Friday, 13 January 2012

Seeing red at The Stamp Man

Hi there
It's the first new challenge over at The Stamp Man today and it's a nice flexible one to get you going; Red. Appropriate for many who are thinking of valentine. I however, managed to forgot it's almost Valentine's day and ended up with this rather dramatic and perhaps more "disturbing" tag!
The tag is cut out of glossy card, then covered with fired brick distress stains to give the dramatic red colour. The colours really pop out on gloss card. I stamped the man in black archival and then used the harlequin stamp to ground it. The sentiment was added along the side and I stamped the hand on a separate card , coloured with distress ink in spun sugar and black soot and rubbed some glossy accents over to give a bit of shine. To finish I used black soot on the edges and spritzed with water to add interest, stamped some of the ink blots onto the tag and lastly decided to add some detail using the hanging sign die.
So definitely not a love letter! I guess I was thinking more along the "Red is for Danger" lines, but sometimes though we step out and follow a path that at first glance seems rather challenging and spooky; it is that very path that awakens our souls to the possibilities of life......... when personal or creative.
Remember there's a £10.00 voucher up for grabs for the winner of this challenge so I hope to see you there at The Stamp Man challenge blog; where there is loads more inspiration from the team too!


Anesha said...

Super tag, love the background!

Cath Wilson said...

I love red and this looks great!

Angela Weimer said...

A great take on the challenge Neil. Love how it turned out. looks wonderful. Have a good one. Angela

Siobhan Fyffe said...

This certainly does stand out Neil !! I love how vibrant the red is. Great tag.
See you in March at Beamsley.
Have a good weekend.
Siobhan x

CraftyLoops said...

Ohhhh I love this tag. Lee :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's cool, your bright red looks fantastic.