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Thursday, April 12, 2012

An Umbrella In The Rainforest Isn't Much Use !





This tag was done as my entry into the Stampotique Designers Challenge which this time is entitled 'Oodles of Doodles'.  The base is a plain manilla tag which I have sprayed with Summer Inks by Sticky Fingers in yellow & green, building up layers until happy with the colour.

The leaves on the background were applied through a stencil with vintage sepia Distress Ink applied with Cut'n'dry foam. The Stamptique stamp is one by Jill Penney & Daniel Torrente called Relaxin' and it was this that inspired me to write the caption 'Why am I sat in a Rain Forest??' I just love the image.








I decided to stamp the image in Memento tuxedo black directly onto the coloured tag and then use some Marvey alcohol ink brush pens to selectively colour some of the image. Think the effect is a bit reminiscent of the 'Predator' films where the creature appears to be part of the foliage. I then set to work with Posca pens in black, white, blue and yellow and doodled to my hearts content so all other edging and the words along with some raindrops were added freehand.








Finishing touches added some lime green satin ribbon, some moss green cord and a small length of iridescent cord threaded with a few green foiled leaves through the tag top.








So don't expect a brolly to work well in the rainforest !! (not that I've ever been there, of course).

Sid xx

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27 comments:

Karin said...

Nice tag,funny quote, beautiful doodles!

Ribbon Girl said...

Nice rain forest tag Sid, I like the colours etc - and a big thank you for all the lovely comments you leave on our blog. Have a nice day, Mary G x

Effie said...

Fab doodles...

sam21ski said...

What a brilliant tag - I love it!!!!

Willy said...

Love your tag, Sid! Great doodling! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique!

Jane Wetzel said...

well you nailed the challenge and your tag is fabulous! glad u joined in at stampotique!

Pam said...

You tag turned out really well...I like the edging. It just seems to fit in with the message. I'll have to go find this stampotique...

Hermine said...

Awesome tag and I love the colours

Chicken Licken said...

Fab-u-lous!!!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

THis is so great Sid! Really like it...

greetings, Alie :-)

Angelnorth said...

Great tag, love the raindrops exploding off the brolly!

Carol Q said...

nice one Sid. I like your doodly edging

Kaz said...

Fabulous doodling Sid! Love your tag. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

Rein said...

Fabulous tag,
I love the colors!

Paula Whittaker said...

fab doodles on your tag

dutchstamptramp said...

You tage made me smile! Love the colours and the doodling. Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

Sue said...

Fab tag Sid, I love your background x

Carla said...

a beautiful tag, love your doodling

vinny said...

Love the raindrops and the doodle border, this made me smile x Lavinia

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Fun tag and love the colours and leaves

Gez said...

Brilliant tag! Love your border.. great words.. made me smile! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge.

Renee said...

Love your tag and I am fascinated by your work shown in your blog. I have to get some of those Posca Markers.

thekathrynwheel said...

Great tag, and very funny! Love your doodles ;-)

Marjie Kemper said...

Love that background and that edging... gorgeous!

Basement Stamper said...

great colors to your background and I love the leaves on the top of the tag. Thanks for joining us at stampotique designer's challenge this week.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Great tag Sid, love green and your doodling works brilliantly, Gay x

Fiona said...

Great bold tag Sid - love your doodling :)

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