Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Blue (and a little bit of red) CCC 14

I seem to be very short of time this week, so I have made a tag which I can enter in the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge and The Sunday Stamper Challenge this week.

The Cof C Challenge is to use masks, and Hels' Challenge is Blue and Red.



I used a Tim Holtz barbed wire mask to create the background for my tag. (On reflection, it is very much in the background, hope thats OK Linda!). The stamps are from the Mini Muse collection, and then I used some of that fabby film strip with some of the tiny pictures from my Lost and Found paper stack. The heart is made from UTEE coloured with Fired Brick Distress Embossing Powder and wrapped with a bit of wire and a bead.


My tag is finished off with some garden twine and a bit of slightly distressed Ideology

I had never used masks before, so it was good to get them out of the packet! I think I 'll have to experiment with them, plus these colours were slightly outside my comfort zone so again a good thing to try out something new.



21 comments:

Susan Allan said...

I love it, Sue.
Blue and a splash of red go well together.
The way you have done the film strip is very clever.
Sue xx

Helen said...

Love your tag!

Sandi M said...

Nice tag - love how you've done the heart :)

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous TAG hun, thanks for joinin in with the Sunday Stamper... hope OH is better x

Kathy Eddy said...

Awesome tag and love that filmstrip ribbon, don't you!

MarleneMAZ said...

This is fabulous! all the elements on here work really well together. Now do you have a mold for the heart ?? would love to know how you made it.

Sherry said...

Your tag is great. I like that the barbed wired masked background goes with the wrapped wire around the heart.

Kim said...

I love when you can do a "2fer One!" (even though I still feel like I'm cheating...a bit...) I think your tag is great! Everything goes so sell together. I had never really considered the barbed wire mask seriously before...now...hmmmm

Linda Ledbetter said...

It's perfect, Sue! I love how you incorporated the barbed wire mask into the background and arragned a really fabulous collection of embellishments around it. The UTEE heart is such a great focal point, and the film strip photos add so much to the piece. As always, you did a spectacular job on the Challenge!

By the way, I smile every time I see your cute kitten avatar!

Brenda Brown said...

Oooh this is gorgeous Sue, love the heart and the film strip especially. I've had to do proper work today so I'm itching to do some crafting.
Take care. Luv B xxx

Netty said...

This is gorgeous, especially love the barbed wire masking. x

Maggie said...

Mmmmmmmmmm this is scrummy love everything and masking looks great in background. Have added myself as follower of your blog

Maggie

agypsyangel said...

Love your tag. I came back over to look at that frame you did, I love it. I want to try and make something similar..
Hope you have a good day :)
Kim

Terry said...

My first time with masks also and it was fun! Love your tag! The masking is awesome and the heart is a perfect addition!

Lori Saul said...

Wonderful use of elements and color in this tag- love the nostalgia!

Shelann said...

Nice colors and use of different elements, simple with alot of interest, so you keep looking at it and see more....

flutterbycrafter said...

Just love this tag, the heart is terrific, love the colours, in fact everything about it.

Nan said...

Love your tag! I didn't know you could color UTEE with emboss powder and that heart looks so good. I must admit that I hadn't played with my TH masks til this week either. This CC challenge has been a great thing for getting me to really play with my art toys!

Julie Forest said...

What a fabulous tag! I LOVE all the details!! Very creative! :)

My name is Toni said...

Sue this is great, just love all the little touches you added. I completely forgot I have that barbed wire mask... hummm gonna have to bust that out!!! I just love these little stamps also. And the finishing touch of the wired heart is great !!!

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Great job--love all the elements.