Sunday, 26 January 2014

Paperartsy Make - Inspired by Ellen Vargo

Hi everyone

Today I've made a tag inspired by Ellen Vargo who is the guest designer on the Paperartsy blog this week.  You can see Ellen's Paperartsy makes *HERE*

Here is the tag I've made using Ellen's techniques as a starting point:

So Ellen used a brayer to add the Fresco Finish paints onto her projects.  I started my tag by adding Mermaid, Candy Floss and Orchid with my brayer.  Then I added a little Beach Hut and South Pacific also using the brayer:

 Next I added Grunge Paste through a SplodgeAway mask:

 I rubbed Royal Amethyst Treasure Gold onto the Grunge Paste with my finger and stamped the circles from JOFY14 using Snowflake Fresco:

 I stamped the flower and stem from Eclectica ELB01 onto some card using a mix of Mocha Mousse and Toffee.  I coloured the centre dots of the flower with a gold gel pen, rounded out the petals and leaves with a ball tool, then added to the tag.  I also stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using onyx black versafine, cut out and doodled a line around the outside before adding to the tag:

 So there we are - all finished!  A totally different colour scheme from the ones that Ellen has been using but one I'm really loving at the moment :-)
Thanks for stopping by my blog today - don't forget to pop over *HERE* to see what everyone else was inspired to create!

Love Claire x


  1. Love the tag and the colour combo.

  2. Hi Claire, Fabulous tag, love the paint colours, haven't tried using a brayer for that. Great texture with the paste and chunky flower. (you could enter this at FSC)
    Avril xx

  3. Fab tag, great colours, great photos. Well done. X

  4. This is lovely, rounding the petals is so efffective.

  5. HI, this looks fab - love the colours.

  6. wow - your tag is fantastic!!!

  7. Brilliant tag Claire, love your background colours combo and your flower works perfectly

    Sam xxx

  8. Delicious - like Sam I love the colour combo, and also the broken tile texture - so cool!
    Alison x

  9. Stunning Claire love your choice of more pastel shades, tag looks amazing with your choice of flower & leaves. Beautiful work :-) xxx

  10. Fabulous tag Claire. Love it. Michelle x