Tuesday 22 November 2022

I will Lift My Eyes Unto the Hills: A Tag

 This is my contribution to the latest challenge over on Tag Tuesday (Add a Saying/Quote).  As you will see, I used a quote from the bible.

Trim a little off either side of a #8 manilla tag so it measures 3” in width. Add a piece of inky deli paper to the tag, seal it with matte medium, dry thoroughly and trim the excess.
Use the thanks 3” x 3” aperture die from Clarity with stencil card.
Remove the leaves from the die cut with scissors.
Stamp the robin (ClarityNDC #86) onto another piece of stencil card in Onyx Black Versafine ink.
Colour it using coloured pencils and fussy cut.
Colour the leaves with shades of green Derwent Inktense pencils and blend them out with a watercolour brush pen.
Dry with a heat gun then add further shades of green in the same way.
Lay the leaves over the tag to ascertain placement and colour the background where the leaves sit, blend out with a watercolour brush pen.
Using the Mountains & Hills outer mask, trace along the edge with a Mauve Derwent Inktense pencil and remove the mask.
Drag the colour down with a watercolour brush pen.
Repeat further down the tag.
Continue adding and blending out colour until the mountains are complete.
Add the leaves to the foreground.
Add the robin.
Add shading around the robin and intensify his colouring with the Inktense pencils.
To finish, add a quote using a black pen.
This tag very much reminds me of the Chalet School series of books by Elinor M Brent-Dyer. The bible verse is quoted in more than one of her books and one of the chief characters is also known as The Robin.


Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful tAG, and thanks for showing how you made it. Love the quote, I have it on my wall. Valerie

WendyK said...

Great tag, love your progression instructions. Thank you for sharing with us on Tag Tuesday.

Michele said...

thanks for sharing how you made this beautiful tag! and the quote is from one of my favorite psalms. thanks for linking to tag tuesday. xo

Sandra Wright. said...

A lovely Tag, love the background.
Thank you so much for joining in with Wendy's theme at Tag Tuesday x

pinky said...

Beautiful work as always Sarah. Your tag is so perfect! Thanks so much for taking time to share with us at Tag Tuesday.