On BasicGrey Challenge this week.
"For this weeks challenge we would like to see you use some chipboard in your creations, fear not if you don't have any chipboard though, a good alternative is to recycle think cardboard that is usually found in boxes, simply cut some shapes from it, decorate it how you please and your good to go :), and of course not to forget to use at least one item from BasicGrey somewhere on your creation" I hope you can join in this week and that you'll be able to visit the rest of the creative team to see their wonderful work"!I've made up a chipboard accordian tag with pictures I took in my garden for the challenge this week and I really enjoyed making it as I don't often do this kind of project. The tag started life plain brown and so I painted the whole thing with white acrylic paint and allowed to dry. Next step was to sponge on distress inks in lots of colours in a random way all over it, I blended these together with the sponge and allowed to dry which takes a bit longer than normal because of the acrylic paint underneath. I used a basic grey flower stamp to randomly stamp over everything and sponged around the edges with black ink. I then placed my pictures which are matted on black card, doodled some dots on them with a clear sparkle gel pen and added stickles in various colours to the centres of some of the stamped flowers. The paper flowers are punched from BG Two Scoops papers with a retro flower punch and shaped with a ball tool, I also placed pearls and gems in the flower centres. To embellish I did some swirly doodling between the flowers on the background, added the ribbons to the top of each tag piece and wrote on the date of the pictures with a black fineliner pen. I've taken a few more pictures (see below) close up of each panel as it's difficult to photograph the whole tag and still see the details. TFL and have a great weekend.
K&co Chipboard accordian tag
Stamps: Basic Grey Ornamental garden
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Ranger Distress inks in Aged Mahogany, shabby shutters, milled lavender, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, dusty concord, black soot.
Embellishment: White acrylic artist paint, EK Success Retro Flower punch, ball shaping tool, foam mat, stickles in star dust, blue, green, yellow and fruit punch, Sakura clear sparkle gel pen, black fineliner pen, pearls and gems and various ribbons from stash, sponges
Back soon, Chris