Thursday 9 June 2011

Textures 2

Just a very simple tag from me today, but another in my texture collection.
This tag shows two different texture techniques. I began by using DIs and sprinkling with water to get the background. P1080124 copy

P1080126 copyP1080125 copyI stamped in the bottom right corner using Claudine Hellmuth’s multi-medium matte and the leaf shape using gesso mixed with fired brick re-inker.  

I also edged the card using the same gesso and colour. When dry I added more DI to get the multi-medium stamped area to show up and then added the embellishments and tie.    The flower and little butterfly are made from fabrics.

Colours used – stormy sky, victorian velvet, faded jeans.

The sentiment is from Elusive Images and the music paper is a free download. Really this should be embellished more, but I didn’t want to hide the textures and showing you that you can stamp with various mediums to create them.

I am getting excited as the week progresses as I will be away the weekend. Ken and I are off with some friends on Friday to the Isle of Wight festival. This is our third year of going. BUT WE DON’T CAMP – I know you’ll say you’re taking the easy way of doing it, but bed and breakfast is so much nicer. The buses run all night so there are no transport problems and we can all have a drink.

Want to know who’s on? Well I want to see Kings Of Leon and they will be headlining Friday night. Also Friday I hope to see Imelda May and Eliza Doolittle plus Kaiser Chiefs and the Courteeners. Saturday – Foo Fighters headline the main stage also there are Pulp, Seasick Steve and Mike and the Mechanics. Then Sunday Kasabian, Beady Eye, Jeff Beck and the Script. There are lots of other acts on, but these are the ones I shall head for.

I hope you are having a good week and have fab things to look forward to at the weekend.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


Jacq said...

Hi Brenda,
What a Gorgeous Tag!!! Love the background and the music dp, the colour scheme is simply beautiful. Love the layout and the flower looks gorgeous. Have a fantastic time at the Isle Of Wight Festival.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Irene said...

A fantastic tag Brenda, love that background, Hope you have a fab time at the IOW festival.
Irene x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Love the tag its brilliant.
Hope you have a great weekend. think I would be heading for Pulp, I used to love them when I was younger!!!
Love Hazelxo

Margreet said...

again a gorgeous tag Brenda!....hope you have a fabulous festival!
xxx Margreet

Lisa Jane said...

Fab tag Brenda - love that sentiment. Hope you have a fab time at the isle of White .. cant believe its a year since we both saw PINK!
Cant wait to see all your pics
Have fun
Lisa x

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful XOXO Zoe

Debs said...

There is nothing simple about this tag Brenda - apart form it's simply stunning!
Love the colour combo and the dimension to it.
Have a fab time in the Isle of Wight.

Vicky said...

Wow hun...this is sooooo beautiful and I love all the textures too sweetie...and have a fabby time in the IOW!

Hugs Vicky xx

cheryl said...

oh brilliant tag hun love the stamp and the inks you have used have a great time at the festival hun hugs cherylxxxxxx


Hi Barbara - fabulous techniques - the gesso leaf is gorgeous, and I love the simplicity of the fabric flower. I am always inspired when I look at your work - I bought a crochet hook the other day (remember your twine crochet flower)?!! I just need to get to grips with the instructions now!!
Have a fabulous time at the Isle of Wight - sounds like loads of fun!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Sue B said...

Hi Brenda, this is really beautiful! Love the colours and you were right not to cover up those textures! Love the flower and butterfly!

Have a great time at the Isle of Wight Festival - sounds like it will be great fun!! I only ever camped once in my life and hated it! LOL

Hugs Sue xx

Val said...

Fabulous tag - love all the different techniques.

Have a brill time at the IOW festival. I agree with you about B&B - there comes a time when camping just it not on!

Have fun.

Juls said...

oooh love it!!! great colours and the sentiment is just beautiful!!! Hugs Juls

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! Love your use of color!