Sunday, 2 March 2014

Mela and her Kitty

I was trying to combine two challenges again with this tag, Stampotique's challenge is 'Monochromatic' and Tagalong's challenge is 'cat'.  After looking at a few of the entries and thinking how well the variations of gray work with Stampotique's theme, I then had a rethink.    Since it is a colour I've never really done and I wasn't too sure where to start, I had a look through my tags that already had backgrounds but for whatever reason  I hadn't used, and found this yellow one which had been my demo tag at a recent Mixed Media class.  Hmmm ...... this will work perfectly.


The background was done using Distress Inks  'mustard seed', 'peeled paint' and a teeny bit of 'spiced marmalade', with another layer of 'mustard seed' to tie them all together.  A touch of stencilling and a teensy bit of stamped chicken wire, followed by a few drops of water (mopped) completed the background.

Mela and Kitty were stamped onto scrap ivory cardstock and using 'mustard seed' were gently coloured yellow.  To pick up a little more colour, Kitty and Mela's dress were dabbed with the Distress Ink tool in 'spiced marmalade' without any extra ink added.

A small piece of washi tape gives Kitty something to stand on while gently rubbing around Mela's legs.  They are both popped onto dimensionals.  A piece of SU ribbon finishes off the tag.

I'm entering this tag in this weeks Stampotique Designers challenge and Tagalong challenge.

Happy crafting!


7 comments:

  1. Best color combo for this time of the year! Thanks for sharing your creation over at SDC

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  2. A great tag, fantastic images and colours.
    Yvonne

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  3. Love this tag Helen. The colour combo is fabulous and I love the way you've placed the kitty around Mela's legs. Claire x

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  4. Great colours & images, like the washi tape for Kitty to stand on:-) xxx

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  5. Super choices in Distress inks, Helen. Love Mela and Kitty (have then both!), and they work together perfectly here. Love the square tag, too! Totally unexpected and refreshing to me!

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    1. OK, not "square," but rectangular! ;-) Just no snipped corners!

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  6. I adore these golden sunshine colours Helen (probably because I haven't seen much of them lately!) and they're perfect for your scene. Thanks for your good wishes for my son! Vicky x

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