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.


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

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.


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