have to create another tag for the YT video and I think I will use different colors.  But making this little tag definitely lifted my spirits.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stuff I Used:
Paper Pad: My Mind's Eye - Cut & Paste "Flair"
Ribbon: Stash