Sunday, 1 February 2015

Drips and Drops!



Drips and Drops are what we are doing this month at Country View Challenges and as it is the first day of the month the DT are sharing some pieces to inspire you to join us. I do lots of drops in my work, splattering being my favourite, but any drips are accidental, so it made a change to try and do this for real on this sentiment tag.



I started with drips in Broken China and Evergreen Bough Distress Stains - not the greatest "drips" in the world but they wouldn't quite go where I wanted them to! I then overstamped with a dictionary stamp (and the eagle eyed of you will notice that it is upside down!). I picked up the drips that had landed on my craft mat with my ribbon.

Crackle texture paste came next followed by a final blending of Gathered Twigs Distress Ink around the edges and then splattered here and there.



The flowers were edged with:

Broken China, Evergreen Bough and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and splattered with Gathered Twigs. I made them in my usual style (tutorial here).




I love this sentiment stamp from Artistic Outpost which I stamped on a Prima ATC card. It also had some drops of Gathered Twigs Distress Ink here and there.




So a drips and drops tag for our new challenge at Country View Crafts. I do hope you will join us and of course look out for more DT posts through the month with lots more inspirational ideas. 

Thank you for joining me today!

Jennie x




13 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous drippy tag Jennie, love hw you built up the layers and wonderful colours!!

Georgie C said...

You've made drips and drops look sooo pretty, I love this and can't wait to have a play with the challenge xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Jennie, this is top shelf in the beauty department! Love that background texture and the drippage is stunning! Gorgeous flower, I might just have to CASE this fabulous tag! hugs :)

Brenda Brown said...

Such a beautiful tag Jennie, wonderful colours and fabulous drips and drops.
hugs Brenda xxx

Inkypinkycraft said...

Love the cours and the gorgeous layers x

butterfly said...

I just love this, Jennie. The effect you've created with the stencil and the blue-greens over crackle is gorgeous and I love that dictionary background. Gorgeous tag!
Alison xx

Aspiring crafter said...

I love this colour combination Jennie, the background is great as are the flowers and ribbon. Drips are perfect!
Just love that butterfly,
XxxRuth

Sue said...

Hello Jennie,
Oh I know how you feel about the drips not going where you want them too. I had fun trying to persuade them to go a certain place myself.
I have to say though that this Tag has all the wonderful elements that make your drips look just where they should be all in the correct place...well done the design has texture and dimension which is always pleasing to the eye.
Smiles:)
Sue

Rita said...

What a fantastic tag Jenny. I just love it. Hope all is well in your part of Scotland. I'll catch up with you soon. Hugs Rita xxx

Heather Jacob said...

totally beautiful, loving the rich colors and the texture ... glorious Jennie x

Nikki Acton said...

Wonderfully elegant tag Jennie, my favourite colours that you have combined so well. Nikki xx

Maggie said...

Fabulous drippy tag Jennie great texture
MaggieH

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gorgeous and I think the drips went to exactly the right place! Beautiful textures and your flowers are so lovely.