Wednesday, May 1, 2013

When Pigs Fly - Esmeralda

Hello, Crafty Peeps!

Today I have another tag and another wonderful Rick St. Dennis Image.  Rick is sponsoring our challenges this month at the Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog.  Here is the actual address: .   I know some people think that with the demise of The Crafter's Cafe, the team also went away, not so, mon ami!  We are here and would love to have you join us.   Our current theme is "For Mother's Day or For a Woman."  

I am still experimenting with mixing acrylic and distress inks to create painted backgrounds.  This one actually looked pretty cool and I considered stamping on it, but I wanted to use Esmeralda for this challenge.  Once I had her colored, I knew the two of them (Tag and Image) were just meant for each other.

Normally, I apply a sealant to my painted backgrounds, but that tends to smooth them out just a little, and, also to darken them.  I wanted this background to remain grainy and bright.  I knew I wanted her dress to be lavender, the yellow and green came by the move of the spirit!

Materials Used:
Image: Esmeralda by Rick St. Dennis
Tim Holtz Tag #8 - Manilla
Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Tim Holtz Distress Stains, Decoart Acrylic Paint
G45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe (When Pigs Fly and Decorative Border)
Want2Scrap - Zig Zag Bling
Cousin's Jewelry Basics - Vintage Peace
Cheese Cloth

Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges Entered:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Happy Mail (No special Occasion)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes
Whimsical Designs - Bling
Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
Celebrate The Occasion - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Bling
Deep Ocean Challenge - Favorite Color Combination
Digital Tuesday - Distressing
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday Challenge - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs Challenge - Anything Goes