30 October 2012

Just add pearl



Hi everyone. I have a tag to share today which I'm entering into Simon Says Stamp and Show's theme of 'just add pearl'. The distress ink background on my tag is spritzed with perfect pearl mixed with water to give a nice subtle sparkle. The spray is easy to make using a little mister bottle filled with water and a very small amount of perfect pearl powder dropped into it, a little powder goes a very long way.

I stamped over the background with an absolutely gorgeous  PaperArtsy border stamp from the Lynne Parella range and I've coloured a flower and the ribbon with distress ink to match the background. The word cut outs are from a book of Tim Holtz chit chat stickers which I've inked with distress ink around the edges before sticking down.

The beautiful vintage lady stamp is from Katzelkraft and I've stamped her onto a Stampbord tile coloured her with distress inks, scratched out some highlights with a stampbord scratching tool and then glazed over the tile with glossy accents before attaching to the tag.

24 comments:

Denise said...

Stunning tag Chris. Love your spritzed background and that beautiful tile.
Hugs
Denise xx

Christina C. said...

OMG....Chris, I adore the colors on this spectacular tag....outstanding work.....love the spritzed background! Your vintage image is gorgeous....exquisite coloring on the tile...lovely border!

Anesha said...

Beautiful tag, love the colours.

Riet said...

What a wonderful tag Chris.


Hugs Riet.xx

Candy C said...

Chris, your tag is simply amazing! I totally LOVE the background and how you've spritzed the pearl colors to blend and move and create such a wonderful background of pattern and color. Your stamped images look amazing on top of it. Great tag! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Elly said...

OMG..how beautiful. You outdid yourself (:o)

Exclusively by Mel said...

What a beautiful tag, I adore your designs, and wonderful colouring!
Love, Mel. xxx

Vibekke`s Magnolia blog said...

Wow what a great tag nice colors and design are so great, love it

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...tis gorgeous Chris, loVe the muted colours & how they blend & bleed into this delicious background, a perfect setting for this delighful image...stunning...Melxx :)

Laura said...

Tres chic! LOVE IT!!!

Hugs, Laura

Fleur said...

Oh Chris this is just so pretty, I love the warm colours and the awesome background
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Juls said...

oooooh wow!!! Just LUSH!!! absolutley stunning!! Hugs Juls

Tracey said...

Beautiful tag with gorgeous colours!! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

Sandra said...

Love this tag very much! It's so pretty! the background is amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Sandy said...

Oh my gosh Chris - if this doesn't win, I am going on a hunger strike - I might even give up my wine too. This is what you call one beautiful tag - gorgeous - so romantic! And very nostalgic too. I think we ought to change your last name to Light!
Sandy

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Chris!
This is a stunning tag. I love the colouring around the lady and the spritz effect on the tag looks awesome. You are one clever gal.
Hugs Maz

Kelly Neis said...

Oh Chris I love the dripping crystals and the gorgeous colors surrounding the Madame! This is so gorgeous!

misstreez said...

Your colouring of your stamped lady looks great. And the stamp of those decadent trinkets is amazing and a perfect treat for this tags theme.

Annie said...

Saw your tag on SSS top 3 and wanted to congratulate you Chris. It's so beautiful. Love the background and colours.

Crafty hugs Annie x ( your newest follower )

Samantha Elliott said...

This is just gorgeous and well done on getting in the Top 3!
x

Kaz said...

Huge congrats to your top 3 win!! Your make is beautiful xx

Barb King said...

Beautiful, subtle colors, congrats on your win! Barb
www.king-designs.blogspot.cpm

Anita Houston said...

This is absolutely stunning...just gorgeous! Congrats on your win!

Maura said...

Beautiful vintage tag! Congrats over at SSS!