Sunday, 30 March 2014

Jo meets Brenda... Paperartsy inspiration

Hi, with time running out on me this week (it's been busy busy at work) I have kind of combined ideas from two of the fabulous guest designers at Paperartsy this week, firstly Jo Myhill's gorgeous black tulips here and Brenda's gorgeous botanical tag here 

I started by making my tulips - I followed Jo's instructions and even though she'd written she wished she'd painted her tulips before cutting them, I did the exact same thing - messy indeed, Jo!


I used platinum embossing powder as that's what came out of the drawer first (it's under my computer table and I can't actually see the contents, I have to do it by feel...



 Then on to Brenda's tag... more or less followed what Brenda did here..
 couple of layers of tissue wrap as the first colours looked a bit - dingy - and some Dolly Mix and Chalk mixed for the top layer, before stamping the script harlequin in Snowflake
Edged the tag with Aged Mahogany distress ink

 mounted the tag on the remaining piece of the paper from the tulips and stamped the saying on a scrap left from round the die cuts

stamped on the tag with the stamp from ESN07
 faffed about positioning the tulips before fixing them with a combination of pop dots and structure gel, to the tag
 close up - bit of a stray stem going on on the right...
Thanks to both Jo and Brenda for this week - and Pam too for her fabulous scrap layouts, which I didn't have time (or a sewing machine) to attempt.

Entering this to the Paperartsy challenge here 

19 comments:

Lin said...

Love your combintion of Brenda and Jo's makes!! great tulips and they look great on the tag xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Well they both work so well, and together they look gorgeous. am smiling at the method for choosing embossing powder!,

Darcy UK said...

ohh cool, i like how you mixed them up. i have drawers under my desk too and can't see in them. they hold wooden stamps and i have to guess which is which by the size lol

Anita Abercrombie said...

That's so lovely Helen xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

How creative you are your tulips are fab and I love your tag xxx

massofhair said...

Fabulous craft mash up Helen. Your tulips are gorgeous!!! Great project, love it a lot! :-) xxx

Hazel Agnew said...

Great idea, great tag. X

Craftyfield said...

Fab tulips, love their dark colour against the pastel background.

margaret said...

Love the black tulips Helen they look really great!!!! Margaret

isisimaginings.com said...

Helen, that's lovely, the tulips look gorgeous. Well done on combining both ideas.

jojo79 said...

Love your tulips.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag, great texture and wonderful flowers . Lovely Helen. Tracy x

butterfly said...

What a lovely combination of two great pieces of inspiration... love your tag, Helen! Hope things settle down a bit at work next week - I completely sympathise!!
Alison xx

craftimamma said...

Great idea to combine the two and the tulips look brilliant on the tag. Love the textured background of the tag.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Sorry I'm so late in commenting today, Helen. It's been a bit of a busy day. I love your idea of combining Jo and Brenda's makes. Those tulips are terrific and your background is fab. I hope your work load calms down a bit next week and you get more time to play. It sounds as if things have been really hectic! Julie Ann xxx

Tinkertaylor said...

Fabulous faffing (my favourite occupation!) these two techniques are stunning

Lucy Edmondson said...

Excellent combination!

Lucy x

craftytrog said...

The tulips looks fabulous on that pale background Helen! Great tag! x

Carmen said...

Love the 3D-ness of this one Helen. The tulips look a lot of fun to make :)