Thursday, 3 May 2012

A Purple Passion for Paperartsy

The title of this post is a bit of a laugh, because Leandra (Mrs Paperartsy) doesn't like purple and we like to tease her on twitter... however, I was keen to carry on playing with my new distress inks - this time I've just used the shaded lilac one (with a bit of dusty concord for contrast)

Anyhow, I made a tag.... all stamps are by Paperartsy (for which I have a passion!)

I started by smooshing the  shaded lilac ink onto my craft sheet and spritzed it with water, then dragged the tag through it several times - it is a very pale colour this way of using it, (but has a very dreamlike quality to it); so I also inked the edges of the tag with my blending tool.

Stamped the flower several times over the tag with dusty concord, spritzing with water for a faded, watercolour effect.

Roughed up the edges with the paper distresser, and inked the edge of tag with black soot distress ink.
 The flash bounces a bit, but as it's pitch dark there's not a lot I can do...






Finished off with a Paperartsy moth stamped in black archival on silver metal on card (also Paperartsy) but the flash in the top photo makes it look a coppery colour, the one below sort of shows it's true colour!



14 comments:

The Crafty Chick said...

Well. How can I NOT like purple when you do it with such style Helen!!!

Dare I say I
Might even have to
Like shaded lilac now!!!!

Leandra xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the purple Helen, I must use this colour more. Love the flowers and your blended background. I need my new colours of Distress. Tracy x

Anna Parry said...

Love it Helen, not only because it's purple. :)

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...how soft & subtle is this new shade from Tim, your Tag has a ghost like feel with your shading Helen...looks loVely...Mel :)

Netty said...

Beautiful subtle tag Helen, love it. x

inkypinkycraft said...

The dreamy feel to this tag is fab! A really great effect! Love the shaded lilac!! Must play with mine! Hugs trace x

Carmen said...

This is so pretty and so dreamy yet with a nod to grunge too. Perfection :)

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeousness Helen, it is very dreamy... love it! xx

Jacqui said...

Lovely!

brenda said...

A beautifully subtle piece Helen.

I've got absolutely everything possible crossed ! Jubilation of deep depression I wonder, almost wish it was all over.

B x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Beautiful tag Helen, love the moth stamp :-)
Anne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful tag, great background, love the stamping.

Gabrielle said...

This is so sophisticated and restrained! Really very stunning. I do love your work x

Gillian .... said...

Love the subtleness of this tag Helen ... OMG "she" likes purple lol, now thats what I call a result lol. x