I was invited by my friend Gail to participate in this month's Rubber Dance art challenge. The challenge is "anything goes" as far as a journal page, ATC, card or whatever, but the entry must include black AND white in addition to one color of the artist's choice. I hope you will find some time this month to play along, too!
Every once in a while, I create something, step back, take a long admiring look and hear myself say, "That's just awesome!" It doesn't happen often, but when it does, it's really affirming. One such piece was a tag I created, then gave away. I did scan the tag, but the original is gone.
I decided that I wanted to recreate those rare pieces in my journal so that I would always have them. I removed the page from my journal by using a craft knife to slice between the rings.
For my background, I cut strips from black cardstock in varying widths and adhered them to my journal page. I also used some washi tape.
I used two stamps from Stampotique Originals, Moth Fab as my focal image and Tenticurl to ground her. To keep these images "crisp," I left a small white margin when cutting them out.
I decided to use red as my third color and simply used a Sharpie to fill in the heart on the purse as well as the hair and shoes of Moth Fab. I did the same with the circles on the grounding stamp.
The inspiration for my original tag was a quote by Maya Angelou (1928-2014). Before you scold me about the language here, read a bit about this American author, poet, dancer, actress and singer! Wikipedia shares that Angelou "recited her poem On the Pulse of Morning at President Bill Clinton's inauguration, making her the first poet to make an inaugural recitation since Robert Frost at President John F. Kennedy's inauguration." So, when Maya speaks, I listen!
I created my quote using my computer printer, then used a blending tool to add a bit of black archival ink to the edges of the quote to make it stand out against the background.
After using my craft knife to recreate the page openings obscured by my cardstock and washi tape, I replaced the page into my journal.
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