Thursday, 18 February 2016
Tag experiment February #3 ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I got to craft some at the weekend and I had fun playing with stuff so I’ve a tag to share and here it is …
I remembered to use some of my ribbon too!
I always do love me Crazy Bird's!
All that yummy ink and layers!
I do love me birds
I may add some more to this!
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #181 Anything Goes
Country View Crafts Challenge Make Your Own Background
Emerald Creek Dares Challenge The Blogger Scramble
Happy Little Stamper’s Mixed Media Challenge February Paint
Simon Says Stamps Work It Wednesday Challenge Use Or Do Something New
#32 Stencil Sunday February
I have been experimenting with this colour palette since the lovely Becca mentioned it on her birthday challenge last year. I’ve always loved and often used shades of blue, pale blue all the way through to turquoise and the blueprint colours. In fact one year our Christmas card theme was teal because I was having one of ‘my phases’ with the colour teal lol. Purple and peacock wasn’t a colour mix I’d used previously but now I adore and love it.
Playing and creating with tags and my much loved Bird Crazy stamp set is me being greedy, lol! I was going through my folder of created by me backgrounds and the other folder of stamped by me images; some are coloured and some not. The bird had been stamped and embossed onto Crafter’s Companion card and I coloured with my SNAT.
The background on the tag is another Christmas present: a new Tim Holtz stencil and one that is going to be used an awful lot too: it’s so feminine and I love that it is so pretty. I attached the stencil to a tag and I used Peacock Feather DIP to colour it. I used a light wash of purple SNAT to add details to the border of the tag.
The LOTV postcard stamp was stamped onto a white snippet, one wash of purple SNAT and dried, then a final wash of purple SNAT to which I added a smidge of Ranger Perfect Pearls iridescent purple mica to the mix. I have a watery wash of white acrylic in one of my paint pots and I added it to the edges of the tag and left it to dry.
The purple blob on the postcard is one of the flowers from Tim Holtz flower garden stamp set, another experiment with white gesso and my SNAT. The stamped details are missing and it’s not something I would use on a card but I thought it has awesome texture so added it too. texture.
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: Tim Holtz: Bird Crazy & Flower Garden stamp sets; LOTV vintage postcard stamp
Stencil: Tim Holtz layering stencil: Lace
Miscellaneous Tools: heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; ink blending tool & foam; Martha Stewart silicone mould
Tag; snippets Crafter’s Companion Centura Pearl snow white gold accents; snippet Bazzill card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Beautifully Grunge set
Distress IP: Peacock Feathers
Versafine IP: Black
Ranger Perfect Pearls: interference violet
White acrylic paint
Cosmic Shimmer: black EP
Air dry clay; ribbon #; Wild Orchid Crafts flowers; sequins; purple glitter #
Collall all purpose glue; Versamark IP
# VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 5 years old