Thursday, 23 May 2013

A non-oriental oriental tag

Carol's second Paperartsy project was an Oriental themed tag using one of the new Lynne Perrella stamps. I don't have any of these, to be honest they are not totally my style, although the one Carol used is gorgeous... so I had to adapt the theme more than somewhat!!

I did use a size 10 tag and a variety of similar coloured paints to Carol's choice - I kept slapping them on, so not 100% sure which ones - nougat, mermaid, beach hut, guacamole I think.

I had to do this twice as the first layer was too regimented and also the wet nougat puddling that looked so good on Carol's, didn't - but I figured it was because I dried the first load of colours, and you need it to blend... second time round it looks ok.

Next to decide on the main image....










I decided to use the 'dream' girl from ID02 and stamped her on the Paperartsy smoothy card.   I have just bought 5 of Tim's Distress Markers and used them to colour the script on her dress.



The gold UTEE that Carol used, I don't have - I did try to colour some of my clear UTEE with a normal gold embossing powder, but wasn't too happy with the results, to in the end used gold ink and the clear UTEE.  I don't know what happened but I didn't get the bubbling effect that Carol did, when trying to leave the powder not fully melted... anyhow, I edged the tag all round and stamped a script stamp in the top left corner (this is the one with the home-made mix of powder.)

I used the small splatter stamp in gold ink, randomly over the tag before embossing that with the UTEE too.

I stamped some butterflies (Stamp-It Australia) and coloured them with my distress markers and then gold embossed them (it was a hologram powder, bit too much sparkle, so I went over them again with the distress markers)

to finish, I found some gold edged bluey-green ribbon (and a piece of black) and some black rik-rak.

I stamped 'wisdom' on a scrap of painted tag and edged it with a mix of beach hut paint, gold krylon pen and black ink


17 comments:

Minxy said...

Oh i really like this one.. Stunning xo

Leandra Franich said...

Ohhh love the softness of the BG. Looks fantastic Helen.

Lin said...

Great tag Helen!! liking the colours and the nougat puddles look really good..must have a go at this !!

sam21ski said...

Your non-oriental tag looks fabulous, great background and am lovin' your UTEE.

Sam xxx

Carol Q said...

that's lovely Helen. the background's gorgeous and I do like the effect of your UTEE.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Ohh - Utee - I don't know why, but I've always been a bit scared of that. It looks really effective on yours and Carol's tags, though so maybe I should invest. This stamp is so lovely and it looks super with the butterflies and that gorgeous background. A lovely project. xxx

Frea Konings said...

Wow brilliant tag. Love it! Hugs Frea

Cazz said...

Gorgeous tag helen xx

craftytrog said...

Your tag looks fantastic Helen! I really love it! xx

butterfly said...

I love your "non-bubbly" embossing - what a great texture - and the gilded script looks amazing against your beautiful background!
Alison x

~Rasz~ said...

Very pretty! I love the colors and the little word of "wisdom" :) Have a great day. Robin (Rasz) #139

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is so effective, I love the script, and I love the touch of using a different colour on the script of the winged lady,

Lucy x

isisimaginings.com said...

That's a gorgeous tag, love the colours.

penibear said...

Loving your take on this. I ain't got any Oriental stamps either, but I'm going to have a go anyway :)

Trish said...

This is so beautiful!

craftimamma said...

Your background looks great Helen and I love the main image you have used. I think your improvisation for the gold Utee worked out really well myself and the result is a fab tag!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Lori said...

Very cool take on the tag, Helen! Love it!