Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Seeing Red!

It's the second week the "Seeing Red" Challenge at Stampotique Designer's Challenges (#267). Here's the blurb about the challenge!
"This particular challenge, some of our team interpreted the "seeing red" as shades of the color red and some interpreted it as being mad or angry.
We think you should do what you want with this challenge. All we ask is there is some color red in your creation."
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!! Remember to check to see the deadline for all of this month's Stampotique Designers Challenges!

Here's my tag using the Jester (Kate Crane)

Jester was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then die-cut with one of the dies from the Large Rectangles Nestabilities die set (Spellbinders). The Jester and the background were colored with shades of red Copic markers. The Jester was outlined with a touch of Cool Grey Copic marker to make him pop a bit from the background.

Barn Door Distress ink (Ranger) was sponged over the hearts on the Punchinella Quintet stencil (Joggles) in three places. Care was taken to avoid sponging over the Jester, who had quite enough red.

The top portion of the image panelwas covered and Fired Brick Distress ink was sponged under the Jester's shoes to ground him, then Aged Mahagony Distress ink was sponged over the circles from the same stencil.

Since apparently I'm confused between Jesters and Jokers, I found a card suit black and white patterned paper in an old 6x6 pad. I sponged it with Barn Door, Fired Brick, and Aged Mahagony Distress inks to make it red and matchy-matchy. 

Then in a really dopey move, I decided that I wanted the newly-red patterned paper to be a bit smaller, so I lopped off the top and forgot to edge it with darker ink, which I realized after I had securely adhered it to the black tag and was blinded by the glaringly white edge. Fortunately, some thin musical note-patterned Washi tape came to the rescue! 

The tag was finished with a black and red reversible satin ribbon.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter my tag into the following challenges:
Try It on Tuesday Challenges: Let's Get Messy (and I did!)
• Tuesday Throwdown Challenges: Favorite Embellishment (Washi Tape is one of mine!)
The Artistic Stamper Challenges: Love & Hearts


  1. What a pretty tag. Love the details. Thanks for entry is our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!

  2. A great tag ans such a fab image. Love the background.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT