Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Dragons Dream TIO #183 - Red - Flowers

This fortnight it's my choice of colour theme over at DragonsDream Tag it On - and I've gone for red, with flower(s)
I decided to stencil my flowers, and used the stencil I got last April when I went to VersionScrap in Paris

 I forgot to take  much in the way of step by step photos, but I stencilled Prima Light Paste with a spatula, through the stencil and let it dry.  I love this paste, its soft but reasonably thick, and spreads so well.

Once dry, I took some red Fresco paints - Cherry Red, Blood Orange (ok, so it doesn't sound red, but it's quite a dark orangey-red colour),Claret and London Bus.  Letting them dry before adding touches of the next colour to get shading on the petals.

The flower centres are Zesty Zing and the leaves, Limelight with Hyde Park over.  The background is Guacamole.
very nearly forgot to use any stamps!!  no room on the tag, so stamped two of the words from JOFY12 on scrap card and used foam pads to mount them.

A piece of red ribbon to finish.


Do come over and see what my talented team mates have conjured up.

22 comments:

Julie Ann Lee said...

I really like your recipe this fortnight, Helen. It really warmed my day to use red and to think about flowers in the depths of January! This stencil is fantastic! I love the shade of red and the profusion of lovely textured flowers on this! xxx

massofhair said...

Rich and warm Tag colours you have chosen, love the flower stencil very much and the colours you have used for the leaves :-)

brenda said...

Lush colours on the Hibiscus Helen and I can almost feel the texture.

B x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Gorgeous tag, makes me long for Summer.

Gabrielle said...

These are simply beautiful flowers - love the stencilling. You're such a clever bunny x

sam21ski said...

Fab stencilling and that red is so bright, love it xx

Lin said...

oh Helen this is lovely!! so pretty reminds me of our poppies xx

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous!!! x

Lori said...

Ooo...Helen this is beautiful! I love the color of those flowers!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That rocks.

Claire said...

Lovely tag, the red flowers really pop off the background and look dimensional. Good choice for January to cheer us all up a bit :-)

Virginia said...

That is gorgeous I love how bright the tag is !

Virginia said...

That is gorgeous I love how bright the tag is !

Virginia said...

That is gorgeous I love how bright the tag is !

Virginia said...

That is gorgeous I love how bright the tag is !

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love,the Hibiscus flowers and the gold red and lovely texture. Tracy x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Ah, the lovely tag I saw yesterday. Even prettier up close and personal. Really like the bloomin' lovely sentiment, too. That put a smile on my face.

But, I really liked how you used that paste to make the tag your own. I was really impressed.

BTW, I was just about to leave you a comment when yours came up on my blog. Great minds either think alike, or we are both up at the same time (grin).

Wanda Hentges said...

Your flowers are gorgeous!!! Wonderful tag!!!

Nan G said...

Love love love this tag! Brilliant color and so much depth and texture! Gorgeous! Passing by on my way to WOYWW visit. Hugs

craftimamma said...

Oh, I missed this one!!! I'm glad I've seen it now as it's absolutely gorgeous! I think this has to be my favourite of your tags ......it's stunning!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

butterfly said...

Wow, Helen - those flowers look absolutely stunning! Love the dimension to them, which your brilliant paintwork shading has really intensified. Magnificent tag!
Alison xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love this Helen! The texture looks great and I love your colour choices! Chrisx