Sunday, 22 June 2014

Summer of Colour - week 2

Hi, another speedy post from me today, and an even speedier entry - to Summer of Colour 2014, week 2 that closes later today...

This week's colours are -

 
Coral, Teal and a smudge smash or pop, of Bright White...

For my coral, I mixed Spanish Mulberry and Smoked Paprika Fresco paints, for the teal, I used (of course) my favourite, Dusty Teal.
This is my very basic tag!!
 if I'd stopped to think about what I was going to do, rather than just dive in all paintbrushes blazing, as it were, I might have done the colours the other way round, but I covered a size 8 tag with my mixed up coral colour,
 then stamped the heart (from Dina Wakley's scribbly hearts set) onto the top of the tag... hmmm disappointing.. didn't really show up

I had already decided my splash of Bright White would be under the smaller heart... so decided to use it behind the larger one too, and Frescos being such good, opaque paints (the opaque ones, anyway!) Snowflake completely covered the Dusty Teal underneath, so I could stamp on top again - I applied the paint to my stamp with a brayer again.
 Just LOVE this little heart.. the text is from the same stamp set.
 Finished my tag by painting a strip of white satin ribbon with Dusty Teal paint, it worked beautifully.
the finished tag.

Entering SOC4, here 

21 comments:

sam21ski said...

Oooh this looks fab and love the colour you've achieved for the coral and the mix of paints to make it and duh - when I did mine I totally forgot about the dusty teal colour in the fresco range - lol

And of course, I only bought that heart set coz I'd seen you use them so love them too xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great colour combination and I love how,you have used the hearts too. Tracy x

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous tag. I love the hearts & the colours are a great combination.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Very pretty. I like the way you put it all together
Nicole/Beadwright

Kristin said...

xo

TwinkleToes2day said...

Fabulous tag Helen, I really like what you did and appreciate your description and process pics :o)

okienurse said...

awesome tag Helen. Don't you love the colors this week? Love the stamps! Vickie

Deborah Wainwright said...

Oh well done you! I had a little play earlier in the week but could get the colours to play nice, but you have excellent xx

Sharon Fritchman said...

What a gorgeous tag! I love that quote, too! You used this week's SOC colors beautifully!!!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

As always, I'm impressed with your art. Tags are SO popular, and to think, I seldom think to use one for my challenge entry. You did a fabulous job with your colors and composition. Very well done.

Anne said...

Lovely! :)

Cindy McMath said...

Very pretty!

Carmen said...

I beat you! (In the being late races anyway! *g*) I love how you got that coral - my mind went completely blank!

That sentiment is just lovely Helen :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous tag with what I think are quite difficult colours to use together! Chrisx

BJ said...

Super tag Helen. I'm playing catch-up yet again with comment replies. Ho hum, hope the tennis was cool. BJ

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous colours! xx

Caz said...

This is a very sweet tag :-)

JoZart said...

Super quote on your fab tag!
Thank you so much for your birthday greeting and your flattering comment too!
Jo x

Virginia said...

Oh I love what you've done!

butterfly said...

Creating the white stamping space really works beautifully to make those images pop - great use of the colour recipe and a terrific tag!
Alison xx

Lin said...

og great tag Helen...those colours look brilliant together...thinking I may have to put that set on my list lol x