Friday, 18 April 2014

Pink - me!?




Hi everyone, hope you are having a good Easter weekend.

Over at Clarity it's a monochrome challenge and somehow I have gone all pink!
At the Artistic Stamper the challenge is Texture and Embossing.
It's Anything goes at Addicted to Stamps, Crafty Hands and Everybody Art.

I painted my tag with some acrylics and chalk paint. I used the Clarity Brick stencil to create my background wall using grunge paste. I added various red tones of Distress inks and also gilding wax to highlight the texture. Also added a bit more brick just with the inks and also stamped some of the little Clarity birds to finish the background.

I stamped and clear embossed the Clarity Edelweiss and bird from the journalling set and coloured with waterbrush and DI's. Then cut them out. I stamped the Clarity Today phrase and cut out the 'vision of hope' and 'a dream of happiness' rather than use the whole sentiment as I wanted the butterfly as my main feature.

The base layer of the butterfly was stamped and coloured directly onto the tag. I then used alcohol inks and glitter to colour some acetate (there is a name for this process but cant remember it!). I stamped the Clarity butterly, embossed and cut it out, shaped it a little before adding to the tag.

I died some prima flowers and material scraps to to finish my project.

Nikki xx


14 comments:

  1. What a surprise Nikki.........pink! Not what I expected at all. I always like your work as there is always so much detail there. Good luck.

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  2. A beautiful tag, the butterfly looks stunning.
    Yvonne

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  3. Lovely tag and such a soft pink. Its very pretty. Hope you have enjoyed entering the Clarity Challenge and good luck.

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  4. Lovely, once again Nikki. Good luck with the challenge x

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  5. Yup, it happens to all of us sometimes!! Fabulous tag, and lovely to have you play along with us at The Artistic Stamper.
    Alison x

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  6. Stunning tag Nikki! I adore how you did the background, it looks fabulous with the colour fading towards the centre to give that stunning butterfly real pride of place! I am not really a pink girl usually but this is gorgeous!!

    Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at the Artistic Stamper nd have a very happy Easter!!

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  7. Great tag! Fantastic design! Thank you for entering it in to the Clarity Challenge, and good luck! X

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  8. fantastic tag Nikki , thank you for entering the Clarity challenge and good luck

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  9. fabulous make and thank you for sharing at Crafty Hands very good luck hun Judith DT x

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  10. Stunning Tag Nikki, good luck in the Clarity Challenge and Good Luck.

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  11. Gorgeous!!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at The Artistic Stamper Nikki.
    Alison xx

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  12. Very nice tag. The colors are beautiful.

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  13. This is really clever Nikki - love how you have just used the brick stencil around the edges so it's not too overwhelming. Must get some grunge paste and have a play sometime!! Susan x

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  14. Well I always love a good Tag but I am going all pink myself with our challenge this month, I love this its a great Tag, lovely wall, and looks great in pink monotone. Good luck with our Clarity Challenge. xx

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