Friday, 23 September 2011

Keys

Keys is the current challenge at Inspiration Avenue hosted by the ever so talented Hettienne from Her Grace: to use a key or keys or the metaphor of a key in your creations. This theme offers so many choices and possibilities, so it was time to make a decision (lol)
This is a very simple and surprisingly quick tag. I absolutely enjoyed the process of using various techniques: first I coloured and patterend the background of a plain Manila tag with a That Special Touch mask and distress inks. I had already printed a key definition from the web which I gessoed and transferred to the tag. And then it is all in rubbing it down gently but firm and allow the paper to dry. With a little bit of water I rubbed off the paper to disclose the script but left some paper so that some areas are a bit obscured - an effect I quite like
The last steps were to stamp the music key (stamp: 7Gypsies) with Coffee Archival ink onto the tag and to attach a bit of leftover twine. Petra.

18 comments:

Marjie Kemper said...

This is stunning, Petra. I love what you've done with the gesso and how you left some of the paper on for added texture.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

This is lovely tag with lots of texture! There were so many possibilities with this challenge--I did not even think of it related to music.

Jingle said...

This is just wonderful! What a great idea!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is lovely!

Lucy x

judyjstamper said...

Very pretty Petra! Like your interpretation!

Michele said...

i love this and will try this wodnerful technique. sounds simple but what a cool effect! xo

New End Studio said...

I like your combination of elements and colors, the music theme is spot on!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

This is a great result. I love the colour palette and love your take on the theme.

Shar said...

Beautifully done!

Sharon said...

Wow effective background Petra - looks great!

Terrie said...

Looks fabulous and I love the unique interpretation.

Hettienne said...

lovely Petra and I like the key symbols at the top of the post!

trisha too said...

Great tag, Petra! Very nice, indeed!

:)

Ali Manning said...

This looks great, Petra and I love the techniques you used!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a great take on this IA theme. I never even considered a music key! And I so appreciate it that you showed your technique, too.

artangel said...

Gorgeous! Love the pattern in warm yellows in the background, and the text and little music note are perfect additions :)

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

What a beautiful tag this made! And thanks for sharing your technique- simple but SO effective, I think I'll definitely be trying this out!

~*~Patty S said...

your combination of techniques made a really interesting and very nice tag Petra!

thank you for sharing your creative process
oxo

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