Saturday 15 February 2020

2020 #3 On This Tag: Dance with the Fairies with EKC {by Carol Fox}

2020 Topic 3: On This Tag

Carol is so good at sharing all the detail of the choices she makes and why. I love how she started with quite a bold background, but knocked that back with a bold stencil in a very gentle wash of 'Snowflake'. For those paint geeks, snowflake is not quite as opaque as 'Chalk' or 'Cloud 9', so it can be helpful at time to have a white that is less 'bold', although yu can achieve the same effect by adding a glaze to any opaque if you wish. It's an interesting background on top of which Kay's new stamp-stencil combo really sit well.
~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Carol with you today, and I'd like to share with you a tag.
I have built a scene on my tag using stamped elements and dry brushing for my background. I also used my Stamping platform for the first time, it was a gift and I had just stuck it away, but Kay's instructions on the Coordinating stamp stencil said use a stamping platform so I did and it worked together like a dream.

The finished Tag

I went 2 colour contrast, but colours of similar depth and intensity for my background using the new paints Gold Rush and Khaki along with Mini stencil PM008.

I added more interest to my background by using Snowflake Paint through stencil PS136, I do love a nice big stencil on a background.

I stamped the house image using EKC35. 

I used the coordinating stencil PS181 to help colour it along with the latest paints Blue Bayou, Marbles and Globe Thistle and Mauve.

I had never used any of the coordinating stencils before, but there are  instructions in the Stencil Pack and I just followed these, it was very easy. Along with my shades of blues and Purples I used Gold Rush and Snowflake to add the final stencil details.

I re-stamped my image over the top and it brought the whole thing to life.

I stamped and coloured the flowers fom EKC35 using Marbles and Blue Bayou with Highlights of Snowflake and Gold Rush on the flower heads .I used Magic Moss and Granny Smith on the stems, just painting them freehand with a brush.

Here they are re-stamped over the painted images.

I added the pebbles from EKC35 and used Stencil PS179 with Little Black Dress Paint to add the little mushrooms.

The quote from EKC35 is stamped onto a bit of acetate packaging that just happened to be a nice shape and hung from the side with a little clip.

I do love a bit of height on a tag and here I have stamped and coloured flowers from EKC15. Layering them up to add that little pop of height.

As I previously mentioned I had never used any of the coordinating stencils for the stamps before and I was a bit worried when I saw the painted image before I added the stamping back over it, but I was amazed how it all worked and the extra depth it seemed to add to my painted image. Definitely something to add to my stash in future, 

I hope you enjoyed my post and I can be found at the following places.

Carol xx



Miriam said...

Gorgeous project Carol.... Off to have a more detailed look!

Etsuko said...

Stunning tag project Carol, I love the way you have used the soft colours combination. xx

A Pink said...

A wonderful tag, Carol. Love the muted tones of colour palette and such a great showcasing of Kays new stamps and stencils
. tfs x

Kay Carley said...

Fab job Carol. Glad the step by step in the stencil packet was helpful :) x

Lucy Edmondson said...

That's lovely, Carol! X

Chris said...

Such a gorgeous project!