Tuesday, 14 September 2010

winter dawn

The playdate challenge this week is for black and white, with a choice of  copper, gold or pink. I went for the pink, and ended up with this tag.
I started by sponging my only pink DI over the white tag - as this was tattered rose, it didn't have much zing, so I carefully blended in some fired brick to give it a bit more impact. Black soot then went all around the edges, with several applications to get it dark enough. The tree stamps are from Elusive Images, and the small trees were stmaped with black soot after stamping-off onto scrap paper first. The main image was stamped in black memento, then clear embossed so it stood out a bit more - I then sponged more black soot around to try to give a landscape effect, ending up with very little white left.  I used white inkessential pen to highlight the base of the trees and a few of the branches, then added dots of crystal glitter on the leaves - the dots of glitter are rather larger than I would like, aas the replacement for my quickie glue pen does not have such a fine nib.


  1. A Stunning tag, Ilove it and the stamps. Hugs x ChrisB

  2. Love this tag Veronica. I think that's my fave tree image too and the white highlights look great.

    Lesley Xx

    PS Love your two previous cards too. I'm not going to risk going back to leave a comment on that post because it's the first time I've managed to get onto your comments after several tries and I'm not going to push my luck with Mr Blogger. Xx

  3. Very atmospheric. This stamp is a favourite of mine too. Lovely tag.

    Janet xx

  4. Stunning tag, love how the pink comes though the trees. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

  5. Wonderful tag! Full of atmosphere and mystery. The white highlights finish it off perfectly.

  6. This is fabulous Veronica. Love the atmospheric feel of it. I'm loving your greens as well in previous postings.
    Thoroughly enjoyed a browse this evening. Thank you for sharing such beautiful artwork.

    Edna x

  7. Gorgeous tag, love that pink skyline, almost like a quiet winter's eve. Just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

  8. What a fabulous TAG!! I love how you added a splash of pink! I also love that glitter! LOVE it all:) Thanks for playing along with us and joining in the fun at the PDCC:)


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