Friday, October 28, 2011

A little bit of ink and shiny stuff...

Have you got that Friday feeling? Glad it's the weekend, ready to indulge in all the nice stuff and have a ball... but feel so tired you quite fancy staying in bed until Monday? Well, if you do I'm on your side. Life seems full on, on all levels, at the mo, and I can't wait for a free day to just faff and chill! That being said, I still wanted to join in at Grungy Monday. Perfect Distress is on the menu, see the top chef Tim here!



I love the stamp set Floral Tattoo It has an appealing hand carved, slightly primitive look but I don't use it enough so I dug them out and just dived in! The background is Stormy Sky, over-stamped with Barn Door to which I applied Forever Red Perfect Pearls.



I added more stamping with Dusty Concord and again Stormy Sky. The birds are stamped in Black Archival and the sentiment in Ranger Plum Archival. I added more Barn Door to the edges and a lace tie to finish.
Felt like trying out some more tones so went for a second one! The background is Peeled Paint and the over-stamping in Barn Door to which I applied Perfect Gold, continuing with Chipped Sapphire and more Peeled paint. The birdies are again black and the words in Ranger Cobalt for a difference in tone to the black but still strong. I inked the edges with Stormy Sky to give it a boost and added a black lace tie.
A dark, frosty night means shots from my crafty den but it's hard to pick up the glitter & glam! Here's a little bit that was willing to sparkle!
So there you go, some inky gossip from me. I'm working on my new My Mojo Monthly projects so a busy weekend ahead. I love all the entries so far, it'll be tough to choose a winner! There's still a few days to enter October's challenge here, where it's all about creative surfaces (could be my craft mat...) I'm signing off and attempting a Cinderella by getting into bed by midnight! Thanks for being here! Back on Monday with something special! Sarah.

14 comments:

Alison said...

Fabulous colours & stamping Sarah! x

sandra de said...

The tags are stunning I love the colours you have chosen and the stamps are must haves.

Dawn said...

Oh so bliss to look at great stamp I sont have this background one and fabby mix of colours too Dawn xx

CraftyLoops said...

These are fantastic tags, I love the colours. Lee x

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful tags, Sarah! It's so cool how the layered stamping looks with the pearls added.

Ravenous Rae said...

Love the tags! They are beautiful.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great tags, very inspirational

greetings, Alie :-)

Sam said...

Very pretty tags here Sarah. Love 'em!

Sandra said...

Wow, I just love the color combination, especially of the first tag! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sandra

Ricardo MiƱana said...

Nice entry, you have a intersante space
if you like the lyrics full of tenderness, poetry,
I invite you to my spaces,
happy weekend.
a hug.

Terry said...

Oh I see you have had a visit from the same person who left me the same comment! Your tags are stunning! The colors are amazing in both and your stamped images work so well! Have a great weekend!

Candy C said...

Such pretty tags, Sarah. Love your style. <3 Candy

Linda Ledbetter said...

Sarah, I'm so happy you were able to make time to play along with GM24! Sounds like you're in turbo mode right now, and isn't this year just speeding by?!

Your Perfect Distress pieces are GORGEOUS!!! I love the colors-- you've created a really unique and magical look, and the stamps you chose are lovely. Two lovely pieces that look awesome together. Well done!

I hope you get a little time to chill this week!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sarah, love these tags - the colours are so vibrant and the stamp is terrific. I understand the difficulty getting photographs that show everything that glitters and glistens at it's best ... the batteries I have wasted trying to get the perfect shot :) Elizabeth x