Saturday, 1 February 2014

Just Three Colours for Our Creative Corner

Hello everyone and so lovely to have you drop by. Can you believe it is February already? Time flies when you are having fun, and I must be having fun, for it really seems to be flying at the moment.

I'm here for the second time today because the first of the month means a challenge at The Artistic Stamper (see post below). But it also means a new challenge for Our Creative Corner and this month, the lovely Jenny from Pushing the Right Buttons has set the challenge for us, namely to use just three colours in our projects, Brown, Purple or Plum and Blue. Absolutely no black lines allowed.

Well here is my attempt:

I have to be honest, purple is a colour I hardly ever use, though I love brown and blue as any regulars will know. So, trust me, this was a real challenge for me. I decided to make one of my all time favourite projects, a paper bag with a tag inside. The tag is a #10 Ranger Manila tag, and the bag is just the right size to hold it.

I created the bag by layering up a distressed piece of DP, which I had crinkled up first, I then lightly rubbed a Pumice Stone Distress ink-pad over it to highlight the wrinkles.
Next I stamped an Artistic Outpost stamp in Plum Archival ink on white card and then lightly inked over it with Seedless Preserves and Pumice Stone DI over it. The latter to tone down the purple a bit. .. (I just couldn't help myself, - purple is a really hard colour for me...)

The next layer was an Inkylicious stamp. I stamped the butterfly twice for more dimension.
Finally I embellished with a piece of lace, a rosette made with the Tim Holtz Rosette strip die and some flowers and leaves, including the pine branche from the Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone die.
For some strange reason I started a new love affair with Diamond Stickles, I just had to rub it along the edges of my different layers. Not used Stickles for ages, maybe the purple started to affect my brain....

Anyway, onto the tag:
I coloured the background with Pumice Stone Distress Stain, the Seedless Preserves DI again, this time toned down with both Pumice Stone and Frayed Burlap DI. I then stamped the text stamp from the Tim Holtz Papillon set it Picket Fence Distress Stain and embossed a part of it with one of the Sizzix strip texture fades which I then high lighted with some Treasure Gold in Pewter.
The vocal stamp is from Inkylicious again, coloured with Distress Markers.
Finally the embellishments:
A piece of hand died cheese cloth, a butterfly from the Papillon set stamped twice in Potting Soil Archival, a stamped ticket from a Tim Holtz set and some little flowers and leaves again.
The ribbon at the top is died seam binding, using Pumice Stone Distress Stain and a bit of Seedless Preserve Distress Ink.

Well, there you have it, a tag in a bag. Please do go over the the Our Creative Corner blog to see what my wonderful teamies have created, I promise, you will not be disappointed.
 Of course we all hope you will play along with our challenge! Not only will you have the chance to be our top talent and have your work featured on the OCC blog, you could be one of our top three, and since we now have spotlight sponsors, you could even be in with a chance to win a fabulous prize!! Hope to see you there, all you need to do is click HERE
Have a great creative month and see you next time!

52 comments:

  1. These may not be your colours but this is beautiful with your usual style and somehow serenity in a way?! Not sure if that makes sense but it does to me! Hugs tracevx

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  2. So romantic and gorgeous tags, Astrid. I love every detail.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. such a stunning bag astrid and a gorgeous tag too. love the purple! big hugs rachel x

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  4. Oh - wow - that's great! Your Tag and the bag so beautiful - i don't miss black ;-)

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  5. I always love how you blend your colours so perfectly, this is a beautiful two piece set Astrid. The plum butterfly sits perfectly with that gorgeous rosette and the focal flower on the tag draws the eye into the middle and the vibrant background really makes it pop. Have a great weekend xx

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  6. Gorgeous work Astrid :) isn't it great the way a challenge takes you in different directions :)
    Von ♥

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  7. ************************

    ****ADORABLE**** pieces
    dear Astrid!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  10. If this is anything to go by you should definitely use purple more often! I always love the way you get subtle changes of tone into your work and these two are no exception. The beautiful inking, the addition of flowers and ribbon, and the vintage feel to these make them a delight to the eye. Jenny x

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  11. What a beautiful tag Astrid. I love your colouring and the way you have put it all together. A novel idea to have a matching bag. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs Rita xxx

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous, Astrid - I'm no purple-person, but this is stunning... so delicate, pretty and beautifully done. That flower panel on the tag, with the flourishes and that exquisite tinting on the image - perfection!
    Alison xx

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  13. Well i am in love with both of your makes, STUNNING colours Astrid, i am a purple girl so for me these are some of your best creations. Love everything about both projects.

    Wonderful inspiration :-) xxx

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  14. These colours are beautiful ... Love how you used them to create something so fabulous!

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  15. Beautiful work as always Astrid and its good to come out of your comfort zone now and again. Hugs Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. Beautiful tag & bag Astrid... the colours are perfect.. wonderful designs Love the stamping.... Hugs May x x x

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  17. So elegant and beautiful! I do love these colors! xo

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  18. as a Butterfly Lover I adore the 2nd one. Have a great Weekend with lots of time for creating your beautiful art

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  19. Beautiful colours and all details! Great project!

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  20. Goodness, Astrid! I would never know that purple is a hard color for you!! This tag and bag set is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it! I think the Stickles gives it just that little punch of sparkle, too. Beautiful all around!

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  21. Wow , Astrid , I love the way you used the purple and the golden accents , both your cards are very pretty , I love them, I really like those new colours you have used!!!It's oké for me doing a swap in march or april!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  22. Wow such gorgeous designs, I LOVE them! Well I love them all, but I especially like the colour combination and the touches of gold makes them richer. Thanks for the inspiration and have a great weekend, Shirleyx

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  23. Well I do love purples and especially beautifully muted purples like you have here. Your tag is absolutely gorgeous and so is that creatively designed bag. Love them both.

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous. I love that Inkylicious stamp and so beautifully coloured
    Rosie x

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  25. So delicate and romantic tag, dear Astrid! I love the colors!

    Have a nice weekend, my friend.

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  26. Beautiful delicate and graceful set Astrid. Both are gorgeous! Nicola x

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  27. Just fantastic, love these colors. Great elements and fabulous romantic look.

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  28. WAUW just amazing work here as usual Astrid. It is so gorgeous and such amazing colors too. You ARE the master of this art.

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  29. WAUW just amazing work here as usual Astrid. It is so gorgeous and such amazing colors too. You ARE the master of this art.

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  30. Astrid, just beautiful :-) Debi x

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  31. This is gorgeous, Astrid.
    I think stamping without harsh black lines looks amazing when teamed with the right colours & I totally love Pumice Stone distress ink, paint & stains. It along with Victorian Velvet & Chipped Sapphire are my favourite colours... then there is Salty Ocean that is good then.... oh my I think I would struggle with this challenge!!!

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  32. Gorgeous project Astrid, the colours look fantastic, together with the images and additions, its hard imagine you were out of your comfort zone.
    Yvonne x

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  33. Your tag in a bag is absolutely stunning! I love these colours together and you put it all together beautifully! Hugs xx

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  34. Both stamps are so gorgeous but in your hands they become exquisite.
    Beautiful inking on both projects, especially the tag, it is so exquisite I wondered if it was designer pattern paper!
    Love the way you layered the head of the flower.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  35. I'm in heaven again!! This project is stunning Astrid. You may not like purple but you certainly know how to create with it. Love the colour, love the texture and really love that Inkylicious Stamp ... so beautifully coloured!! Everything here is just delightful!! ox

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  36. Beautiful tag and bag Astrid. You have created real depth with these colours and stamped images. Lucky recipient..... A real keepsake.

    TFS and enjoy your Sunday x

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  37. Astrid...I love your pieces. They are so feminine and I although I am not a purple person...you've made me want to rethink that! :) Your use of just three colors is so elegant on these tags. I love all of the die cuts and blending and distressing you've done on these. Your work always makes me drool. <3 Candy

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  38. I do not only love your make because "tag in a bag" sounds almost as awesome as "pig in a wig", Astid,

    but especially for the wonderful browns of the kraft paper you used. It is one of my favourite materials to see and to use! And it goes so well with your delicate style! Wonderful!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  39. Sorry I lost an "r" with your name, Astrrid! :)

    Claudia xoxo

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  40. I fell in love with this the moment I saw it over on the team blog. Such a beautiful vintage floral image! You really worked magic with the challenge colors, especially the purple. Love all your special vintage touches with the stenciling and embossing too. A totally gorgeous make!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  41. Well you attempt was BRILLIANT you know your the QUEEN of tag's, I think,using the paper bag with a special tag, BRILLIANT,you used that purple beautifully,love the layers, gorgeous flowers, thanks for sharing..

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  42. I think you should consider using purple more often now Astrid, these are absolutely stunning!! Hugs, Anne x

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  43. This is stunning Astrid!! I adore your tags. This is definitely your color palette. I love your stamping and Seedless Preserves is one of my fave colors. The Diamond Stickles are fabulous too :) Just gorgeous. -- Mary Elizabeth

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  44. This is soooooo pretty. Just love the color and the vintage look of it. Thank you for showing this piece of ART. Anneke.

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  45. This is such a gorgeous project! Astrid. I love the beautiful vintage color scheme and all the fabulous details. Great design! :)

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  46. Gorgeous tag and bag, Astrid! I so love the way you combined those colors and all the lovely layers! Pure beauty! Hugs!

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  47. Just amazingly beautiful, my dear friend,-I totally love your purple colours and the beautiful tag and bag!! AND I also love the stickles effect - alwyes wonderful with a little glitter !!
    So inspirering , thank you Astrid.
    xoxo
    Dorthe

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  48. So many amazing techniques in this beautiful creation Astrid. Your tag is stunning and the little bag is devine. Such wonderful talent you have!!
    Juliaxx

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  49. Another beautiful creation!! Love the colors, texture, the design...everything!!

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  50. Die Tag sind wunderschön gestaltet und auch die Farben begeistern mich sehr, liebe Astrid.
    Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

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  51. Wow! this is amazing!!
    I love purples, and you have used them so effectively in a very subtle way
    So much gorgeous details, the rosette is great looks so different and I love the floral stamp, thats going on my wish list!
    As always a truly stunning artwork x

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