9 May 2013

Distress paint on fabric - Postcard from Paris tag




Hi everyone, I hope you're having a good week so far. I have a tag to share today and this is one of the jumbo size Ranger tags which is a nice size for the big bloom I made using the large flower from the tattered florals die.

I used some buckram fabric painted with some Fired Brick Distress paint and cut some flowers from the tattered garland die to go with the large flower.

For the Tim Holtz Alterations Eiffel Tower die cut which I cut from thick board I used some texture paste before painting with distress paints.

The background is created with a Wendy Vecchi brick stencil and modelling paste which was painted over with distress paints after drying. I added some Dylusions ink on top as well before stamping with various stamps from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Urban Chic stamp set. I've also added Tim Holtz rub on's around the tag. Decoration is distress painted ribbon, paper flowers, painted butterflies, hearts and pearl pen pearls.

I'm entering my tag into the anything goes challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and the Paper Flowers challenge at Unruly Paper Arts (hopefully my tag fits for UPA, I have paper flowers and flowers that I made).
Chris x

30 comments:

butterfly said...

Oh, how yummy is that?! Glorious painty background, what a gorgeous rainbow of colours. I love the lettering too - really wonderful tag, Chris!
Alison x

Fliss said...

This is really lovely Chris. Love all the texture and colour and the floral embellishing is stunning.
Fliss xx

Shar said...

Fabulous tag! Thanks for playing this month's Reader Art Quest at UPA!

Netty said...

Loving your wonderful tag Chris. Hugs Annette x

rachel said...

this is just stunning Chris - love the layers - the colours and the beautiful flowers - stunning xx

Redanne said...

Oh my goodness this is so beautiful, I love the gorgeous colours on the tag, the flowers are all wonderful and the lettering is the perfect finishing touch. Wonderful. Hugs, Anne x

Fleur said...

WOW Chris, I just love your makes, they are always STUNNING & always unique
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Christina C. said...

OMG...this is so luscious!!! Love, love the colors and all the stunning details on this exceptional tag!!!

Danielle Champagne said...

Wonderful Chris! Love this shade of red and blue together! this big flower is totally awesome! Gorgeous work. Hugs.

Claudine C. said...

Beautiful!!!

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful, vibrant tag, I just love the design.
hugs {Brenda} x0x

Astrid Maclean said...

What a fantastic tag! LOve the bright colours and the idea to use the paints on fabric. Magical flowers too!

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

...superb tag Chris, love the texture you got on the tower, yummy colours too a total eye grabber...Melxx :)

Stef H said...

wow! this is gorgeous! you can see the work AND love that has gone into this! just beautiful~!

hugs :)

Mrs.B said...

This is a fabulous tag Chris, gorgous textures and such depth of colour with the black stamping. The bright flowers are a stunning embellishment.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
Avril x

Kelly Neis said...

Love the color and the itty bitty hearts, butterflies and flowers in different colors. Your tag is edgy and elegant at the same time. Love it Chris!
Hugs Kelly

whyducks said...

Great work, I love the colour combo too!

Riet said...

So gorgeous Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Ellie Knol said...

So pretty!
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
xxx Ellie xxx

Paper Profusion said...

Wow again - adore the colours - stunning crafting Chris. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

Lau W said...

Oh superb ! So colorful, a splendid creation !
xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic tag in gorgeous colors. Love the details. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.

Sasha said...

These colours look stunning together, Chris. Your flowers are really lovely, but the one made from buckram is fabulous! Your work is always brimming with wonderful detail and texture. Your tag is amazing! x

June Houck said...

Oooo la la, paint on fabric...and those flowers are wonderful! I love the pop of red and the dimension :)

Anita Houston said...

Oh this tag is just a STUNNER!!!! The multi colors are fabulous with the Parisian theme! Just wonderful!!!! I shall pin when I get home!

Julia S-W said...

Wonderful tag! I just love that painty background and the texture you've built in. The flowers are such a great finishing touch.
Julia

Sandy said...

Beautiful colors - wonderful embellishments. I have no idea what buckram fabric is. I just love looking at it all Chris and should take some design ques from you.
Sandy

clare said...

a fab project love the colours. thanks for joining our RAQ at Unruly Paper Arts.

Ephemera said...

Hi there, beautiful stamping and colour combinations. Thanks so much for sharing with us this fortnight at FSC. Good luck in the prize draw. XX

Juls said...

Wow!! This is fab!! Great colour combo!! Hugs Juls xxx