Friday, 7 July 2017

Anything Goes! at That's Crafty! Challenge Blog

Hello and welcome to my inspiration for our new challenge today over at That's Crafty! Challenge Blog where our new theme is a really easy one as Anything Goes!
You should try and enter as the prize is a voucher for the online shop and there are so many amazing goodies you'll be spoilt for choice.
My inspiration is a mixed media tag using one of the fabulous MDF surfaces which will take any medium you throw at them without fear of buckling.

I decided on my much loved tree bark effect background as I get withdrawal symptoms if I don't do this every so often!
The first thing you do is spread a thick layer of texture paste on the tag surface then draw on a pattern to resemble tree bark with a wooden skewer. It's one of those things you don't see the full effect of until you add the paint so don't worry if you think it doesn't look like much at this stage.

Then when you add a couple of layers of paint - I use a couple of shades of brown, a grey and finally add a few green streaks to look like moss or lichen and this is what it looks like then.

Now do you see what I mean!

I then stamped some of the gorgeous camellias from the Rubber Dance Antique Botanicals set on manila cardstock with Archival Potting Soil ink - I stamped 6 for some layering up. I cut out 3 whole flowers and then just the flower from the remainder, shaping the images with a large embossing tool and layering the separate flowers on top with 3D tape for added dimension.
I painted some of the leaf sprigs from the brand new Bits and Pieces greyboard embellishments by That's Crafty! (from the Small Funky  Flowers Set 1) using cream paint and die cut some leafy sprigs (Tim Holtz Garden Greens) from manila cardstock.
I then assembled the panel as you see, finishing off with some toning sari ribbon and a stamped butterfly (Carabelle Studio) from my bits box.

Have a great day and will see you later with details of my Friday post at That's Crafty! Blog which is the complete opposite to this being very bright!
Fliss xx


Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous piece Fliss, enjoy your weekend, hugs, Valerie

Dorthe said...

I love how you create the tree bark, Fliss, and your tag is beautiful in the nature tones, and such amazing flowers.
Dorthe, xx

brenda said...

Love all the textures on your super tag Fliss and the earthy tones work perfectly.

B x

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Beautiful creation Fliss, I really love the bark effect you create, I'm going to try that myself as I love it so much :)
Donna xx

Nikki Acton said...

Fabulous Fliss - that bark effect really is super effective. I promise to tag you when I borrow your idea!!! xxx

Bev Hilton said...

Very nice Fliss. Loving that tree bark, so realistic. Love it.
Much love, Bev. x

Mrs.B said...

A great tag Fliss, love the bark effect.
Avril ss

Amanda said...

The is a fabulous tag Fliss
Amanda x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh Fliss I can see why you love your bark effect, it's a fab technique and those RD stamps and TC surfaces go together like a dream. Love your colour choice, such a subtle design. A beauty of a make.. Hugs Tracey xx

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous tag Fliss! That texture is amazing!
Alison xx

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Carol said...

Fab tag - loving all the textures and colours you chose Have a lovely weekend :)

Bibi, Rubber Dance Stamps said...

Absolutely gorgeousss!! Love the way you have used our flower stamps, the colours are so beautiful!! Thank you so much! xx