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