Friday, 25 January 2013

Inspired by Linda - Tagtastic!

Earlier this week, the lovely Linda Cain shared a gorgeous Valentine tag trio for Paperartsy  - I tried at the time and had to give up as for some reason (I know now where I was going wrong!) I couldn't get the colours blended how I wanted.... So tonight I had another go - but have only done one tag....


I had the same set of Paperartsy stamps that Linda used, but the base colour on my tag was Moon Light (not used that for ages!) with Claret over the top, and just a tiny smidge of Baltic Blue.

I decided to stamp two of the hearts on my metal on card (don't have much left now, there was just enough to do these..) - sorry about the flash bouncing off them for the picture.

The background stamping is done with coffee archival.  I had to go over the white dots as they didn't show up first time (and after I had gone back to read Linda's details, had forgotten the Old Gold edge to the tag - that helped the white show up more too!

After my first attempt with the colour for these tags on Tuesday, I am much happier with this one.
Thanks, Linda for a great week's inspiration!!

If you fancy being inspired, get your Fresco paints out and have a go - there are prizes on offer. Thanks Leandra! Details are here 


9 comments:

Sam Butler said...

Arrrhhhh now Helen that is lovely, you've got the blending perfect for this. I think the stamping also looks fabulous on the metal card.

Great job - Sam xxx

isisimaginings.com said...

It's gorgeous, love the stamped hearts. Must get Claret FF in my next PA order.

Trish said...

Perfect colouring! That is really beautiful.

Virginia said...

Wow that is absolutely gorgeous hun, I love the colour scheme, definitely falls into the Valentine's theme!

Alison said...

Fabulous Valentine tag Helen, love the colours & stamps you used! x

Carmen said...

Love that background quote, gorgeous colour scheme. Valentines already - it can't be. Mind you - I note Tesco has the Easter eggs out already!

Alison Scott said...

Lovely tag. Great colours.

Gillian .... said...

Liking this alot Helen, the centre blended out like that really makes the quote stand out and the placement of the hearts look fab!x

Linda Cain said...

You did a wonderful job, and the white pen marks are perfect!!

~Linda