Friday, 27 February 2015

Pink, Hearts and MORE PINK....

I've been footling about with a tag for a challenge I spotted on Catherine's blog recently. I love making tags and they're a great way to use up all those little bits and bobs you accumulate AND try out different techniques on a smaller scale. It all started when I found this lovely Stampotique girlie in my stash, long neglected and needing some TLC. Quick as a flash I coloured her in before rummaging through my offcuts to see what I could do to brighten her life a little...


First I needed some layers, so I painted a tag with Orchid Fresco paint by PaperArtsy before layering some dots over the top with texture paste. I've discovered that the paste sucks the colour of the paint up as it dries so I got a gorgeous soft pink colour to offset the darker pink of the paint. Cool!

Next I added a little offcut of pink Coredinations card which I embossed with hearts and then sanded back to reveal the colour. I die cut the word Love in dark pink using a Spellbinders die and added some glossy accents to make it stand out a little more.


More hearts, some twine and some sequins to finish. Not forgetting cupid's arrow, which I painted and glossed for extra oomph! A little bit of glitter on her dress and a tag is born, Ta Dah!


I'm going to enter her into the DragonsDream Tag It on Challenge where the theme is Pink and Hearts

Lx

13 comments:

  1. FABBYlicious matey, scrumptious colouring and textures too

    Kathyk

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  2. Fab. You are really getting into the mixed media thing x

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  3. Love those textures/embossing and she is fabby x

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  4. This is just so fabulous Lauren and I am so glad you came over and joined us with my challenge this week at Dragons Dream tag It On challenge. Just perfect and I hope you will come and join in with us again
    x catherine

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  5. She's very Funky !! Love the Textures xx

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  6. Super adorable tag! So full of fun little details. You did a wonderful job of brightening up her little life and makeing her look so sweet.

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  7. This is fabulous Lauren, a fun image, such gorgeous pinks and lots of lovely texture.
    I hope you are enjoying your weekend.
    Pauline
    x

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  8. Oooh I love the addition of the twine and that little bull clip (is that what they're called?) Love it!

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  9. She is fabulous and I love the sequins as well, thanks for dreaming along with us at the Dragons Dream TIO, Elizabeth xxx

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  10. What a lovely tag! I love how you used your bits and bobs but still created something really well put together. Love your Stampotique girl. Thank You for Dreaming with the Dragons this time xxx

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  11. Yeah, I love, love, love it. That's an outstanding piece. Thanks for joining us at Dragons Dream Tag It On.

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