Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Art for Art's Sake - Tag It On

Welcome to another fortnightly challenge at Dragons-Dream. Frankie herself is chef-de-cuisine for this recipe titled Art for Art's Sake.  Your ingredients - the obligatory tag, one real stamp - and a handmade background, an interesting character(s), a quirky twist.

I left this nearly to the last minute, on what turned out to be the hottest weekend of the "summer" so tried to do as little as possible that needed heat setting (lol!)


 My base background is Dylusions spray, turquoise and pink, then I used puff paint (Crafty Notions) which after heating (I couldn't avoid the heat gun for that!) I coloured with some steel blue Inka Gold "goop". The numbers are a Paperartsy 'mini' stamp.













Then I used some Paperartsy Crunchy paper (similar to Tim's Glassine paper) which was screwed up, dusted with perfect pearls powder (a pink one) and brushed the high points with salty ocean distress ink, not that you can see it behind the tag.....



The interesting character is Lucy,  from the Dylusions stamp set Love Struck Lucy and I coloured her with portfoleo oil pastels.
I used a tissue wrap flower that was left over from an unused project as it matched my pink/blue colour combinations, and the text "success" is a Paperartsy stamp, which I tore in half so I could fit it on my tag....
I found a couple of pink wire trim things (got them from Paperartsy too, years and years ago....) and the 'if I had wings' is my quirky twist.... that's from the Art Sayings set by Sam Poole for Creative Expressions

I finished by mounting all of that on a piece of black card covered with some - not sure what you call it - mesh stuff!!!


Anyhow, pop over to Dragons-Dream to see what the rest of the very talented DT have conjured - cooked - up for you, and we hope to see you play along!

19 comments:

Artyjen said...

That's a lovely tag
xoxo Sioux

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Fab saying and what perfect hot summer colours. Love all the various layering and textures Helen.
Hot again here today.
Roll on autumn!

monique said...

Beautiful background and lucy is gorgeous. Brilliant tag

ElizabethR said...

OMG she looks like me lol. Hehe great tag I love the background colours and the sentiments are fab. Elizabeth x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great texture on your tag Helen, great use of puff paint. Love the image and colours and great background too. Tracy x

Lori said...

Gorgeous, bright and cheery! Love the sentiment, too! Great tag, Helen!

inkypinkycraft said...

Great tag,loveyurtakeon the theme! Lucy looks great with wings and that puffy stuff is fab! Trace x

sam21ski said...

Fab tag Helen

Sam xxx

Netty said...

Terrific tag Helen, x

May said...

Fabulous tag Helen.. brillant textures & colours.. Love that fun image.. Hugs May x x x

flutterbycrafter said...

Fabulous tag, stunning colours xx

Kaz said...

love your tag helen .....fabulous xx

Gillian .... said...

Lucy looks fab with these hot colours, all the texture/layers, love this tag Helen ... brill! x

Carmen said...

Fabulous! So much to look at - this is when I'm glad you explain your techniques :D

Sue said...

Brilliant Helen, I love her!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

The background rocks, also the elements are fantastic.

Alison said...

Brilliant!! Love that mesh stuff x

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow!! Gorgeous project, love the background.

Anita Houston said...

I remember dressing like that!!! Love her and your brilliant color! Ultra cool tag!