Saturday, 10 May 2014

PA - Tags inspired by Ellen

This wee we've had real treats on the Paperartsy blog, with new designers and some fun with burnt tins (more of that later I hope!)  but at the end of the week, the lovely Ellen was back with a tag flip book using her gorgeous stamps... I had to have a play.

 Followed Ellen's method of scraping the paint down the tag with a credit card, then stamping with a toning archival ink.. this is Bora Bora with cobalt ink.  I used size 7 tags
and London Bus with red geranium ink
added some patterns on thin paper
hmmm this is rotated in my picture file!!  Made some mini tags, to go on top.. I like the one on the left, not the one on the right (forgot some background stamping! )  These are size 3 tags which I layered to black card and cut to shape
 side one... sentiments from one of JoFY's sets
side two.... sentiment is by Donna Downey


Entering this to the Paperartsy challenge here



19 comments:

Hazel Agnew said...

Beautiful, bright and bold, very Ellen, love them Helen. Xx

brenda said...

Hello Helen,

Been a very poor visitor of late thanks to health issues but trying hard to get back into the swing of things and just wanted to say hello and check out your recent makes.

It can be hard at the top, I so feel for Stevie, he want's it so much.

B x

Darcy UK said...

Great tag. Love that bold london bus. Perfect text.

Artfully challenged said...

Such gorgeous bright colours, you must be really pleased with the way they turned out.

Bet you are glued to the telly tomorrow?!

Donna.x

sam21ski said...

Great tags Helen xx

sam21ski said...

Great tags Helen xx

sam21ski said...

Great tags Helen xx

sam21ski said...

Great tags Helen xx

massofhair said...

Lovely Tags Helen, colours are gorgeous and vibrant. Great job interpretating Ellen's project:-) x

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love how vivid and strong these are! Beautiful! Julie Ann xxx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great tag Helen xxx

craftytrog said...

They're both gorgeous, lovely colours! x

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Great tag and fab colours xx

Craftyfield said...

You make it sound quick and easy, but there is quite a lot of painting and stamping on these tags. Love the bright colours and graphic look Ellen's stamps give.

ellen vargo said...

Beautiful tags! So glad you joined in the fun! Thanks for all your support - means a lot to me!

Jules Bettinson said...

Great tags! Really love the bright colours you used :)

butterfly said...

Wow - you've been busy this week, and clearly having loads of fun - these are delicious!
Alison xx

isisimaginings.com said...

They're gorgeous Helen, I love the blue one especially.

Sarah Anderson said...

Such a beautiful project, love tags so may just need to try this myself!