Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Mixed Media Tag ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week was good and you have lovely weekend plans.  I delved into my new supplies and newish tools to create this tag and here it is ...

I am yearning for spring or summer!
Lots of lovely depth and texture
All the lovely details
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #451 Butterfly/flies
Country View Crafts Challenge Anything Goes 
Creative Artiste Challenge #33 Mixed Media Anything Goes


I absolutely love it, no ifs and nothing that I would point out as an error. The base layer of this tag was created by layering with lots of snippets of paper. I had a load of pieces of different coloured papers so I decided to experiment by layering them one over the other. It made a really ugly coloured base but a great textured base that could be altered with gesso and paint and I’m planning on trying this with patterned papers soon.  It has helped to shrink the snippets pile a tad, well a lot actually.  I added more texture paste through a stencil that I have owned for a while but it is it’s first time of using. I used both new and old paint supplies as well as some mesh that I have had for a while but have only recently re-located.

I still have not gotten my craft room to how I want or need it to be but both mine and the mister’s backs are playing up so we’re waiting until the pain significantly eases for me before I do any more. It’s frustrating to say the least as I have quite a lot that needs to go but I can’t until I’m not in so much pain, at least I have some ready to go at last. I’m hoping for warmer weather soon as this winter although not harsh has had a negative effect on my back and my fibromyalgia in general, oh well, there are new stamps to play with along with other stuff so I’m off to play lol! 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:
Happy Little Stampers Especially for You stamp set
Ebay stencil
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; Fiskars Large Squeeze Punches Petal & Feather

Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
Snippets: coloured papers; watercolour card for stamping
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
DecoArt Americana acrylic paints (apologies I’ve used all of my Americana paints & didn’t make a note of their names)
Luminarte H2O watercolours
Distress IP: Worn Lipstick
Pearls and fabric from my stash
Pebeo texture paste
Pebeo white gesso
Collall all purpose glue
Collall 3D glue gel
Double sided tape


Ellibelle said...

A really beautiful tag Karen, love the colors and great details!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge!

Barb said...

It really is a beautiful tag Karen. Love those colours. Barbxx

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous tag with lots of lovely colour and texture! I hope you both have less pain soon, take care! xxx

Kathleen said...

Beautiful background and a super image and butterfly, really lovely tag.
Thank you for joining our 'Butterfly' challenge this week at Allsorts.


Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Love your background Karen, those embellishments sit pretty upon it.
Warm wishes Tracey x

Jane Royston said...

Lovely tag Karen and a real glimpse of spring to come! Love the flower and butterfly, especially those colours. Thank you for joining us this month at Creative Artiste, Jane (DT) :) x

Lynda Hall said...

Wonderful colourful tag. Makes me believe Spring is on the way!Thank you for sharing with us by playing along at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge blog this month. Good luck.
Lynda x

Sue said...

This is really lovely Karen, I think we're all looking foreward to Spring now. Thank you so much for joining in with us again at Country View Crafts, and I hope your back is much better soon. Sue xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Totally gorgeous Karen, love the depth of colour, - such a gorgeous design!!

Thanks also for your very kind comment on my MMM project! xxx

Evelyn Walter said...

Lovely little tag, Karen! I´d love to say good bye, winter and hello spring ;-)
Thank you once again for joining in with our challengen this month at Country View Challenges!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft, good luck!!! Amy DT

Barbara Schiassi said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors you used and textures you created!thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! barbara

Priya Satish said...

Lovely little tag with great colour play. Thank you for joining us the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge. - Priya Satish DT

Pippa said...

A lovely little tag, great colours and embellishments. Thanks for sharing at LTCCB. Pippa DT