Thursday, 7 July 2011

With a flourish........

Hi there
Over at Simon Says Stamp and Show we are asked to show a flourish; so I have done; just for them......
I die cut two Tim Holtz Movers and shapers flourishes out of black card. Using the waste as a stencil and worn lipstick Distress ink I added the flourishes to the tag  and blended some of the same colour around the edges. I then went over everything with chipped sapphire distress ink, splashed with water and dried.
The die cut flourishes were given two coats of clear UTEE.
The stamps are all Andy Skinner, I stamped the small script in worn lipstick and the main sentiment in black archival and then attached the flourishes.
To finish I added the bright red ribbon (which I stamped with a barbed wire stamp) along with a silver heart to the top and a strip of matching ribbon along the bottom.
I guess I was trying to achieve a tag that, at first glance, seems rather sweet but as you look closer begins to give a little undercurrent that disturbs....... a bit like a Gothic novel
Just a reminder too about my altered matchbox swap, details are here if you would like to join in......
Until later, enjoy your creative journey.

7 comments:

Lori said...

Gorgeous tag! Love the colors, and the flourishes with UTEE! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

jhayboy said...

I really like this... already a few ideas are popping in my head...

Love the background..

Jhay

xxxtglxxx said...

Love your flourishes! :) They look great embossed as well as stamped.

hugs

xxalisonxx

Candy C said...

Hello Neil. Love your tag. It's so eloquently done. Love your black embossed flourishes as well as the masked ones. Great idea. The tag background color is gorgeous as well. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great tag Neil but really love the O.E. script on that word stamp of course... the flourishes are great too..Shaz in oz.x

LynneForsythe said...

Neil....what is there NOT TO LOVE about this tag...the stunning flourishes....the water drops...the red bow accents....guess I'd have to say I LOVE IT ALL!!!

THANKS BUNCHES for playing along with the teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome tag. Love your use of color and I always forget to do the wayer dropplets, great effect!

Thanks for entering my giveaway and best of luck!
Lynn