Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Oriental Tag {with Eclectica³ Ellen Vargo and Lynne Perella Stamps by Sam Butler }

Good evening all, Sam here and so pleased to have been asked to make a project for the PA blog. I started crafting about 10 years ago and I fell into it by pure accident. Someone sent me a handmade Christmas card and I was taken by it and thought ‘I can do that’ and the rest as they say is history.
I’ve made a simple tag using a few techniques in the hope that you will give it or elements of it a try. Here is the finished tag.


I started off by brayering caramel fresco paint onto the large #12 sized tag, added the new autumn fire colour and finally a splash of blood orange. The background was stamped all over in black archival using the sketchy rectangle from the EEV02 stamp plate. I then went back in with my white Posca pen and added more hi-lights.

EEV 02

I die cut the pediments in the prima elemental resist canvas, scribbled on them with the red portfolio pastel, used a baby wipe to blend the colour and then went back in with a clean piece and swiped over the resist to reveal the white.


I stamped some Lynne Perrella oriental images from LP021 & LP023 in black and blaze red stazon onto plain white card and mounted them onto the size #8 corrugated tag coloured in blood orange fresco paint. Overlaying the image stamped on the butterfly shape over the main image.

LPC 021
LPC 023

To finish I added a piece of brayered and stamped crunchy wax paper and the oriental symbol from the Ink and the Dog Asian plate #4.

I&D Asian 4

I hope you enjoyed seeing my process, for more photos, check out my blog 

Thanks for looking. Sam


A huge thank you to Sam from all at PaperArtsy HQ, so lovely to have another of our #PATwits joining us on the blog. The colours on this tag are stunning, can't go wrong with black and red. The butterfly shape over the face is a perfect touch, simple but really elegant. Ellen's stamps look great in the background, showing just how much texture a simple stamp can bring to a project. 

If you would like to join in our weekly challenge with any of this week's guests who have blogged since Sunday night, then join in to link up your creativity HERE you will go in the draw to win PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by17:00 (London time) Sunday 27th April 2014

23 comments:

Julie Ann Lee said...

Stunning Sam! I love Lynne Perrella, as you probably know!!! You have created such a dramatic and beautiful tag with her stamps and Ellen's. Brilliant! Julie Ann xxx

Helen said...

wow, you dark horse you!! Love this, your trademark LP stamps looking great here.

Jacqui Hall said...

Fab tag! And your trademark LPs.

Deborah Wainwright said...

Oh wow Sam great tag and great to see here. You kept that very quiet. Very well done xxx

Claire said...

Beautiful tag Sam - very you! I love the addition of those white highlights on the background stamping. Claire x

Kathi said...

Wow! This is a fabulous piece of tag art!

Lucy Edmondson said...

oooh what a lovely surprise seeing your name pop up, Sam! This tag is great, so lovely to see the oriental LP range. I love the background you have created and the butterfly eyes make her look quite cat-like. The pediment with the resist canvas and Portfolios is a great idea,

Lucy x

craftytrog said...

Ooh! This is gorgeous! Well-deserved recognition Sam! Congrats! xxx

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Well hello there Sam.

Love how that BG turned out with the scratchy EV stamps. I was secretly wanting you to debut your new pink flower concoction you've been talking about...oh weell...next time I guess!

Steven AKA Pink Elf said...

Great tag. You dark horse you !!

Lin said...

Well sam aren't you good at keeping secrets lol!! Great tag and nice to see the portfolios out xxx

isisimaginings.com said...

Fantastic to see you here Sam! And with such a gorgeous tag. You do these oriental projects so well & this is no exception, love it.

craftimamma said...

Well done Sam! I always love your oriental projects and this one is no exception. The butterfly is a brilliant touch and Ellen's stamps work so well in the background.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

ellen vargo said...

Hey Sam! Love your sketchy rectangle background! I'm totally addicted to sketchy stamp backgrounds these days. Thanks for using them!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Gorgeous tag! Great background and LP stamp is beautiful. It's fantastic and I love butterfly mask. xx

Deborah said...

I love the red and white check - so unexpected with oriental but works beautifully. Amazing tag, Sam.

butterfly said...

A real wow of a tag, Sam - fabulous! And great to see you here GD-ing!!
Alison x

Carol Q said...

fabulous Sam. love the way you've used the LP stamps.

Coco said...

Gorgeous tag, very clever and beautiful!! Coco x

Hazel Agnew said...

Oooooo Sam, only just realised you are a GD when I looked at Deborah's latest blog. Love the tag, love the background and the stamping and the colours and the mask and the crunchy wax paper and everything. Excited for you. Xx

Sarah B said...

Gorgeous Sam - Knew this lovely panel was yours even before I saw the name - always love your oriental projects xx

Sarah Dunkley said...

Cool project Sam! XxX

Kezzy said...

Wow realy gorgeous tag, I love the background it's awesome :-) Kezzy xxx

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