Saturday, 1 August 2015

Summertime for CVCC

Eeek it's the first of August and there's a new challenge starting at Country View Crafts, hoping to remind us what time of year this is!!!! So I concentrated on what the garden could look like if the sun was shining.


I started with a size 10 tag stamping the cone flower from the Flower Garden set of stamps and watercoloured with distress markers. I chose five orange, yellow and red tones and then four green tones for the stem. I then rubbed microglaze over it to seal it.....


... and added remnant rubs to create a background ....


..... then used the remnant rub resist technique to add colour with distress stains - peacock feathers, evergreen bough, scattered straw, crushed olive and mustard see (which has turned green ugh!!!!). Once dry I blended over scattered straw, shabby shutters and tumbled glass distress inks and flicked water over to distress the colours.


I coloured up some seam binding using rusty hinge, scattered straw and barn door distress stains and added a treble bow.



At this point I was rather disappointed with the flower which looked too grungy for my liking ...


... so I stamped another on Tim's watercolour paper and cut it out sticking it over the top which now gives it a brighter colour, more dimension and balances the colours out better.


To finish off I added a word disk dabbed with alcohol inks and rubbed over with treasure gold ....


.... I used a splatter stamp to add some picket fence distress paint splatter dots and some text stamping using forest moss distress ink ......


I hope you will pop over to see some fabulous inspiration from the team and look to join us during the month of August.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great summer, hopefully with some good weather.

hugs Brenda xxx



17 comments:

hazel said...

This is such a beautiful tag, the background is fabulous and I love the colours.
xxx Hazel.

rachel said...

a beautiful tag brenda - so fabulous! Hugs rachel x

Anita Houston said...

Love the remnant rub technique, and love the cut out flower on top. Great tag!!!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Fabulous colours Brenda. Love your flower and the rub ons work really well. Hugs Debsxx

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic tag! Love it!

Astrid Maclean said...

Beautiful tag Brenda and such fantastic use of my favourite flower in that set (it seems the one everyone is using most)... :o) Great technique with those rub ons!

Hope the sun will come your way soon!!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful summer garden tag Brenda, love all of the Remnant Rub words and images you used that evoke such a great summer feeling and your popped up cone flower is wonderful, the colour really complements your beautiful background. Thanks for sharing this great tag!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful summer garden tag Brenda, love all of the Remnant Rub words and images you used that evoke such a great summer feeling and your popped up cone flower is wonderful, the colour really complements your beautiful background. Thanks for sharing this great tag!

Helen said...

Love the flower, and the remnant rubs - I always forget to use them! Gorgeous colours. can we have summer now please?!

butterfly said...

This is so beautiful, Brenda - the colouring on the flower is lovely and then with the resist of the micro glaze and of the Remnant Rubs, as well as those magnificent ribbons, the finished tag is just fabulous!
Alison xx

SusanK said...

Your tag is fantastic! I love the color palette and you chose one of my favorite flowers, the coneflower. This flower comes in so many colors, you can't go wrong with any that you choose.

Gina said...

So beautiful! Makes me want to lay outside in my garden and listen to the birds singing :D XXX

Meggymay said...

A beautiful summery tag Brenda, we just need some sun to go with it here in the north.
Yvonne

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Gorgeously summery and fresh and I like the addition of the stained ribbon.
Wishes
Lynne

pearshapedcrafting said...

What fabulous tag Brenda! The colours are singing Summer!! I do love that flower!! (still on my list!!) Chrisx

Shari Trumbull said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous tag, Brenda! Love that cone flower and love all of the rem-rubs you've got goin' on in the background! Just Lovely!! XOXO-Shari

Sara Barker said...

A breath taking summer beauty, Brneda! Love that coneflower, how you've popped it up, and the white splatter just adds that wonderful finishing touch to an already gorgeous tag! You can practically feel the warmth of the sun!