Thursday, 29 March 2012

Simon Says - Show a Tag

Evening! A bit of a late one for me - but I was suddenly struck by inspiration for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show - A Tag.  Well, as you all probably know, I use a lot of tags, so I had to take part this week!!

Anyhow, I have belatedly signed up to follow Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry online course and was rummaging around in one of my drawers of ink pads seeing what was there - and the rest as they say, is history.

I started with Paperartsy Fresco paints - base coat on the tag of Inky Pool, covered with crackle glaze and after that dried, a layer of Honeydew for the crackles - I still think it's magic watching this paint crackle so easily.
I stamped 'Elegant Stems' (Stampington) using a Ranger Antiquities inkpad (in Topiary - which almost exactly matches the Inky Pool paint) I had forgotten I'd got some of these inks - certainly haven't used them for several years - but now I've rediscovered them.....
I added depth with the limited edition distress ink in evergreen bough round the edges of the tag, then sponged the same colour through some sequin waste and used vintage photo round the edges of the tag.  Added just the top part of the stamp, inked in black archival, at the bottom of the tag and the text is from a Wendy Vecchi set.  Added a row of flower trim, coloured with the evergreen bough inkpad, and a piece of ribbon (same again) at the top.

Sorry it's not a very good picture. I couldn't get in close enough without the flash bleaching out every detail, I'll try and take a better one in daylight at the weekend.
Once again, there is a fab $50 random prize up for grabs. Thanks, Simon Says!

9 comments:

Gillian .... said...

Gorgeous Fresco colurs Helen, love the shabby chic feel to this tag, glad to hear you signed up for Tims class:) x

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Beautiful subtle detail Helen.

isisimaginings said...

Such a lovely tag, the background is beautiful.

snazzyoriginal said...

Love the colours in this tag, so subtle. I still use my Antiquities ink pads occasionally - no better white than the Frosted Crystal but that topiary looks lush too xx

Lesley Edmonds said...

That's very pretty. I love the addition of the roses at the bottom.

Jacqui said...

So pretty and delicate

Lori said...

Cool tag Helen! Love the whitewashy, subtle look! Have a great weekend, friend!

Netty said...

Beautiful tag Helen, x

Terry said...

Hey there Helen, thank you for joining into the fun with the beautifull creation you have made. Good luck, hugs terry xxxx