Sunday, 1 June 2014

Go Where You Are Led

Hello.  Welcome.  Lots of exciting inspiration over at PaperArtsy this week but I am in a distracted mood so I have decided to start by following Kate's third post and see where it leads me.  I have no destination in mind but I do have Chatsworth papers and all the scraps!!   Too gorgeous to let even a little piece slip away so hopefully something good will come of all those scraps.  

I started by sticking bits onto a 15 x 20 cm base.

A bit of gesso and bottle*.  Thought I'd better let it dry.  Usually I just add it all at once and end up with mud!!

A little butterscotch*, maybe a little too much!!, and pebble* (*Adirondack Acrylic Paint).  Me thinks I should have foregone the butterscotch!!!  I went outside and hit it with some copper Shimmer Spritz..... and watched most of it blow away!!!   Arrrggggggg.  A couple of extra hits to accommodate wind drift..... 

Then this!  JOFY PS007 stencil with Dreamweaver yellow embossing paste.  Should have used walnut stain and bumped because I think these two work well together but instead ended up using a Henna Promarker and doodled in some shadows.   

and then it all went a bit radical.  I decided it was too big for all my stamps and decided to do a tag

 Then I decided it needed backing so used a copper card.  So now it's a tag on a tag shaped card, with a Prima doll.  Bet you didn't see that coming.  I know I didn't.

Joining the fun at
Stampotique Designers Challenge 147 - Tags
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - The Artsy Stamp 
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge 105 - Add Some Doodling 
I Love Promarkers Challenge 221 - Flowers 
7 Kids Challenge 100 - Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 

Thanks for dropping by.   Hugs


  1. wow the background is awesome, I love how different it looks once cropped down, great job.

  2. Love this. All the texture and colour just lovely. The yellow embossing paste really jumps out at you :)

  3. Tag on a tag works for me, Gail, and for the Stampotique challenge! Love all the layers you have going here. Thanks so much for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this month, my friend!

  4. what a fantastic background you have created ,love the colours and texture
    Thanks for joining us at the I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge.. and good luck
    Tracey x

  5. Soo creative!! Glad you have joined our doodling cahllenge at Loves Rubberstamps, do not forget to hop around our DT members Sundays posts ...
    Hugs Blankina

  6. Very nice tag! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  7. Beautiful layered piece! Great colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

  8. Now that is awesome!! I didn't see that coming, but it turned out amazing! Thank you for playing along in our challenge at Hugs, Rosie

  9. OMGosh this is so super cute, Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  10. Love your beautiful tag. Very effective doodling. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina


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