Saturday, 28 June 2014

PA - a Kate inspired tag

Hi, all.  Once again I've ooh-ed and aah-ed over the Paperartsy GD posts this week, but with the excitement of my trip to Wimbledon on Monday and my birthday on Thursday, I've not had time to play along until now.
Kate Yetter was back for three days with some fabulous projects, and my piece today is inspired by her final piece on Tuesday, that you can see here 

I have one of the sets Kate used, and decided to use it too, but my crackle wouldn't really crackle so I changed my background a little.
 I brayered Yellow Submarine and Chalk onto my tag, then Antarctic once the crackle glaze had dried.   However, as I said, it didn't really crackle so I wiped the drying paint back with a babywipe, in just a few places, to reveal the yellow underneath.
I couldn't get my paint to drip either, so I used some of the Izink inks I got in Paris, spritzed well with water and let them drip.  I spritzed a little watered down Chalk Fresco over the top to dilute it just a little (think this picture is before that step, lol!)
 I stamped the lady from HP1306 and painted her face lightly with Vintage lace and used one of my very few distress pens and a water brush for the lips.

I added some crinkled crackly paper that I added Indigo treasure gold to, and various flowers - paper and fabric - from my stash, together with a couple of ribbons.

I edged two of the paper flowers, one with Aqua and one with Saffron archival ink and set a pearl in the centre.

Thanks to Kate for a great challenge, entering this tag to the Paperartsy challenge here 

12 comments:

brenda said...

Oh love this one Helen.

Belated Happy Birthday for Thursday same day as hubby, we are all June Peeps.

B x

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is such a fabulous tag, Helen. That face stamp from HP is so beautiful and works so well with those colours. You have made Kate's inspiration your own!I like how you improvised over the Crackle and the drips too! I love this HP plate you used - another one on my wish list atm!

butterfly said...

Oh, yikes... see, I knew there was something I meant to do. So sorry to be late with birthday wishes (e-card en route any second now...) - unexpected theatre work this week meant I was up and down to London non-stop and my brain went to mush. Hope you had a fabulous day on Thursday.

Love this tag - that inky drippage is just gorgeous, and the layered florals look great framing the image - fab!
Alison xx

isisimaginings.com said...

Such a lovely tag, the inky drips look great.

craftytrog said...

This is gorgeous Helen, love the inky drips, shame to cover them up!

Carmen said...

Those blue drips are just gorgeous, love that colour! This is such a beautiful tag Helen, love the face image too - ooh such a good stamp.

Lin said...

Oh great tag Helen!! beautiful colours and loving the drippage lol!!

Virginia said...

Wow that is gorgeous I love all the layers

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, Helen!

Lucy x

Dianne said...

WOW gorgeous Helen, fabulous background you do a lot of them,the face looks beautiful with the pretty flowers surrounding her, thanks for sharing..

Craftyfield said...

I concur with a lot of the other comments.The drips were lovely, shame they're covered, the lady is so beautiful thanks to your delicate colouring and the explosion of flower is gorgeous. On the whole fantastic tag! Oh and belated Happy Birthday...

sam21ski said...

Now I know this is a tag - lol

Love the drips, but we couldn't get them to drip properly in the workshop we did either could we!!!

Sam xx