Sunday, 1 November 2015

I've got the blues ……...

 Well not just me … the whole DT at Country View Challenges in fact as the colour blue is our new challenge theme for the month of November.

I started with an array of Distress Inks in blue hues - Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Blueprint Sketch, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire - and some old favourite stamps not used in a while. I stamped randomly over the background of the tag and really thought it was awful. So rather than throw it in the bin I covered the whole lot with a thin coating of gesso and ……… loved it! As I've used Distress Ink it has smudged a bit but I quite like the effect.



I recently decided to bin a few of my very early tags and managed to salvage some bits and pieces, so the buttons, tape, film strip and pin are all recycled which actually makes me feel really good! so not blue at all !




A simple little tag for our challenge theme but it will probably get turned into a birthday card at some point.

Do hop on over to Country View Challenges for some amazing projects from the rest of the team and I do hope you will find time to join us. Watch out for more projects through the month from all of us too - just in case you need a little inspiration.

Have a great day and thank you for joining me this morning. I'll be back soon …………….


Jennie x

12 comments:

Redanne said...

A great rescue Jennie, I love how the subtle blue still shows through and the butterfly is gorgeous. Anne xx

butterfly said...

How gorgeous... so glad you tried out the gesso before throwing the whole thing away - it looks stunning with that snowy softness over the blue stamping and with the accent butterfly on the top. I love it!
Alison xx

rachel said...

this really is a beauty Jennie - I love the muted tones and the butterfly is gorgeous! Hugs rachel x

Doreen said...

Love your beautiful tag Jennie,love all your details,thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog.xxx

Nikki Acton said...

Oh the softness of the tag is amazing... off to get my gesso out! Nikki x

Team Clark said...

This is stunning, love the depth but simplicity of the background! Perfect blue!

Sue said...

This is beautiful Jennie, I love your butterfly xx

Julia Aston said...

what a great design! love the layering of burlap, Film Strip and pin! Julia xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow Jennie so pretty. I love the lightness of the background and the butterfly is perfect. Hugs Debs xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Jennie, I just love the simplicity of this tag! The gesso over the DIs looks fantastic (so glad you did not toss it), the recycled bits at the bottom and the butterfly make for perfect finishing touches, love it!

Georgie C said...

Another truly beautiful tag, Jennie. I so love these that you're creating, they have such an elegance to them and a classic style xx

A Pink said...

It is indeed a beauty ! Jennie . Love all the recycled bits and your gessoed background works so wonderfully to create a subtle suggestion of the stamping behind . x