Friday, 21 November 2014

Summer Bling

Hi ya, I cannot believe it's been almost two weeks since I blogged.  I'm afraid most of it is due to lack of mojo which I think had something to do with my craft room not being finished, also trying to do videos while no mojo was difficult.  I did a practise video last weekend while doing some ATCs for swaps which took two days.  I haven't even worked out my editing yet.  Are you ready for this, I was shaking while videoing, seriously, I would be no good on tv lol.  Also I have been really bad with my back as my pain injections are late so struggling at the moment.  BUT the good news is my injections are next Friday, plus while feeling lack of mojo I finished the last bit of my craft room which was boring sorting out chipboard etc, but having to sit with my back it kept me busy, and at long last I am creating again.  There are still a few bits to do but that will now be in the new year.  I will show my craft room next Wednesday with lots of photos.
So I am showing this swap I did recently (end of summer) which we had to use a selection of photos to inspire us, I chose 4 which are near the step by step.  Now it's not the usual step by step as I missed some out as I remember taking it downstairs while I was cooking!!!
I would like to enter the following challenges -
Addicted to Stamps and more - Make your mark (I used paint, stamping, distress & stickles.
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with twist add a hello (look further down to the packaging and I used a little label saying hello.
The ABC Challenge - Xtra Special - I like use special charms when doing swaps, plus doing nice wrapping with little gifts (further down is picture).
Creative Knockouts - Bling is the thing - I used stickles, pearl glue, silks glaze and sequins.
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Here is my tag, I am really really happy with how it came out,
I had lots of go's as I never do inspiration photos well but this time
I really am pleased.  I love the distress inks with the fresco paint which
gives lots of layers and depths, plus the sparkle and embossing.
I think I might make a journal page like this as it really does make me happy lol.

Here are the photos that I chose for inspiration.

And now for the step by step (ish seems I missed some lol).

I am terrible when it comes to choosing colours so I just went mad with
my distress inks picking lots of colours. (product details at bottom of page).

Splattering of water, I still love how distress reacts to water, I love to
splatter loads and watch the drops appear (ok I am a little sad eeek).

Next I stencilled some fresco paint, the amethyst is opaque so I mixed it with some satin
glaze to make it more translucent.

Some scrip stamping.

Some embossing.

I wanted to initially use the below stamp and had worked everything around it
so it would fit, hhhhhmmmmmmmm I completely forgot that
when I stamped it, it would be the opposite way so I had to go looking for another stamp.
I really love the one I chose in the end.  While I was cutting them out I made some circles out
of the leftover rubber for future use.

I did go a bit mad with the stamping and at one point I was going to
chuck it as it was too much, but with the bling it came out nice.
It's the background I still completely love.

Time to glaze it so I could add doodling later on.

I painted in the flower stems and then used a white journal pen and made
lots of dots, then I went downstairs to make dinner and took it with me to add
lots of Silks paint over the dots in the same colours of the tag.
Then all that was left was doodling with my journal pens, adding sequins and 
some stickles and liquid pearl.

Hope you enjoyed my tag today, I will be back Sunday with a wooden Christmas picture that has lots of grunge paste, paints, embossing, patterned papers and crackles.  Thank you so much for visiting and bearing with me during this time of lack of mojo.
Happy Creating :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx

Products Used
Paperartsy Fresco Paints - limelight, amethyst, satin glaze
Distress Ink - scattered straw, tumbled glass, seedless preserve, ripe perismmon, dried marigold, wild honey, squeezed lemonade, mustard seed
Paperartsy Stencils - Lin Brown PS002 and PS005
Stamps - Paperartsy (words 4), Indigo Blu (stylise flowers), Chocolate Baroque (big flowers)
Ranger Multi Medium and Perfect Medium
Cosmic Shimmer - detail bright gold embossing powder
Archival - jet black, dandelion, red geranium
Silks - pink azalea, apricot nectar, yellow rose
Liquid Pearls - gold pearl
Stickles - fruit punch
Treasure Gold - white fire
Promarker black
Montana black pen and Sharpie white pen.


sally said...

Oh yes! Love all that's going on here!


Nannieflash said...

Stunning tag, love all the colours. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

Rahmat said...

I am completing blown away by this creative masterpiece, love the step by step. So glad you joined us at ATSM.

lovecraftingpaper said...

Hello, Kezzy,
I saw your tag on 613 Avenue Create challenge blog and I have to say this is one of the most beautiful tags I have ever seen! Tags and flowers are twoe of my favourite themes and your creations is so well made, has so brilliant colours, so beautiful flowers and tiny details that I will just keep in my heart and in my mind!

Mariangela ^___^

sandie said...

wow stunning,wonderful texture and sparkle and how cool you added the cute charm. Great to see you at ATSM

Deborah Frings said...

Wow! I think the tag is absolutely stunning! Love the colours and beautiful stamping. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week. BTW - thanks for adding the step-by-step photos too!

Nikki said...

This is gorgeous. Beautiful colours, great images and I especially love the background and sparkles. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenges.


Susan Clare said...

Outstanding - I love it!

Olga Direktorenko said...

That's a great tag! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

It looks like you got your mojo back with this card - what a masterpiece - absolutely stunning!

Patricia St Martin said...

WOW!!!! These are fantastic. Thank so much for joining us at Thought the Craft room Door challenge.
Fabulous ideas and great inspiration.
Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia

Cathy said...

Awesome tag, love the colours, TFS how you made it, Cathy x

Judy Ann Dewitt said...

absolutely beautiful xx

Lin said...

OMG what's not to love!!! Just gorgeous. I love the stamps, the colours, the whole darn thing!

Thanks for sharing with us


butterfly said...

I'm completely in love with this tag, Kerry - the colours are utterly gorgeous, and all the tiny shimmering dots and details are wonderful. Like you, I love inks and paints together, and the stencilled flowers look completely marvellous. This really makes me wish I was braver about colour. Absolutely glorious!!
Alison xx