Sunday, 12 January 2014

Paperartsy Tag - Inspired by Helen Chilton

Hello everyone!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today - I would like to share a tag with you that was inspired by a very colourful Helen Chilton project over on the Paperartsy blog HERE

I created my tag by smearing Fresco Finish paints onto my tag using a spatula.  I used Candy Floss, Orchid, Bora Bora, Vanilla and Guacamole.  I did this all very randomly but I knew I wanted it to be bright!  Next I took a dotty stencil and sponged Eggplant and Bora Bora through it onto parts of the tag.  
I then used Smokey Grey Versafine to stamp the small text stamp from Hot Picks 1007, all the other stamps used were from Hot Picks 1008. I added the twiggy branch down the left side using Cornflower Blue Archival.  I stamped the main image of the feather using onyx black versafine ink.  I then used the black versafine to stamp the sentiment onto a piece of white card, cut it out and added it to the tag - then I highlighted it using a black pen.  I used black soot distress ink around the edge of the tag before adding a black eyelet and ribbon to the top.

Thanks for stopping by today,
Claire x


  1. Love how this looks with Frescos rather than the Portfolios, the colours are fabulous.

  2. Wow! This works so very well. It's beautiful! Julie Ann xx

  3. Really beautiful Claire. Love it. X

  4. Wow, love your pastel version Claire, Frescos look fab smeared, stamped images suit their colours, love that sentiment.

    Gorgeous Tag:-) xxx

  5. Great piece, I really like that stamp set and have used it a lot.

  6. Great take on the tag and love how you did it with paints as opposed to pastels, the paint looks fab smeared on.

    Sam xxx

  7. This is so beautiful. Especially background painting and colours, I feel the spring.

  8. Beautiful tag with wonderful background colours

    Chrissie x