I'm sure you've noticed that some stamps have a sentiment that just pairs with them so absolutely perfectly that they look like they were always meant to be together.
You have noticed that, haven't you?
My tag for today's new Tag You're It challenge just so happens to be one of those pairings.
I don't often do 'cute' images, but I just couldn't resist this sweet little bunny - it's so adorable :)
Here are two close up shots. Isn't bunny just the sweetest thing?
... and if you look really closely at the last image you will hopefully notice my subtle embossing :)
Now at first glance I will admit that this tag of mine looks like it has nothing in common with our Featured Artist's inspiration tag for this challenge.
However, if you look you'll see that not only do Richard Breaks stamp and sentiment pair perfectly; he's also only really used the one main colour - variations of brown with a few complimentary colours thrown in (artistically, of course)! And he's also embossed his background.
Now I may not have used brown, or coffee, or gone for a heavy embossed look... but I have included those key features in my own unique way :)
(This bunny sure does make me smile, have you noticed)?
Now I don't know what you normally colour your images in with if you are using acetate, but I had a 'eureka' moment by accident whilst experimenting with this design.
You see initially, I wasn't sure if I was going to stamp in black or white, so I got out both of my Stazon Ink pads for a quick practice on scrap acetate packaging.
I had never used my Cotton White ink pad before and it did not go well... and I followed the instructions on the packaging three times over!
So being suitably unimpressed, and resigning myself to the fact that this was a bad purchase on my part that would have to be binned, I put this to one side and stamped with my black Stazon instead.
But then I got to thinking (it happens occasionally)!
What if rather than throw the ink pad away (if you know anything about this ink pad you will know that it comes as a dry pad with a separate bottle of ink that you apply yourself), I used the Inker bottle ink to paint with? 'Eureka' indeed!
So I applied two coats of ink to the back of the stamped images (with drying time in between), added a touch of 3D Gel Glue behind the bunny and then sandwiched the two tags together. Then it was simply a case of adding a few bright and colourful embellishments... and job done :)
(If you missed my post the other day you may be wondering how I achieved the deep pink look to my tag. It was super easy as all I had to do was use some Crafter's Companion/Spectrum Noir Aqua Tint Ink. Just wet your paper and splodge it on. It really is that simple).
I hope my little bunny tag made you smile today, too :)
Why don't you have a go and see what design you can come up with? Whether it's coffee or not or brown or not, my team mates and I would love to see you give it a try.
So come and join us at Tag You're It :)
Mamaelephant 'Tags A Lot'
Clearly Besotted 'Woodland Kisses'
Stazon 'Jet Black'
Stazon 'Cotton White'
Crafter's Companion/Spectrum Noir 'Aqua Tint Inks' - Perfectly Primary
Micro Button - Heart Shaped
Green Raffia - Two shades of Green
3D Glue Gel
Challenges I'm Entering...
W2CB#33 'Every Child Deserves A Champion'
(... and what better way to champion your child than to remind them that they are loved)?
Challenge #18 - I chose Stencil, 3D Project, Back To School
(Can you imagine this in a school lunch box - maybe with a lollipop tied around it - just to remind your child that they are loved)?
Challenge #165 'Anything Goes'
Out of interest, have any of you also had failings with the Cotton White Stazon ink pad or am I just uniquely blessed in that department?
Don't laugh... I'm uniquely blessed in lots of ways!
Have a warm, safe and peaceful weekend... and if you can't have all three, be safe at least.
Big hugs to you for stopping by today...