Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Texting In Purple


The theme for this week's Tag It On challenge is a purple tag with lots of text.

I had a lovely play last night, not really knowing what I was going to do just getting some inks and stamps out and seeing what happened. I had the idea of books and letters unlocking all sorts of things and was going to include a key and key hole but decided in the end to just add the key hole as the key was too big.

The only ink used was Dusty Concord distress ink. I added lots of water for the pale background and then went over a tattered angels mask with it at full strength. I stamped an Elusive images stamp that had very ornate writing on around the edges and then a Crafty Individuals stamp in the centre in black. The key hole was also from Crafty Individuals and I darkened it with more distress ink to make it stand out a bit.

For once I was quite pleased with the results and knew when to stop adding things, a rare event for me.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your Tuesday has gone well.

18 comments:

Lynda said...

a beautiful tag - don't you just love it when everything goes together without thinking!

Love Lynda xxx

Lynne K said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I just love the colour, & the mixture of different texts, also the way you've used the mask in the background.

The Stamp Man said...

Great tag Lisa, love the colour and depth you have achieved with the text.

Jill x

Sally H said...

Beautiful, Lisa! Gorgeous depth of colour and I love those different texts.

Beryl said...

What a lovely way to use the mask. I think it's even more effective than squirting with Glimmer mist. Lovely tag altogether and of course - my favourite color.
Beryl xx

alcoholinky said...

gorgeous tag and a lurvely shade of purple!

Clare (Littlebear) said...

You are right to be pleased with this Lisa, it's gorgeous. It's amazing what you have achieved with one colour.
Clare xx

Anne said...

WWhat a stunning tag, that keyhole os great, isn't it? really gives it depth

Dragon said...

Woo Lisa... another lovely piece of work and so great you knew when to stop!!! I KNOW what you mean!!!! Sorry to take so long but my weekend was hectic with my special visitor!!
Hugs
Frankie
xx

Rhonda said...

This is fabulous! The keyhole gives it that sense of expectation. Love it! Cheers!

Karen said...

Oh Lisa, this is gorgeous!!! That DI colour is my favourite at the mo. I love stamping with them too XXX

brenda said...

Yummy rich colours and depth here Lisa and the texts work really well with the swirls.

B x

Debbie Dolphin said...

lovely tag lisa.i just love dusty concord.
debbie xx

Kim Dellow said...

Oh gorgeous Lisa, I love the keyhole. Thanks for linking to my candy and good luck in the draw. Kim

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Lisa this is so beautiful!
That colour is striking and love your wonderful design!
hugs
kim x

Kate T said...

Purple is my fav colour, love it !

Megz said...

Gorgeous Lisa- love the bright colours (big fan of bright colours me :P)
Love Megz x

Paula said...

love it...great distress inked work