here). This time around I decided to use a page from a clear mini album to make a tag. Maybe the clear materials remind me of water :-)
I have a fondness for the little gnome from the Forrest Whimsy set and the reason I decided to use this photo is because I immediately thought that he'd make a great little pirate. Pirates are ocean-y and dirty so I thought it'd be perfect for the distressed feeling of the photo. I also wanted to do some complicated layer on an image and thought now would be a good image to use.
So without further adieu, here's my finished project -
I took a page from this mini album I've had for ages and alcohol inked it with the colors of an old map. I used a Sharpie to add a few dots and an x (to mark the spot!). I stamped the "to" and "from" from Word Salad and a parrot from My Peeps. I didn't have any ribbon that matched the colorings so I used the same alcohol inks to dye a piece of white ribbbon.
As for my complicated layering of the little guy.... it wasn't so much complicated as tedious, but I love how it turned out! I stamped him on a piece of scrap paper and used random colors to figure out my layers (that's the blue/green/purple guy in the pic below). I figured I needed 7 layers so I stamped him 14 times so I'd have duplicates if I messed one up. I colored the images based on the crazy colored image. For my own reference, I grayed in the pieces of the gnome that needed to be cut on that particular image so he'd layer nicely. With all of the coloring done, I cut them all out.
Once all of the pieces were cut, I glued them all together. I didn't use any dimensionals since I wanted him to stay flat but still have some depth. I think this picture shows the it really well -
Here he is attached to the tag with his little parrot friend -
PAPER: Neenah Solar White
STAMPS: Paper Smooches Forrest Whimsy, My Peeps and Word Salad
INK: Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger Alcohol Inks in Latte, Caramel and Ginger
OTHER: Ribbon from stash, Clear Mini Album from Scrapinators
Skin E02, E11, W1, W3, R00, R01
Hat R37, R39, R59
Pants E29, E35, E37
Shirt/Boots C3, C5, C7, C9
Beard C1, C3, C5, W1
Bird R20, R32, R35, YR21, Y38, YR15