Saturday, 3 March 2018

Decay ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week was a good one and you have lovely plans for this weekend. A couple challenge themes sparked some ideas in my noggin and that was why I have created this tag …

A yummy textured tag
I wish the texture paste showed up more!
All the yummy details
A perfect phrase for this decay inspired tag
Sadly I didn't capture the sparkle!

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Creative Artiste Challenge #36 Mixed Media Anything Goes
Mixed Media World Challenge on Facebook
 March Anything Mixed Media Goes
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB#11 Anything Goes 
twist make your own background

The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Use a stencil and three mediums
I used a stencil, Pebeo acrylic paints, Pebeo texture paste, distress & distress oxide inks

I have recently started applying texture paste to card through a stencil and leaving that to dry. This way I have some backgrounds partly made before I start wanting to create something and that’s become a real bonus very quickly as waiting for texture paste to dry when you want to be creating is very frustrating for me lol! So I had this piece of card with texture paste dry ready and waiting to be used. I coloured the background with Salty Ocean Distress re-inker, having created a wash of that in my paint pallette. Once I applied the first layer of colour down I dried the card with my heat tool and then splattered ink all over the tag. I used Distress Oxide to stamp the flowers and then applied Pebeo Dyna inteference paint to the stamp and I stamped the flower image again. Once I had the background mostly complete I cut my tag out and inked the edges with Distress Oxide. I splattered ink over a chipboard quote and die cut the butterflies before colouring them with Picked Raspberry re-inker.

I figured out the layout of the butterflies and quote and I was finished. I am beyond happy with how this tag has turned out. It truly replicates my garden in that it is very overgrown with weeds and needs a complete make over. The fences are old and tatty and they are my texture paste element. Our neighbours flowers peek over the fences 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:
Americana Stencil: 6”x8” Short Circuit
Penny Black Halftone Slapstick Cling stamp: The Unfolding
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Sara Davies Butterfly Lullaby Signature Range: Flit & Flutter die set
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; palette knife

Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card (die cutting)
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Distress Oxide IPs: Faded Jeans
Pebeo Dyna Inteference acrylic paint: Black Blue
Distress Re-Inkers: Salty Ocean; Picked Raspberry
Chipboard quote from my stash
Pebeo Texture Paste
Collall all purpose glue


Jane Royston said...

What a fab tag Karen! I love the combination of the blue with the pink. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month, Jane (DT) :) x

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your fabulous tag! The texture and the butterfly embellishments are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Diana said...

here it is the weekend over and i am just winding down by visiting some pages of folks who have joined us for this months Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.i am loving the colour of the tag and well your over all tag you have entered!! thanks for sharing it with us

Irena Stefanova said...

This is simply stunning, thanks for joining us over at MIUCB