Sunday, 8 April 2018

Inspire - mixed media tag with Nuvo Shimer Powders and Mica Mists

Oh my ... where to begin with all the wonderful crafty goodness being launched by Tonic Studios on Hochanda to celebrate their 1st Anniversary. Choosing a favourite product is nigh on impossible and I have had immense fun playing with 'everything'. However it was great fun to have some messy play too and was pleased as punch to be asked to create some projects for the launch of the new Nuvo Shimmer Powders and Mica Mists.

Here's one of my projects and I have used both products to create a mixed media feel tag ...

I want to also use the Craft Perfect 216gsm card to show that it could too be used in a mixed media project where we would be using lots of different products. The card does curl when drying but if you take your heat gun and quickly blast it on the back, it soon straightens out the card. For this project I have used the Jet Black card. I began by using the Cherry Bomb and Violet Brocade shimmer powders and covered the card, spritzing with water. As I was a little impatient, I did dry this layer with my heat gun.

Using a piece of card from a cereal box, I die cut the Rose Petal design from the recently launched gift bag, spraying with Antique Gold Mica Mist, covering the whole of the tag. It created a wonderful pattern with depth. Once dry, using the Celestia Wings butterfly die, was cut from the top of the tag.

On another piece of black card - measuring slightly smaller than the original tag - I die cut another Celestia Butterfly making sure it lined up with the the original cut. I then stuck this to the back of the main tag, leaving a shadow. Finally, both were stuck to a larger tag from Cinnamon Silk craft perfect speciality card.

next I layered the 2 wings on top of each other, added a body and antennae, filling in the body with Moroccan red Nuvo Crystal Drops.

I created another background the same as the tag and from it I cut various frames using a mixture of the ATC dies. I even cut out the zig-zag bits from one of the panels for added texture. As a finishing touch, I die cut the Inspire 3 times layering on top of each other. This was stuck to a Cinnamon Silk panel.

I added extra sequins to lift the colour and to match the original shimmer powder tones, added some metal embellishments and finally, ribbons at the top. Must say am loving the 'vibe' from my tag and would be great to see it in a different colour way. Yep, another thing to add to my 'to do' list and fingers crossed, I'll get the time to complete the list.

I've recorded all the shows for Monday, as am a busy bee on taxi duties but will catch up with all the fun in the evening. So come on, do share. what's been your favourite Tonic Studios anniversary product so far?The nosy crafters gene is dying to know ...,

x x x

Products used:

               Shimmer powders                                     Mica Mist
Nuvo - Shimmer Powder - Cherry Bomb - 1209NNuvo - Shimmer Powder - Violet Brocade - 1212N        Nuvo - Mica Mist - Antique Gold - 571n
                              Cherry Bomb               Violet Brocade                      Antique Gold          

                                                     Nuvo Sequins                                    Crystal Drops
                            Periwinkle Blue                    Prickly Pear                     Moroccan Red

Tonic Dies: Wills Hand Miniature Moment Sentiment - Inspire - 1890ETonic Studios - Artist Trading Card ATC - A Note to Say Tonic Studios - Dimensions - Rose Petal Gift Bag - 2047E
               Will's Hand - Inspire                 ATC dies - Note to say                    Rose Petal gift bag          

A bit more time to craft - anything goes
A Inky Mess - anything mixed media goes
Altered Electics - anything mixed media goes
Classic DT - anything goes
Die Cut Diva's - anything goes
Dies R Us - anything goes
Love to craft - anything goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - anything goes


Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning Lou- I wondered whether to buy the sprays and I think you've made my mind up for me! Cathy x

Janet Packer said...

I love this tag - loving all these new Nuvo products

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Lou, this is gorgeous, love the colours and design. Beautiful butterfly.
Crafty Hugs
Linda xxx

Diane said...

Fabulous mixed Media tag!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

Darlene said...

WOW this is GORGEOUS Lou! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes DRU’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

Laine said...

Stunning depth and detail on this most elegant project!

Arlene said...

WOW, just gorgeous. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Jan Ltc said...

This is lovely xx Jan

Kate M said...

Fabulous project, so rich and elegant - love it!

Keen Crafter's Hand Made Goodies said...

This looks amazing love it so much Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

Kathy said...

Just WOW!!

Katie said...

Stunning tag

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful texture and dimension. Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will joining us for future challenges.

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

absolutely stunning piece of artwork -
Thank you for joining in with us over at Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you in future challenges
DT - Rhedd's Creative Spirit
Mother Hen - Eclectic Ellapu
Mother Hen - Altered Eclectic
Personal Blog - Handcrafted by Ellapu

Sandra Wright. said...

Delightfully rich in texture and colour...
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge this month at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.... said...

Lou I enjoy looking at your lovely art. This is superb.
Thank you for joining in at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month.

Judy McKay said...

Love the texture and pretty details of your tag. Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Judy DT

hazel said...

A fabulous tag, thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.
xxx Hazel.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous tag great texture and layering-love the rich jewel colours---Thank you for joining us at Love To Craft
Carol DT x

Sammy said...

This is so very pretty. Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics this month. Sammy-x