Sunday, 31 January 2016
Time for a tag ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well. I have a tag to share with you today and here it is …
I love creating mixed media tags, they take time to create and time to dry, but I love experimenting with different products. I create these just for me and I love them.
Some of those lovely textured elements!
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #348 Bring on the Bling
Anything But Cute Challenge Ring out the Old, Bring in the New listed below
Butterfly Challenge #47 O: over the edge or U: undulating
I think this fits because my torn edge is undulating, if it doesn't I remove it
Frilly & Funkie Challenge Enjoy your Embossing
Spectrum Noir Facebook Challenge Anything Goes
Stamplorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge if you use their stamps
I had so much fun creating this tag! I wanted to incorporate butterflies, heat embossing, lots of flowers, lots of texture, a tag in mainly shades of blue, and if I was going to be brave I would share a part of what I had drawn or a stamped and coloured flower piece if I was going to chicken out.
Going through my box of bits, bobs and snippets I located one of the A6 hand drawn pieces I created over Christmas. My wonderful hubby was persuaded to purchase the Spectrum Noir Aqua pens as my crafty Christmas present, during Crafter’s Companion 10th Birthday party in October as they were a really good deal. Hubby told me to purchase them but I was not to use them before Christmas (they’ve been tormenting me and calling my name since October)! When I got to play with them on Christmas Day I didn’t want to leave my lovely hubby by going into the craft room so I played with the pens on Christmas day because I had cut watercolour paper and white card to A6 size a couple of days before Christmas and I made sure my aqua pen was fully loaded too lol! The next bits/bobs/snippets I located was a snippet watercolour card that had been coloured with AquaTints and I used that as the base layer for my tag.
Finally I have only one large box of very old embellishments and I located the black Petaloo flowers that had a fluorescent pink gem in the middle. I hadn’t used them because I didn’t like black flowers with a fluorescent pink gem so I changed them.
I retrieved a tag and adhered the AquaTint coloured paper to it, then I attached a Stamplorations stencil with Washi tape and added the sand texture medium down the RHS. I painted the black flowers with turquoise acrylic and sprinkled blue glitter onto the middle of the flowers (hiding the fluorescent pink gem) and left them to dry. Next step was to tear the drawn and coloured image in half and inked it up heavily. I stamped and embossed the butterflies and fussy cut them out. The tag and everything else was dry by now so I attached the drawn piece, added the butterflies along the torn edge and attached the flowers and glittered stamens to the last flower. Finished and I was happy with the end result too.
Now that Christmas is over I’m very happy to be back playing with my mixed media supplies and some of the gorgeous new arts and crafts supplies I was gifted for Christmas. Today’s tag used three of my new items. The cherry on the top for me was that I feel brave enough to add part of my own artwork to this tag. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Stamp: Stamplorations: Trendy Butterflies stamp set
Stencil: Stamplorations: Foiled Again stencil
Miscellaneous Tools: palette knife; paint brushes; pot of water
Card Paper: tags; Mixed Media card *
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours: Spectrum Noir Aqua pens *; DecoArt Americana acrylic: Turquoise
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts: stamens; Petaloo flowers #; blue glitter #
Adhesives/Mediums: DecoArt Texture Sand Paste white *; Collall all purpose glue
# V.O.S. very old stash, must be 5 plus years old
* new products