…finished my auction art and SDC 147…

…hooray!

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By now, most of you know about the Nigerian schoolgirls who were kiddnapped by a terrorist group a month ago today.  A fabulous artist, Jessica Sporn, has put together an Art Auction, the proceeds of which will go to GirlsRising.com.  Many talented artists have donated pieces up for auction.

Participating artists include:

Jessica Sporn   http://jessicasporn.blogspot.com
Linda Kittmer  http://lindakittmer.blogspot.ca
Ronda Palazzari  http://rondapalazzari.typepad.com
Marjie Kemper   http://www.marjiekemper.com
Judy Shea   http://thekeytomyart.wordpress.com
Glenda Hoagland   http://pilgrimsthoughts.blogspot.com
Astrid Maclean  http://astridsartisticefforts.blogspot.com
Lisa Pace   http://lisapace.com
Jackie Neal   http://creatingwithoutcrayons-jackiepneal.com
Claudine Criner   http://claudinesartcorner.blogspot.com
France Papillon   http://www.france-papillon.com
Kristin Van Valkenburgh  http://TwinkleTwinkleLikeAStar.blogspot.com
Marcia Beckett  http://marciabeckett.blogspot.com
Ruth Levy   http://lerusho.wordpress.com/
Sally Lynn MacDonald   http://www.SallyLynnMacDonald.com
Renee Zarate   http://renee-boltonhouse.blogspot.com
Natasha May   http://natashamay.blogspot.com/
Carmen Whitehead   http://www.serendipitystudiobycw.blogspot.com/
Seth Apter   http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/
Marybeth Shaw   http://mbshaw.blogspot.com/
Amy Ingardia-Walker  http://creativelyquirkyathome.blogspot.com/
Kelly Warren  http://happyshackdesigns.blogspot.com
Julie Bernier http://juliebernierphotography.zenfolio.com/
Adrienne Hoban  http://www.allure-decor.com/
Krista van Tol   http://craftylittlepigtails.blogspot.com
Cheryl Grigsby http://cherylspaperartz.blogspot.com
Jill Meyer www.jillmeyer.com
Lisa Flaherty http://mypeaceofpaper.blogspot.com
Kerry C. Mitchell http://kerrycmitchell.com
Lizabeth Harrington http://www.craicarts.blogspot.comwww.facebook.com/craicarts.com
Barbara Lanza www.barbaralanza.com
Jamie Dougherty www.jamiedoughertydesigns.com

By no means an exhaustive list.  Most artists (including me!) are offering FREE SHIPPING around the world.  And the artwork is incredible!  I can now include myself on the list.  I made a mixed media tag that more or less came out how I wanted.  It’s the first tag I’ve ever done, so be gentle 🙂

B! (brave, proud, strong)

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Stampotique Challenge SDC 147

I’m also entering my tag into the Tags Challenge over on the Stampotique blog.  As I said, this is my first tag, and though I don’t own any Stampotique stamps (hope to correct that soon :P), I did use Tattered Angels clear acrylic stamps with paint .  I took a tag that had been schmeared with stray paint (that happened to be purple and white).  However, I decided to take a piece of patterned paper from the DCWV Once Upon A Time collection and use that as a base.  I then used my HS Honeycomb and Stars, Hearts, & Dots stencils with white, red, and teal paint.  I also used one of the clear pattern stamps with orange paint  (like mini chicken wire).  After that, I gave it a few spritzes with my Tattered Angels spray in Black and used the cap to stamp some circles randomly.

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I wanted to use a large chipboard “B”, but I didn’t have one, so I layered an “I” over and “8” and grabbed an exclamation point from the same chipboard sheet.  I covered the pieces in green paint, then used the large clear crackle stamp with lighter green paint to give more depth to the pieces.  Once dry, outlined the pieces with gesso and bordered them in black pen.

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For the mini tags, I took tag stickers and adhered them to various patterned papers.  After cutting them out, I used a white pen with the two stencils from before and the clear  script stamp with purple paint to add texture to the tag.  I used my black and white pens for the words and border on each mini tag.  Before I adhered them, I drew two big chevrons (the bottom of one you can see peeking out of  the side of the top mini tag).  I finger painted with red, orange, and white paint around the edges of the main tag and mini tags, and did some white outlining around my “stamped” circles.  I finished the tag off with a layer of mod podge to seal it all together.  I also finger painted the string tie to match the tag, and tied a knot so it can be hung, if desired.

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 So thank you for looking and please visit this link to view and bid on items: http://www.32auctions.com/bringbackourgirls.  As mentioned before, all proceeds go to GirlsRising.com.  For more information and to find out how you can help, please visit http://girlrising.com/nigeria-action/, and https://www.facebook.com/bringbackourgirls.

Happy Scrapping

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12 thoughts on “…finished my auction art and SDC 147…

  1. I would never have known this was your first tag, it’s gorgeous! You have to make more now! Thanks for joining in with my challenge at Stampotique this week!

  2. I think it’s a fabulous tag, and great improvisation there with the ‘B’. You definitely need to make more tags and join in with our challenges, Thanks for playing along this time at Stampotique. Sue xx

  3. Congratulations on being selected as a Design Team Favorite at the Stampotique Designers’ Challenge this week, Tracy…well deserved! Happy, too, to have been a part of the auction with you!!

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