Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Art that Shines!

Here's my tag for Hels Sunday Stamper challenge week 250 where the theme is SHINY.

Well we could all do with some sunshine and I should have done yellows but no, it turned out a bit dark this one.   The background is mopped up Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks spritzed with water and to add a little shine I've used Silver Dabber through a Studio Calico Circle Graph Mask.  This mask produces a great result but is really fine and I think I was a bit over enthusiastic with the dabber in places - never mind, it all adds to the interest!!  The metal flower at the top is cut with the Tattered Florals die, curled round a pencil and I've added a button centre.  My tag is just finished with some distress inked seam binding and the Darkroom Door sentiment from the Mail Art set.

If anyone knows of a background challenge then let me know - I really enjoy doing the backgrounds but then spend hours dithering about what else to use.  Sometimes I like my backgrounds so much I don't want to cover them up!!

I was hoping the weather might cheer up for the Easter weekend but it seems unlikely - still cold!!   Hope you all enjoy it just the same......oh, and thanks for looking!!


  1. Gorgeous colours Elaine and what a wonderful shine you have achieved. I just love that fabulous sentiment, not seen that before but love it! You are right about Easter, looks like more snow ahead...... Hugs, Anne x

  2. Fab tag Elaine, love that stencil! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  3. Gorgeous tag Elaine! x

  4. Love your tag Elaine, so fab. xx Flora

  5. Great tag, love the metal flower and the use of the Silver dabber.

    Sylv xx

  6. Love that sentiment. Way to go...


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