Friday, 13 April 2012

Child's Play

 The painting and the mess I created around me, yes!

 Afternoon, it's freezing here today, wind howling and hailstone showers on and off all morning so where am I! All cosy in my craft room, best place I think. The other day I said I was off to have a play with Acrylic paints, well the first attempt went well till I got to the stamping part and all went wrong so into the bin and start again. This is my first attempt, well finished one. Not sure I accomplished the effects your supposed to but it's nnalorac style lol!
First I cut a tag from a piece of Linen card. Painted it with Gesso. Then the fun part. Used Martha Stewart Acrylic paints, various colours starting from dark blue through to Linen White. Paint brush in hand, a dab here, a dab there. Dried in between coats finishing with Metallic Yellow Gold.
Using Staz On, I inked up the Butterfly from Hero Arts Antique Engraving stamp set, well used this one, such a lovely set to have in your stamp collection and sentiment from Live Life set. I then dabbed some Linen White to enhance the butterflies. Added some Pearl coloured pearls to finish.

The flower I made from Linen card sprayed with Cloud Blue Acrylic paint diluted in water, crunched up, dried then cut out with Tim Holtz Tattered Florals. Rolled and pinched here and there, a dusting of Antique Linen from TH and added pearl brad to centre. Finished off with cream lace, and bow.

I'm going to enter two challenges
   This week they ask for Celebration/Vintage. Well I hope my card has a vintage feel to it and Celebration! My sentiment ! Life, make the most of it. This week is their 200 challenge so congrats to Rainbow Lady's success.
             is Shabby Chic/Vintage time

 Now my Son said something about making me lunch but he seems to have gone astray! Ah, he's appeared. Wonder what tasty snack he's going to conjure up!

bye for now, have a lovely weekend



Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Carol,well worth all the mess you

Carol said...

Wow Carol, this is gorgeous. Love your messy background and scrunchy flower. Carol x

Rainbow Lady said...

Wow just perfect methinks.... thanks for playing
Love Cynthia x

Mau xx said...

This is beautiful Carol, I adore the colours and your detail and flower are gorgeous.
Thanks for playing along with MAWTT this week.
Hugs mau xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow its so pretty Carol.. I love the butterflies
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Catherine said...

This is so beautiful with some gorgeous colours......

Brigitte said...

WOW, your tag is AMAZING!!! I love the vintage feel of it and the gorgeous colours!!! WOW
Hugs, Brigitte

brenda said...

Such a pretty tag Carol.

Hope lunch was tasty and have a good weekend.

B x

Aud said...

Woo Carol very fan toosh !! Really nice,love all the detail, hope your lunch is good and that you manage to do your trip to the papeterie tomorrow. Enjoy your weekend.Aud x

lilyf said...

Stunning first attempt Carol. Love the butterflies. Enjoyed seeing you all yesterday.

Suzie's Card Den said...

ohh... that is lovely, hope you keep warm, sounds like a great day to craft.

coops said...

wow this is fantastic carol.really beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Jackie said...

What a beautiful first Carol, it's so lovely :o)
We've been having the hail, and rain, and thunderstorms down here too :o(
Jackie xx

Susan Flynn said...

Wow it was certainly worth all the hard work its beautiful! x

starcyl said...

This is stunning, love it. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.
Jenny x

Claire said...

Gorgeous tag, love the elements on this. Thanks for playing along with MAWTT this week. Hugs, Claire x

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

beautiful, Carol...the colours are lovely. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

Jen said...

Super tag. Thank you for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jen x

Claire said...

Gorgeous tag, really pretty. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge
Claire xx

Sue said...

Wow! this is really pretty! what a beautiful effect you have created with the paints. The butterflies and embellishments are all perfect!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for my Vintage/Shabby Chic theme and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx


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