Friday, August 5, 2016

Black & White + 1

The challenge for this month over at the Rubber Dance blog is to use black and white and one other color on a project.  I love that kind of prompt as it leaves it wide open for different themes, media and projects.

I used to be really into playing along with Tim Holtz's monthly tag challenges but then I started gathering all of these tags that I didn't quite know what to do with.  Tags are really a great base to work with though so I pulled some out and went to work for the challenge.

I embossed Rubber Dance's hotel receipt stamp on the background of black tags and then layered on paper scraps, die-cut dictionary pages and some lace border that had been in my drawer for a long time.  The butterflies were cut from inked up cardstock and then I reached into my ol' drawer full of ribbon again for the ties.

As luck would have it, one of my art trading groups has this exact same challenge so I know what to do with these tags.  :)


  1. Beautiful tags, Julie! I really like the look of the white on black - I ought to do that more often! :) Love the bright colours on the butterflies - a very nice contrast to the rest. Thank you for joining our August challenge at Rubber Dance and for using my hotel receipt stamp! ♥

  2. OMG! I LOVE your tags. The butterflies pop so beautifully!!! Great inspiration! Thank you for joining the Rubber Dance August challenge. xx Susanne.

  3. I just loooooove Your tags, Julie! They are awesome. Cool way to use the Rubber Dance stamp! I also like very much to use tags, they are so applicable to all Projects. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance Challenge this month.
    Hugs, DT-Anita

  4. These are gorgeous Julie. I would usually jump straight on the blue but the orange is so striking against the black I think that one might be my favourite. Love the white on black as well. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz


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