Thursday, January 19, 2017

DCWV tags for CHA / Creativation 2017

Hello !

The craft mega show will start today and I'm so sad to stay in France during this week end ! I did love my last year trip to Anaheim and wish I could be at Creativation next year... But if you look closely in DCWV booth, you will find a wall of tags about "why do I create" or "what me makes a maker ?", and some pieces of me will be there !

I din't have much time to create these tags (if enough time would have been given to me, I would have made enough for the entire wall I think...), so there are only 5.

The one above is made with a Sizzix tag die and a sheet of Color and Create stack (Floral), colored with watercolor. Watercolor is the new thing I've tried last year, even if I'm not a painter, and I quite like it, even if it's impossible for me to get stuck with the pastel look of it. I have to make it brighter...

Another reason to create is to be different (pour etre different). More than be, it's maybe to show I'm different. I think differently, I see the world differently, I feel differently. Everyone does. But not everyone can put this difference into making. Showing my difference in my creations is important to me.
It's again Sizzix die and Color&Create paper, with Sizzix rub-ons for the sentiment (yes Sizzix has rub-ons...). To emphasize the idea of difference, I use only color (Peacock feathers distress ink by Tim Holtz) on the background. the flowers are colored with gray Copic sketch markers (N0, N2, N4, N6).

Again Sizzix die and Color&Create (Pretty prints) and Copic markers...
"Pour rester folle"... meanings "to stay crazy"... Embrace your own craziness is part of the creativity, and, again, of what makes you different. What would have been Dali if he didn't embrace it ? You would have look at boring painting of realistic clocks... So be crazy !

Same stack, same die, different colors... Be crazy tag was all about warm color. This one is about "to not becoming completely crazy" (or to stay sane), and I choose more calming, cool colors for it.
While embracing your inner craziness, you also have to stay sane from the world's insanity... 2016 was really full of it, and expressing my feeling into my projects was a good way to not be overwhelmed by sadness (for example an art journal page).

The last one was made with the same die by Sizzix, leftover of the Color&Create paper and a brushes stamp by Stampendous. Quote says :"To have"... brushes ! Yes part of the pleasure to create things is to have new toys to play with ! Don't say it's not true ! We all love have new art supplies...

OK ! That's it for today ! As I will not see this great wall of tags by myself, please try to spot my tags if you're there... Better : share it with me on Instagram with #walloftagsCHA2017 ! And if you made one of this tags, share it too !

If you are in Phoenix, have fun ! If not, have fun too !
Thank you for stopping by, can't wait to see your pictures on Instagram...
Have a great day and see you tomorrow for an incredible steampunk project...

1 comment:

  1. What delightful tags! You did a great job capturing why you love to create.