Friday, 30 June 2017

June Tag: Summer Skies..

Opps I nearly forgot to post this.. the year is speeding along so fast and as some of you may remember it's my own personal challenge to replicate those mini instructions from a previous challenge and create a new Tag each month.

Here in words and pictures is my June Tag:

I first covered a Size #8 Tag in White Gesso and covered in a layer of Blue Shimmer paint, when dry I painted a layer of Turquoise Shimmer paint over the top and made marks in the wet paint with the end of a paintbrush. Structure paste was then pushed through a Butterfly stencil.

Lace was added for collage and covered with a coating of matt medium.
A coating of Yellow Shimmer Paint over the whole tag gives a warm yellow glow but still allows the colours underneath to show through..
I dripped/Flicked white Gesso over the Tag.. (no idea where the pink came from..
*Note to self.. wash paint brushes out better!!)

Stencilled layers are applied using the TC Brick
background and vintage photo distress ink.
The whole tag is covered with Clear Gesso and little stamps
 are stamped randomly over the tag.

Using a Paperartsy image left over from some recent cards I made
 I fussy cut and glued the image onto the tag.
I doodled around the edges of the tag, adding glitter glue to the stamped image
and a touch of gilding wax (just couldn't resist..!) around the tags edge.
Finally I added the words Summer Skies from the same Paperartsy stamp set.

My June Tag is now complete.

I can not believe that this tag now takes me half way through the year and my personal challenge and I have to say each time I make one using those mini prompts
 it is a real pleasure of a make.

Thank you so much for visiting, taking time and interest.
I look forward as always to sharing more words and pictures with you all very soon.

Take good care of yourselves.
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:
That's Crafty Tag
That's Crafty Shimmer Paints
That's Crafty: Flight of the Butterflies TC027
That's Crafty: Brick background TC026
DecoArt Matt Medium
Paperartsy Eclectica - Kay Carley 06


Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Gorgeous tag Tracey, I can just imagine all the yummy shimmer on it :)
Donna xx

SewPaperPaint said...

Fantastic color, layers and beautiful floral design! Always candy for these eyes. :) Hugs, Autumn

Dorthe said...

Lovely June, shines through your beautiful tag, dear Tracey. The wonderful shimmer color ,the wild flower stamp, and butterflies , everything just belongs to June.
Beautifully created. :) xx

Bev Hilton said...

Such a lovely tag Tracey. Great colour and texture. Just lovely. Hope you have a super weekend lovely.
Much love, Bev. xxx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Donna luckily I'd managed to schedule this before my laptop gave up!! Grrr!! I'm rubbish on this iPad.. wish I could master taking photos and capturing the shimmer the paints give. Xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Autumn I agree flowers are always a winner.. Hope you are keeping well?? Xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Many thanks Dorthe, struggling with the world of internet at the moment as my laptop is broken and really can't get on with this iPad. Hope you have had a great week .. Enjoy your weekend.. Tracey xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thanks Bev.. Enjoy your weekend too.. Tracey xx

Sue said...

This is a beautiful tag Tracey, I LOVE your stencilling, and those shimmer paints look yummy. I had to laugh at your pink, every time I pick up a paintbush I have the 'must clean it better' conversation with myself. Have a fun weekend xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one with the pink issue.. ha ha! Thank you for your kind comments Sue, time to start thinking about the July one now.. Take care xx