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Sunday, 27 March 2016

Remember the Moment ... large, mixed media tag

Oh my am I glad to be back playing with the rest of the team over at Love to Create challenges. Need to say a huge thank you to my teamies for their continued support and patience. Well on to my project ...


I decided to alter a huge cardboard tag with mediums, pan pastels and of course, Soup Stamps ...! I began by using a stencil and iridescent paste to create the background,

Next, it was colour the tag with my pan pastels and I wanted to go quite vibrant so chose magenta, yellow ochre and violet.

When the colour was "down", I used my colourless blender to blend them seemlessly together and then added a layer of white coarse pearl medium ... instant shimmer and shine.

As a finishing touch, I covered the whole tag with perfect medium and ultra thick embossing powder. Now on to the stamps .... have you seen the new Soup Stamps from Polka Doodles ... oh my, they are so versatile. I have used the Lemonade Fizz set on this project. I stamped a selection of images with perfect medium and coloured them with my pan pastels: magenta, yellow ochre, green shade and bright yellow green shade.

I cut all the images out, covered them with perfect medium and ultra thick embossing powder which added sheen. Whilst they were still 'warm', I molded the petals to give a more ruffled look.

As an highlight, I decided to use my favourite brick stencil from Doobadoo with white acrylic paint ...

Now to add the flowers, leaves and sentiments ...

The sentiment stamps are from DaliArt Butterfly Swirl set and were just so perfect for this project ...

Now all I need to do is brush up on my photography skills again as so out of practice. Trust me the tag looks more textural and vibrant in real life.

Right, off to get a shower, spruce myself up and out for lunch with the family. Have a wonderful Easter Sunday whatever you choose to do,

x x  x

Products and links:

Crafty Friends - anything goes
A bit more time to craft - anything goes
Altered Electics - anything goes
Crafting with friends - anything goes
Creative Corner - not a card
Simply Papercraft - anything goes


tanya miller said...

Oh my that's so pretty. Love all the textures and layers xx

Alysha Sheridan said...

Love this tag hun its fabulous hugs Aly xxxx

Angela said...

Gorgeous colours, what a fabulous project x

Anonymous said...

Wow a gorgeous tag, love the stencils and the beautiful colours.

Crafty Hugs Jen xx

Claire Boelema said...

Wow Lou this is awesome! I love the colours, texture and sentiment choice! Stunning work xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous tag and love the colours. Happy Easter.
Linda xxx

Lea Brawn said...

Stunning creation. Love the details x

hazel said...

A wonderful project - great design and details, thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.
xxx Hazel.

Linda said...

Gorgeous mixed media tag!
Love the layers and the words!
Thanks for playing along over at the CraftyFriends Anything goes challenge.
Xx Linda DT-CF

Karon said...

This is truly stunning! WOW!