Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Making A Statement

Morning everyone. I thought they said it was supposed to feel a bit milder today, it doesn't feel it to me, although I am struggling with a bit of a cold so maybe that's it. The sunshine has just made an appearance though which is nice to see.

Frankie over at Tag It On has set the challenge of a tag Making a Statement this week. I knew straight away that I wanted to use my favourite poem "He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven" by WB Yeats but wasn't sure how to include it. In the end I decided to just use the last two lines which is my favourite bit and used the computer to print it on. A tricky operation. You have to print it on a piece of A4 paper first and then tape the tag over the text in the right place with some masking tape and then run it through the printer again. It took two attempts to get it right, but I think it looks OK.

I used a paper mask for the moon and then blended some pigment ink over it shading from light to dark. I love using pigment ink because you can blend it to get a lovely soft effect. It stays wet longer so you can keep playing with it and the colours blend into themselves easier than dye inks.

I used the same ink to stamp this beautiful butterfly stamp from Imagination Crafts.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Tuesday.


Dragon said...

Oh Lisa this is so perfect and how clever to get it to print on your tag!!! You fulfilled the dream exactly with a beautiful statement and the butterfly stamp makes you think of being careful where you step... Thanks so much for your continued support

Elizabeth said...

Hi Lisa, that's a lovely quote - isn't odd how we know bits of poetry and don't always know the origin. I was familiar with these lines but I would not have been able to tell which poem it was from and who had written it so thank you for that. Lovely tag - like your inking technique. Elizabeth x

Faye said...

Lisa, this is absolutely gorgeous and such a nice quote. I haven't ever thought about the different types of inks, but I should have, I guess. Thanks for the heads up. I'll have to try this misty, smooth blending technique that you used here. It's very effective.


This is beautiful Lisa - love the statement, and I recognise that gorgeous butterfly stamp - love the way you have used it against the moonlight. See you soon (Hope your cold is better). Hugs, Sylvia xx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is really beautiful Lisa. Thank you for your tip for printing the sentiment onto the tag.
Hugs, Clare x
p.s. I hope you feel better soon

Jill said...

There you go again Lisa, doing something I haven't tried and really ought to have a go at!!! Really gorgeous! Jill x

Sally H said...

Wow! This is stunning, Lisa! I love it. Gorgeous colours and I might have to check out that butterfly stamp!

Lesley said...

One of my favourite poems too Lisa. I first saw it about 15 years ago on a tube train in London. Can't for the life of me remember why it was there - in some advertisement I expect.

Gorgeous Tag - you know so many interesting techniques!!

Lesley x

Beryl said...

It's beautiful. The colours are so soft and the stamp is gorgeous. One to look out for I think.
Beryl xx

craftimamma said...

Oooh Lisa, this is gorgeous and how clever to get the text printed exactly where you want it. Not knowing how to do that has always stopped me from attempting anything like it so thanks for the tips.

I love the lines you've chosen and the inking and images on your tag are wonderful. Can you tell I really like it, Lol!

Lesley Xx

Sandra said...

Hiya Lisa. Love the quote on your tag, I can see why these are your favourite lines. All the blue tones make it very atmospheric.
Congrats on your new DT post. They are very lucky to have you.
Sandra x

Kezzy said...

Lisa this tag is beautiful and you was able to print the sentiment in the right place on a tag, not sure I would get that right. Its lovely.

Claire Phillips said...

Really beautiful Lisa - gorgeous colour and the blending is spot on! Love the sentiment. Cheers Claire x

Lynda said...

Love the softness of the stamping - it's a fabulous tag Lisa.

Love Lynda xxx

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

Love your tag very much.

Great background and a gorgeous sentiment .. .. great explanation of how you got it on there.

Loving the finished look. So delicate.

Have a great weekend.

Love Jules xx

Shaz in Oz. said...

Absolutely gorgeous Tina and so agree with what you say about pigment ink, it is very forgiving. Also love the sentiment very very important to remember.
Lv Shaz in Oz.x

Kathy said...

This is just so beautiful, Lisa. I love the soft background you've created - just perfect for a "freamy" quote

Artyjen said...

Mmmmm.....dreamy :)
A special quote for a special tag
xoxo Sioux

Kay Carley said...

This is just so beautiful Lisa - I LOVE it!!

By the way your comment that you left the other day about our Mum's made me chuckle out loud! cc