Monday, 18 March 2013

Crafty Boots DT - Challenge

Welcome back to another challenge for Crafty Boots.  This week Kerry has chosen the theme 'flowers' to remember Rhianna Lily's birthday which would be this week.  Sending you much love, Kerry.

I used Paperartsy Fresco paints on my tag (there's a surprise!) and Jo Firth-Young's stamps for Paperartsy.

 my starting point was a tag that I had used to mop up various colours of Fresco paint by swiping the tag through the paint on my craft mat and wiping off the paintbrush... a right mess you would think!

 knocked back the paint with watered down snowcap white to make it less opaque but leave some of the background showing through.
Then stamped various of the Jo Firth-Young stamps in black archival, before painting them.
close up - stamped the words amongst the stalks.
Used a white pen to scribble over the zigzags on the leaves and stalks

14 comments:

Kate said...

Great tag Helen, I do like those JOFY stamps.

~Kate~

Artyjen said...

Like the snowcap wash over the brights....cool
xoxo Sioux

Sara said...

Love the tag and see your using your new stamps .

Sara xxx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous tag Helen, I love the stamps and the colours.

Dionne

Gabrielle said...

LOVE the tag and how you ahve used all the colours from other projects! Who knew that the muted version hid that explosion of colour! Fab-u-lous! Mwah!

CraftygasheadZo said...

You are so good with those paints and seem to work them into perfection! I must check out these stamps, love the style of them. Great work lovely! Take care Zo xx

Lori said...

Love the background Helen! Those stamps are AWESOME! And you're doing such a wonderful job with them!

Alison Scott said...

Excellent work with those paints. Not sure I could do that.

sam21ski said...

Wow, love this and can't believe your starting point.

Have to say that these stamps are really growing on me. I'm not a flower person but they have so much potential!!!

Sam xxx

butterfly said...

Rocking the JOFY flowers, Helen - this is a fabulous make!
Alison x

inkypinkycraft said...

A really fab tag , love how you have created the background! Trace x

Carmen said...

A right mess? No way I love your starting point Helen it's gorgeous and can't believe how subtle and lovely you made it. Really love both the starting point and the end result.

Lin said...

Loverly tag helen!!

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous! Another one Little Miss C could try! Keep in mind hers will have a definate 6 year old look! But it's the inspiration that counts!