Simon & Garfunkel fans may have already clocked the post title, and be humming along. It's the 59th Bridge Street Song: "I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep"... those were the words running through my head as I was playing with this one, with light and shade playing across the leaves.
I started from what was basically a mop-up tag. There's definitely paint involved, and some Dylusions sprays. It also has some texture from being pressed against another tag while all the paint and ink was wet on the surface.
Over that, I started clear-embossing some of Katy Leitch's lovely Leaves, stamped in Versamark and heat-embossed with some Clear Detail powder.
That glossiness captures the sunlight and makes it twinkle and reflect at you as you move the tag around.
I also stamped some of the smaller leaves in Olive and Leaf Green Archival inks, building up the layers... like lying beneath a tree and looking up through the layers of branches above you.
By this point, the song was in full flow (well, at least those couple of lines going round and round incessantly!)...
... so there was no difficulty in choosing the words to go on the tag.
The torn edges give a lovely textured surface for inking.
And the torn edges again absorb the ink really well, so you get a lovely intense colour around the border.
A little bit of Distress Stain-dyed seam binding and some curly white twine keep things simple at the top.
And I did lots of splattering - most of it Dylusions, as far as I remember (taking the top out and splattering using the end of the spray attachment).
I was just having fun dappling and splattering by this point, so I wasn't really paying much attention!
Hope you're getting to enjoy a few drowsy afternoons in dappled sunlight...
Don't forget to come and play in our June challenge: we'd like you to Colour It Red. And if you're thinking I'm not setting a very good example with all these greens, hop by Words and Pictures tomorrow for some redder inspiration - yup, even I've been tempted into the red zone!
Thanks so much for dropping in, and I'll see you again soon.
Artistic Stamper Stamps: Katy Leitch - Leaves
Dylusions Sprays - White Linen, Dirty Martini, Calypso Teal, Cut Grass, Vibrant Turquoise, Chopped Pesto
Archival Inks - Olive, Leaf Green, Aquamarine, Fern
Versamark Ink Pad
Wow Clear Gloss Superfine embossing powder
From my stash: white twine, watercolour paper, Hero Arts alphabet stamps