Well it's time for our June Chocolate Baroque Alphatag Swaps and this month we have three letters, L, M & N. I have to say it's getting harder now to find stamps from my CB arsenal to match up with themes for the letters........ or maybe it's subjects to match the letters that I'm having trouble with, lol, because the little lists of ideas in my book get shorter for each letter now, lol! Anyway, here we go with my offerings for this month.
L is for Lemon & Lime/Lovebirds
I covered the whole tag with the nearest ink I had to Lime Green and then blended Black Soot Distress Ink round the edges. I stamped the pretty scroll corners with Versafine Onyx Black and heat embossed with clear EP and then stamped the little love birds.
I blended Lemonade Distress Ink over white card before stamping the fancy heart with Onyx Black Versafine and cut it out. I shaped it a little with my fingers and adhered it to the tag with Pinflair Glue. I stamped the words 'Love Birds' onto a piece of the lemonade coloured card with Versamark and clear embossed before rubbing black ink over it and then buffing to reveal the words again. I cut the words out and adhered them to the centre of the heart with 3D foam pads.
M is for Music/Masks
My apologies for this photo as it seems to have turned out a bit blurred. The actual elements on the tag are more defined but anyway, here's the how to. I blended Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet and Pumice Stone Distress Inks over the tag. I then used a Tando Creative music mask in some areas and added more Victorian Velvet ink. I followed this with stamping the music score randomly over the tag using Pumice Stone DI.
Using Onyx Black Versafine ink I stamped the main image onto the tag and again onto cream card and then the uppermost flowers yet again. I coloured all the images with Coloursoft pencils, cut the ones out of the cream card and decoupaged them onto the tag with Pinflair glue.
I die cut the music symbols from black card, using a Crealies die and then triple embossed with clear EP, adhered them to the tag and added the trim.
N is for Night/Night Owls
This is the first of my tags that I've designed in landscape format and first of all I created the hills using a torn paper mask and a punched circle for the moon. I used a combination of Distress Inks - Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Black Soot and Iced Spruce.
I then stamped the leafy branches with Onyx Black Versafine ink using just a small section of a much larger CB stamp and then blasted with the heat gun to ensure it was dry. I stamped the owls on the swirly branch and heat embossed with clear EP and finally added highlights with a white pen and the little owl charm.
Well, those are my offerings for this month and I have to say I was quite chuffed with them. I just hope the recipients like them, lol!
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