Saturday, 20 April 2013

Serenity


Still playing catch up with Linda's last week of DT over at the PaperArtsy blog.  To find out what's going on check out here technique here.  I used grunge paste and images from ink and the dog plates for the background of the tag.


I used eggplant and claret to colour the tag.  I then sanded it back to reveal some of the white and give me a smooth surface to work on.


For the top and bottom I used a blend of haystack, smoked paprika, pumpkin soup and brown shed fresco paints on the T!m Holtz pediment dies.


I used schizzle foil (now that could be completely wrong, but it's from PA), by stamping the ink and the dog image in versamark, covering with Ranger sticky embossing powder, heating, and whilst still hot and sticky, pressing the foil into the images. I used white foil.


I then had to choose an image, so from my new LP #22 plate I chose the one above and the one below.  I stamped one in black stazon and one in versamark and covered them both with black embossing powder.


I did the same with this image too.


I coloured the chosen image with distress ink markers and a water brush.  It sort of blended into the background, so I mounted it on a scrunched piece of black tissue paper tinted with pewter treasure gold.  The charms have been coloured with vintaj patina (the green set), buffed up and again rubbed with pewter TG.


I then had a change of tact and decided to use a hanging chunky board to mount the tag on instead of going the way Linda went with hers.  I gave it a base coat of guacamole and then blended in limelight and zesty zing.  I stamped the crackle image in black stazon.



I twisted some green sari ribbon around the string hanger.


And this is the completed piece.


Close up of the embossed image coloured with distress ink markers.


Close up of the top with the schizzle foil.


And the treasure gold on the the black tissue paper.

It's so much better when the sun is shining because the colours actually look how they do in real life!!

22 comments:

Carol Q said...

that's gorgeous Sam. lots of techniques used there.

Helen said...

It looks fantastic, Sam!!

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, that is gorgeous.

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful piece.

Deborah said...

Really cool tag/hanging, Sam. Schizzle foil sounds like something Snoop Dogg would smoke drugs in LOL

Cazz said...

Its fantastic Sam



And I love the schizzle :-) (couldn't resist that one lol)

Michelle Webb said...

Gotta get me some schizzel foil! Love the texture and the technique you used Sam xx

Lin said...

This is lovely Sam..colours are great and those new stamps aren't they beautiful!! It's lovely!!

Gillian .... said...

Fantastic Sam, great bold colours which accentuate the new LP image beautifully .... and oh how cool is that "Schizzle Foil" ... love it. thanks for joining in our GD challenges.xx

Lottie said...

These are fab, fab, fab , fab, fab

chrissies said...

Such a lot going on with this piece Sam and all very interesting for sure.

Love everything on it but the image sure stands out for me-well chosen

Love Chrissie xx

Marianne said...

Ahhhh LOvely. This is a super creation Sam. Love the stamp and these techniques you did look awesome!!
xxx Marianne
PS I will post a new upclose picture of my carved stamp when I have made a card with the print :-)

hazel said...

This is fabulous Sam - I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Kezzy said...

Wow wow amazing stunning creation. I love how you did it on the board. I tried to get these the other day but they were out of stock. Happy Crafting :-) Kezzy xxx

Yours Artfully said...

Fab project Sam.....gotta love Schizzel foil!!!

Lin

Pinksparklegirl said...

I think this is one of the most stunning things i have seen you do!

butterfly said...

Funkiest Geisha ever... what a totally stunning make, Sam. I think Pinksparklegirl may be right!
Alison x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

gorgeous PIECE!

Sue said...

This is fabulous Sam, I love your bold strong colours and all the different techniques and textures here xx

alison said...

Wow! That looks awesome Sam! xxx

Buttons said...

Loving the experimentation on this Sam. Hugs, Jenny x

JoZart said...

Really enjoyed seeing the processes you used to reach your excellent finished product!
Jo x

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