Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bright, Colorful, and Geometric

Good morning everyone.  I wanted to share a project I did for Gauche Alchemy.,  I created both a tag and an ATC based on their awesome monthly challenge.
I started with a white tag and using a stencil, added geometric “rays” very similar to what is on the challenge board and painted them in a variety of bright colors using Art Anthology Velvets.  Next, I stamped an image I love (Faces 2 from Technique Junkies) colored it, cut it out, and adhered it to my tags.  Then I painted various shapes in bright, colorful shades and scattered them all over the tag.  Last but not least, I added a sentiment using Tim Holtz ChitChat stickers and a little blue plaid rose.
The ATC isn’t quite a bright but it does contain geometric elements present on the challenge board.  I started with a picture from an old Gauche Alchemy collage sheet and added flourishes that I painted in gold.  Next I attached some bling to the center and adhered a piece of glass tile to the top.  Finally, I rubbed a little white paint into a Tim Holtz Word Band to make it easier to read and then I tied it on with some twine.  Yep, very simple and easy to do.
I really had a lot of fun with these projects.  Yes, the painting is a little tedious on the tag, but the finished version packed a visual punch.  
Now, let's see what you can create for their challenge.  Visit to link your entry in April's challenge.
Until later………………..


  1. Wow, these are just little works of art! So much detail and color. Beautiful job.

  2. Thanks Jerri. I realized from seeing you comment that my post didn't go live this morning. It's there now if you want to take a look