Thursday 23 April 2020

Love Tags - Kristy Abela

Hey Friends...
How are we all feeling with the Covid-19 Blues? 
I stumbled upon this collection from Prima and hadn't touched it yet. How many of us have been using up some of that stuff we bought but have waited for a 'rainy day' or the perfect photo....Thought it was a perfect time to crack it open.

Thought I would turn it around and show you some close ups before I showed you how I created the elements.

I used the base sheet of tags and chose two the same size & selected some chippies. I began by using Distress Oxide to ink the edges of the cardstock.

 I used some gold paint to decorate the crooked fence chipboard. I wanted to place some flowers behind the fence to create a 3D effect. Similar to how we all feel right now, looking at our neighbours and friends from behind our gates. 

 I primed the rest of the chipboard with some white Gesso and cut down the Roses to fit onto tags.

I cut some Die pieces in a Black cobblestone and also a tile panel in blue. I found some corresponding ephemera and created a collage on the tag.

 Before I stuck it down I found some Wood Wool and used that under the roses to add a textured dimension. I went K.I.S.S. on the titles... Cant remember the last time I had used Black Embossing powder.

 While I had the heat tool out... I used some of the fancy Lindy's powders to create a two toned Butterfly.

Once that was done I added some seed beads, confetti and gold glass glitter with matt gel medium to finish.

I used some matt wax in charcoal to grunge up the fence before deciding I was done.

Chipboard Used

Rose Cluster

Crooked Fence

Mini Captions 7

Tag Medley 

Check out whats happening in our facebook group Dusty FANattics and see what the other DT have come up with for inspiration during lock down.

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