1 February 2015

Drips and Drops

It’s February! Already! That means there is a new challenge at Country View Crafts Challenges and it is... Drips and Drops. I was so thrilled when I saw this as a challenge theme – there’s so much you can do with drips and drops! So for my first project this month I have made a giant tag. The drips are flower stalks and the drops make up the background.
I started by putting white and blue paint on the tag with my palette knife. I wasn’t really fussed about getting a perfect finish which you can probably see! Then I watered down some green paint (to sort of single cream consistency) and let it run down my tag. When it had run enough I left it to dry... that bit is never the fun bit is it?! 
Then I added drips of Dylusions Ink and, when those were dry, circles of Distress Ink through a mask. I added a blue border at the top and a green one at the bottom, a few painty circles using an old lid and some stamping (Ellen Vargo for PaperArtsy). There *may* be a smidge of brown Distress Ink at the edges...!
The flower heads are a Lynne Perella stamp, stamped four times on tissue paper and painted on the reverse and adhered to tulip shapes. Doesn't the lady look like she's wearing a fancy montera?!? I love these flowers, especially paired with the sentiment from Tim Holtz!
So how will you use Drips and Drops? My team mates have, as ever, made some incredible projects – do pop over and see them!


snazzyoriginal said...

Great fun, love those flowers xx

Helen said...

Fab tag, love all your drips and drops.. the face fits on those tulip shapes so well!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous tag Gabrielle, just love the repetition of the flowers and faces together. Great fun.
hugs Brenda xxx

Inkypinkycraft said...

Great drips and wonderful use of bright colours x

butterfly said...

I absolutely love those drippy stems, and the tulip heads are just brilliant!
Alison xx

Sue said...

Hello Gabrielle,
You always surprise me with your makes, and this Giant Tag is no exception I love how your mind works interpreted this theme; the design is fabulous with the Lynne Perella stamps. It is a little quirky and unique...just wonderful.

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Fantastic tag, I love the background.

sally said...

Hi Gabrielle -- it's me, Sally in France!!! Sorry to be out of circulation so much these last months . . .
I love your LP piece, and have gone nuts over the quote!!! I've checked everything I can of TH's to find the stamp, but don't manage. Can you perhaps let me know where to locate it? Don't think I can live without it. (Have found it by Hampton Art, but I really do prefer the font you have used . . . .).
Thanks for any help!
Sally xo

Gabrielle said...

Thank you all for the lovely things you said! Sally, I have eamiled you but in case you see this first... the stamp set is here: : http://www.countryviewcrafts.co.uk/cms165-stampers-anonymous-tim-holtz-cling-mounted-stamp-set---way-with-words-stamp-set-20798-p.asp Enjoy!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

That is so inventive Gabrielle and the sentiment and your images are perfect together! I've never thought of colouring the stamped images after stamping on tissue paper, wonderful results!