Monday, 18 February 2013

the Secret Garden

This week, it is the uber-talented Linda Cain who is designing projects for Paperartsy and she is once again using the divine flower set from Jo Firth-Young.

I used similar colours on my tag to Linda, but I decided that my first effort was too much of a copy rather than an 'inspired by' tag -
and although I love this - the white scribbling over the lines of Jo's stamps is a great effect - I decided to make another one, using different stamps.......
this one is with the flower from HP1009, the twigs from HP1008 and the text from HP1005.

I still used the bubbles from Jo's set, as I love this.
Hopefully this is more of my own take on Linda's gorgeous original!

Can't wait to see what she has to thrill us with tomorrow!





15 comments:

Gillian .... said...

Both are equally beautiful Helen, I'm drawn to the colour tones of the 2nd one, likey alot. Thanks as always for your support over at PaperArtsy. x

Faye said...

I love them both Helen, nice bright colours too Faye x

Michelle Webb said...

These tags are gorgeous Helen, I really love the colours and the outline of the white pen is lush. Michelle x

Kezzy said...

Wow both tags are gorgeous, I really love the flower heads of the second tag what a fantastic idea. I'm all knew to this white pen stuff lol but I agree with Linda it really makes it pop. Happy Crafting :-) Kezzy xxx

brenda said...

I've got my eye on these new stamps as well Helen. The bold colours set them off so well here.

B x

sam21ski said...

Great couple of tags Helen. I didn't have that problem you did with the first one as I don't have that set so had to choice but to improvise!!

Can't wait to see what tonight's post brings!!

Sam xxx

Virginia said...

Oh you've been busy lots of posts to catch up on! Loving this tag Helen - fantastic!

butterfly said...

Oh that's very lovely - those other flower stamps are really great... hadn't even spotted them in the Hot Picks sets...
Alison x

serena said...

Oh, ton tag est magnifique et j'adore l'assortiments de couleurs.
Bravo

Carmen said...

Gorgeous. Love all that blending on the colours of the second one - and the white just pops everything. Lovely.

scrappymo! said...

These are too gorgeous. I love the swirled bursts of colour and the stamp is perfect for this look!

Trish said...

Both are gorgeous!

Craftyfield said...

Both tags are gorgeous ! You succeeded at this technique a lot better than I did...

Gez Butterworth said...

Amazing tags Helen xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous tags Helen, I love your bright colours (and I have stamp envy) xx