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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Magical monochrome

Well I feel that haven't blogged a tag for a while and the rogue redheads challenge is distressed greens and i love crafting with green distress, so , here is one:

I started with various greens, some stencils, gesso and some stamps...
and this tag just evolved..
Started by applying  a layer of gesso through the chicken wire stencil,
and left to dry,
 then when dry applied DI over the tag and then
stamped some chicken wire randomly
 from the mixed media set of Tim stamps
I distressed the edges and inked these...

the wings were cut from  old packaging and coloured with alcohol inks.
.I quite like that they are hidden in certain lights/ angles

I love,love  this dress form and applied black soot embossing powder
on the main part of the dressform  and then
 added a canvas dress ,inked with DI.

to complete I added a heart, some ribbon , harlequin border
 and a flower made from the tatteredd floral die.

I love all the textures and layers and although I am embracing colour,
 I love working in monochrome.
Are you a colour person..or do your prefer muted, distressed or monochrome?

I am entering this for the following competitions:

have a fun and inky day!


  1. oh wow Hun this is brilliant oh love that die,and those colours are perfect hugs Cherylxxxxx

  2. Absolutely fabulous background - love the hexagons - gorgeously distressed and textured. And your now-you-see-them wings are an utterly lovely touch!
    Alison x

  3. This is lovely, Trace. I love Gesso and love the way you did it. Forgot to say I also love Susie's 'blog makeover' - she did a great job - glad you sorted the messy bits out :-) Lovely work x

  4. Trace, I just love the colour of the gesso against the green. Great colours. The wings are a fantastic idea too. Another awesome tag. Michelle x

  5. Hi Trace, I do love green, this tag is gorgeously green, love all the elements, the wings, my fav die - the dress form, the flower - they are all fabulous. Who would have thought that green could look sooo good? Love it. A x

  6. gorgeous greens - wonderful tag xx

  7. So clever the way you have layered up the ink/gesso. It almost looks translucent. The canvas dress is also lovely, and as for that flower, well, a triumph! Good luck with the challenges. Hugs, Buttons x

  8. I love this tag. The colours, the textures and that flower are all beautiful. I never used to like green much but I'm really starting to like it and don't recoil in horror if I have to use it. You have done wonders with my once not favourite colour!

  9. Hmm, not usually a green person however I quite like the look of this! I also like the effect on the wings - makes you wonder is she or is she not an angel?? I like both colour and monochrome, couldn't make a definite choice sorry. Love the rose!
    Have only recently found your blog so will spend some time looking through your past entries x

  10. Gorgeous greens, Trace, and all that awesome texture--thank you for joining in at Rogue Redhead Designs!


  11. This is a gorgeous tag Trace, I love the background.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  12. Fabulous Trace... great how you have used the gesso & ink.. love the texture.. I love green so this is a winner for me!! Beautiful wings.. Hugs May x x x

  13. So pretty! Love your beautiful colors and texture, especially on the dress form!

  14. So beautiful Trace, Beautiful Tag and beatiful colors and textures.
    Lovely greet

  15. Love it, love it....and not only because using my favorite colour. Awesome Gesso texture in the background.

  16. Very beautiful love the colours

  17. Hi Trace,

    What a great looking tag! I always enjoy popping in to see what you've been up to.


  18. Stunning! I Love dress forms, you made some fabulous textures on this card. Thanks for playing along at Rogue Redhead Designs :)

  19. This is so gorgeous!! I love the background and the beautiful flower!! Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Playtime :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Paper Playtime DT

  20. A fabulous tag, the added heart is a wonderful eye catcher.

  21. Awesome background but the torso, is brilliant, love the colour it's my favourite, I joined the army because of this colour a long time ago. LOL


  22. This is a gorgeous tag what lovely colours you have used the image and flower look so pretty, thank you for joining our challenge at Whoopsie Daisy this week.
    Lorraine x

  23. Great greens! Love all the wonderful textures that you included on your tag!

    Thanks for playing the Distressed Greens Rebel Challenge at RRD!

  24. I just love how you've gessoed through the chicken wire stencil- so cool!!! thanks for playing along with us at the Distressed Greens challenge at RRD, Debi x

  25. Gorgeous tag. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Carol DT x

  26. Gorgeous I love the colors thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week.
    Jenny x


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