Saturday, 1 September 2012

Dancing Meadow - A Very Green Tag

Hi Everyone,

Flying by the seat of my pants this evening - this is a late minute submission to Hel's Sunday Stampers Challenge - Week 220 - Green Tambourine.

Hels asked for green and some stamping and this tag has got both in spades. The sponge has been sponged with a combination of Adirondack inks, starting with Willow, adding Sunshine Yellow and then Citrus. This mix was a bit too bright so to calm it down a bit TH's Shabby Shutters DI was added before spritzing with water and dabbed dry to get a dappled affect.

A Crafter's Workshop template, Butterfly Meadow was inked through using mainly the green end of the Spice Big and Juicy, but adding a touch of deeper shades and there's even a smattering of the Sunshine Yellow. Next I stamped, using VersaMark, more meadowflowers, this time from Sheena Douglass's Silhouette Grasses stamp set, and brushed several shades of Perfect Pearls Forever shades over it - green, violet and red.

The little Sleeping Kitty (Stampendous) was stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia and the quotation, also from the Silhouette Grasses set, was stamped in Versafine Olympia Green. I've used two shades of gold Rub n Buff around the edges, Olive Gold and Autumn Gold.

Finally, the flower is made up of several dismantled silk flowers, sponged with green ink and hot glued together and the little wooden butterfly was sponged with green ink too, then it had violet Perfect Pearls brushed down the  body part and autumn gold Rub n Buff added to the wing tips.

And the reason why I'm very much last minute?! Well, this is the second attempt at this tag. I dropped the stamp on the first and ruined it completely ... hey, ho, them's the breaks :)

Must dash - got to submit this to Hels before 9pm.

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend and wishing you all happy crafting.


Sandra H said...

Hi Elizabeth, this is so beautiful x

Rita said...

Love your Tag Elizabeth. I think the greens are beautiful. We must have the same taste as I have those stamps too. I love to watch Sheena too. Her shows yesterday were excellent. Hugs Rita xx

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous...I love how your inks look all bended and swirly...I have never learned how to do that technique but love that look...your description sounds like i could follow those directions!

Jackie said...

A beautiful tag, green is my favourite colour :o)
Jackie xx

Jenny Marples said...

Great tag and fantastic to hear how you worked to get the effects you wanted. Thanks for your lovely comment. Hugs, Buttons x

Cass said...

That is a beautiful tag, such a lovely flower that really compliments the tag.

I've only got one fishy thing, a dolphin stencil, think that may have to do! Though Dawn offered to do fishy things for the group.

take care


coops said...

so gorgeous elizabeth.i love your colours and beautiful stamps :D

xx coops xx

Jules said...

Hi Elizabeth

So many beautiful elements and techniques on such a small piece of card!

Love it! You are clever and so talented.

I hope you have had a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous tag, so lush! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Julia S-W said...

So pretty Elizabeth!Love the stamped inky background and the 'dismantled' flower which is stunning! That grungy butterfly is a little gem too.

RosC said...

This is stunning, Elizabeth. I'm doing a bit of back-tracking and enjoying your recent work. Very lush greens - thanks for the technique description.