Goooooooood Tuesday, all my crafty friends! I feel like I haven't posted in ions!!! LOLOL Do you ever feel like "the further you go, the behinder you get?" LOL That's me on a regular basis! I live life running 90 miles an hour, hair on end, pretty much 24/7! I realize a lot of that is my own fault (you know the poor "time management" that we've all had seminars on....hee hee), but a lot of it is because I am the "typical" woman who wears about a bazillion hats! LOL Phewwww....so let me get this post in before something comes up!! LOLOL
You remember I posted several weeks ago about getting to go to Donna Downey's studio? Well, I was lucky enough to pick up a few things while I was there and I will share a quick tag that I made this with a few of the things I acquired! One of the artists that I love and whom I follow on a regular basis is Gabrielle Pollacco. I tell you that is a dynamite lady whose effortless crafting not only makes me envious but always fascinates me! She is so gifted. While at Donna's Studio, I picked up one of Gabrielle's new stencils that I love called Winged Exploration (TCW566s). I couldn't wait to get home and use it.
I started this tag by taking some of my homemade paste through Gabrielle's stencil and dried with a heat tool. I then began spraying with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Fully Purple and Sweet Pea. I then added some Dylusions Bubblegum Pink and Lemon Zest and then finished with Glimmer Mist in Sunflower to give a little sparkle. I then just simply did some background stamping.
When I was finished the "explore" was not really popping to me so I got out my Viva Decor Inka Gold and swiped over the top of the texture paste. I still wanted more, so I then outlined with my Stabilo pencil and activated with water for shading.
In one of the grab bags from Donna's studio, she had put in canvas butterfly's and circles and I have never really worked on canvas before, so I couldn't wait to try. I haven't quite got the knack of it yet, but I gave it the old school try! LOL I simply sprayed using the same Sunflower Glimmer Mist and then used Donna Downey's Bubbles Stencil with Silks Acrylic Glaze in various colors. I did some doodling and then made its body with some pink Stickles and outlined with Finnabair's Glass Glitter in Gold Rush for some zing. I hot glued the butterfly to the tag, added some ribbon and voila! :)
I really like the word "explore!" I'm a curious person by nature, so it doesn't take much for me to want to try new things. I guess that's why I like mixed media so much because its all about trying new and creative things!
Do you like to explore? Thanks stopping by and allowing me to share my explorations with you!!