Friday, 27 January 2012

You can't go wrong with groups of three

The third and final tag for this week, using my favourite new handmade flower. In fact, I liked it so much, I ended up making three.

The largest flower, the top one, was created by loosely following a tutorial. I tweaked the demoed design a little but for the next ones, I wanted to try and add some extra oomph. Back in my craft room, I put in my own twist to give them more texture. What's more, the flowers can be made with nothing more than a sheet of card plus, optionally, some ink for the edges. Yes I used a punch to create the centres but a button would be equally as good.

The tag is decorated with a dry-brush coat of acrylic paints. I also applied crackle paint to an oval chipboard frame. I stamped 'Le Jardin' and placed it behind. I glued on a wafting, feathery, feather and added something which is new for me as an art material. Gauze. Yup, the stuff you'll find lurking in a first aid kit. It's perfect for giving an ethereal shabby look. It's wispy nature, perfectly complements the feather.

Finally I applied paint to a metal corner embellishment and adhered the flowers. I tied the tag with an off-cut of lace and wool.

It's pale, it's a neutral palette and I'm loving the results. I still have plenty more ideas that I wish to follow, but for now my sketching time has been neglected. I must go and put some focused hours into doodling and drawing in my pad.

Have a wonderful, creative day my friends
Paul x


Chris said...

Gorgeous tag, Paul. Love the frothy feather. :)

Where can I find the instructions for the fab flowers please?

Scrappi Sandi said...

Isn't it strange how odd numbers of embellies always work so well!! I love these flowers & how 'outside the box' is that gauze from the first aid kit!!!! I think we may have some 'vintage' gauze in was a wedding gift (?!!? yes I aged Aunt thought every newly wed couple should have a First Aid kit!!)over 25 years ago!! It should be nicely yellowed by now!!! LOL!!

Pat said...

Paul, I am so inspired after seeing your wonderful tags! Thank you my fellow stamper for posting this wonderful eye candy!

I have not been very well over the past many months, and am just now pushing all that aside and doing what I can to stamp again.

I cleaned out an old first aid kit a few nights ago, and almost tossed the gauze! haha Guess who will be stealing your idea!

All the tags are fantastic, and you are a wonderful artist!
Hugs, Pat

Andrea Ewen said...

I, too, am loving the results! You're right, the neutral palette is so easy on the eyes...and I love that soft, delicate flower behind those beautiful flowers...they look like they are floating on a cloud! Sweet paper gorgeousness!

alexa said...

These three are just perfect together ... and you know how I love a good neutral!

Dotpat said...

I love your flowers Paul, saying that I love everything about your tag

kjjc said...

whimsical, soft, neutral, ephemeral-simply gorgeous.