Friday, 15 December 2017

December Mixed Media Tag #1 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week was a good one and you have lovely weekend plans – keep yourself nice and warm. I needed a break from Christmas crafting so it seemed a really good idea to get out a lovely new stamp and die to play with and along the way I managed to use multiple snippets too and here is the end result …

It was nice to create a non Christmas project
Lots of depth and texture
All the details
The beautiful lady
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges

Love to Create Challenge #3 Mixed Media Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB#8 Anything Goes

Scrapy Land Challenge #79 Anything Goes
I used Crafters Companion dies

With the exception of the base layer everything I used on this tag was from my coloured cards and papers or white snippets bags. Here’s my very quick steps:

1. I stamped the image with Versafine and quickly blasted it with my heat tool then I coloured her with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens.
2. The background around her was coloured with Distress ink pads tapped onto a plastic sheet and then I coloured the beautiful shade of blue. I put the stamped and coloured panel to one side to dry whilst I got on with the other parts.
3. On top of the tag I used a background snippet from another project. I attached the Prima harlequin stencil to white card and then applied DecoArt Crackle paint or paste to it and left it to dry. I coloured this piece using Distress inks and put it aside to dry.

4. When I started to gather all the parts together I noticed that there was a big splat of white acrylic on the stamped dancing lady’s face, grr, so I stamped and watercoloured her again and left that to dry.
5. I dipped into my coloured snippets of backgrounds and found enough to die cut the pink hearts, the blue petals and the green leaves. I glued the petals and leaves together to create a flower and added a pearly embellishment in the centre.
6. I tore the edges of the crackle background and the stamped dancing lady then I wrapped some ribbon around the dancing lady panel and added a pretty bow. I fussy cut the second dancing lady and glued her to the stamped panel using Collall 3D glue gel.
7. I coloured my wooden leaves with Distress inks which I tapped onto a sheet of plastic. I added a little gold over the top of one of the leaves so that it has lovely shimmer and I left that to dry.
8. On the tag I glued the crackle background, the die cut hearts, the decoupaged dancing lady and then the blue flower. I left it to dry for a bit then I glued the plastic dangling bits to the bottom of the dancing lady which has added movement – something for me to do again!
9. My final step was to glue the coloured wooden leaves onto the tag and I used Collall 3D glue gel to stick them on: finished!

It seems daft to say but I loved creating this and I had so much fun too. I knew that I wanted multiple elements on the tag and the struggle for me is usually trying to get them all to work together. I think that it worked more easily this time because I tried to keep to a minimal colour palette of blue, peach and pink. There are different shades of blue and pink yet, luckily for me, it worked and I love the end result. 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 &/ Stencil:
Rubber Dance Art Stamps: Dancing Woman
Prima Finnabair Elementals 6.5” x 10.25”: Harlequin stencil
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Leonie Pujol Mixed Media dies: All the Love
Sheena Douglass: Pointed Petals die set
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; palette knife

Card Paper:
Watercolour card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Versafine ink pad: black
Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens: 2017 Christmas Holiday edition
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Perfectly Primary
Wooden leaves
Sheer ribbon
Beaded trim
Pearl embellishment
DecoArt crackle paint
Collall all purpose glue
Collall 3D glue gel
Double sided tape


TaeEun said...

This is a gorgeous tag in dreamy color combination! The details on Mixed Media projects are so fascinating ! Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge!

Sue said...

This is fabulous Karen, so much to look at, and beautiful colours and textures. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Rubber Dance, and have a very merry Christmas. Sue xx

Aileen said...

late commenting Karen but finely here to tell you what an amazing project this is. Such wonderful layers and so pretty to look at. Thank you so much for joing us at The Flower Challenge Aileen DT

Tanja said...

such a pretty tag - love the dimension - thanks for sharing your project at the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge

Leslie said...

Love everything about this! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Mix It Up Challenge Blog's December "Anything Goes + Fancy Fold" challenge!
Leslie, MIUCB DT
Love To Scrap 2
Love To Scrap!

Amy Seigler said...

Beautiful tag! Thanks for playing with us at HLS anything goes with dies,

Lou Sims said...

What a fabulous project and just perfect for our challenge over at Love 2 Create challenge. Many thanks for joining in with us & hope to see you again. Lou (DT)

Susanne Rose Rubber Dance Stamps said...

How awesome is that! Thank you for using our stamps on your great project. There are so many details. Thank you so much for joining the Rubber Dance December Challenge. xx Susanne.

Bibi, Rubber Dance Stamps said...

Very pretty, Karen! I think you did really well putting all the elements together. I struggle with that quite often and end up with not using them all at the end. You did good! Thank you so much for making this with our stamps and joining our December challenge as well as entering it to our Forever Challenge at Rubber Dance! My apologies for being so late leaving a comment. xx Bibi