Sunday, April 1, 2012

Classic Eyes Meets Luminarte

Good morning! Are you all loving the new "Susana Loves Stamps"? I know the design team has been having a lot of fun creating projects with them. :)

This is "Classic Eyes" from the Eyes of Dreams Collection...isn't she gorgeous?? I think she has a bit of a greek goddess vibe with her pretty updo and all that draped fabric. :) The background for my tag was created with several Luminarte silks and micas from SCACD. I had some little pools of the Luminarte products on my non-stick craft mat from another project I was working on, so I reached for an Inksentials Manilla Tag and pressed it into the product to created a mottled background. This is a great way to get a head start on another project and to make sure you don't waste any product that you spent your hard earned money on! I spritzed it with water from my Mini Mister and blotted it with a paper towel to soften the effect. I then began to layer some additional Silks in Honey Amber and Coral Berry applied with a palate knife. I also mixed some Solar Gold Mica with water and gum arabic in a Mini Mister to create a glitter spray and spritzed that over the entire tag. After it was dry, the tag was run through my Cuttlebug with the Hedged Maze embossing folder from Couture Creations and then the edges were sponged with brown ink. I happened to have some old scraps from a glittery paper collection that coordinated perfectly with the colour of my tag, so I sponged them up with brown ink and applied them to the tag. The flourish is part of the paper, but you could easily create something similar with some of the fabulous Memory Box Dies from SCACD...just cut out your shape and coat it with one of the Silks or the Mica Powders. You could even cover them with Glamour Dust if you prefer. :)  To finish it off, I applied a Make It Crafty Chipboard corner that was painted with brown craft paint and topped with some Honey Amber Silk, added a bit of ribbon and a pearl brad. I also added some pearls to the embossed design of the tag with a Viva Decor Magic Pearl Pen.

"Classic Eyes" was stamped on Neenah paper with Memento Ink and coloured with Copics. Her dress and drape were paper pieced with some Bo Bunny papers and shaded with a combination of markers and Conte Crayons. Her drape was edged in Stardust Stickles and the gems in her hair band were topped off with the Magic Pearl Pen. Aren't the eyes on these images beautiful?? They really are fun to colour.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R02, RV95  Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59  Eyes: B000, B02, B05, B14, B39  Bird: B91, B34, B37, B39, BV29

Thanks so much for visiting today!




Tammy Ortiz said...

Super job on the eyes. I love this image.

Alyce said...

Melanie this is just your colouring and the beautiful details :)

Kathi said...

This is absolutely beautiful. That background is amazing. Your colored and paper pieced "Classic Eyes" is gorgeous too.


Kathi said...

Wow. Your background is absolutely amazing.

Wonderful job coloring and paper piecing "Classic Eyes".

If this shows up twice, I'm sorry. My mouse is glitching. *sigh*

Margaret said...

Gorgeous image and your tag is just amazing with all the textures and sparkle. Love it.

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