July 2, 2013

A twist of lime...

Hello everyone, Alison here with a change from my usual look!  I used Distress Inks and Stains in some, for me, unusually bright colours to create the background.
Then I layered up stamps from the Whimsical Melange plate, stamped in Distress Paint, to build up texture.
What I'm really showcasing is the fabulous sentiment from the Typography plate - embossed for glossy dimensionality so that it pops against that vivid background.

I added some tissue tape, and a bottle top that came in a job lot of Idea-ology bits and pieces, and has been waiting for a day when I was feeling colourful.
I also used Distress Paints to alter some metal pieces and add contrasting colours to the tag.  If I remember rightly, I think I gave them a coat of clear embossing powder after the paint...

That was also the plan behind the dyed crinkle ribbon at the top.  So, I hope you like this hop out of kin creation - I certainly had fun making it!
Thanks so much for stopping by... and I hope you'll be able to play along with the brand new Referral Program this month here at Artistic Outpost.  Use at least one AO image to enter, and you'll be entered in the prize draw at the end of July.

Designer: Alison Bomber
Words and Pictures

12 comments:

barbarayaya62 said...

Alison ! Wonderful color, wonderful details! fab works as always! BARbarayaya

Astrid Maclean said...

Great colourful make and LOVE that quote!!

Deborah said...

I like it when you work with colour. The lime accents with the orange is fab.

Terry said...

Alison, this tag is such fun and the gears and "Lime Soda" are fabulous embellishments along with the textured background! Love that sentiment!

Tracy said...

Stunning Tag from top to bottom, love how you added texture with the distress paints and embossing. Great sentiment, adore the colors Alison along with the ribbon!!
hugs
Tracy
xxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Ooooh, I just love these juicy summer colors - just fabulous use of distress goodies! So cool the way you painted the gears with the distress paint and that Lime Soda bottle cap is the perfect finisher!

Hugs,
Linda

Dianne said...

Wow love the colors are gorgeous, they might not be the usual one you use but you did it fabulously no matter what color you use,love the cogs and bottle cap. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day..

Lisa S. said...

Love your colorful tag and your beautifully embossed sentiment. Congrats Alison. :)

inkypinkycraft said...

love the zing of colour on the cogs and soda bottle xx trace x

Sandy said...

Alison so colorful! Oh honey - when we get back from vacation, I am going to sincerely try to be the very best I can - I already know you are one of the best!!
Sandy

Kelly Neis said...

I do love those colors together Alison! I love the bottom with the soda top and gears covered in lime and blue. I really love the saying on this tag, love it!
Hugs Kelly

Marjie Kemper said...

What a gorgeous tag! Love the colors, especially on the metal embellies.