Thursday, 6 March 2014

Nighttime... Playtime!

...teehee.... nighttime sure does seem to be a playtime for me.  As soon as the moon is up, I come alive, my Mojo starts zinging and I get all painty and inky in the Room of Stash.  I think I was a wampire in a previous life!    Anyways, last night I got all painty with some Fresco Finish paints, using a brayer to slap the paint onto the tag... am rather chuffed that I finally listened to my BFF Ellen, who has been saying for 462 years that I should try a brayer!  Well, I am always slow on the uptake!   Here's the finished tag....



And here it is before I decorated it.  Check out the stamping - that is using one of the gorgeous stamps from Wendy's Art Comforts stamp set, stamped first in Tree Branch, which is one of Wendy's new Signature Archival Inks... and then stamped again in Jet Black so I got a nice shadowy effect.  The texture is using Grungepaste mixed with a smidge of Little Black Dress paint and then spread through the Bingo stencil.  BTW, the colours I used for the background are: Butternut, Smoked Paprika, London Bus and Claret with a smidge of Squid Ink. 



Apologies for the rubbish photography, I couldn't get this one focussed for some reason.   Once I had the background done, I wanted to add some flowers (yip, for a change!) so I grabbed some gorgeous Kaisercraft blooms and hey ho, they are the right colours so no needs for colouring... those were popped onto the tag along with a couple of leafy diecuts and some embellies and then I stamped the sentiment onto cream card - this is a gorgeous sentiment isn't it?  Another Studio 490 stamp, from Garden Art.   I decided to leave the wordy background cream so it really pops off the tag.  And there you have it :O))



I had a grand old time getting inky and painty last night and have a few more backgrounds all ready for decorating... who knew the humble brayer was such fun!!!  Well, apart from our Ellen right?   I shall away now, packing up ready for my travels tomorrow to South Wales for my class at Dandie Craft on Saturday...  Thanks for looking, have a great day.  TTFN

Hels x

16 comments:

ellen vargo said...

YAY! Love your brayered background! Isn't the brayer awesome? Love your tag! Love you too... xxx

Joanne said...

It's gorgeous as always. Those paints, inks, stencils are perfect
Xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Hels this tag is gorgeous. I haven't tried a brayer yet there are so many things I want to try and not enough time. Hugs Jackie

rachel said...

fabulous tag Hels - the colours are stunning - right up my street xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Lovely, love the combination of your beautiful style and Ellen's wonderful brayering,

Lucy x

Helen said...

Yes, brayering is fun - Ellen had us agog at Paperartsy with it a while back.. gorgeous tag Hels.

Linda Simpson said...

Way to go Hels, brayering is such fun. Beautiful tag too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lisapmac said...

I lurves it x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, A stunning tag, lovely brayering, gorgeous stamping and fabulous flowers and foliage, love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

LoraineC said...

Love the colours on this tag, I have a brayer it's still in its packet!!! Maybe I should give it a whirl x

Helen said...

Oh WOW!!! That is SO nice!!!

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels gorgeous tag and the brayering looks great, and the stencils and flowers lovely Not got a brayer but it is another on the wish list. Enjoy your time in South Walesx

Mrs B said...

Hi Hels. Love the tag. Have a good weekend and enjoy yourself. Take care.

Mary Horner said...

Lovely tag the brayer is fun try it with two colors at each end lovely have a good weekend will be glued to set all sunday will see you there

Mary Horner said...

Lovely tag the brayer is fun try it with two colors at each end lovely have a good weekend will be glued to set all sunday will see you there

Theresa Pace said...

this is gorgeous xx

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