Monday, 23 April 2018

April Tag #4 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I’ve been playing with my stamps and stencils and I created what I think is a beautifiul tag and here it is …

A mixed media tag, incorporating acrylic paints, distress re-inkers, ink pads, resist spray, watercolour paints, a stencil and two stamps - not too much then lol!
Lots of lovely depth and texture
All the details
The beautiful bird
I managed to capture some of the sparkle

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #464 Pearls
Creatalicious Challenge #137 Anything Goes 

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Anything Goes optional spring flowers
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Flower Power 
Southern Girls Challenge Triple F: I went with florals 
Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge April Springtime

After creating this tag I’ve now realised I want to create a canvas just like this too. I’m just not sure I can do it or if it’s in my skills to do it lol! I love the lovely softs pinks and lilacs on the background tag and then the two layers of stamping on the white watercolour paper gives it interest and makes that stamped panel really pop. I used one of my air dry clay birds and even as I am typing this my brain is whirring away trying to figure out a way to have the stamping and the background on the one panel – I have to go play now 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:
Prima Finnabair Elementals 6½” x 10¼” Harlequins stencil
Penny Black Brushstrokes Half Tone Slapstick Magnolia Rhapsody (40 535) cling stamp
La Blanche silicone stamp
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; silicone mould

Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
Snippets: watercolour card for stamping
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Distress ink pads: Worn Lipstick
Distress re-inkers: Peacock Feathers; Shaded Lilac; Picked Raspberry
Pebeo acrylic paints: brown; buff; gold; pink
Air Dry Clay
Velvet ribbon
Self adhesive pearls
White sequins
Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray
Washi tape
Collall all purpose glue


brenda said...

A really pretty tag in lovely muted tones Karen, many thanks for joining our 'Use Pearls' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Craftnut said...

Thanks for entering our challenge at Allsorts x

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous tag Karen
Thanks for joining us at PBSC
Hugs Sylvie xx

pst said...

Great tag, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Creatalicious. We hope to see you back again.

Anna-Karin said...

What a lovely project!! Gorgeous colors. Thank you so much for sharing some flower power with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous tag, Karen - so soft and pretty.
Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
Carol x

My Paper Epiphany said...

You're right, it is beautiful! I love the mix of media and colours - so soft and pretty! The bird is adorable:) Thanks for joing us at the PBSC.

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

This is a lovely project, love the mixed media vibe in it!
Thank you for joining us over Simon Says Stamp MOnday challenge! Please forgive me if this comment is way later than the challenge you joined in, but i had internet issue. I still wanted to thank you though for playing along with us and to let you know I appreciate your project!
Have a gorgeous week!

Melanie said...

A wonderful tag!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional dies and punches” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…