26 Mar 2014

Live The Life

Hello bloggers over at Craft Stamper Mag  The New Take It  Make It monthly challenge which follows a technique by Trish Latimer on page 6 of the April issue. Now  I love playing with my gelli plate and so I couldn't wait to have a go using an acrylic block with paints and got very messy indeed also I couldn't stop so now have lots of prints to play with later.  I used test pots which I have had for ages in pink, beige, green and white I followed Trish's step by step.


I applied the paint quite thickly which made some lovely texture when I lifted the print also I managed three from  one paint application each one different as the paint was used. Only snag with this was it took a while to dry........and you know I'm don't do waiting very well........but I managed to leave them over night lol!!
Firstly I used two stencils with distress ink over the paint and then I stamped  the tag using a selection of Tim Holtz stamps in black archival ink, panel edges were distressed and inked with black  soot distress ink also tag edges, lastly I added tissue tape.  Great fun and so glad I managed to join in with the first challenge over at my all time favourite Magazine.

I would also like to play at

A Vintage Journey challenge #2 = Say it with Words
The Artistic Stamper  - Letters words and numbers
Anything but a Card  - Mini Challenge use two stencils or more

Ingredients used
Inks Black Archival, distress inks black soot, picked raspberry, mowed lawn,
Paints test pots
Tim Holtz  - stamps various and tissue tape
ribbon Stampin Up

Thanks for looking
'till next time

19 comments:

  1. Wow - what fabulously vivid colours, zinging off each other. All those layers give it such depth and interest, and the bold black quote (one of my favourites) stands proud at the heart of it. Great tag! Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

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  2. Oops, and thank you for joining us at The Artistic Stamper too, of course!
    Alison xx

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  3. Love this Maggie, you have created a fabulous background and made it into a beautiful tag. Thanks for travelling again on A Vintage Journey xxx

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  4. Lovely tag, such pretty Spring colors and great textures! Thanks so much for joining in at the Take It, Make It Challenge. Best to you ~ Renee xxx

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  5. Beautiful background & love the colours.

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  6. Beautiful tag and colours. Valerie

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  7. Beautiful tag and a great technique to use.

    Love Chrissie x

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  8. Fab tag! Love the bold colours. Thanks for joining us at Take It Make It challenge!

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  9. Stunning tag Maggie ..... great background, love those bright colours and the texture. Thanks for joining in with the Take It, Make It Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

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  10. Great tag the background is a gorgeous colour, thanks for sharing with us at the Take It Make It Challenge. Elizabeth x

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  11. Lovely bold colours, really bright and vibrant! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper blog challenge this month!

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  12. Love this, stunning colours and stamps x
    Thanx for joining in the Craft Stampers Make it Take it challenge!
    Ger
    Craft Stamper DT

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  13. Its a great technique and you've created a lovely bright background for your words. Love the pop of pink!!

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  14. Love the colours, stunning tag

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  15. Beautiful Tag Maggie, great background!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Craft Stampers take it make it challenge
    Tracy xox

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  16. Oh Maggie, I love the vibrant colors on your tag! Wonderful use of stamped images and tissue tape! I would have stuck my elbow or hand in wet paint!!! Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

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  17. Love this tag Maggie, fab composition and a great choice of colours, one of my fave combinations. Chris xxx

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  18. It's a fantastic technique. Your tag looks wonderful.

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