It's time for the next challenge over at The Fashionable Stamping Challenge and this time the lovely Claire has chosen Tag Time ! This is a nice easy challenge so as long as you include some stamping on a tag then the rest is up to you !
I started with a jumbo tag and stuck some torn pieces from an old book across it. I then painted the whole tage with Fresco Finish Snowflake. Once dry, I then started to layer up the paint using various colours of Fresco Finish. This was quite an experimental tag as I didn't know what colours I wanted to use so just kept trying different ones. I gave the tag a coat of Glue 'n' Seal before I added the paint as I didn't want the card or paper from the old book to disintegrate before I'd finished ! I used a baby wipe to add the paint, I could then knock the colour back if it was too strong. I dried the paint in between each layer and then I used the Thistle stencil and some Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste. Before I removed the stencil I patted my spatula on the paste to stipple it. I used the Chicken Wire reverse stencil and Blood Orange Fresco Finish and then used the Artistic Stamper Sequin Waste stamp with black Archival ink.
I've used the Artistic Stamper Journalling Words 3 stamps for all of the text stamping. The flower is made from a white paper flower and Kraft Glassine paper that's been painted with Blood Orange Fresco Finish paint (this is fast becoming my favourite colour!) and the Tattered Flowers strip die. The swirls are cut using the Festive Greenery strip die and I've painted them using South Pacific Fresco Finish. I blended some Peacock Feathers DI around the edge of the tag and then brushed some Aquamarine Treasure Gold over the embossing paste and around the edge of the tag. I then brushed several different colours of Treasure Gold over some black card and then mounted my tag on to it and to finish I added some lace.
I'm entering this tag into the Pan Pastel challenge which is also to make a tag.
I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you check out the rest of the DT's fabulous work !
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