Wednesday, 4 May 2011

TIO #77 - colouring my world - purple!

Welcome to another Tag it On challenge for DragonsDream.  This week it is my choice of theme, and I chose a colour challenge.

Which sounded easy until I had to decide on my colour - and if I was going to impose any restrictions!! So, after a lot of soul searching, I decided on purple, with one accent colour of your choice. I had in mind this set of stamps as soon as I decided on a colour choice, and my accent was to be white.

I started by spritzing the tag with water, then sprayed it with purple twilight colour wash (it was quite by chance that I saw a link to Tim's video he did a while ago for Ranger promoting these sprays when he used this method to lessen the intensity of the wash, just after I set my theme!)   I have to say, it is a good tip!

Anyhow, after I dried the tag, I stamped the Papillon background in white (snow cap, adirondack pigment) and embossed it with white embossing powder, I absolotely love how this pops on the background.

The butterflies are new, they are the movers and shakers from Tim's new alterations dies (can you spot a bit of a theme here!) die cut using my new Clearly for Art from Wendy Vecchi - one in the clear, one in the white version. I used alcohol inks (pitch black and cool peri, with silver) and a Wendy dotty background in dusty concord respectively.
Finished the tag with some purple and white fibres.


I have always loved purple - my late sister and I had some wonderful ponchos when we were kids - knitted by our Mum, and my Dad always called my sister the "purple people eater" in hers - hers was shades of purple and white, mine had emerald green in it as well, I think.... so this has made me remember happy times!!  Well, it WAS the early 70's and ponchos were trendy then!

20 comments:

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous tag Helen love purple and with just white it is really striking. Love those butterflies they are adorable. XOXO Zoe

Wanda said...

I really like the effect of just keeping it to purple with White. Love those butterflies. Great tag

Wanda

Alison said...

I had a purple day yesterday Helen! Love your tag, it's gorgeous! x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tag Helen, looks great with the pop of White with the purple. Love the butterflies too. I'm sure I saw a poncho of sorts in a clothes shop recently, back in fashion LOL. Tracy x

brenda said...

I love purple as well Helen and this liiks really great with just the white accents and embossing.

B x

Twiglet said...

Yes and I think I crocheted a fair few of those 70's ponchos too!!! I love your tag - perfect colour combo.

Kaz said...

Gorgeous Tag helen, not got that colour.....think I need it like now!! Fabulous!!
kazx

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous tag Helen, lovely colour and I love the way you've white embossed xx

Lesley said...

I had a tartan poncho that my Mum made me!!!

LOVE purple and white! Gorgeous tag.
Lesley x

Carmen said...

Ohhhh love this colour. Purple is my very favourite and you have got a gorgeous shade there. Love the white, it just jumps out!

Faye said...

What a gorgeous tag, Helen! You had a lot of different techniques in this and it all worked so well. Purple is on my favorites list, too. As for ponchos, I remember my daughter had a couple of them around about the time you mentioned.

Lori said...

Gorgeous tag, Helen, Love the white and purple! The way I keep clothes, I probably would still have the poncho somewhere...lol...

Lulabelle said...

Lovely! Great colour and technique!
Thanks for sharing!

Jingle said...

This is really a beautiful tag!

karen said...

Another absolutley beautiful tag you have created! I have a couple colors of colorwash but now I want this one and the orange from your previous tag! You are an inspiration!
xoxo Karen

minnie_mac said...

Fabulous tag. Good tip about spraying with water first. Love the colour.

Marilyn

Artyjen said...

Fabby tag! I have terrible trouble using purple...it never seems to look quite right...yours however looks great :)
P.S. I'll be fine....thanks Helen
xoxo Sioux

PsyPenguin said...

Wow! I love this tag. It's such a gorgeous shade of purple and the papillon background is fab xx

Jen said...

This is amazing, love the background, it surely does zing.
Jen x

Janet said...

Simply wonderful! Love the depth and intensity of colour. Apologies for taking so long to tell you how much I liked your tag.

Janet xx