HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
I hope you have all had an amazing Christmas and New Year. I am gradually returning to blogland and am suffering from an awful cold/flu bug that is refusing to shift. I think it has affected my craft work because despite getting 18 new DI's, many stamp sets, and a lot of glimmer sprays for Christmas, I have been struggling to get anything done.
I sit there and try and be inspired and really the beautiful inks and stamps should be no effort to use but I am afraid the very few pieces I have done are really not fit to be seen.
Today I thought I would get back on board - manage to do something creative. Ignore the aches and pains and do a tag. I really wanted to enter a certain challenge so that provided the inspiration at least :o) and well, here is what I managed to do......
First I blended several DI's around the edge of the card - Stormy Sky, Shaded Lilac, Bundled Sage and Dusty Concord.
Using clear ink I stamped a flourish stamp in two corners and applied clear embossing powder. After melting, I re-applied the inks and wiped the embossed area clean.
I used a picture stamp in the centre of the tag and I then used Dusty Concord and Stormy Sky DI's on the script stamp - randomly dabbing the inks and stamped them on the tag.
Die cut flowers and leaves were coloured to match the tag and small pearls were glued to the centre of the flowers.
I dyed two strips of ribbon...One with Shaded Lilac and the other with Dusty Concord.
I then finished the tag by distressing the edges and applying Gathered Twigs DI.
Many thanks for stopping by and taking the time to have a look at this. I do hope you liked it - I would love to know what you think of it.
I am entering this for the following challenge -
ibsi #40 - Colour Challenge (Sage Green, Light Purple and Blue)