Saturday, 13 June 2015

Geometrics - a tag and atc swap

The latest theme for the swap group I'm in is "geometrics" and I've used a bit of a mish mash of Dylusions paint, and Paperartsy stencils and stamps
I started by painting the tags and atcs with the pin and orange paints
then stamped in Watering Can archival, the Ellen Vargo scratchy square randomly over the surfaces.

I added some stencilling with archival ink (Vermillion)  and outlined some of the rectangles in white sharpie marker, and some black circles
sat and pondered my focal point for a while, before settling for the Lin Brown bird, and a greeting from a JoFY plate

painted the wingtips and eyes with the orange paint
and some pink ribbon on the tags

I completely forgot to write on my tags and atcs last time, so did that straight away this time!


17 comments:

craftimamma said...

They are fab Helen......and Wow do those colours sing! Love the little birdies ;-) xx

brenda said...

It's those gorgeous funky birds again Helen and lovely colours to brighten such a wet and cold 'summers' day.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Gabrielle said...

Golly gosh! They're fabulously bright! Love them! Just what I need on a grey day like today! Your bird looks amazing - must buy that set so I can be like you! Mwah x

sam21ski said...

Fab set, those Dylusion paints are great aren't they xxx

Sue Marrazzo said...

Great colors, and I like them a lot!

Michelle Webb said...

Great idea that Helen, love the background. Fab ATC's and tags. Michelle xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

The colours on these are great, Helen! I really love orange and pink together. The little bird is the perfect focal image. I find geometrics quite a challenge so I think you've created some lovely atcs and tags on quite a difficult topic! xxx

Kyla said...

Great colour combo.
Kyla

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great idea for a swap, love the geometric and the pop of colour . Tracy x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm a HUGE fan of geometric shapes, so these tags and ATCs were right up there as favorites. I thought the colors were wonderful, too. Not exactly two colors I would have chosen to pair together, but these sure work well. Adorable and fun. They sure made me "be happy."

Virginia said...

So very pretty

craftytrog said...

These are gorgeous Helen! x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

They're great, I love the hot colours.

Carmen said...

Blimey Helen - this would be a perfect fit for this weeks SoC!!Gorgeous background, love it.

Hazel Agnew said...

Love these Helen, they look great! xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

These are wonderful tags and ATCs Helen. Great match the geometric shape and pop colors for the background. Lin's bird is genius adoption. Just amazing!! xx

butterfly said...

These are so cool, Helen - the bold geometrics make such a good background for those quirky birds.
Alison xx