Saturday, April 27, 2013
Eclectic Ellapu ~ Home tag
Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a great love of houses, real or imagined, flat or 3-D. When I saw that the theme for this week's Purple challenge at Eclectic Ellapu was Anything Goes, it was a no-brainer for me to decide what to feature on a tag.
The background paper stated life as a Mixed Media page from a Strathmore pad. I often keep this pad beside my work space so that if I have left-over paint or ink mop-ups from stencils, I can add it to the pad. When I have created something I can work with, I rip out the page and use it on a project. This particular tag had a painted background with black ink (maybe Distress or Dylusions) cleaned off from stencils. I know for sure that the TCW fence stencil is here as well as the TCW mini punchinella stencil done with white gesso. The tag size I cut is a #8.
The house was traced from a Maya Road chipboard house onto paper from DCWV Collage Musings stack. The roof rulers, front door, and butterflies were pulled from Idea-ology Crowded Attic Salvage stickers. Creamy white trim was adhered where the roof met the house and the letters spelling home, also stickers, were adhered over the door. The house was then glued to the background with the right edge of the roof hanging off the tag.
The black zigzag was the offcut from another border piece cut with an MFT die. Small turquoise buttons were threaded and adhered at the bottom of the Vs. Three pieces of washi tape were glued to the upper left side of the tag and doodling was done with a Micron pen. To complete the tag, a hole was punched in the top and 3 lengths of crinkled seam binding were worked through it and tied with cream embroidery floss.
Just a simple little tag but it makes me happy. I love the colour palette, the little house, tiny butttons, rulers, and polka dots. Whimsy always makes me smile...hope it did the same for you. Thanks for visiting today. Be sure to check out the awesome makes from the rest of the Eclectic Ellapu Purple DT for this Anything Goes challenge. I'm hoping you'll play along this time since the topic is wide-open. I look forward to seeing what you create.
I am entering this tag in the following challenges:
Allsorts #204 Anything But a Card
Just Add Ink #163 Just add a fun background
Charisma Cardz Challenges #16 Polkadots (on the washi tape and background)
Life is good; so is art.