Friday, 8 April 2016

PaperArtsy Blog Challenge #7 entry.

Good Afternoon everyone,

Last night when I was supposed to be getting on with giving my craftroom a clear out pending installation of Virgin Media next week.......if it happens after today's issues but that's another story..... instead I got to playing (prevaricating I think that should say, lol)! 

Over on the PaperArtsy Blog the current Challenge #7 is on the topic of resists ably introduced by the lovely Darcy HERE.  There has already been some fab inspiration from guest designers with much more to come over the next week and a half so plenty of time left to enter the challenge if you want.  I created a tag with three differenty resist techniques.


I used PaperArtsy Hot Picks stamps, a lovely rub on which I've had in my stash for several years, Distress Stains and Distress and Archival Inks. 


 First of all I applied the rub on and then dobbed Distress Stains on my craft mat and spritzed with water before dabbing the tag into it.  I dried it with my heat tool then dribbled some Golden Tar Gel at the top of the tag.  I've had mine for years and never used it before.  Unfortunately I think it's going a bit thick  so had a bit of trouble with dribbling, lol!  When it was set I followed this with stamping some script using Archival Ink and coloured the tulip with pencils.


I stamped the leaf image using Distress Inks over the Tar Gel and then randomly stamped one of my very favourite and oft used Hot Pick stamps which is a cluster of teeny little dots, using Versamark Ink and clear embossed.  I then laid down the same Distress Stains on my mat, spritzed and dobbed the tag into it again before drying with my heat tool..  Finally I added Treasure Gold to the pretty, rusty metal butterfly before gluing it to the tag and adding the ribbon and paperclip embelishment.

See you again soon and have a good weekend.  Hope all the PATwits have a great time at Ally Pally!

Hugs
Lesley  Xx

14 comments:

Hazel Agnew said...

Lovely tag Lesley! Made me laugh reading that you had left the tar gel for so long it had gone a bit thick! Sounds familiar about stuff in craftroom.
Your tag has a lovely elegance to it! Xx

Suzi B said...

A gorgeous tag Lesley, I love it.. Hope all goes well with the Virgin installation!Have a great weekend.
Suzi B xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Gorgeous tag Lesley!! Fabulous the Hot Pics images and great resists effects. I love the spring garden atmosphere xx

Helen said...

What a gorgeous tag Lesley. Will try and enjoy myself today....

sam21ski said...

Had to laugh at your trouble dribbling!! Great tag and glad you found some ME time xxx

Jane Castle said...

Fab tag X

Veronica Pell said...

Gorgeous tag Lesley, love the colours

Wanda Hentges said...

Beautiful tag, Lesley!!!!!!!!

Trish said...

Wonderful tag!

Sarah B said...

A very pretty tag Lesley - a much more enjoyable way to spend time than sorting out your room xx

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous tag, love the layers, the dribbles... a great Vintage feel too!

Team Clark said...

What a fun tag! Biggest congratulations on your win at Paper Artsy! Yay!

butterfly said...

Such a fabulous tag, Lesley - I love that rub-on and the colours are so pretty. The bold checkered stamped frame is so cool.
Alison x

Lin said...

great tag Lesley!! the bacjground is beautiful..lovely layers..I suppose we all have trouble with dribbling from time to time lol!! I hacen't even opened my tar gel yet :-) xx