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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Miss Bluey

I wonder which is the toughest part....making the project or clicking pictures ..editing it and then transforming it into a blog post! Well, for me ...am lost when I have to click pictures and write about it...let me know the toughest part you guys face...

When I started crafting I thought Vintage was definitely a tough color tone to work with until I discovered that there was more to vintage than just black, brown , whites and off whites....to know more click here.  But as I tried vintage I realised that mixing colors ...finding the right contrast was a tougher job at hand until I had to work with monochromatics!!!

Yes, I found monochromatics to be the toughest ...not because you have to work with one hue but because you have to make sure that though you are using one hue (or max at times combining it with whites, blacks, greys) each and every element you use to show itself! The elements should blend with each other in totality but at teh same time should not lose their individual identity and their importance in that project! Phew...now that's a tough job!

I worked on a tag for a swap at 2 Shabby Sisters Studio and that's what am sharing today....its had to be a monochromatic 6x4 1/2 tag and my partner wanted a blue tag....so here it is...



The base is a cereal box ...layered with a lot of medical gauge cloth used to tie bandages....with a lot of  mod podge , dylusion sprays, acrylic colors (Teal, Turquoise, Light Blue, Cerulean Blue) and glitters! I allowed it to dry for about 5 hours till it was ready to work on....


My next thing while the tag was drying was to prepare the other elements I intended to use... I got this Itsy Bitsy flower and painted it with the same solution that I had prepared to paint the base ( mod podge , dylusion sprays, acrylic colors (Teal, Turquoise, Light Blue, Cerulean Blue) and glitters!) and a layer of blue net available with me from a diwali packaging I got from Balaji Telefilms during my job at Star Plus! It pays to save gift packaging at times!


The next thing was to take two beautiful grey colored Itsy Bitsy butterflies and paint them with the same solution (mod podge , dylusion sprays, acrylic colors (Teal, Turquoise, Light Blue, Cerulean Blue) and glitters!) ....Please remember the challenge was to have a monochromatic tag with the same shade alone....of course when I say same solution the proportion of colors varied so that I could create tones of the same hue! The quote you see is self made to match the theme....as I used a lot of blooms and the Tim Holtz Clock die at the background (hope you noticed that)... I first painted a white Fabriano card stock with my prepared solution (with the glitter) and then took a print out before I stamped over it with SU blue ink...and then die cut it and added the bling!


Closer look at the sentiment....


The medical gauge cloth mesh with the clock die.....



The left over of the Fabriano card stock I painted was used to die cut the flourishes ....

A flower created with the net and a brad added to hold it in place!



Added ribbons and laces to give it a final touch and am off to send it to my friend who stays in United States...woohooo....

Let me know what you think of the tag!!!!!

Entering this for

Forever Friends Challenge-Lots of Flowers

Marvelous Magnolia Challenge-Dies

Paper Crafting Journey- Ribbon or Lace

Crafting by Designs-Tags

Charisma Cardz-Die Cuts

Make it Monday 

14 comments:

Reusing with Quilling said...

Wow ! You have done marvelous job with monochromatic ! true its very difficult..working with shades of same color..and making each element stand out too !I loved the medical guaze base, the texture looks fab and the net..n die cute look fab on tag !

For me taking pics n then editing them is tough..or shall say time consuming part .

Sindhu said...

Can you pls lift me off the floor, saumya? :D Blue is my favourite colour... And I am more in love with it after seeing your tag today! Absolutely stunning..amazingly beautiful..
Also, hats off to your patience and hard work..

Sindhu said...

planning is the toughest part for me.. I never plan my cards before i start making...i just go with the flow once i start..sometimes it works great, other times i get all frustrated. I love taking pics of my projects :)

Hussena said...

Oh my gosh!!! ...who could have guessed that such a small tag had to undergo so many techniques and layering ..though i have to say you have totally succeeded in making each indiviual feature pop inspite of it all being Monochramatic !!! this is just Amazing work and so beautiful too !!
Well for me card making is a long tedious process ...i keep changing my mind atleast 10 times before completing my final piece and then comes the tough job of photographing it ..this one takes even more time as i am never satisfied with just one click !! phew !!

Sonia said...

You have made a fantastic tag ^_^
Thanks for joining in with us at Forever Friends this month, Good Luck^_^
DT Sonia

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a beautiful beautiful vision in blue and for me the taking the photos, editing and posting takes up a lot of time and 1/2 the projects dont even end up on the blog!!

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Rajni Chawla said...

Saw ur comments on so many posts on fb....but din't knew that Scrap ur idea is ur page.Thys tag of ur's tempted me to be ur new follower...thanks fr sharing such a wonderful creation.:)

Ira Huberts said...

A terrific tag with a fabulous shade of blue, love all the layers, so pretty! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, take care, Ira xox
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Pia S said...

I have a hard time making tags as I find it so challenging to decorate such a small space! This is one of the most beautiful tags I've ever seen, I love your choice of monochromatic blue for this vintage look!

Sridevi MuraliKrishna said...

that's a pretty blue tag :)
never knew that single color does a lot of magic.
which printer do u use to print on card-stock..!!?? pls lemme know

christinescreativetherapy said...

Very nice. Thanks for playing with us at PCJ Challenges. --Christine

Blankina said...

Your blue monochrome tag is simply fantastic!!

Thanks for joining the FOREVER FRIENDS MONTHLY CHALLENGE - LOTS OF FLOWERS, goodluck and best Easter wishes,

Hugs FF DT Blankina

mandy said...

Gorgeous tag Hun, love the blue color tone it works so well and I love the butterflies :)

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenge :)

Hugs Mandy xxxx