Sunday, April 03, 2011

A Touch of Red

I like to make tags for bookmarks. Especially thin tags such as this one below as they are perfect for reference books where you want to mark several places without the book getting bulked out. Whilst surfing some blogs late last night i came upon this challenge blog Less is More & the challenge was Touch of Red. So I thought my Gorjuss girl would fit the bill.

I was very lucky to be bought a fabulous Gorjuss Organiser by my work secret santa & I fell in love! I decided to purchase a few gorjuss girls to stamp inside it & this one called Foxy, really jumped out. This image is very similar to one in the book. My favourite in the book is Ruby, & I have a mug with her on, heading my way in the post, for my morning tea :0)

Back to the tag! It is created on white thin card which is 140gsm. This card while being thin, is still sturdy enough to stamp on & colour using distress inks. For this design I have simply stamped her in Black Rangers Archival ink & the touches of red are dark red wax crayon (I tidied up my craft stuff over the winter months & can not locate my pencil crayons!!)

In the winter months I just can not craft. The artificial light is poor & I fail to match shades of colour. I grew tired of throwing poor quality work away, wasting precious materials, so decided to put everything away until the lighter days got here. In the meantime, I have done a lot of reading & self discovery. But, I will be back soon. I am currently working on a mini tag book of inspirational quotes to keep me positive minded. I have not done too well with positive thoughts over the gloom of the snow & dark winter days.


Mandi said...

How cute and so useful
Love the splash of colour
Maybe a daylight bulb would help you
Thanks for your entry
"Less is More"

Pooh Bear said...

She is one of my favourites too, love ot!

Ali x

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I hope this is the start of sunnier days ahead for you Paula.

Perfect touch of red x

Katalytic said...

Lovely card, I love Gorjuss too

Kathyk said...

FAB idea and I love those Gorjuss images


Chrissie said...

I have to say that a daylight lamp helps me enormously... I work in a rather dark corner and with my lap I can match colours which I couldn't do with regular lighting!
This is a sweet tag, with a pretty touch of red!
Enjoy your week.
"Less is More"
If you could remove the Word Verification it would really help us as we have so many blogs to visit!

Viv's Visuals said...

A 'gorjuss' tag! LOL
I also had the same problem in the winter - and I also think we all get a bit 'down' because of the gloomy days. Daylight bulb helps the crafting.. and as for the gloomy days - well I just remind myself that lighter nights are on the way and immerse myself into my crafting to help me forget!

Aileen said...

Lovely tag and looks great with just a splash of colour. x

Suze Bain said...

This is lovely Paula, I love these stamps. x

Jo said...

This is lovely. Jo x

Faith A said...

Such a cute image and ready for that parcel ay?

Susan said...

Paula...this is just adorable!

massofhair said...

Seeing as i can't stop crafting whatever the weather or time i invested in daylight bulbs to help with this and they work very well.

Gorjuss images are so pretty and versatile and am liking your tag very much:-)

lam said...

what a cute tag. I´m glad the lighter days get more and more, because I miss your beautiful work.
I´m going to london in 2 weeks and I´m going to stay only 8 minuts walk away from the stamping shop you told me about.

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

I don't normally go a bundle on figures without full features on their faces . . . but I HAVE to say this one is a cutie!

Very nice card. Hope the lighter days and rays of sunshine brighten you up and start your creative juices going again.

Hugs, Sandra

Sarah said...

Hi there, I have a fair number of Gorjuss Girl stamps but wouldn't have thought of using one for this challenge. It's a lovely tag! Thanks so much for your comments on my cards, it is appreciated. Sarah

pickle said...

perfect x

Chris said...

Lovely tag, Paula. Love the splash of red.

Debgem said...

Such a sweet image - and I love the splash of red!