Saturday, 10 January 2015

2015 #1 Journal Tag {by Clare Lloyd, PA Signature Designer}

2015 Theme 1: Fragile Papers

Hi everyone Clare here, joining you this evening with a colourful journal tag post! My technique is super simple and should add a nice shot of colour to these dreary January days. You will also get a peak of my new stamps launching very soon.

Step One: 
I started with a layer of Snowflake paint onto my size 10 manilla tag as I wanted to keep the colours vibrant and then simply glued pieces of coloured tissue onto the background using matt multi medium

Step Two: 
Then I covered the whole tag is a layer of gesso and used a Crafters Workshop stencil to wipe back design. 

Step Three: 
I then decided to get messy and used my finger to paint on some colour using London Bus, Inky Pool, Orchid and Limelight Fresco paints.

Step Four: 
Added some background stamping using archival black ink and EEV02

Step Five: 
Finally I stamped up one of my new girlie face stamps onto smoothy card, coloured her in with pencil crayon and added to my journal tag along with a matching quote.

This is one of 4 new plates I have with PaperArtsy. They will all be officially released at the start of February, and available from stamps shops at that time too!

Super simple idea but pleased with how the vibrant background worked out. One word of warning put a good layer of multi medium on to glue down the coloured tissue paper, as I missed a couple of spots and that lifted up when I painted on the gesso/wiped it back. It was lovely to ink up one of my new stamps and which fingers crossed you all will like!

I have a new blog by the way. 
Find me at, also on Instagram HERE

Ohhh Clare, we are loving the sneaky peek of one of your new stamp sets! What a fun background idea, those stamps of Ellen's look great in the mix too! Perfect way to brighten up these dreary January days!

We would love you to join in with challenge #1: Fragile Papers. If you are inspired by any of our guests who have blogged on this topic over this fortnight, then please join in and link up your creativity HERE

All links go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. This link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Jan 18th 2015, winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Helen said...

cute new stamps! great tag.

margaret said...

Oh boy!! I like those stamps on my list!!

jojo79 said...

Lovely tag and great new stamps

Gabrielle said...

Love, love, love the vibrant background and your new stamps are terrfic! Can't wait to see them all!

Unknown said...

Omg,omg NEW STAMPS! Great job on the tag:).
B xxx.

Debs M said...

woohoo great sentiment and fabulous new stamps! x

lbwright22-loopylou said...

The stamps are FAB. Can't wait til Feb now :-) ace project and great idea of using tissue paper to create the back ground. Love it!

Craftyfield said...

Love the new stamps, different and fun. Gorgeous tag too!

Colleen said...

Wonderful project, love the bright colors and the new stamps.

butterfly said...

Such great layers - and the tissue paper colour blocks are brilliant! Fab tag with your new stamps.
Alison xx

2amscrapper said...

great layering, especially the added tissue--and what wonderful stamps--best wishes as you launch them! Helene

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous tag Clare & the new stamps are very pretty.

craftytrog said...

Great background! x

Kathyk said...

Smashing make and LOVING the colours. Your new images look fabulous too, Clare


froebelsternchen said...

fantastic idea ... love your tag and looking forward to your first stamps!
Congrats dear Clare!

Hazel Agnew said...

Great background technique Clare. Looking forward to seeing your new range! Xx

Sarah B said...

Great tag - can't wait to get these stamps xx

Julie Lee said...

Sorry, I'm so late commenting Clare, it's been a busy weekend! I love your background on this tag and it goes brilliantly with your new stamps. Gorgeous work! xxx

Cocofolies said...

Wonderful stamps, congratulations Claire, and your tag is so so so lovely!!!! :) Cant't wait to admire this stamps set closer at Version Scrap in Paris in a few weeks! :) xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Don't know how I missed this Clare love your girls very cute xx

Gillian .... said...

Fab vibrant background and loving the new designs Clare.


Lucy Edmondson said...

Wonderful! What a great background technique!

Lucy x

Kezzy said...

Wow Claire your stamps are truly awesome. I have been addicted to playing with faces trying to get my own whimsy style ever since you blogged on here the very first face. Non have made it too my blog but they are so much fun. Love the tissue background, awesome, I have so many colours of tissue that I must give this a try. Happy Creating :-) Kezzy xxx

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