Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Green with Envy

Hi everyone!

   Today we are Green with Envy - purely because I bought a LOT of Dylusion sprays at Ally Pally and among them there was Fresh Lime (a colour that always scared me too much to buy it, but I really like it now!) and Chopped Pesto - a gorgeous green colour I was desperate to buy. I also couldn't resist buying the Ground Coffee....and several others as well!! ;o)

    For these tags the new Greens and Brown were used. I spritzed the two tags with water and then covered one with random sprays of Fresh Lime, Chopped Pesto and Ground Coffee. Then I placed the second tag onto the sprayed one and pressed them together.

   After drying I used some Gathered Twigs DI through the Memory Box 'Shine' stencil onto the tags and then using the same ink I used the 'Rings and Puddles' stencil.

Then I began stamping. I was so lucky to find a load of Artistic Outpost stamps at Ally Pally and I grabbed three gorgeous sets at a very good price! I LOVE a bargain! For this tag set I used Generation Redux - which is a set I have been wanting to have for a long time!

I stamped a portrait on each tag

Then I used Ephemera Backgrounds, choosing the Postcard logo stamp and stamping in Fern Green Archival ink.

 I also added in the fern stamp from the Generation Redux set, stamped with fern green Archival ink

And of course, as always I have to use my favourite Paperartsy script stamp in Potting Soil Archival ink - I use it so often it doesn't even go back in the packet anymore and it isn't stored with my stamps...It sits on my work desk because I use it on everything!

I cut a strip of card and spritzed it with Fresh Lime and Chopped Pesto Dylusions spray and dabbed with a little Gathered Twigs DI before doing some spritz and flick. The words 'Think and Wonder' from the AO set of the same name were used with Potting Soil Archival ink and added to the tags.

I dabbed some embossing ink around the tags and sprinkled with some Hunter Green Frantage embossing powder - bought several of those at Ally Pally too!

An ornate gold button was added to the top of each tag with a twine loop

........and there we have the 'Green with envy Tag twins'! Hope you like them!

 Thanks so much for being here to see what I have made!

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  1. I like these, the colors are great and I like how you used the rsy stencil.

  2. I meant, the ray stencil :-)

  3. Wow - now I am really green with envy, Laura! ;)

    And you were so brave buying the Fresh Lime colour - it looks brilliant on your beautiful tags! Love the stamps too!

    Claudia x

  4. Oh Laura I absolutely LOVE those tags!!! You are such an artist! The backgrounds are amazing, that technique of pressing the two tags together gives an amazing effect. The stenciling has added such depth in addition to the stamping! Really, really stunning both of them!!

  5. they are so lovely, adore the colours x

  6. Colours look amazing as does all your inky shading.
    Julie x

  7. Thank you for saying the bright green is scary. I bought a bunch of the colors and everything I do is to bright for me. But you have given me hope with the way you use your colors and stamping to cover some of that brightness. So thank you for sharing.

  8. Beautiful, the most gorgeous colours
    Rosie x

  9. Hi Laura,thanks for following me,the weird thing is I just pressed the button to follow you after finding you via Pinterest! Absolutely adore all your work on here,it's great to see how you have learnt so many different methods,your blog is so lovely and informative as well.


  10. What a great tags Laura! They look awesome.
    Kind regards, Alie


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