Thursday, 29 March 2012

I have had a creative chemistry play!

Had a little play this afternoon and made some tags with some techniques I have learnt on the Creative Chemistry course.  I love to keep a little pile of handmade tags ready made as you never know when you need to drop a quick note to someone and I much prefer to send a tag made with love now rather than a bought notecard.  Here are my latest results:

These are from day 5 I used distress stains for the backgrounds - I haven't made a note of the colours but I think I used Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and either Black Soot or Vintage Photo on the tags and then I have stamped with Jet Black Archival on the first tag with Picket Fence stain over the top, the trees are Picket Fence too and the lampost is Black Archival.  On the second tag I stamped the house in Broken China distress ink with black archival over the top, the trees and lampost are the same as before.  The third tag has Cavallini & co butterflies stamped in Picket Fence distress stain on the background and Indigo Blu flower and butterfly stamped over the top in black archival.  All tags have been finished with random bits of ribbon, lace and charms.  Not sure if that key is a bit big for the first tag but isn't it fabulous! was a wonderful find in Primark with 9 keys on a necklace for about £3!! bargain.

These are a replay of this mornings tag - aren't they so much better!  The first two tags have Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Broken China and Barn door distress inks on the background along with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls, Iced Jade and Emerald Sparkle Cosmic Shimmers.  Interestingly they are both from the same batch of inks with the first one created with the first pass through of inks and the second one used with the remaining inks on the sheet - don't they look different!  I stamped the birdcages and birds with black archival - the first one I managed to mess up as I stamped the bird first and then the birdcage and it looked so obvious that the cage was over the bird but I rescued it by restamping over the bird with Picket Fence distress stain - I am so glad that I have learnt this technique as it made a fabulous finish to a piece of artwork that last week would have probably ended up in the bin!  Both tags have been finished with Vintage Photo around the edge and then some of T!ms new sizzix flowers, vintage lace, a charm and some ribbons.

The third tag is a replay of the inked tag (Tea Dye) dried and then the birdcage stamped out in Walnut Stain, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany with Heirloom Gold perfect pearls I then sprayed this with water (a lot less this time!) and dried it and then stamped out the bird with Vintage Photo, Crushed Olive and Wild Honey and again Heirloom Gold perfects pearls.  Finished this tag with Vintage Photo around the edge, Vintage Lace, new sizzix flowers, ribbons and a charm.

All in all a very pleasant afternoon!

Thanks for looking - All tagged out from Solihull


Creatique Candy said...

I LOVE THEM! So GORGEOUS & very Happy you found the ones you did from yesterday. This is fabulous to share as it helps me to know what to do with various techniques. TFS HUGS

Bonnie said...

I know we are supposed to be focusing on techniques,but I love to see finished pieces and your embellishments finish them off so nicely!

Jen said...

You must be so pleased with the results of your latest play. They are beautiful! I love the colours and the bling :)

Missus Wookie said...

Gorgeous - I like the bits and pieces you've added and agree sending a tag or simple card is much better than something store bought!

Love the colours on that first bird - the secondary stamping is very effective.

Jackie said...

They all look fabulous!

Sam said...

These are all beautiful Nichola. Aren't these classes great?
I note what you said about using embossing a background for Kraft resist but I wanted to play with distress staines for watercolour - and I am glad I did as I sm very pleased with it!