Monday, 2 June 2014

Escape the Ordinary


Darcy is back on the PA Blog with more journal techniques which you can see here. As I used a tag I only used 4 colours of paint.


Applied a layer of stamped tissue paper with matte medium.


Randomly stamped the stampotique flower sprig in hydrangea blue stazon. Randomly applied tikka, blood orange and chartreuse through a couple of stencils after toning down the background with a layer of very watered down stone. Then the best bit, which is so simple, but so effective, creating the border, great inspiration.


I added an arch which Lin kindly die cut and sent to me. I tried to crack it using the crackle glaze but it just didn't do anything so added some guacamole to the pea coat layer.


Close up of the stamped image and arch.


Close up of the torn paper edges.

ABAC have a theme of Summer Lovin, and I thought with the bright summer colours and the flower stems and pods I'd enter with this tag.

13 comments:

craftimamma said...

Great take on D'Arcy ' s journalling techniques Sam. Love it!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Darcy UK said...

Oo nice edges. I like torn paper as a mask, it's very effective. Shame your crackle didn't work, but the guacamole over the pea coat works really well as a distress alternative.

Helen said...

Love it speedy!!

massofhair said...

Fab colours Sam, must pop over and look at the challenge as haven't done so yet, ooops!

Same the crackle didn't work, the arch frame is a wonderful shape and love how it pops off the page.

Great Tag :-) xxx

Alison said...

Love this Sam! xxx

Carol Q said...

that Lynn Perella stamp is beautifully coloured Sam.

Lin said...

Love it Sam..great border!! fantastic take on Darcy's book xx

chrissies said...

Terrific tag--no one could say anything you make is ordinary :)

Love Chrissie x

isisimaginings.com said...

Excellent take on Darcy's journal page Sam. It's a beautiful tag.

Sue said...

This is lovely Sam, fab background xx

butterfly said...

Brilliant layers in that fab background.
Alison xx

Lisette Baker said...

Another fab tag. Love seeing how you built up all the layers. Thanks for sharing at Anything But A Card this time.

Margaret said...

At the risk of repeating Lisette's comment, I am so glad you shared another amazing tag with us! I really like the arched frame! Thanks for joining us again at ABAC!

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