Thursday, 23 September 2010

Life's a b ....no! - a Garden,

Been playing with my jumbo tag that was on my workdesk yesterday.  Coloured it with dusty concord and tumbled glass, spritzed with some reinker/pearl mixes first, (one with dusty concord, one with broken china) then took out my Paperartsy stamps from Hotpick 9.

I love these flowers. I stamped it several times onto the tag using black archival, then a couple onto a scrap piece of card which I cut single flowers from and coloured using victorian velvet, before sticking onto the tag images, purely for a bit of interest - I didn't want to hide too much of the shimmery background!

Used the distressed looking background stamp - the broken lines - in dusty concord, and a couple of sentiments - Life's a Garden comes from the Hotpick set, the other you probably recognise as a Wendy Vecchi.

Now I'll let you into a secret. The first flowers I stamped and stuck on, I coloured in yellow. Thought it would be a good contrast - NO NO NO. Tried to cover the yellow with purple. You guessed it, MUD.  So went for mark 2!!

Not sure if it needs a ribbon or something?  What do you think?

I had trouble scanning this one!

12 comments:

flutterbycrafter said...

Look, will you stop buying stamps...every time you post some wonderful work, I think, oooo that's really good, I must buy that stamp. You are a terrible influence, but I love your work, xx

Carmen said...

I think ribbon would detract from the flowers, love it as is :P I second what FC says - I'm not even a stamper but I'm getting a list of things to look out for cos of you! Anymore on your list for saturday?

JeanFB said...

This is gorgeous - loooooove the colors, they are *perfect*. I wouldn't add a thing, it's beautiful as is. :)

Terry said...

Stunning colors! Your flowers are just gorgeous just the way they are! Love this!

Lori said...

OMG! This is awesome! Love the colors, and those flower stamps are DIVINE! Perhaps a ribbon round the bottom? to match the Victorian Velvet flowers? I think it's fine as is, but you did mention it. lol! Gorgeous!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

You've captured the feel beautifully.

brenda said...

Just stunning Helen, a wonderful infusion of colours.

B x

Tracy Evans said...

I agree Helen those flowers are lovely and so are the colours. Considering you work you do manage to accomplish quite a bit of art, I'm amazed how much you get done. Have a lovely day, Tracy x x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Gorgeous tag Helen, love the colours and the stamps you've used :-)
Anne x

Tracy Evans said...

Oh yes Helen Ally Pally, I almost forgot, wish I was going. Can't wait to see what stash you come back with. I will have my nose pressed up against the computer when you post the pics on your blog LOL. Have a fab time, Tracy xx

Lavender Rose said...

Beautiful piece of art, the combination of inks and colours is stunning.

craftytrog said...

Beautiful colours & design H! x