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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Smeared and Smudged Day 1



April brings spring flowers and showers...

 and now a brand new event hosted by

 Smeared Ink!



April Muse Three Day Blog Hop

Black Dragon
Susan R. YOU ARE HERE
Fiona
Shell
Nan

Just a few of us this time so I am sure you will be able to call on everyone!

This is a three day blog hop that will feature three daily themes:


April 1 Theme: All Fool's Day- Create a project that is foolish or fun.


April 2 Theme: Awaken The Beast- Create a dark spring project that features creatures 


or animals.

April 3 Theme: Zombie Resurrection...




which leads me nicely to my Birthday on April 4...




I decided to make three tags for this hop...

Look at this great Jester image in the SLSLines Etsy Store.

A Jester is a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the middle ages. Also referred to as a fool, buffoon or clown. The Medieval jesters of the Middle Ages can be compared to the circus clowns of today.

As it is All Fools' Day today I thought I would use this 'fool' on my first tag.




This is also my inspiration for SLSLines which I hope will encourage you to join in the latest Challenge there...

But I am sure you want more details!

I started by preparing the background under the image.
I smeared Distress Inks on an acrylic block and then dripped on alcohol blending solution.
I mopped this up with some watercolour paper.



I also sprayed the result with some perfect pearls misters. I trimmed it to size and distressed the edges and my verse with 'seedless preserves'.



The verse came from Poor Robin's Almanac 1790.
I attached these to two layers of purple card trimmed and distressed as shown.


I added the image, coloured with various markers,
 an eyelet and ribbon which echoes the colours in the background.







Do join us tomorrow!!

Happy Crafting!

7 comments:

  1. Gorgeous tag Susan.... love the background. Glad you're taking part in this 3 day hop. love BDx

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  2. Fab tag! Love that distressed background you created!

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  3. Ack..........Gorgeous work Susan. The background is fab as is the image you used. Love it :) xx

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  4. Beautiful project, Susan! Thanks for the deets..and love the colors!

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  5. Beautiful project, Susan! Thanks for the deets..and love the colors!

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  6. Cool background and perfect image for the theme - I'll be back for part 2 tomorrow!

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  7. Fantastic background - I really like that technique - it's superb. Lovely image too. A brilliant tag :-D xx

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