Friday 10 June 2011

Textures 3 and very shabby chic

Yay it's Friday and I am posting this early before we leave to get the ferry for the Isle of Wight festival. I am all packed and ready to go.

This is another in my texture series of tags. I layered Gesso thinly over the surface and using a La Blanche stamp, just placed it down in the gesso carefully. You do need to make sure you clean it up straight away before the gesso dries.  I then misted over it with Glimmer Mist and let it dry. I also laid a piece of net fabric in the gesso down the side and when dry I inked it with spun sugar DI and again left it to dry. After I used a stampede yellow ink pad and did the direct to paper technique over the textures and around the edges.

I wanted this one to look very shabby chic and I was also inspired by the challenge at walnut Sugar Creek Hollow which is to use vintage lace, paper flowers and bling but also to use a vintage, shabby chic or primitive style.

P1080116 copyP1080115 copyThis first photo I just remembered to take before I embellished further so that you can see the textures.

The second on the right here shows you them in close up and in more detail.

P1080128 copyNext you can see my flower. I used smooth watercolour paper with DIs and water to get the colours and shapes to the petals.  I used the tattered florals die to cut them out first. Although you can’t see it the petals were painted with stickles to give some extra bling.
The leaves were die cut using text paper and inked with walnut stain.

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Here is my lace and bling with additional elements. The Eiffel Tower is a chip board shape bought from the Craft Barn on Sunday. I painted it with Crown household paint and over stamped it with a tiny flourish. I also covered it in distress stickles – these are great because you can heat dry them – that saves a bit of time. The lemon shabby ribbon I bought from CandC.

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So here is the tag showing everything together. I really liked the colours and the finished look. I hope you do too.

Right I'm off to get the ferry and I really hope it doesn’t rain although the forecast doesn't look good especially for Sunday - but hey ho it's the music we are going for.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing my work with me. Enjoy your weekend.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


Pami said...

This is beautiful Brenda, love this technique, the colours are lovely and i love your flower. Have a great time in the Isle of Wight! Pami x

Juls said...

oooooooooh wow wow wow!!!!! LOVE it!!!! Love the gorgeous soft pretty colours, I love your text detail your mix of textures and the fabulous paris feel!!! AMAZING!!!! LOVE IT!!!!! hugs Juls

Gram's Treasures said...

Adorable tag Brenda! So much texture, and love those soft colours. Have yourself a wonderful weekend, and I do hope the weather holds out for you.
Joyce xx

Zoechaos said...

Stunning! XOXO Zoe

Enjoy your week-end Imagine you are in the island now LOL

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is a fab Parisienne style tag,,, just beautiful
Lisa x

Heide said...

Ohhh La-la, la....
What a lovely tag, great texture on the the Eiffel tower and love all the lace and ribbon. Thanks for joining us at SCH.
Hugs, Heide

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Tag gorgeous as ever......sublime!
Enjoy your weekend...yes rain rain and more rain for Sunday doing Race for Life so not a happy bunny! Hate Rain if I have to be out in it lol:) ENJOY

Netty said...

Have a great time at the Festival Brenda. Annette x

Berry said...

Love your fabulous pretty work here Brenda gorgeous pink lace and flowers! Hope you have a good weekend and thanks for my goodies hugs Rebekah xx

Renee Matarese said...

This is fabulous! I LOVE that flower!! The whole tag is just so pretty. The colors and all of the details are wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow. It was a pleasure to see your creation! Hope to see you again soon.

Unknown said...

Absolutely a stunning Tag Brenda beautiful throughout chum, your detail is amazing, as I've been staying off pc due to my hand I have so missed looking at your beautiful creations, hope you are well I'm off to peek at some more off your makes lots Hugs
Sarah x

Gem said...

oh what a very pretty tag Brenda! I love the pink lace, and especially the step by step photos, I'm always amazed at how you reach the final result on your designs and its lovely to see them 'in progress' so to speak :) hugs, Gemma x

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous! Love everything about it - the colours and textures - and the Eiffel Tower!

Sue xx

Unknown said...

O wow Brenda, this is awesome.. what a great idea for the net fabric on the side, really love it. Hope you had a great time at the Festival xx

Sharon Basel said...

Stunning tag - absolutely beautiful and so perfectly vintage! Thanks for playing at Sugar Creek Hollow!
sharon :)

jaine drake said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I love your work and I'm very excited to be working along side you with The Stamperie. I hope the Isle of Wight fest is just wonderful.

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just brilliant oh this is one really gorgeous tag hun love hugs cheryl xxx

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just brilliant oh this is one really gorgeous tag hun love hugs cheryl xxx

Zue said...

These are really gorgeous, Gesso is marvellous stuff! Very pretty, Brenda!
Hope you are up and running soon. I love my new laptop.
take care!
I have seen Seasick Steve on Jools Holland...
Sue xx
(My new blog)

Gerri Herbst said...

ooh la la . How did I ever miss these gorgeous tags. So... c'est manifique! take care, gerri