Monday, 11 April 2011

Grungy Monday 3 - colour wash

This is going to be short and sweet from me tonight as my team Liverpool are playing - and WELL - 3 nil up at half time (I am talking football - soccer if you prefer, in case you don't know!)  - so just got time to show this quick tag for Linda's  Grungy Monday which this week is to use adirondack colour wash.

I have a few of these (the new ones, I also have some of the original ones which don't seem to want to spray at present, and I don't have time to faff about with them tonight!)


anyhow, I used Sailboat Blue and Lettuce on the tag, which I spritzed with water to spread them about a bit, blotted a bit of the intense colour off whilst I was drying the tag.  Then I took the background stamp from the Tim Holtz butterfly set and stamped and embossed it in white.  Stamped the 4 butterflies from the same set on the bag of a piece of leftover paperstack in green, and highlighted with a few touches of white Inkessentials pen.

Found a piece of green ribbon - it is a lighter, brighter green  than it looks in the photo (it must be the flash).

Go and check out Linda's site for more fabulous entries - and there is a sponsor for one lucky winner this week - have fun!

Ok, gotta go, the boys are back out, here's hoping we don't throw away the best lead we've had all season. Come ON!!

24 comments:

Gillian said...

Gorgeous tag Helen, love the color combo and the white makes everything pop.x

Wendy said...

I love this colour combo Helen, and white embossing just makes it.fab tag.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great tag Helen and the White is fabulous. I'm hoping to use this set this week too but we will see, I keep changing my mind. Tracy xx

Netty said...

Oh wow Helen your tag is totally stunning, loving the white embossing and the beautiful butterflies. Enjoy the match, Annette x

Plume said...

Just beautiful! I like the blue with the green and the background stamp comes out so well with the white.Bravo!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Stunning tag. Love the white embossing - it just goes so well with the background colours.

jenny said...

Oh Helen, beautiful tag... those colors works so well together... and love the white embossing...

Hugs
Jenny x

Lori said...

Love, love, love this Helen! Fab colorwashes, and I LOVE that stamp set. The white embossing really pops! And, I have the old colorwashes, which didn't spray well either. I poured some colorwash in mini misters, which spray much better. Just a little tip from personal experience....lol... Not to mention you can then add Perfect Pearls to the colorwash.:)

Gez said...

Stunning tag Helen. Love the colours you have chosen with work perfectly with the white embossing :)

Great win last night! :D

Sue West said...

What can I say Helen. This is just totally beautiful. Love it.
Sue xx

Dawn said...

Loving your tag Helen love the colours

Love Dawn xx

Dezinaworld said...

Love this tag! the colours work so well its fantastic!!!

Hugs June

donna said...

Beautiful tag! I love how you did your background...Donna

brenda said...

GREAT game, keep it up boys.

A great tag as well Helen.

B x

Julia Dunnit said...

Ooh it's really great - hadn't thought to put the two colours together...the blue seems a bit well, blue in the pad!! Great vicarious experiment, I thank you!!

Kelly said...

Very beautiful colors. I really love it.

Alison said...

Brilliant tag Helen, I love the white embossing over those colours! xx

Nancy Y said...

love your colors, and with the white it all looks so fresh!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic colored tag, love the butteflies.

minnie_mac said...

Gorgeous colours and I love the white stamping.

Marilyn

Shelann said...

The background and butterflies are just beautiful. I had to run out and order this set!

Sam said...

Gorgeous tag. Can I ask what white ink you have used? I have tried several but never had much luck with the results!

Jane said...

Beautiful colors. I had the same problem with my old color washes. Took me about 10 minutes to unclog the sprayers. I do love the way you used this new set. I have the stamps, and am waiting for the butterfly dies. It's fun to see how you put them together.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Helen, thanks to you I've discovered a new favorite color combination! The Sailboat Blue and Lettuce look wonderful together, and I love the embossed white text and the sweet butterflies, too! It's a lovely GM03 piece, and I'm so glad you played along!