Friday, 1 May 2015

A Holiday Romance

Two posts in one day - I've even surprised myself.
My tag was inspired by the 'Lovers' challenge at FASHIONABLE STAMPING CHALLENGES

I inked the edges of the cream tag with DI Tea Dye and stamped the music score in the same colour to create the background.  I used texture paste and Imagination Craft Sparkle Medium in gold on top to give some texture and dimension to the tag, using a heart stencil.
The main focal image is the lovers kissing as they prepare to say goodbye following a whirlwind romance in Paris.  This is part of a Crafty Individuals' stamp and I used post-it notes to mask off the unwanted areas.  I used DI Vintage Photo for this and stamped it a second time on plain paper to create a mask.  I used this to cover the main image so that the Eiffel Tower, stamped in DI Pumice Stone, is behind the lovers.  The sentiments are also from Crafty Individuals' stamped in DI Black Soot.

Altered Eclectics Challenge

Where is the year going to?  May already which means another challenge month at ALTERED ECLECTICS  We are an altered art/mixed media challenge only, no cards or ATCs thanks. 
For my DT piece this month I've upcycled/recycled (I'm never sure) a very plain but delicate porcelain tea light.

 It was a gift but not my taste and I was about to dispatch it to the charity shop when I turned the top half upside down and an idea was borne.  This is what it looked like before I took a creative swipe at it.
I painted the outside of the new cup and saucer using PaperArtsy Fresco Finish chalk paint in Teal and when dry lightly brushed over the embossed areas and edge of the saucer with Viva Precious Metal Colour in silver.  I used a dry baby wipe which I used to clean a rubber stamp for this as it gives more of a smear than using brush.
Next I hot glued the cup to the saucer and cut a small piece of artificial flower foam which I hot glued inside the saucer.  The white fabric roses were one bunch which I cut to length.
I think it's a huge improvement and it now adorns my mantelpiece.