Sunday, 5 March 2017
March Mixed Media Tag #1 ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well. I’ve been playing with Distress Crayons, stamps, stencil, snippets and white gesso again, lol, and here is the end result …
I love my chubby tag template because it gives me room to play
I must try to remember the die layout, I think it looks fabulous
I love the textured background and wonderful stamps
The beautiful stamps and dies
My close up shows the texture from the gesso and brayer
This stamp is so pretty!
Words for me to live by, always!
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
All Aboard for the Birthday Challenge Celebration
Country View Crafts Challenge Inspired by Tim Holtz
Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge March Anything Goes
Emerald Creek Dares Splatters: love them! There are lots of little ones on my tag
Scrapy Land Challenge #61 Anything Goes I used Spellbinders dies
Stamplorations Stamps Mixed Media Challenge #86 Stencil Sunday
As soon as I make the time the one thing I am going to immediately do is to add white gesso to some of Sheena’s white stamping card. I love the look and the yummy texture I achieved on this tag!
I started out adding a small dollop of white gesso to a piece of A5 white card and I used my brayer to apply and even layer and to cover most of the white card. I lightly added colour from my Distress Crayons onto the gesso and sprayed it with water, I actually stood the paper upright and made the little dribbles of colour. I heat set the background. I attached the Stamplorations stencil and used the Distress Crayons to colour through the stencil and create a floral scene. I used my pinky to blend the colours on the flowers, the leaves and the stem. I inked up the sentiments with Distress and stamped it onto the vellum, I used my heat tool to dry it. I wrapped the edges of the vellum around the tag and added a dragonfly brad.
I used three white card snippets and Spellbinders Nesting circle dies to die cut three different sized circles. I inked up the Indigo Blu butterfly with the red from a Spectrum Aqua set twice and I sprayed the butterflies to achieve a diffused and blurred look. I heat set them and then used a wet paintbrush and watercolours to add splatters to the circles and, completely by accident, to the tag background. I inked the small Pieridae butterfly with Distress ink pad and stamped onto the smallest die cut. I used ink blending foam to colour the rest of the die cut.
I decided to add some more splatters to the background and the final touches were to make and add two ribbon bows and WOC flowers. I love this and hope you enjoy looking at it too. 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
Simon Says Stamps: Be sentiment set
Indigo Blu Stamps: Nature I
Paperbabe Stamps: Pieridae set
Stencil: Stamplorations 045 Bloom Silhouettes
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Cuttlebug die cutting machine
Spellbinders: Classic large circle set
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; spray bottle; hard brayer
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass card and vellum
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Paint: Tim Holtz Distress Crayons Set 1
Ink Pad: Distress Picked Raspberry; Spiced Marmalade
Spectrum Aqua pens: Nature set
Wild Orchid Crafts: roses
Brad & ribbon from my stash
The Works White Gesso
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape
EVA Foam to make my own foam pads