Happy Sunday, hope all is well.
The deadline for Tag Tuesday (Animals theme) is tonight. I could only muster up the energy to do one this time. I'm in the middle of an arthritis flare and I'm just dragging, feel burned out on art but I employed mind over matter and finally finished this.
In addition to Animals, I also wanted to hit Fantasy and In the Meadow themes. That meant Lavinia and inks, lol. All the stamps I used are Lavinia, except for the Crafters Companion hanging vines.
For the tag base I cut some heavyweight white card stock with a Spellbinders Labels 17 die. I sponged on Distress Ink Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet for the sky and DI Tea Dye for the Autumnal meadow floor. I stamped the stone path with VF Clair Morning Mist, the 3 tall trees in the distance with VF Clair Acorn. The tree hedge, the hare, the fairy buttercups in the foreground, the fairies and orb and the hanging vines were all stamped with Nocturne VF Clair.
I next went to town with glitter markers and gel pens. I used a couple of grey Tombow watercolor markers on the path and a brown one on the outlines around it. Finally, I smoodged some white colored pencil on the tops of each path stone and ink-distressed the tag perimeter edge with some Purple Hydrangea VersaMagic chalk ink. At that point, I threw caution to the wind and handwrote "Autumn Meadow Magic" with my Carbon Fountain Pen and even signed my initials at the bottom!
I stuck to a simple layout with no masking and the black ink in front of lighter colors.
I'm always soooo intimidated by this style of art and greatly relieved when I get done with no major mistakes.
Close-up of the fairies and their magic orb.
Angled view to show you all the glitter & shine.
Happy week ahead to you.
Thanks for visiting.
Like the saying goes, Autumn is my favorite color. All the leaves, the ground, even the sky, especially when the air is cool and crisp.
I used the leaves and the colors pink, yellow, orange, grey, black
Media: Paper, Watercolor makers, inks, colored pencil, glitter
Lots of glitter marker and pen dots