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Saturday, 21 April 2018

Tag Tuesday and Try it on Tuesday

Hi All

Hope your week has gone well and you will enjoy the weekend. It is so good to see and feel the sun again after so many dull, wet and dark days.

Still a time to join in the challenge at Tag Tuesday where the theme this time is Black, White and a spot of colour. You could win a prize from Valerie if you name is chosen in the draw.


 I have used pieces of left over card for this tag. I tend to keep a pile of bits and bobs to try things out or mop up spills. They often turn to arty pieces all on their own.

Try it on Tuesday has the theme Nature's Beauty and this means such a wide variety of things to choose from

 I collected some very large, winter helibore leaves from our garden. I usual dig leaves into the garden as compost but these leaves have really sharp spikes and can be dangerous if you are weeeding or trying to plant something in the ground. The biggest one in the picture is 7inches by 3inches. It was very difficult to show how shiny and bright they look after painting even in the sunshine.

I tried them on a black background but it still doesn't show the shine



 Leaves before being painted




With a coat of light pink emulsion paint the leaves look like leather. I used odds and ends of emulsion paint( I buy the tester pots,) then some Dylusions ink sprays and the luxury AZTEC Metallics craft paint.

I would like to enter this at Country View Challenges as well  where the theme is Pimp it Up

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

16 comments:

  1. I can see that these would be dangerous leaves, and if you are turning your compost pile, they could be dangerous there, too. But you made them look beautiful, and I agree that the under-painting made them look like leather. They turned out to be beautiful and are a great recycle project.

    Your recycled tag is fun. I love that you chose the black background, too. Two great art projects today, dear Chrissie.

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  2. Your tag and leaves are gorgeous, great idea to paint those leaves. And thanks so much for joining us again at Tag Tuesday, much appreciated. I will write tomorrow as I am planning a 'free' day with lots of me time. BIG hugs, Valerie

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  3. Gorgeous tag Chrissie and the leaves are beautiful.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

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  4. Love your leaves Chrissie and they do look like leather! They would be perfect for our Country View Challenge this month by the way...

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    1. Thank you for the heads up

      Love Chrissie xx

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    2. Glad you joined Chrissie! Good luck for the draw!

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  5. Your tag is so beautiful and I am in awe of your artistic leaves! Thank you very much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday again dear Chrissie!
    Hugs, Susi

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  6. Chrissie these leaves look amazing, gorgeous detail and colours. I can imagine how they would feel to the touch, the spines do look prickly. Thank you for joining us all at TioT's. its good to see you there.
    The tag looks fantastic as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  7. Wow, what stunning leaves! The shimmer and shine you created with the sprays and beautiful metallic paints is amazing 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊

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    1. Many congratulations on being chosen as a Top 5 winner over at Try it on Tuesday with your beautiful leaf art! J 😊 x

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  8. A fabulous tag and beautiful decorated leaves.
    xxx Hazel.

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  9. Ooh, your painted leaves are just wonderful - what a brilliant idea. The faux stitching got me in the first photo - I assumed they must be some of your embroidery work!! Fabulous snazzy tag too.
    Alison x

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  10. WOW Chrissie, these leaves look fabulous. I didn't realise they were real at first, and they do look like leather, such a brilliant idea.
    Thanks for sharing at TioT
    Avril xx

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  11. Love the tag and I absolutely adore the leaves! What a great idea, they really do look amazing! So pleased that you joined us here at Try It On Tuesday again! Hugs, Chrisx

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  12. What a transformation!!! Your leaves look amazing after the colouring and embellishing!!! I love your chosen colorus!!! Thank you for joining the April challenge of the Country View Challenges!

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  13. Your tag is fab Chrissie and those leaves are stunning, what amazing colours! xx

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Thank you for all of your comments. Reading them brings precious moments. Isn't it great to be able to be in touch with so many nice people in this way.