Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Yellow Calendar Tag

The Calendar Challenge over at the Craft Barn for this week is for the calendar to use Yellow and to use masks.

For this tag, I chose to use scattered straw distress ink on the base. I distressed it by screwing up the tag, colouring it and wetting it then dried it and ironed it flat again!

I used mustard seed DI to colour up the masked images which are from Tim Holtz. I put these at the top and bottom of the tag. I then used the negative of the same mask to make a design on the calendar with the mustard seed DI.

I edged the tag with wild honey and rusty hinge to give it a bit of depth. I also added some brown paper flowers and some elegant swirls cut from green card. The ribbon is seam binding coloured with mustard seed DI.

I am entering this tag in the Craft Your Days Away challenge (Tags) and the Allsorts Challenge (5 Flowers) as well.

9 comments:

jackiescrafts said...

This is a lovely tag Janet, it's very striking in yellow and black
Thank you for your comment on my blog, I never thought of adding my cards to the CMW forum but I will as soon as I get chance

Hugs Jackie x

Scrapmate said...

I like the mask effect on the calendar.

Nicola said...

Beautiful work Janet, I love the techniques you've used to create something so gorgeous!
Thanks for using 5 flowers for Allsorts this week and good luck in the draw!
Love Nicola xxx

Isabelle @ the Craft Barn said...

Beautiful warm background, great use of the mask.
Thanks for playing with us
Isabelle

Mummylade said...

What a brilliant project Janet! Thank you so much for entering it in my flower challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

Jenni's Jems said...

I really like the colours that you have used x

Amanda said...

This is so lovely - Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


Amanda

Gio said...

Love the combo and the composition. It's very elegant!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there Janet, This is gorgeous, I love your colour combination and the contrasting flowers, Gay xxx