Sunday, June 6, 2010

Think texture, think Ferro.......

The theme at Tuesday Taggers this week is to add texture. I had a play with some Ferro paste a while back, and then ran out of steam on this tag. Today I thought I'd finish it....


I stamped into the Ferro with my Old French Writing stamp from Hero Arts and a Paperartsy squiggly ink flower and swirl. Then, inspired by seeing Leandra demo at the NEC, I painted it with a darkish red acrylic paint, making sure I got into all the nooks and crannies. Once that was dry, I brushed more lightly over the top with blue and green so that the red still showed through.

I finished it off with some metallic flowers I picked up in my local craft shop for pennies, and a little frame and bulldog clip. The paper is from Cosmo Cricket. I suspect I was over thinking this one. It needed something more than just the stamping and paint, but I was trying to put too much on, rather than keeping it to a few more simple embellishments. After all, I need to let that texture speak for itself!!!!

I'm entering this into the Tuesday Taggers touchy feely texture theme challenge, and it is easy to keep stroking this one!!! They're sponsored by Tandastamps this week (thanks for the heads up Zoe) so it's well worth a look!!

8 comments:

  1. Love your tag Lisa, ferro is so textured and the colours very mystical. Thank you for joining in with us at TT this week, did you see we have a Tanda prize? might be worth adding a little link.

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  2. Hi Lisa love the tag and so glad you went back to it! That paste looks like I must have it - good job The stampman has just got some in 1 Thanks for joining in with TT this week x Janet

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  3. Hello again Lisa, have left a little something for you over at my little place thought you might enjoy playin' LOL xx Zoe

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  4. Sound loats of work went into this little tag and I do think it turnd out bril. Thx playing along with TT this week
    hugs
    Ildiko

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  5. It's turned out really well - overthinking or not. I think that's the thing about people like Leandra -I watch intently and they always go at least two or three steps past where I'd stop..knowing when to stop is such a skill. You got it.

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  6. Fabulous tag Lisa, I've not heard of Ferro paste before,that's what happens when you miss the craft shows.I feel a little googling and spending spree coming on.......

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  7. Love your fabulous creation and thanks for joining us at TT this week.
    xx

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  8. Gorgeous tag Lisa, so tactile. Annette x

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