Saturday, 1 July 2017

Use Your Wings for Mixed Media Monthly #38 Altered Embellishments

Hello lovely visitors and happy July!! As you will know, the first of the month means a new challenge at Mixed Media Monthly, and this month our theme is "Altered Embellishments!
Our wonderful sponsor this month is UmWow Studio, who sent us all some of their super chipboards to play with.

Here is the graphic for this month and if you decide to play in our challenge, remember to add it to your post if you want to be in with a chance to win our sponsor's prize! You can read all about it HERE.
Alright, onto my project: I decided to use one of Tim Holtz's Etc tags, made from very strong chipboard, as my backdrop. This is the small size, but it is actually huge!
I added some stencilling using texture paste and then covered it with Paperartsy Fresco Finish paint in Buff, using a brayer. Once the paint had dried I sprayed it lightly with water and then added a few sprinkles of Paperartsy Infusions in "The Sage" and finally some more stencilling using Distress Crayon in Gathered Twigs. A bit of background stamping with a text stamp finished it off.
Next I started to play with my embellishments. I took a couple of my lovely chippies, covered them with crackle paint and two different colours of acrylic paints and when that had dried some green and sparkling sprays. Below a close up of one of them:
Next I stamped a couple of butterflies, fussy-cut them and then coloured them using brush markers and then arranged it all on my tag together with some flowers from my stash and a Tim Holtz Quote Chip altered a bit with a Distress Crayon.



Well, that's it from me for today. Hope you like my project and you will decide to play in our challenge, and of course, - don't forget to check out what my talented teamies have created!
xxxxx

35 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous tag, great embellishments and wonderful textures. Love the combinations you have put together here Astrid. Have a wonderful weekend xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Fab tag, love the embellies, hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

Very beautiful tag with the special Astrid touch

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

brenda said...

This is superb Astrid, so much detail and interest not to mention all that lovely texture.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Maryann Laursen said...

Stunning tag here Astrid, I love both flowers and butterflies so this is just sooo me, and I love the colors you´ve used on it too as well as the different structure.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a unique and beautiful tag again! Masterly Astrid!
Happy weekend!!! ♥♥♥
Susi

Meggymay said...

Its a fabulously textured tag and the additions all look beautiful.
Yvonne xx

Sandy said...

Absolutely gorgeous tag - I am really loving this one!!
Sandy xx

KarenB said...

I really love this! Gorgeous layers and awesome crackle treatment on the chippies.

Estelle said...

Stunning!!

Gitte said...

Awesome.

Rita said...

This very artful tag looks so vintage and the pretty colours look spectacular too. Hugs Rita xxxx

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful tag! Love the various techniques you used.

Annie said...

Such a beautiful tag Astrid in your own unique style that I adore x wonderful background details and I love the stenciled areas and your gorgeous chip pies x the colours of the butterfly really pop too x would make a great journal cover xx

Redanne said...

Oh, I do love this one Astrid, the background is beautiful and the chippies are wonderfully crackled. The flowers are such a lovely touch and the butterflies are gorgeous!! Hugs, Anne xx

Sara Barker said...

This just might be a new favorite of yours for me, Astrid! I love that neutral background that looks like an old stucco wall to me. Your butterflies are UM-wow!!! and your crackled chippies look fabulous! Love this, love this, LOVE!

butterfly said...

Love the neutral, textured background - and then the flash of colour from those glorious butterflies. Perfect composition to delight the eye. I've been resisting the ETC tags, but I'm very tempted now, and after seeing some of Marjie's in the flesh too yesterday.
Alison x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Stunning tag Astrid!! Love the neutral background .. makes all the other colours simply pop off the page .. or, should I say, off the tag!! LOL!! Love the finish on the chippies and the flowers and butterflies are just gorgeous!! Absolutely stunning make!! hugs xx

vinita jain said...

Just fabulous with so many details, love the awesome chippies!

Mimi said...

That background looks like a bona fide piece of old French ceramic... this is just awesome!

Lys Scrap said...

A gorgeous tag, I love all the textures and details.

Cathy Frailey said...

Oooo....my kind of style! I love the grungy look!

Super Stick Chick said...

Love your tag with all the beautiful details and wonderful design.

Shirly Cohen said...

Beautiful tag design!

Shirly Cohen said...

Beautiful tag design! Love the textures!

A Pink said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Astrid . Love all the texture and neutral tones of the background - just perfect for all your beautiful arranged elements .
x

Drea Slee said...

Gorgeous tag, and I love how you altered your chipboard!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful tag!! Gorgeous layers of texture, colors and embellishments.

Salla said...

Beautiful project! My favorite part is the altered chippie, crackled and shining in different shades of green.
I also admire how you caught it so well in the photo. I, too, made something with altered chippies but couldn't catch the colors quite so well. An inspiring challenge theme!

Sue said...

This is beautiful Astrid,so delicate xx

Karen said...

Stunning! Love all the little details & texture. Thanks for the tutorial!

inkybliss creations said...

Love this! Great design and composition! Xx

Karen P said...

This is stunning Astrid. I had to come take a closer look after seeing it at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge, it's gorgeous, so very gorgeous! I love the amount of detail you were able to get on the tag, so much lovely texture and colour, gorgeous project and wonderful inspiration Karen x

Lilian YF said...

Beautiful tag! Love the texture on it!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Candace said...

Wow - so incredible - thank you for sharing the techniques with us.

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