Thursday, 9 May 2013

Playtime Tag

Hi Lovely friends,

I'm hoping Mr Blogger is playing nicely this evening because I tried to do this post last night and got absolutely nowhere.  I couldn't even type in the title box but it seems to be going ok tonight so fingers crossed.

How's the weather been suiting you all?  It's been just about my ideal here for the past week although we've had some gentle summer rain today but I'll not complain about that ..... the flowers need it after all!

Anyway, tonight I wanted to show you a sort of 'fat' tag I made while playing with Grunge Paste and Puff Paint the other week when I was doing my Snazzy's DT canvas.  Before I committed the paste mix to canvas I wanted to try it out together with a new stencil I'd bought and the piece of tag (left over from another Snazzy's DT project) was on my desk so I applied the paste to it just to see how it looked.







After I finished the canvas I decided the tag was too nice to leave so I added some of the PaperArtsy Fresco paints in the same colours I used on the canvas but added more of the darker shades.





I then added a bit of stamping in the form of the bees which are from an Artemio set and the sentiment which is from another clear set but I've no idea who's it is.  I highlighted the texture with Treasure Gold Green Amber down the right side of each stem and Inka Gold in a lovely lilac shade down the other side.




I had a few layers of the Grungepaper flowers left from the canvas too so I highlighted the embossing and edges with the same metallic colours and added the little dragonfly charm.




Finally, I added the pearl pins, the piece of ribbon at the top and the beaded fringe at the bottom.


 I have to say I'm very impressed by the Grunge Paste and the different effect you get when adding the Puff Paint.

Thanks for dropping by today and it would be lovely if you can leave a comment so I know you've been and can visit you back.

Till next time,

Hugs
Lesley  Xx


23 comments:

Helen said...

Lesley, this looks just fantastic, I love that stencil!! Isn't the GP fab stuff?!

Beryl said...

It's gorgeous Lesley. I'm glad you didn't leave it to one side as just the practise piece. With any luck I'll have that stencil by Saturday afternoon.
Beryl xx

Paula Whittaker said...

What a pretty tag - love the look of this grunge paste, must put it on my wish list!

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous tag; my favourite colours, lots of texture, frescos & TG - perfect!

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous tag Lesley, the grunge paste effect looks amazing and those colours, - so yummy!! The flower just finishes it off perfectly!!

Elaine said...

I love the shape of the fat tag, really great as a starting point. I have that stencil too, it is lovely isn't it? You know I love bees, so this project was bound to appeal to me. Beautiful colouring, I bet it looks lovely IRL with the gilding paste too. Beautiful flower and just lovely all round. Elaine xxx

Lin said...

Loving this Lesley..great stencil and the colours you've used are gorgeous!!!

Suzi B said...

Hi Lesley this is just gorgeous, i love the stencil, you've made me curious about puff paint and grunge paste since I've never used/heard of iether.. I'll be ssking them out at HSNW tomorrow. Thank you for the inspiration.
Suzi B xx

veronica said...

this is great Lesley - the stencil works really well with the paste and paint, and I love the two colours on the top - really must try out that paste and the inka gold.........

Paula (PEP) said...

I can see the dimension & the soft lilac colours are beautifully enhanced by the Treasure Gold Green Amber - I keep seeing colour theory at work & this just took my breath away at how the subtle uses of the colours really draw the eye.
Paula (PEP)

snazzyoriginal said...

Beautiful tag, you're very nifty with that Grunge Paste to get such a stunning finish. Love the colours xx

Aquarius said...

Brilliant use of your leftovers and the raised texture has worked well on the tag. Lovely colours and the Treasure Gold highlights it beautifully.

Netty said...

totally gorgeous tag Lesley. Hugs Annette x

lisa said...

Hi Lesley
This looks fantastic. I must admit to not knowing about grunge paste but it looks the same as many of the texture pastes out there at the minute. It's funny how things come in and out of fashion isn't it but I must admit I'm loving all the texture you can create now.
The colour on your tag is stunning and I love the little dragonfly charm.
We've had really heavy rain and strong winds this afternoon but the suns out now again!!
Hope all is good with you and yours.
Hugs Lisax

Jean Straw said...

A beautiful way to use up your practice piece. I love the colour and texture with the lovely metallic highlights. Gorgeous bead trim as well.
Jean x

butterfly said...

Ooh, yum - what a brilliant tag... the colours and patina you've achieved are just wonderful! Brilliant make!
Alison x

judith@poppy cottage said...

Gorgeous tag Lesley, the colours are right up my street, and the elements you have chosen are lovely. So glad you have managed some play time, hugs, Judith xx

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Lesley - the grunge paste is so effective in that stencil with the puff paint.

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Lesley, Fabulous Tag, all that texture and such pretty colours, I love that flower too! The beads are so subtle, perfect! Hope all is good with you, hugs Gay x

Minxy said...

Loving your fat tag, and that stencil xo pretty trim the goes perfectly too xo
Hugz Minxy xo

Spyder said...

Yes, smack Mr Blogger very hard, he can be a bit of a pain some times! Thank you for my snoop!! Lovely colour on the tag. Have a great crafty week!! HaPpY WOyWWW

((Lyn)) #34

Suzanne C said...

Oh.. Lovely effect with the grunge paste. I have enjoyed playing with it too! Wonderful tag and the lavender hues are wonderful!

Sally H said...

breathtakingly gorgeous, Lesley! LOVE it!