In My Garden


is where we'll be this week with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

As always there is a $50 voucher waiting for one random winner 
who could spend it at Simon Says Stamp Store

My today's project is a debut of Etcetera tag, the small one which is still absolutely huge and I really loved to work on this stable big surface.
It works so good as a home decor to be standing on the shelf. 
Since the Spring is my favorite season, I really can not wait for the gardens
waking up to life again so I made a very springy but pastel scene.
Below you can see some pics of how I made it and some close-ups, too. 

First I placed some scraps of corrugated paper using gel medium and then 
I covered it all with white gesso, added randomly modeling paste 
and crackle paste to give some more texture. 

Then I started to give colors to my tag. 
There are 3 levels of color: blue on the top, yellow in the middle 
and a green/grey on the bottom. I used only 3 colors of infusions 
which reacted perfectly with water and blended as I wished. 
To get some more pastel look, I covered it all with a dry brush technique 
white gesso which highlighted all the textures and crackles. 
Finally I touched the upper parts with Nuvo Mousse to get some light shine.

Here you can see the first layer of gesso before the pastes 
and then after coloring with infusions with pastes below. 

As my background was done, I started to work on flowers and butterflies.
I found a piece of a cardboard with quite a glossy finish and tried to check 
the technique I saw on Tim's CHA vide of coloring with Oxides 
and then smearing with the Micro Glaze which highlights the color layers.
Done with the colors, I die-cut flowers and butterflies and applied Emboss It Dabber and clear embossing powder to give the colors even more vibrancy.
I love the effect when the pieces look like made of plastic or even glass. 

Now for some close-ups of the work finished:

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14 komentarzy:

  1. Gorgeous Tag Macarena :-) the textured background and colours are beautiful and I love the girl and flowers, very pretty :-)
    I bought a large tag recently, not realising how big it is and not quite sure what to do with it LOL, I will have to just have a go at decorating it and see what happens ;-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Beautiful! Looks like Spring.

  3. Beautiful as always, Macarena! I love the textures in the background and all the little details that make this so gorgeous. It's beautiful!

    Cathie ♥

  4. Love this Macarena! Awesome way to make clouds with the cardboard - so cool! I really like how you have put the tiny figures into the garden, like a miniature world! hugs, Maura

  5. Macarena! This about knocked me out of my chair it's so stunning! The colors are so beautiful for Spring and the texture is so eye catching!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. Beautiful, beautiful tag with so much gorgeous texture...I love how you've added the corrugated card and just adore the wonderful spring colours, it's stunning!

  7. you have truly captured the look of a beautiful spring garden Macarena and I love the little girl and the dog, hugs kath xxx

  8. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the way you incorporated the corrugated paper and how you layered the flowers on top of it. The yummy pastel colors you used are beautiful. This is one of my favorite projects of yours (even though they're all my favorite)!

  9. Love love love the fantastic texture on the background! All the details on the tag are so beautiful! Macarena. :)

  10. So pretty, Marzena! Love the amazing texture of this project! Like the optic illusion of corrugated cardboard pieces as they are added on top instead of revealled! So colorful and fun! Stunning! Hugs, Sandra

  11. Stunning textures ! you're the Queen of textures, love your idea to use some scraps of corrugated catdstock to create texture, wonderful idea! barbara

  12. WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning, I love your tag.

    Greetings from Germany