Saturday, 4 April 2015

Playing Around with Cracked Pistachio

Hello Everyone and I hope you are all enjoying this holiday Easter weekend. 

It was lovely to have the chance to play today and as I can get stuck in a bit of soft, monotone rut sometimes I thought I would experiment with the new Cracked Pistachio.

I thought it might be rather nice to try it with Dusty Concord, but instead I managed to pick up the Seedless Preserves Distress Spray Stain and I was spritzing before I realised! However, I quite like the combination.

The tag was started for another project and I had used the lovely blossom layering stencil with some texture paste but the stencil slipped and I didn't get a clean image. I still gessoed the tag but put it on one side for a bit of experimentation. So after spritzing with Cracked Pistachio it then got rather deluged with Seedless Preserves!

I decided to keep going and decorated the tag with embellishments from my "bits" box which had been made with Seedless Preserves Distress Inks, so "technically" they should all match!

Not quite my usual but a useful exercise!

I would like to enter this tag into the very first challenge of Stamps and Stencils which is Anything Goes. This is going to be a fabulous challenge site and with a very inspirational and creative Design Team. So lovely to see you all back together again! Do hop on over to see what the team have put together for this challenge - every piece is stunning.

Thank you for visiting!

Jennie x


Rita said...

Fantastic tag Jennie. Love the two colours together. Hugs Rita xxx

Linda Pekrul said...

A beautiful result Jennie! I love that combination of inks together!

Juliz Design Post said...

Your colour combination looks lovely another super tag.
Happy Easter, Julie x

Julie Short said...

I like the combination too Jenny. Your tag looks great!
Happy Easter to you!

Marci said...

Beautiful! Love what you have done on this tag.

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic colour combo Jennie, maybe just luck that you grabbed the wrong colour, I think it makes it more dramatic, - really love this tag! Everything is so beautifully arranged and the background looks brilliant just by itself.
Happy Easter!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Jennie!! Your colours are just amazing and the way you blended them on the background is incredible! Love your beautiful blossoms too!! So striking! Happy Easter! :)

Georgie C said...

I love the background you have created, there's a beautiful moodiness to it's tone which I just adore.
Hugs, Georgie xx

Sue C said...

Gorgeous tag Jennie! I love this colour combination, a true happy accident! Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

Sharon Smith said...

Thank you Jennie for joining us at Stamps and Stencils and your kind comments about the team. Love you creation and the colours work beautiful, I have just purchased the cracked pistachio so I must go and try it.
Sharon x

butterfly said...

Fabulous seeing you playing with colour - and such bold combinations too... I think this has worked beautifully with the Seedless Preserves, it's got that extra bit of bite compared with Dusty Concord - fantastic tag!
Alison xx

Julia S-W said...

This is a stunning creation Jennie! I love your use of the colour and you really should do this more! I'd be happy with the tag with a simple quote but then you raise the bar and turn it into something extraordinary. Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps & Stencils - I'm playing catch up with comments before we pick our winners! Juliax