Sunday 31 January 2016

Anything But Cute

Today's tag was created for Anything but Cute challenge #9, ring out the old, bring in the new.  "Use something "new" perhaps a fabulous new craft item or something new that you have not used yet"
I used my glass beads that have been in my tickle trunk for eons, but never opened.  Here is my creation.
Products used were modelling paste, crackle paste, glass beads mixed with gel medium, lindy's color spray, gold acrylic, mica powder, chipboard, encyclopedia paper, gel pen, rub ons and some embellishments.

I started with swiping on crackle paste, then added harlequinn texture with modelling paste and stencil, glued on encyclopedia paper with gel medium and added glass beads.  I mixed glass beads with gel medium and swiped onto tag.  Allow everything to dry.

I used lily plaque chipboard piece from my etsy store, i cut off the plaque part and just used lillies and chicken wire.  I painted the chipboard top and inside with black acrylic paint dusted lightly around outside around chipboard.  I also painted the raised harlequin pattern.

I sprayed the tag with Lindy's starburst color spray- delphinium turquoise.  The color looks different on white verus black.

Next i dry brushed with gold acrylic on whole tag, while the paint is still damp i dusted with art ingredients mica powder, purple, rust, frozen lake.  I only used the mica powder only on the chipboard side.

I inked the outside edge with walnut distress ink, and added black paint just on the edges.  To highlight the chipboard i used a white gel pen and drew on chipboard.
I also outlined the harlequin texture with pen.

 The glass beads look fantastic, next time i want to try through a stencil.  LOVE the texture you get, and the different highlights and lowlights you achieve due to the texture.
I added glossy accents inside the chipboard lillies now they have a glass effect.

Final touches were rub ons, brads, and epoxy dome with bird image underneath.  I attached the bird image with glossy accents, you need to use a lot of glossy accents and let partially dry before you cut around.  I usually don't leave it long enough I am way too impatient.

This one was a little more girly than my usual style, i have been enjoying playing with texture in my last few projects i think i want to try some them bigger next.  Maybe a canvas. We will see.

Have fun on your next scrapping adventure.


  1. Glenda this is gorgeous and so textured! Yummy! What a fantabulous use of your "new" beads. Really diggin the contrast between each side and how you have merged it in the middle. Those Chippies are awesome sauce and the white highlight on top is super! Gorgeous design and details! Genius idea to add the glossy accents to the lilies-looks like glass.

    Thanks for joining in our "Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

  2. Thank you so much for joining our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  3. Oh wow Glenda, your tag is stunning! I love the colour tones, the way you added the texture and the crackle looks fantastic. I am so glad you cracked open those beads because they look amazing! I just have to say too, your blog header is outstanding!

    Thanks so much for joining in our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne DT xxx

  4. Glenda, I've enjoyed seeing your new glass beads on this awesome tag! Love the use of the white pen to highlight some of the areas and using the glossy accents on the lilies is just genius! Thank you for joining our Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute. hugs! Sara Emily DT