Friday 29 March 2013

UK Stampers Easter Tag

I have spent the past few days on and off working on an Easter Tag for the UK Stampers tag competition.
Please click on the photos to see an enlarged photo

I started with a print of a Victorian Easter card.

I wanted it to look like a Victorian painting - but not wishy washy so I tried to build up layers to give it depth.
It's quite hard, I found, with water colours as you have to wait ages for the colours to dry, the go over it again with different tones
Funnily I found the egg quite a challenge - how to make the white paper to look not so flat.
So I gave it a wash of watered down grey, the added some blue and a hint of wishy washy peach.
I am quite pleased with the broken 'lid' of the shell lying on the grass.

 I did the same with the chick - close up it looks dark but it's lighter in real life.
I used several 'goes' with a black biro for his eye and beak
It's hard to get a decent photo of it - but it does look very vintage and the old gold
edging just seems to finish it off. I often use black but it's too harsh on this card
It's not often that I confess to being pleased with the results of my work, 
but actually I am with this - I'll add a silk ribbon, but didn't want to hide the painting for the photos.

Right - I am off to clean out my real life chooks!

Thank you so much for visiting


Deborah said...

Not surprised you are pleased, Lottie. Your painstaking layering has really paid off - your tag is superb!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

You should be pleased with this - it's really pretty. I would never have thought of doing this with a card. Have a happy Easter!

sam21ski said...

Wow Lottie this is fabulous

Happy Easter to you and Mr Lottie

Sam xxx

gardenpinks said...

All that work and patience of building up the layers has paid off with a superb painting. Love it and you have achieved a 3D effect for the egg too.
Have a lovely weekend and hope that little one appears soon!
Lynn xx