Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday, vendredi, vrijdag, viernes!

Welcome to my blog and the weekend! High kick and your best jazz hands please! Planning a whole creative weekend, but first up a tag for Grungy Monday (which I have never managed on the said day). Mr. H freestyles for us here...
 I indulged in Wild Honey then Barn Door, Rusty Hinge and a puff of Black Soot to create my background. Swooshing it all on, off, on and around, letting the colours make the decisions. I often have a clear image in my mind but today it was go with the flow which is fun too. Fell for the dress form stamp from Wendy Vecchi as I'm just a bit in love with her curves. Really liking the variegated ink tones which really sing with the extra embossing.
She needed a bit of costume drama so I stamped Wendy's light-bulbs as wings onto Clearly For Art and a brassy bustle for her booty! Here you can also see a bit of extra background stamping and the texture on the tag. Added some layering and grounding with a paper scrap and seam binding.The brass ball chain is attached with red cross stitches for a bit of colour.
Inked up, stamped up, stapled and pinned! Specimen 2b is a fine lady...
 I stamped another scrap with yummy well worn Distress powder and lots of red ink, also colouring more seam binding for the tag tie.


So there she is, hope you like her. It's a great technique for a background and I really enjoyed just playing around and seeing what grew. Hope you also find some inspiration for some creative dabbling too.
Thanks for dropping by and also a big thank you for the continued support and entries for July's My Mojo Monthly. Is it a blog challenge I've been asked???? Well, it's not the quite the norm... Your inspiration is in the spotlight! Come on - tell me about the why behind your what!!!

Enjoy the minutes and moments of your weekend, wherever they appear...

Sarah.

25 comments:

Kathy Eddy said...

I just absolutely love this!!!

Nancy said...

LOVE this, Sarah!!

Deb said...

This is fabulous!

Milla said...

So beautiful!

Suze Bain said...

Gorgeous colours, love the ball chain. xx

Gabrielle said...

I truly love this! Then wings are inspired and the colours etc are wonderful. Yet again you have inspired me!

2amscrapper said...

Here from EWV. Stunning tag!

craftytrog said...

Great colours & design Sarah! Love those wings!

Terry said...

This tag is so awesome! Love the string of beads and the colors are gorgeous!

Linda R. said...

She is absolutely gorgeous.. I just love every single detail of you tag..
Hope you have a great weekend..

Hugs, Linda

Joan said...

Wow, what a fabulous tag, love the wings and the bustle, gorgeous colours.

StampDancer said...

This is a gorgeous tag!

craftattack said...

A gorgeous tag, and I love the colours. Hugs, Valerie

Angie said...

This is fabulous ...love it.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Fabulous,! You were right to go with the flow the end result reminds me of an old old painting, especial love the red on the body form.

Marie

Gillian .... said...

Hi Sarah, I too love the WV dress form, these colours really rock, love the distressed overall feel to this tag, but with such an exciting colour combo. The wings too are inspirational. x

donna said...

Your tag is so full of creativity it should get up and fly around spreading color everywhere. I love it...Donna

Electra said...

This is stunning! I love the lightbulb wings!

Laura said...

Fantastic tag. Really loving it.

Marjie Kemper said...

Great tag, Sarah! Love the red stitching on the ball chain - neat touch!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a breathtaking piece, love the wings.

PsyPenguin said...

Luscious tag! The lightbulb wings are fab. xx

Sam said...

This is truly gorgeous! Well done Sarah! xx

Angelfish said...

I love the light bulb wings....truly inspired!

Juls said...

fabulous!!!! I love how you have added wings to the mankin!! Hugs Juls