Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Gold & Grunge

I have a tag to show you today...I had a little play with inks and Cosmic Shimmer pigments. I started by blending 'Stormy Sky', 'Faded Jeans', 'Chipped Saphire' and 'Dusty Concord' Distress Inks over a manilla tag, and 'Brushed Corduroy' around the edges. I spritzed it with a little water, then left it to dry. I stamped 'Agapanthus Clusters' (by Stampendous) and a sentiment (from the 'Sentiments' set by Hero Arts) in Versamark, then brushed 'Soft Gold' Cosmic Shimmer mica pigment over the top.


The gold is beautifully shiny in real life, and really stands out against the 'grungy' background:


Challenges for this tag:

14 comments:

Carissa said...

Beautiful, I love how it shimmers even in your photos.
Hugs, Carissa

Miria said...

Amazing effect, Helen! I love how you used all these techniques! Hugs, Miria xx

sue - aka bearhouse said...

Stunning tag. I love the colours

sue

Jack said...

Oh this is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Elaine said...

Fabulous stamping and embossing Helen what a gorgeous Tag well done Hugs Elaine

Riet said...

So gorgeous tag Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

Pauline C said...

Very elegant - this is such a beautiful stamps and really suits the tag
Pauline x

Sandra H said...

This is beautiful Helen:)x

Samantha said...

Another Beautiful creation, awesome colour blending too! xx

Sally Cicada Designs said...

I love this!!! I am a sucker for blue and gold anyway but this is just so cool! Great stamp to use with the gold too!! Thanks for sharing your tag with us here at Sundays With Crissy!!
Hugs,
Sarah ☺

Feebsy said...

Such a beautiful tag, I love the background you created and the gold looks so lovely against it.

Thanks for joining in with my Distress It! challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

Feebsy
xx

Liza said...

A gorgeous tag, I love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Shannah said...

This is gorgeous Helen! I love the embossing - the gold really shimmers on that pretty blue. Fabulous! So glad you joined our Sundays with Crissy Challenge this month! Hugs, Shannah xox

Delphine said...

WOW, I love your tag, Helen! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Hugs Delphine xx