Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Black and Lime Unintentional Irony

You must use the colors black and lime to make something for the “Spot Prize Challenge” this month at Dezinaworld. That is the only rule our hostess, June, set. You don’t even have to use any of her images to enter the challenge either but it would be nice if you did, how generous is that?

Inspiration for my door hanger came from two of my favorite ladies. June at Dezinaworld provided the FREE image and the color prompts of black and lime. Gail at Shabby Cottage Studio inspired the design layout of multi-layers, special edging, and embellishing techniques in her new FREE video tutorial, called, “Beloved”.

I find this piece amusing. It is a door hanger. June’s image background speaks of love. I layered the image over some additional text, lyrics, from a song “I hear you knocking but you can’t come in…” I then added a key (perhaps to the room) dangling on black lace to the top of the hanger. The pieces simply fell in place as I worked. I imagine it would make a cute door hanger statement on certain occasions.

If you do not know these two ladies I suggest you visit them. June has wonderful images in her store and she recently decided to stop selling her images and just give them away! Really, you need to visit Dezinaworld and see what she is giving away. Because she has a design team who creates wonderful examples of art with her images to share with us all she will except donations. Gail, at Shabby Cottage Studio also has a fantastic store of images, other supplies, and classes. She also has free tutorials. Her new video tutorial “Beloved” is an audio and visual delight with step-by-step instructions on how to make an exquisite art tag. It too is free.  These are two ladies who are so very generous. Thank you!
A cloudy day made for poor photos and true sharp colors.

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  1. What a neat tag! I have several uber creative friends like you and that is the only way I have pretty tags- they are so sweet to share their creations with me!

    Come by and sign up for my fun giveaway!

    bee blessed

  2. Oh Linda, thats so pretty in the lime and black and what a great idea with the song lyrics and the key its such a fab piece and now ... well now i shall have that song rolling round my head all night hehe :)
    Thanks so much for your kind words my friend. you are so special
    Hugs and thanks for joining in the spot prize too
    June xxxxxx

  3. Fantastic door hangers. Very creative idea for the Spot Prize this month.

  4. Great hanger Linda, this would be perfect to hang on my bathroom door to remind everyone it's my time for me and not time for everyone to come and talk to me about any old rubbish because I can't get away. :-) xx

  5. What a lovely blog you have! I was doing some blog hopping and found you. This door hanger is enchanting!!

  6. Your door hanger came together beautifully, Linda! The combination of black and lime is terrific, and I love the heart shaped key.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you each week. ;)

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  7. Lovely! Thank you for sharing your lovely artwork at Potpourri Friday!


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