Monday, September 24, 2012

Braver, Stronger, Smarter - Dylusions Tag

Good morning!

Hope everyone had a nice weekend - I had an art day on Saturday (taking an on line class - will share more later), and yesterday we had a family birthday celebration - jumbo Maryland crab cakes, corn on the cob, potato salad, and bean salad - and "end of summer" feast!  Was a great time with family...

Wanted to share another size #12 Dylusions tag I made. I love the sentiment - it's a good reminder to take pride in all we have to offer.  The background was done with Dylusions ink sprays, stencils and stamps, and then I collaged the pennant (bunting) stamps, the sentiment, and some book text and hand-drawn houses (totally inspired by Kate Crane) over the top. 


The houses were colored in with Faber Castell watercolor pencils and a water brush.  The flowers at the bottom were colored with with Sharpie paint pens.  Because the flowers were stamped over some gesso, a water based color would have resisted, so a paint pen was perfect.

Have a great week!

~ ellen

4 comments:

Gina Sismilich said...

So sweet - love those large tags.

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUS.... wish I had been there to have some of that loverly grub!! xx

Anita Houston said...

Your blog title just rejumped out at me!!! Love this colorful tag, so fun!!!

Kaz said...

Oooo love your houses.......sooo gorgeous!

Kaz