17 December 2012

And now I'm covered in glitter!!

Welcome one and all. The title of this post is an understatement - spurred on by an idea I saw at Lynne's wonderful website I attacked this tag and a card with modelling paste and glitter with great success. But I'm getting ahead of myself, and you want to see the tag (card next time, can't have you bogged down with a million photos at this busy time of year!)


The start of this story is a failed attempt at one of the 12 Tags of Christmas challenge which used Tim Holtz' faux suede technique from Compendium of Curiosities 2. This version used Peeled Paint and was way too dark. I didn't bin it, thankfully, in the vain hope that it could be rescued (distant rumble of hooves here as Lynne comes galloping to my rescue:)


How much difference did her idea make?! The paste even picked up some of the green mica colour along the way to make the whole thing blend more seamlessly. Oh, and you can use a heat gun on modelling paste if like me you are incredibly impatient/liable to stick your paws in anything remotely wet.


Now for my next source of inspiration - Rita had such a delicate vellum poinsettia on her friend's card the other day that it occurred to me that could work here too. The bottom layer was coloured on the reverse with more Peeled Paint and matching Stickles were used for the centre. I found by snipping around some of the leaves/petals it allowed the whole flower to get some dimension of its own.


Thankfully I still had a piece of jute from The Funkie Junkie Boutique which, when overlayed with some lace (courtesy of Trace, thanks hun x) trimmed the whole thing rather well. Hope this gives back a little of the inspiration I have received from so many others as we plough headlong towards December 25th.
Challenges for this one include;
Take care everyone, and thanks for coming to see my work. Hugs, Jenny x

36 comments:

  1. How beautiful is your tag Jenny. I love everything about it. The pastel colours on your poinsettia are gorgeous. Thanks for the mention too. I never thought I would ever inspire anyone. Hugs Rita xx

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  2. Gorgeous tag. Love the colours and texture. xx Flora

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  3. Fantastic tag Jenny, the background has turned out so well and that Poinsettia is sooooo beautiful!

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  4. love the tag... the poinsettia is fab-u-lous!
    Suzi B x

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  5. Love the way the tag came out!! Just beautiful!!

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  6. great that you didn''t bin that 'mistake' because it has worked beautifully here. The poinsettia is just gorgeous too so a success all round I;d say.

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous, fantastic background and obviously I'm smitten by the colour!!

    Love that script

    Sam xxx

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  8. Thank goodness you didn't throw it away because it looks stunning with the paste and glitter and the poinsettia is just beautiful, so delicate against the green of the background. Rita's flowers are always amazing but then, so is your! Hugs, Anne x

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  9. How lovely - so pretty and elegant... the colours are gorgeous, and that glittered texture is phenomenal!
    Alison x

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  10. Gorgeous work... WOW, What a background & that Stunning flower you really do take my breath away at times with your wonderful creations... Hugs May x x

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  11. Hello Jenny
    I love Green, and you have softened up the peeled paint hue brilliantly with the glitter/modelling paste.
    Your vellum Flower is beautiful, and set against the Kraft balances it perfectly.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  12. This is a wonderful tag, love the colours you have used...the addition of the wonderful delicate and almost frosty flower is fab!! The addition of f the layers and textures Makes thiss a really Beautiful make! Hugs trace x

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  13. Its lovely - I love the way modelling paste absorbs the colour underneath too, one tag I didnt like it on so I painted over it with white acrylic and that worked too - very versatile! How lovely to be covered in glitter too!

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  14. The whole piece of art is so beautiful but the flower stands out for me.

    Hope the glitter has gone from you by now--it can take weeks lol.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  15. Just beautiful! Love the tag but the best bit is that vellum flower. The delicate colouring on the back just makes it look so real. Stunning!!

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  16. Hi Jenny, this is so gorgeous, the textures look wonderfully tactile, beautifully crafted and so elegant, thanks for sharing with us at FSC this fortnight. XX

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  17. Gorgeous colours and texture with just the right amount of sparkle Jenny. Glad you didn't bin it!
    Sorry to be absent again but I'm finding it hard to get rid of my bugs but at least I'm feeling human again!
    I have one challenge piece and one DT piece and I'll be having a blog break then so I wish you a Merry Christmas just in case I don't get round to you again. Take care,
    Juliaxxx

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  18. This is a beautiful tag Jenny, from your gorgeous background to your frosty poinsettia - I love it all. Thanks for sharing with us at TIO. Sue xx

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  19. Wow, your tag is just gorgeous! I love that background and the white poinsettia is just breath takingly gorgeous! xx

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  20. It's gorgeous, Jenny. Love the flower layers and how you've added the ric rac to the jute.

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  21. Pinned of course!!! I can't figure out how you've managed to emboss the vellum...mine curls up so bad when I do so. Brilliant technique there! I can't believe you failed at any technique much less the faux leather, but glad you've used the tag here...gorgeous background! The texture throughout is AMAZING!!! Love the jute as well! UBER beautiful!

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  22. There are no mistakes only opportunities and what a wonderful result you have Jenny, from exploring some of the ideas from others.
    Glitter tis an interesting thing - it clings where you don't want it and can be urksome to keep where you do. Your vellum flower is divine - just perfect to pin to my wings! Ha Ha!

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  23. Hi Jenny, wow, what wonderful texture! The poinsetta and lace on jute to set off a magnificent background!
    Thankyou for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
    Dot x

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  24. So elegant is the white poinsettia! Love all the great texture on the tags background! Breathtaking!!! Have a most wonderful day and thank you for sharing at FSC!

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  25. Hi buttons fabulous tag i love the delicate poinsetta and the lovely dimensional background gorgeous work x

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  26. Oh my word Jenny! How stunning is that!!! Love it, my friend, love it!

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  27. Jenny,this tag is amazing! Love the moss-ish green! Great texture, fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

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  28. Gorgeous Jenny, a beautiful collection of elements and inspiration.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  29. Wow, that's a gorgeous tag with wonderful texture und details. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

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  30. Fabulous tag this is so beautiful

    Thanks for sharing at tio

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  31. Gorgeous tag Buttons, love the background and that vellum poinsettia really has the wow factor. Thanks so much for joining us at FSC this time
    Claire xx

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  32. Gorgeous tag, and the flower is beautiful, thanks for sharing with us at dragons Dream TIO. Merry Christmas, Elizabeth xxx

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  33. Jenny
    Once again you are being far too kind but if my little idea came to your rescue then I am more than delighted. Isn't it the most amazing appearance, not only the relief design but the sparkle. Oh you are an impatient one with your heat gun lol
    Stunning tag with texture and that stunning flower which brings elegance as well.
    Thank you for joining us at FSC this fortnight.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  34. This is a beautiful tag, and such rich colour and texture. The vellum poinsettia looks stunning agains the background.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC
    Avril xx

    Hope you had a good Christmas.

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  35. Oh, just popping back to say thank you so much for playing at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

    Mwah xxx

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  36. A somewhat late comment from me Buttons!
    A really stunning tag - the background is amazing and the poinsettia looks totally awesome.
    Hope you had a good Christmas.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at FSC masking challenge too.
    Hugs,
    Fliss xx

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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