Friday, 12 May 2017

May Tag.. Time to Celebrate

May..!! What an eventful month and we are not midway yet. Lots of highs for me, 
lets not mention the flu bug that's tried to put a damper on things!  
One piece of uplifting news was being announced as one of four new additions to the superb That's Crafty Design Team, I had been sitting on this exciting announcement for quite some time and am so happy the cat is now out of the bag.

Thank you so much to Laura for thinking me worthy enough to be part of your DT family I'm looking forward to working alongside you all and sharing my first DT piece very soon. 

Meanwhile here is my May Tag using those prompts from the 12 week Tag Challenge

Priming a That's Crafty " Tag in white Gesso I covered in a layer of Marigold Acrylic Paint, then brayerd Calypso Blue Acrylic over the top. Using Modelling paste I chose to use it to press ribbon and threads onto my tag as collage.
A layer of diluted gold has been painted on top.

White acrylic has been splashed onto the tag and structure paste pushed through a stencil.
A coating of clear gesso has been applied all over and Rubber Dance little stamps stamped around the edges.

Good old gilding wax has helped bring out the detail with some pre-cut bunting found amongst my stash used as my focal image. I used a Tim Holtz words sticker, doodled and coloured the stamped images with posca marker pens and added a detailed button to embellish and highlight the *Celebrate* sentiment. Ribbon has been coloured with alcohol markers to co-ordinate with the bunting.

and my May Tag is complete. I do love all the hidden texture amongst these tags and when highlighted with gilding wax it's more like hidden treasure. I only wish my photography did all that treasure justice. Thank you again Chris* for those 12 weeks of wisdom..

Have a safe and happy weekend everyone..
Hugs Tracey xx

Crafty supplies:

DecoArt Americana: Marigold
DecoArt Americana: Calypso Blue
DecoArt Media Metallic Fluid (Gold)
DecoArt Modelling Paste
Imagination Crafts Structure Paste
Pebeo Gilding Wax Antique Gold
Posca Marker Pens
Rubber Dance Stamps UK Retailer
Ribbon, threads and a decorative button..


sam21ski said...

Love the idea of pressing those threads into the background x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

It gives a great effect, just a little tricky keeping the finer threads down to begin with!! x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous tag Tracey, love the end result and each time I visit I think...I am going to try this, but it never turns out the same..
If you celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday have a lovely one and a great weekend.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

The trick is to just keep going with it Annie, the doodles and embellishments bring it all together in the end. Mothers Day is Celebrated in March in the UK, but any day or month in the year is good to celebrate those special in our lives. Have a good one xx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Brilliant tag Tracey and of course welcome to the world of the That's Crafty! DT soon ;)
Donna xx

Becky said...

Fab tag Tracey x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you, Thank you Thank you Donna ... Looking forward to it xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh how lovely to see you on here Becky, Thank you for your kind comment xx

SewPaperPaint said...

Tracey, hope you are on the mend. I really enjoy your textured backgrounds - always so beautiful! What a fun tag this is! Hugs, Autumn

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Autumn, always fun to make these Tags.. Slowly on the mend Thank you for asking. Have yourself a great weekend xx

Sue said...

Oh I love this Tracy, what amazing texture! xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Its amazing how much texture you can get on such a small area... Thank you Sue xx