Ryan is 9 and asked if he could participate in the tag challenge. That huge smile is one I get to see the entire time heís crafting here. He has the utmost patience when crafting. He started by using the acetate smooshing technique, a favorite of everyone here. When dry he chose the candle to inlay but wanted to use various media to do it. He cut the candle into his tag. He burned his own copper and cut another candle from that. Next he chose white shimmer sheets for the candle and finally leafing for the ribbon. He colored his flame blue. It still needed something so he went through the dies and chose these holly leaves to add which he cut from scraps of burnt copper. He stamped his sentiment and embossed in copper. He added one red nailhead for a holly berry. He added the SU copper cording which is now retired. Thanks for looking.
Registered: January 20, 2011 Location: Beautiful British Columbia Posts: 7607
Mon, Nov 07, 2016 @ 11:26 AM
Ryan is an ARTIST!! LOVE his design ... so well thought out, balanced and filled with amazing techniques. I can see why you have so much fun crafting with him, that smile is contagious! Thanks to Ryan for sharing his beautiful tag at my Twelve Tags of Christmas event!! I know that he will inspire many!! xx
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 9234
Mon, Nov 07, 2016 @ 11:41 AM
Well tell Ryan that I am jealous of his talent. I have never been able to do anything with copper even though I love how it looks. Ryan sure has a terrific sense of design. The little copper leaves with the berry look wonderful with this gorgeous candle tag.
Registered: November 25, 2007 Location: Rudolph, WI Posts: 14526
Mon, Nov 07, 2016 @ 11:58 AM
Ryan is becoming a master at card design! Totally love it! For the life of me, I cannot figure how he did the gold leafing on that ribbon! Grandma has surly taught him well! I sure hope he gets lots of smiles from the comments on his wonderful card! tfs