Saturday, 6 August 2011


I think it's fair to say Waterloo Sunset (which I'm listening to on YouTube) is one of my ultimate faves - it would have to be in my top ten. So the Sunday Stamper challenge of sunsets was a goer because a) I lurvvve the song and b) it meant I'd have to use some different colours!

This week I have loved (there's a lot of love around this morning)  making tags inspired by my tweet meet pals, so thanks girls.

I started of with some colour washes in sunset orange, wild plum and lettuce, blotted them and then spritzed all over with lemon meringue and bronze glimmer mist. Stamped all over with a text stamp and old paper distress embossing powder. And then stamped the PaperArtsy birds in grasses ups the tag in mahogany and dusty concord.

I knew I wanted to use a bird sort of roosting at sunset as the focal point,so I painted a spare piece of card with some london night fresco paint, I used the large PaperArtsy bird die and then embossed in a swirly folder to give the pattern. Inked in black soot and dusty concordm, sanded a bit and then sprayed with some slate glimmer mist,  The art part was stained with bundled sage and then stamped in olive with a text stamp still stuck to a block on my desk!
The bottom third of the tag I knew needed some layers to anchor it with the heavy art part, so started with some tissue tap randomly stuck over spritzed with lemon meringue, next a scrap of linen with some mustard seed distress ink and finally some scraps of card that have been embossed using the the tin sewing line folders. The flower is a Wendy Vecchi and the take flight words are PaperArtsy. 

Sunsets are so beautiful, the intensity of colours streaking across the sky, the dark inkiness of shapes silhouetted against those colours is just well - inspiring! Hopefully my tag captures all that.

Well off to finish another tag so there will be another post today (nothing for a month and then I go mad) and more playing - I also have some house shapes that need decorating!



  1. Hi jo, wow this is pretty cool! Love the effect on the bird, the colours and the layers of tissue tape yum! Thanks for passing by my blog too xxxx


  2. OOOOhhhh ahhhhh... LOVE LOVE LOVETY LOVE this tag Jo - those layers at the bottom are perfection! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... tis a fab song isn't it :O)) *not that I remember it inn any way because I is well young rofl*

  3. Gorgeous tag Jo. The bird looks wonderful against the tag.

  4. La la la la la they are in paradise, and this birdie is too.

  5. Jo this is great! So glad you were inspired! Love the lemon meringue - might just need some of that!

  6. have i already told you how much i love your art? in case you doubt it: love this tag! the bird is awesome and all the layers really work together! yummi :)))


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