18 Apr 2013

Inspired by Linda Cain..

Well it's Linda Cains last week on the Paper Artsy blog this week and  she has done some wonderful pieces. On day two she did a lovely tag...you can see it here. So as soon as I got the chance I was off out to my shed to have a go.

Although I do have the set of stamps Linda used I wanted to try out one of the new sets I got at AP at the weekend. Now I don't usually go for the oriental stamps but love this set...

I started off with a size 8 tag and slapped some grunge paste all over it...I then spritzed minis 22 and 27 and stamped into the paste, this left a really nice impression. Dried all of this off.
Next using cut and dry foam I used sage and bora bora to cover the tag...adding some inky pool here and there.

Next I did the background using butternut,haystack,pumpkin soup,limelight and a smidgen of London bus..just kept adding layers and drying in between. I stamped the oriental script from HPXT01 in black and the tiny splats in vermilion archival.

Then I stamped the girl and the flowers from LPC03 onto smoothy card, used frescos and copics to colour her and cut her out.

The pediments (a Tim Holtz die) were cut from greyboard and painted with guacamole,limelight and brown shed, then stamped with script from ID09. the create and 23 were also painted in brown shed and stamped in black, I then added a light coating of pearl glaze. finally I lightly dusted copper treasure gold over the raised bits of the tag.

Put everything together and mounted it on black card, added some pearls and string and finished...phew that was a long post! Thanks for stopping by.....


  1. Gorgeous, Lin! I love that lady and it was great fun slapping a load of grunge paste all over a tag!

  2. WOW Lin this is fabulous and I love the way you've used your new LP stamps, I got that set too!!! Think it was a popular one - hehehehehe!!!

    Sam xxx

  3. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous Lin!
    It was lovely to meet you last weekend, looks like you did some good stash shopping!
    Alison xx

  4. This looks great, really interesting use of colour and I love your layout. I was just looking at the way Alison at Craftytrog used the new Lynne Perrella stamps too - beautiful and tranquil. These LP stamps look really adaptable. Wish I could have got to Ally Pally. Good luck with the challenge. Julie Ann x.

  5. This is gorgeous Lin, love how you used the new LP image, cracking colours too. Thanks for joining in our GD challenge this week. x

  6. Perfect, perfect, perfect!!! Thanks for playing along!


  7. Absolutely brilliant! I got that set too! Sorry you didn't join us for coffee,

    Lucy x

  8. Stunning! I love your piece, the colours, stamps and everything. Just beautiful.

  9. Gorgeous piece ! Must check those new stamps...


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