Saturday, 17 November 2012

Brown or Sepia

Greetings!  I love all the wonderful vintage photographs you've been using in the tags this week.  I was going to use a photograph of my parents from the 1950/60's as the focal point in my tag this week, but my printer has been acting up lately.  Therefore, I used a Native American inspired broach that I designed instead.  I hope you like it.

© Arnoldo L. Romero 2012
My tag was inspired by most of the techniques presented by Tim Holtz, in the 12 Tags of 2012 - November post.  I did the resist background exactly the way he did.  However, I used different stamps. I also did the lettering by hand using a permanent black calligraphy marker.  I used a scriptural phrase found in 1 Thessalonians 5:18, "In everything give thanks."  I cut my broach base out of a scrap of balsa wood, and carved the shape with a Dremel tool.  I drew my fish design using permanent India inks and sealed the broach with varnish.  I enhanced it with rusty wire, beads, a shell, and a Tim Holtz muse token.  I placed my broach over a hawk feather I found in my backyard and a scrap of burlap.  I topped my tag with a strip of leather lace.

In closing, I want to thank Carolyn Saxby and the Tag Tuesday team for allowing me to be a part of such a talented team.  I feel blessed every week by your inspiring challenges, tags, and thoughtful comments.  May your week be filled with love, joy, and peace!

15 comments:

  1. How beautiful this is and such a lot of work. The brooch itself is a little work of art.

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  2. Very beautiful tag full of talent and inspiration as ever. It's always a pleasure to see your work around here :0) Mo

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  3. Wow Arnaldo, I love this, what a great use of brown and sepia and a clever take on Tim's tag! The brooch is lovely and the quote, very apt. Blessings to you. x

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  4. I love you tag Arnoldo, so beautiful and rich looking! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  5. Wonderful tag Arnoldo,love the beautiful broach and the leafs.
    Anni

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  6. Lovely fish drawing Arnoldo and a great tag
    Lynn

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  7. Stunning! You do such great, detailed work. Wouldn't this be beautiful on a natural Christmas tree?

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  8. Awesome tag, Arnoldo! Your are so accomplished at all these different techniques! Carolyn x

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  9. I've been browsing your blog - all of your tags are gorgeous! I'm your newest follower.
    Cindy

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  10. Great tag, I love how you've combined so many techniques and elements, 2d and 3d, the brooch and the found items, the background too. Lovely quote too!

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  11. A beautiful tag, the background totally amazing with its rich and warm colours.

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  12. Beautiful tag! I love the brooch :)

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  13. Beautiful rich brown tones to your tag this week and your brooch is lovely.

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  14. Beautiful autumnal colours, love the contrast of materials and textures, Jane xx

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