Friday 5 October 2018

2018 #17 Colour - A Box of Eggs: East and West with HP's {by Carol Fox}

 2018 Topic 17: A Box of Eggs (Colour Topic)

Ohhh Loving all the intricate details in the tag from Carol! Those Hot Picks look awesome and she's found real eggs!! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Carol with you today, and I'd like to share with you a tag I have made using a set of the latest Hot Picks stamps. For so many reasons I was drawn to these stamps. I adored the Cockerel on the weather vane and the little quote of 100% recycled art really caught my eye, it is perfect for this project as my tag is cut from a cereal box. I often cut up cereal boxes to use as they gesso really well and they can take a lot of paint and other media before they start to  curl up and they are a nice weight to sew through on my machine, so these stamps are a win win, great for the theme of eggs withe cockerel and it is 100% recycled. 

I used Fresco Finish paint colours Eggshell, Koala, Surf's Up, Blah Mange, Seaglass and Twilight from the latest release on my project.


Here I layered up Eggshell, Koala and sea glass before using Twilight to stamp the umbrella stamp from one of the Latest Hot Picks HP1801EZ


I now mixed up Surf's up and Blah Mange (I love that name) to make a soft lilac which I applied through  an Emma Godfrey Mini stencil PM007 it was not until I had used this I realised it looks egg shaped on my tag.

I used the stamps on HP1801EZ to create a background on my tag.

I re-stamped the top of the arrow part of one of the stamps as I really liked this feature, but it had ended up being mostly covered by my image, so I just masked off my already stamped image and added the arrow to the top of it. 

I coloured some parts of the stamped images to pop them off the tag a little and bring the colours of my egg images into the finished tag a little better.

As I said previously I love the 100% recycled quote and it just fills up this space nicely.

I do love a colour challenge as you can really just play and see where it all goes. I did not start this with any images in mind other that my main lady, but then once I got the background it made me remember the little paper eggs in my scrap box and the layout then really came from that.
I thoroughly enjoyed this and I hope you do when you join in with the challenge.

Thank you for your visit today, Carol xx


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Helen said...

wonderful tag, love the soft delicate colours - and I agree, that stencil does look like eggs!

Words and Pictures said...

Love your cereal box tag - she's quite the party girl! Great work with the HP stamps and those lovely paint colours.
Alison x

Etsuko said...

Stunning tag, I love how you have used Hot picks new stamps and fabulous new Fresco paints. xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Such a fabulous tag! The background is superb with those gorgeous colours and stamping and then gorgeously embellished. Jennie x

geezercrafter said...

Enjoyed reading through your post. Love how you have used the paints and stamps.

Art By Wanda said...

It's a wonderful tag, Carol!!!!

Miriam said...

This is a wonderful afternoon Carol. Love it.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Brilliant! Love everything about this!

Lucy x

Kate Yetter said...

What a Gorgeous Tag!! Love the colors and the stamps you used.

Mac Mable said...

Love the choice of the acrylic paints. The layering on the tag looks fabulous and the eggs are stunning ...fabulous inspiration, thank you x