Sunday, 25 February 2018

Dare to Resist Mixed Media Tag ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well. Because I’ve had major fails on my bigger mixed media projects I decided to create a couple of tags and several journal pages over the weekend and here is the first tag I created ...
Lots of lovely texture and details
You can see some of the marvellous depth
The beautiful ballerina
All the lovely details

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #456 B is for Ballerina, Butterfly & Buttons
A Vintage Journey Challenge Melt It
Visible Image Stamps Facebook Page Share and Tell February

The background for this tag came about because I had attached one of my stencils to card and tapped through then removed the stencil and added embossing powder to that background. Well there was a lot of embossing ink on the stencil so I decided to print with it and use it in the reverse way. I pressed the stencil onto a piece of white card and then removed it and added the Fractured Ice embossing powder and used my heat tool to melt it. I then added more Fractured Ice EP but only in one area and once that was melted I decided to see if I could make it run, don’t know why but that was the idea that popped into my head. And yes it does, it runs! This embossing powder is so unusual!!!

Once I was happy with my tags heat embossed background I used a lavender re-inker to colour it and I started to think about what else I still want to experiment with. The idea that popped into my head was stamping a silhouette image in black then using Pebeo Dyna iridescent paint to colour/paint. The ballerina stamp was the perfect fit for this experiment. I stamped her using Versafine black and heat dried the ink to make sure it was completely dry before painting her with Pebeo Dyna gold acrylic. Once I was finished with that I added Pebeo Dyna blue/green dots and left the paint to dry. I coloured around her using another re-inker.

The rest of the tag was put together because I hunted in my stash and found quite a few embellishments that worked perfectly with both the background and stamped image. I’ve managed to use quite a few of my very old embellishments creating this tag and I am very glad about that. The whole tag ended up being a complete experiment and I am happy I did this and happy with the end result. This is a tag that I will refer back to in future. 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:
Visible Image Stamps: Ballerina set
Prima Finnanbair Elementals 6.5” x 10.25”: Harlequin stencil
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; Tim Holtz distressing tool

Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Emerald Creek: Fractured Ice embossing powder
Tim Holtz Distress re-inkers: Bundled Sage; Shaded Lilac
Pebeo Dyna inteference paint: Gold; Blue/Green
Lilac acrylic paint
Wild Orchid Crafts: Rose Hip flower heads
Petaloo fabric flower
Fabric mask embellishment
Wooden butterfly
Resin flowers
Versamark IP
Collall all purpose glue
Collall 3D glue gel


froebelsternchen said...

A fantastic project! Thank you very much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!
oxo Susi

Mervi said...

Gorgeous creations, love the ballerinas.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Koraliki Beaty said...

Great work

after some problem with posting You can comment blog hop post. Regards Beata

Meihsia Liu said...

Your creation is so gorgeous! The textrue and those embellishemtns are awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

brenda said...

Another lovely creation Karen well done on three 'B's' for our 'I spy' theme at Allsorts, many thanks for joining in.

B x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Sorry you had some problems - this is lovely and we get to see it! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Sue said...

This is lovely Karen, what a beautiful ballerina! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a very happy week. Sue xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous ballerina card, love how you've made her tutu.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Meggymay said...

It is a wonderful mixed media tag. Thank you for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

Evelyn Walter said...

Lovely tag, Karen! I like the textures and the colors and the ballerina looks beautiful.
Thank you for playing along with our Challenge this month at Country View Crafts.
Evelyn xx

Suzanne C said...

Lovely ballerina and the effect is very striking! Beautiful tag! Thanks for joining in on the Frilly and Funkie "dare to resist" challenge!

SewPaperPaint said...

Another gorgeous design with such fabulous colors and layering! We are so thankful that you shared with us at Frilly & Funkie. Hugs, Autumn

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

S@ndy Diller said...

Love your tag, such great colors and textures. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey.