Going Green at Eclectic Ellapu

‘Tis the time of the year when we’ve all got a bit of the Irish in us and for this month’s challenge, the Purple Team at Eclectic Ellapu wants to see your Green!!  That’s Right–Go Green is the name of the March challenge theme my EE Purple Teammate, Anuja has asked us to create by, and here’s my creation to give you some green inspiration!

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I’ve got all kinds of mixed-media fun going on with this tag, and I managed to take a few pictures while I was putting this together, too!  Let me show you what I did 🙂

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I basically started with an idea in my head, gathered the supplies that I have to make said idea come to life, and wing it the rest of the way!!  I’ve got my already gesso’d jumbo tag, my stamps & Apothecary Bottle die, some Distress Spray Stains and some misc pieces of tulle, corrugated cardboard and green felt.  Oh, this is going to be FUN!

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This is a jumbo tag that I had pressed onto another gesso’d tag and pulled away.  I bit of the other tag came off onto this tag, but it adds some cool texture!

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I spritzed Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed & Crushed Olive DSSs over the surface, spritzed with a little water, then blotted while I heat dried.

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When the tag was dry, I mixed Bamboo Heaven Twinkling H20s with celestial brass powder (it’s not perfect pearls, but similar) and flicked over the entire surface with a small round paint brush.  I want those little hints of gold glinting in the background-A promise of riches to come, perhaps? 😉

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I moved on to the bottle, as this will need time to sit and dry once I’m done treating it!  I used my Apothecary Bottle die and cut the largest bottle out of modeling film.  I’m going to color the bottle with Lettuce Alcohol Ink and include more hints of gold using my gold leafing pen.

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What I did was push the pen down onto the bottle in random spots, then applied the alcohol ink to a felt applicator on my ink blending tool, then bounced the tool about in the gold leafing until I was happy.  I carefully molded the bottle with my embossing heat gun and when cooled, applied a layer of gloss multi-medium to the surface and set aside to air dry.  While waiting, I stamped a label from my AO Apothecary set onto tissue paper and ‘fussy ripped’.

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I adhered the label to the bottle with matte gel and carefully heat set.  Then I applied a layer of Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint to the entire surface of the bottle and let air dry.  When the bottle was dry, I rubbed it with Walnut Stain DI and my ink blending tool and rubbed a bit of Black Soot DP over the edges with my finger.  The piece of grass that I attached to the bottle is cut using the Tapered Fringe die and green color Core’dinations stock.  The stem is from Tim’s new Flower Garden stamp set, that I stamped onto manila stock with Olive Archival ink and fussy cut.  I adhered to the inside of the bottle with gloss multi-medium.

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Here’s the shamrock I made with the green felt, tulle & corrugated cardboard.  I cut all of those materials out using my #8 Heart sizzlet die and stitched together.

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I made the center using  hearts that I punched out of the corrugated cardboard (that I had painted with gesso and spritzed with Mowed Lawn & Crushed Olive DSSs).  I glued those to the middle of the shamrock with matte gel and then popped that little green jewel brad through the center.

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Before adhering everything into place onto the tag, I added stitching around the perimeter of the tag then I stenciled in these Sun Rays with a mixture of Tarnished Brass DP in my white embossing paste.

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I tied the seam binding onto the bottle and added this Simple Sayings stamped label and wishbone to the ribbon with jump rings.  I layered the bottom of the tag with more tapered fringe grass, then glued the bottle into place with gloss multi-medium.  I set a somewhat heavy book on top, and let dry overnight.  In the morning, I attached the shamrock into place with lots of foam dots!

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I don’t think I’d mind finding a bottle like this!!  I could use a little bit o’ the ‘Liquid Luck’!! 🙂

I hope you enjoyed my Eclectic Ellapu Go Green creation!  It was really fun to make and I hope I inspired your own Green creations!  Come on over to Eclectic Ellapu and join in either our Purple Team theme or the Pink Team theme of Anything Goes!  I hope to see you there!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • #10 Jumbo Manila Tag (The Funkie Junkie Boutique); Modeling Film (Wendy Vecchi/Art Parts); Color Core (Tim Holtz/Core’dinations); Tissue Paper; Manila Stock; Felt; Tulle; Corrugated Cardboard
  • Stamps; Apothecary (Artistic Outpost); Simple Sayings (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous)
  • Distress Spray Stains, Inks, Stains & Paints (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger); White Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi); Twinkling H20s (Splash of Color); Gesso (Claudine Hellmuth/Ranger)
  • Heart #8 (Sizzix/SU); Apothecary Bottles & Tapered Fringe Dies (Tim Holtz/Sizzix); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix); Triple Heart Punch (SU)
  • Sun Ray Stencil (My Favorite Things); Jewel Brad (American Crafts); Wishbone & Jump Rings (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
  • Craft Sheet (Ranger); Heat Tool; Embossing Heat Gun; Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Sanding Block; Paint Brush; Ink Blending Tool; Palette Knife
  • Gloss Multi-Medium (Claudine Hellmuth/Ranger); Matte Gel (Liquitex); Foam Dots; Sticky Tape

12 thoughts on “Going Green at Eclectic Ellapu

  1. Brilliant green shamrock tag Shari, love what you did with the hearts and the bottle looks fantastic! The background of the tag is brilliantly put together too, love this!!

  2. A really gorgeous tag Shari, quite stunning in these colors! The background is fabulous and the addition of elements and the care ou have for tiny details is fantastic!!! Very beautiful work!! And I hope you have had a great wek-end dear Shari. Hugs from your French friend Coco 😀

    • Hello Coco!! Thank you sooo much!! This was a fun tag, because I also made it as a birthday greeting for one of my older brothers 🙂 Thank You for coming by, Coco!! XOXO-Shari

  3. Bet your fingers were really nice and icky after all that – mine end up stained for days! Love how you made that bottle – so clever. It looks fabulous and I bet your brother really liked it – especially if it had its own bottle of liquid luck attached!

  4. Hi Shari – love your project and its “Go Green” and you nailed it. Love the four leaf clover and how you listed the steps you took in creating it. Beautiful job. It’s great being on the same team with you and I look forward to seeing your future creations as well. I am so sorry Shari – I thought I was already a follower of your blog but discovered I am not. However I am now.

    Have a great day
    Hugs
    Laine K

    • HI Laine!! OMG! Thank You sooo much for becoming a new follower!! That’s the nicest compliment ever!! I know that I have been by your blog but I don’t think I’m a follower of yours either! 😦 I will remedy that immediately!! 🙂 I’m so glad that you liked my shamrock creation 🙂 It was a birthday tag for one of my older brothers 🙂 Maybe something he can look at year round to remind himself to make those wishes 🙂 Thank you again for coming by!! XOXO-Shari

      • Hi Shari. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I also want you to know I am having a giveaway with some pretty cool stuff. I hope you will join in.

        With smiles ..
        Laine

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