Monday 1 August 2016

New Challenge

Morning everyone, today sees my return to Country View Crafts Challenge Blog Design team, phew! That was a mouthful. I'm delighted to start back on the team, especially with a wonderful summer  theme, of Hot Summer Days.  There are some fabulous makes over at CVC from my teammates to temp to play along, and if you win you will receive a voucher to spend in the shop.   So for my inspiration I created this tag.  
  I used white Gesso on the tag first and then dried it. I spritz the tag with water them sprinkled on Infusions in Lemonchello and are you Cerise. 
 I let the water puddle for a bit and then turned the tag to get some drips sideways. Once dry I stamped some butterflies on the background and a little stamping from a hand carved stamp.
Once it was completely dry, I stamped the first part of the feature. I love this stamp as it reminds me of a Mediterranean courtyard with vines growing up the sides of walls which have flaky paint and cobbled path leading to the building. I imagine lemon and orange trees growing nearby as well as olive trees and juicy red tomatoes. 
 I used water soluble pencils to colour in the building, and then taking the same colours outside to balance the piece.
I stamped the fore ground with flowers from Paper Artsy HP 1009 
The flowers were coloured with the same pencils adding lots of layers to create depth.    And another look at the whole thing.  
I hope I have inspired you to play along Take care for now Hugs xxx


  1. what a beautiful tag, Debs! the stamps are gorgeous, what a wonderful main image.

  2. Gorgeous tag Debs, love the warm colours and the whole scene is so lovely.
    Gill x

  3. Welcome back summer scene is many lovely layers and colours. Hugs xx

  4. You really have managed to create some depth Deborah. Love it! X

  5. Lovely composition and water colour effects with the infusions xx

  6. What a beautiful tag, Debs, and it's great to have you back! x

  7. beautiful work Debs and so good to have you back xx

  8. Great scene... I'd love to holiday there, looks really idyllic!

  9. A grogeous card, could you please tell me what stamp you have used for the building? I NEED to own this.

  10. A fabulous tag Debs, just what Summer should be like xx

  11. Are you not in love with Infusions?! What an amazing tag to showcase! Hugs, Autumn

  12. I love your tag, Debs! The stamps are used perfect, you created a wonderful summer garden.
    Hugs Evelyn

  13. Really beautiful tag. The colors are wonderful and the stamp for the courtyard is great.


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