It was my birthday yesterday and I had a wonderful day - my husband took me out for lunch and in the afternoon when the kids got home from school I got some presents! A few weeks ago I had sent my wonderful husband off to the PaperArtsy website with a wishlist - I think he looked at everything (he must have been there for hours!) I got lots of gorgeous stamps and my collection of Fresco paints has grown to the extent that I need shelves for them now!
Don't tell anyone but I have been a bit naughty today....There are so many other things I have to do right now - but I couldn't resist taking just a few hours to sit and relax and try out just some of my birthday stash - so armed with lots of new stamps and a huge collection of Fresco paints, I decided to have some fun making something, a last bit of birthday celebrating........before getting back to work and life......
Featured on the PaperArtsy blog this week are instructions to make your own tissue tape - well, I had to try that! So first things first got some Micro Pore tape and painted it with Pansy and Eggplant paint and stamped it with a PaperArtsy mini text stamp.
I used a Kaisercraft album board as the tag and painted it with French Roast and covered with crackle glaze and then painted Nougat Fresco Paint over the top once the glaze was dry.
I stamped all the images with black archival ink on tissue before sticking to the board
After they were dry I painted the flowers with Pansy, Eggplant and Hey Pesto Fresco paint. I painted the text with very watered down Nougat paint because the black looked too harsh.
I dry brushed Mocha Mousse and French Roast all over the edges of the board. Then I stamped some of the text stamp over the tag with black archival ink. It was 'missing something' but I wasn't sure what - I wanted more texture on there and on the stamp set was a little dots stamp.
I dabbed some Nougat Fresco Paint on there and lightly dabbed around the tag. Then I added the same stamp but using French Roast as a contrast. I dabbed some Hey Pesto paint around the tag which had a gorgeous effect - because it is transparent it adds colour without covering any detail. So I did some light blending with a sponge and heavier streaks with a brush.
I added the homemade tissue tape at opposite corners.
I finished this creation with a light dabbing of Nougat paint on a sponge - making sure the sponge was still quite dry, around the edges
A piece or twine wrapped with raffia and a Dusty Concord DI dabbed rose was used to make the hanger and here is my birthday tag!
Thanks for being here - I do hope you like it! See you soon!
I would like to enter this in the following challenge -
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Show us a new style/ Show us something new - I used all new paints and every stamp on here was new...and to add to the firsts - I have never made my own tissue tape!
Anything but a card - Get Messy