Bentley’s Dreams by Fliss Goodwin


Hi there, I have a rather girly tag to share this week as I’ve dug out my rather under used shades of pink and purple and challenged myself to do something with them. The end result was a very grungy background so a simple stamped image was all that I needed to pull it together.


That’s Crafty! Dinky Stencils – Long Hearts Background, Bubble Wrap Background
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints – shades of pink and purple


Prepare the tag by swiping on the shades of pink and purple acrylic paints with an old store card until the surface is covered. Work roughly horizontally first with the stronger shades, then vertically with a couple of toning lighter shades.

Use the hearts stencil with deep pink paint to add a pattern in a couple of areas then repeat with the bubble wrap stencil and purple paint in other areas. I then dry brushed on a little of the palest pink shade (Sherbet in my case) to knock back the stencilling a little.

I next stamped Bentley directly on the tag with black ink and again on mixed media paper. I then painted the image on the paper with the lilac acrylic paint, adding details with watercolour pencils. I then cut the image out, chopping off the whiskers and glued this over the image on the tag. This saves fiddly cutting out of the whiskers.

I finished off with a clipping sticker and some baker’s twine tied through the top.

Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x

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  1. Bentley looks very contented Fliss. I too am guilty of under using certain colours but I always find it so refreshing when they are used. Nothing like a bit of paint scraping to give fabulous effects..! A very Happy Tag indeed.
    Hugs Tracey xx

  2. Beautiful Fliss! Love the colour combination (pink and purple were the uniform colours in one of the places where I worked as a children's Centre teacher!!!) and Bentley looks very happy to be there �� Xx

  3. It is beautiful, and as I love pink and purple, it just perfect, for my eyes, Fliss. And I agree with Bentley, nothing like stars and glitter :-)
    I have to try the scraping method , never really did it, and it looks wonderful here.
    Hugs, Dorthe- x

  4. a girly tag for sure but very sweetly Grunge, I like using a bit of pink it's greens I tend to avoid for some reason.
    Amanda x

  5. Such a warm and happy tag Fliss. Love the background and of course I love pink.
    Much love, Bev. xxx

  6. I love when Bentley embraces his feminine side, such a wonderful tag, LOVE it ;)
    Donna xx

  7. The colours are rather unused here too - but this makes me want to play with them! Great tag Fliss x

  8. this is beautiful -- it really touches my heart. xo

  9. I think it's great to take those leaps of colour faith - and it's certainly worked here - a charming tag.
    Alison x


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