We have a new challenge at the Artist Trading Post Exchange which starts today and lasts for the next fortnight.
Our host this time is the very talented Ruth and she would like to see your rusty creations. Here's some picture inspiration for you followed by what Ruth has to say about her challenge:
'When I was on holiday I just had to take a picture of the texture on this rusty door on the harbour. So, the theme for this fortnight is based on rust. Use the lovely rusty colours of orange, brown and red. Or, maybe use rusting techniques, rusting powder, embossing powders or anything else you can achieve a rusty finish with. Perhaps you find the wonderfully knobbley texture an inspiration? Whatever you decide to use, we would like you to make a mixed media project which should feature some stamping - no digi images though please.'
Here's what I've made for Ruth's challenge:
|I decided to use rusty elements to highlight a tag which I have given a textured patina finish.|
A piece of scrap mount board is also rusted for the bottom of the tag. The stamped image is applied to the tag to appear as if she is stepping out from the die cut.
I do hope you enjoyed reading how I made this tag. It's often difficult to gauge how many photos to add and I always leave out loads but I do want you to stay awake!
You must pop over to Artist Trading Post Exchange and see the work by the rest of the hugely talented team. It would be lovely if you found time to join in with us and post a piece of art. We are a very new challenge blog but if you love mixed media style work then ATP Exchange is the place for you. You never know, you may even end up winning the £10 voucher kindly donated by our hosts at Artist Trading Post (full of sooo many goodies!).
Thanks for visiting. I'm back from holiday and hoping to join in much more now.
Absolutely brilliant Julia, with so many super details, love, love, love this! Great step by step too!ReplyDelete
Stunning tag with great details...the rust looks great with your DecoArt stuff...ReplyDelete
Very grungy and lovely at the same time Julia!
All the best, Alie :-)
A brilliant tag Julia, the background's fabulous and I love the rusty bits.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous tag with wonderful textures and detail. I love that rusty finish, have to find some of that paint! Take care, ShirleyxReplyDelete
You have rusting down to a fine art having seen another rusty project of yours. It looks so real and perfect for the tag. I love the image used and the crackle finish on the wings and flower is superb, just stunning! Ruth xReplyDelete
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Pinned! The rust and lightbulb balloon are perfect!ReplyDelete
Fantastic rust Julia xxReplyDelete
Fabulous tag, love the rusting and your wonderful main image looks as if she is coming out of the background. Loved the light bulb as well.ReplyDelete
Fabulous Julia! - the design is amazing but your rusting is just stunning! xReplyDelete
Stunning tag Julia love the colour and the "rust"ReplyDelete
Fabulous tag Julia! Love the background and the little girl stepping out of the tag is wonderful. The rusted elements look fantastic against the paitna backdrop. Sue C xReplyDelete
I love this tag, absolutely gorgeous... The composition is fab as well as the products you used Julia, perfect! :) Coco xReplyDelete
Love the texture and colours of the background Julia and the rusty elements look amazing. Thank you for sharing the step by step tooReplyDelete
Hugs Annie x
As ever you've inspired again with the combo of rust, patina and crackle. You are the master of achieving realistic textures and fine details. Jenny xReplyDelete
Beautiful! Love your colours and the crackle is gorgeousReplyDelete
Love the flowers and wire detail
Julia, i so love this tag as well as your other art!!ReplyDelete
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Gorgeous rustiness and patina - a fabulous tag altogether!ReplyDelete