Hello! How nice of you to visit - I really appreciate it, thank you! A tag today.
This is quite a large tag, I don't know the size, but I traced around a white one I have to get the shape and size then cut it out. I stamped the flower petals in black Versafine on white card and embossed with clear powder. They are from the Sheena Douglass Create a Flower - Balloon Petals - stamp set.. I cut them out, watercoloured them with watered down Wilted Violet and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks to which I had added a little Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen. Whilst the petals were still wet, I shaped them a little with my fingers to add a bit of shape then left them to dry. When dry, I went round the edges of each petal with a black alcohol marker then glued the petals together with Cosmic Shimmer Glue and a few pieces of foam tape to add dimension. This started off as a full flower but I decided to cut it in half to use on my tag. The background is stamped with a cool stamp from Sheena's Funky Textures 2 stamp set, its embossed with Versamark and detail gold embossing powder. My lovely sister Lilian sent me both stamp sets along with several more a while ago! It was a lovely pressi! Using one of the golds from the Gansai Tambi Starry Colours Watercolour set - I splattered gold paint on both the flower and the tag then when dry, adhered the flower to the tag with two part petals in the corners all cut to fit. The tag is edged with Treasure Gold gilding wax, the words 'laughter, friendship, kindness' edged with black and little dots of gold added before and after each word were glued to each petal. They are actually Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers. Finally, using Cosmic Shimmer glue I popped little beads in the centre of the flower and added ribbon from my stash. I love these petals, they are so versatile! The colours are much brighter in real life and all the gold shines!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
That's Crafty - Anything but Cards
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes.
CAS-ual Fridays - Friendship.
A Vintage Journey - Watercolour.
Try it on Tuesday - In My Garden - I would love to have big purple flowers like these in my garden!
Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge - Anything Goes
I love challenges, they help give me ideas along with all the fun! Just wonderful! Sometimes you get to win prizes too!
Thank you again for visiting me and take care! Christine xxx