Monday, 29 April 2013

Rising to the challenge

Today i was set as challenge by Sam to use my pumice gel medium that i had bought whilst we were down in London together, she had seen someone using it over on the Paperartsy #3up challenge here so it had obviously reminded her that mine was still sealed!!

So in Sam's honour i made a tag!

I used the pumice gel through the stencil then dried it with a heat gun, the paste is strange as it seemed to puff up a bit, maybe i will leave it to dry naturally next time.

I am loving the look created by the use of just one colour at the moment so i chose to use shades of brown for this tag, i used a combination of distress paints and paperartsy frescos to get the colours on the tag,

I used the same stencil with some frayed burlap distress ink through it and then 'bumped it' with antique linen distress paint although it didn't seem to work out properly!

I stamped the sentiment onto some craft card along with the heart, which i then heat embossed.

Finally i tinted some ribbon with distress ink pads to match the tag and then couldn't resist attaching them with a pink staple, just for Sam!


  1. Well risen to the challenge!! Love the monocolour look too, and your tag is fabulous. Best bit has to be the pink staple... no kidding, it's all beautiful!

  2. WOW this is stunning. I really love the textures you've created and it looks perfect just in the brown tones, oh apart from the pink staple, which is actually a very nice effect.

    I just love the whole look of it and your bumping looks great to me.

    Well done for taking up the challenge, I'll have to set you some more now!!!

    Sam xxx

  3. LOVE your tag!!! Harlequin is one of my all time fav patterns! The pumice gel looks pretty cool, just may have to give it a try! Colors, textures, everything about this tag is yummy!

  4. It looks fab! I'm enjoying seeing what you all do with these different mediums. Not really something I would buy but love the techniques and effects you get! Take care lovely. Zo xx

  5. ooo Emma this is reeeeally nice!! Love the texture and the colours are great..I love monotone think it looks classy. That paste looks very interesting I must say!!

  6. Gorgeous, love the texture and brown tones xo

  7. Lurvely! That pumice paste looks great to me and so does the bumped stencilling. That technique is so effective and really gives it depth. Love the brown shades ... earthy colours are always my colours of choice, lol!

    Lesley Xx


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