Thursday, 3 November 2011

New technique

A couple of days ago, I saw a great tutorial by Mary Green of Green Paper on the Gingersnap Creations blog, for creating rather interesting backgrounds on ATCs.

I didn't have any blank ATCs to hand, but I so wanted to try her technique. I did have lots of blank tags though...... :-)

Have a look at her fabulous tutorial before you have a look at my effort. I am not quite in her league, lol. But, here you go, my first try, I am hoping that I will improve when I make a few more of these.

This is what the background looked like before the main image went on -


And this is it with the main image added and a few stamped bits to add a little bit more interest -


I think this technique really works well, even though this is not exactly a masterpiece. I need more practice, good excuse to make a few more, lol.

And while I had the blank tags out, I started making a few Christmas tags. Scary how close the holiday season is and how quickly it creeps up on ya. I gotta get my act together if I want to get everthing on my to-do list done in time.

This is one of the little tags -


The sweet little cherub was an image from Karla's Romantic White Christmas workshop last year. I just coloured it a little with a silver ink Gelly Roll pen and a light blue Promarker. Simple music sheetbackground and a little Merry Christmas tag, and that was about it. Just had to be true to self and add a teeny bit of bling, lol.

I also finally got round to making this week's inchie. There is a bit of a story to go with this one, so I'll leave that for tomorrow. For now, I wish you all a lovely day/evening.

Toodlepip xxx

11 comments:

PetraB said...

Both your tags are absolutely delightful. I especially love the first one. The background is amazing and works so perfectly with the image you used.

Angel said...

its fun to do alteredimages..always unigue pieces that nonoe else has..have great day

Dorthe said...

Liz, it looks fantastic- I have to take a look over there ,too-looks like you used many layers to get this great background.
And your cherub tag, is a beautiful piece. Love you coloured the "skirt" and the wings- and LOVE the bling you added ,so lovely.
Hugs and love dear friend.
Dorthe

Rhonda said...

I love both tags but that angel tag is tugging at my heart. xo Rhonda

Marijke van Ooijen said...

Ohhh...your tags are wonderful!
I love that old nostalgic style very much!

Love..Marijke

Catje said...

Beautiful tags! I'll check out the background tutorial. I'm always wondering what to do for the background. Thanks to you, I'm making tags now for the Christmas fair in a couple of weeks. And they are very popular! So thanks for the inspiration!

Have a good weekend!

Healing Woman said...

Your tag came out super. I also checked out the blog you recommended for the tutorial. Thanks so much!

Fabric Art said...

Liz you did a great job with the background and the finished tag is so beautiful, your little cherub tag is also so beautiful.
Hugs Anni

Xela said...

Erst mal muss ich dein neues Banner bewundern :) Sieht wunderbar aus meine Liebe und so schön weiß!
Deine Tags sind traumhaft besonders der Engel gefällt mir super super gut.
Ich wünsch dir was
Knuddel
+ liebe Grüße Alexandra

Lynn Stevens said...

It really is scary how close the holidays are, you got a great jump start with your beautiful tags Liz! Love the angel!
hugs Lynn

Mom E. said...

Liz,
I love these tags! That is a really cool looking technique, I will have to check out her blog post, unless you want to teach me!
I should try some new techniques...I have some ideas...
Hugs to you!
Betsy