Sunday, July 7, 2013

Mixability Challenge @ Splitcoaststampers

Hi! I wanted to share my tag that i just created for the current 
This week the challenge is to create a project (card, layout, altered item, etc.) using 3 or more surfaces! I decided to use a tag.

My first surface: The Tag
I inked my work pad with the Distress Inks-Dusty Concord, Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry. Misted them and drew my tag thru the colors. Next, I painted with a Gesso wash to tone down the colors.  It was too pale! So then I used my Distress Paint dabbers and added back color!
I took some Gelato markers and colored around the edges of the tag. 
The stamping on the tag is a variety of different stamps.

My second surface: Stenciled Fiber Paste
Using the MFT Blooming Rose stencil with Fiber Paste! I dried it with the heat gun.
Next I painted the rose and leaves with Gelatos and water. And shaded with a water brush and Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink. 

And my third surface: Ribbon!!!

(Pardon my messy work surface!!!)

I took white seam binding and stamped it with a  Tim Holtz ticket stamp and black Archival Ink.
Next I sponged with Tea Dye Distress Ink.

After drying with my heat gun, I painted the seam binding with a pink Gelato and water.
I colored some more white seam binding with Fresh Lime Dylusions spray mist.

I you look real close, you can see where I strung some metal honey bees and crystals on some twine to give the tag a little more sparkle!

Hopefully this hasn't been too long winded!!!!
Thanks for stopping by!



Marybeth said...

This is beautiful ! I love the stamped ribbon and I see the tiny metal bees. I went looking for that fiber paste and no one knew what I was talking a out. I love everything going on ....on this beautiful tag.

Lisa Elton said...

I think you nailed this challenge Mackie!! The little bees and bees are perfect accents!!

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this tag, Mackie! You are getting so GOOD at this! LOVE the rose and the way yo stamped the ribbon! GORGEOUS tag!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Mackie! What a gorgeous tag! I love the vibrant colors! The ribbon and beads add such a nice touch! Thanks for the inspiration!

Marybeth said...

Mackie, I just wanted you to know I found the fiber paste by following your email directions. Now the people in the store know where and what it is. They would all just tell me … we don't have it! Huge Thanks!!!!