June 7, 2011

Dylusions - Day 6


Ooops! Forgot to schedule today's post - sorry it's a little late... here we go with Day 6 of Dylusions!

Today's tag starts with a color wash background (big surprise) in butterscotch and red pepper.  I love the instant results of these color sprays and the blended, sometimes marbled/mottled look you can achieve with practically no effort.

Used the leafy vine and bits & bats Dylusions stamps, tracing around the leaves with white pigment pen to help the leaves stand out against the dark background.

Used another of my "new" sentiments from Tim Holtz - this is an oldie but a very goodie, and so true.  As in keeping with my style of late, I cut the words up individually and glued them down.  This lets me put almost any sentiment on a tag because the words don't have to fit in their original configuration. Added some antique linen distress ink to age the words a bit.

And, lastly, I used Tim's picket fence die to cut out the fence in grungeboard, painted with a white paint dabber and distressed the tips with my brown blending tool (whatever color was left on the foam). The blending tools hold so much ink that often times you don't need to add more ink to just distress the edges.  And the bird from the bits & bats set just looked perfect sitting on the fence, taking a break (as the sentiment suggested - he's a smart bird...)  haha.

Added the antique key and the other dangly embellishment from Susan Lenart Kazmer's "Industrial Chic" line - available at Michael's, and some rag ribbon at the top.

Just one more project to share tomorrow!  Hope you stop by to check it out.  See you then.  Have a great day!

~ ellen.


Helen said...

Another stunner! I hope you have something else lined up, I will miss your Dylusions tags..... have a great day.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous tag, love the depth of colours in the background and the splash of White pen, very striking. Tracy x

Kirsten Alicia said...

I'm loving this series of tags. The white pen was a great idea.

Kaz said...

O M G!!! I think Im in love!!! With your tag its gorgeous!! Just love your series of tags way to go!!


Candy C said...

Ellen...this is wonderful! I love your tag....ALL of them! You're so talented, girlfriend! Love the colors and the sentiment. You're rocking it!!! <3 Candy

Hels Sheridan said...

loving those bright colours with the white bits on the leaves... very cool... that sentiment is the best isn't it... and yep, smart birdy indeed! LOVE that metal pebble... shoulda got some of those while I had the chance lol ... hope you having a goodly week xx

Juls said...

fab!! Love the picket fence and the keys!! Hugs Juls

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic tag, love the colors and all the details.