Thursday, 16 January 2014

Think and Wonder

Hi everyone!

     Stamps are like buses - You wait ages for one and then two come along at once! ;o)

This is my second Artistic Outpost stamp creation. I bought two stamp sets with a voucher given to me by my sister-in-law Alison (butterfly) I chose 'Bluebird' and Think and Wonder' as my introduction to Artistic Outpost stamps - I LOVE them!!!!

   I am still a bit in a Sepia mood at the moment so I decided to try and go a bit brighter for this tag and try going out of my comfort zone. So I used my Dylusion ink sprays. I really like these, but the bright colours tend to make me reluctant to use them. I really should use them more!

     First I stamped the image of the young boy from the 'Think and Wonder' stamp set and stamped it with Potting Soil Archival ink.

    I chose my favourite stencil - the harlequin stencil and dabbed embossing ink through it. Clear embossing powder was then added and melted - giving a very effective resist for the inks.

     I didn't have a plan for the inks - just spray and hope! So I used Pure Sunshine, Calypso Teal and Melted Chocolate. After spraying I dabbed quickly with tissue to mop up the excess ink.

I used Cosmic Shimmer spray in Patina to add some glimmer.

   In some areas of the tag I used the text stamp from the 'Bluebird' set in Gathered Twigs DI

The words along the bottom of the tag were stamped in Potting Soil Archival ink and sprayed with Pure Sunshine and Calypso Teal Dylusion sprays. It was edged with Walnut Stain DI

    I stamped the boy stamp again on another piece of card and cut out the boy. I dabbed the edge of this with Walnut Stain DI and then after adding tiny pieces of balsa wood behind the figure, I glued it to the tag just over the original image.

A rusty heart finished off the tag

     Hope you like it Thanks so much for being here.....

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I would like to enter this in the following challenge -

Artistic Outpost - Anything Goes
Simon says - Anything Goes

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  1. Your tag is adorable, Laura!
    Love that background and your earth tone colour scheme! I don't think that awesome stamps alone do the job - it is what their user creates with them, isn't it? ;)
    That rusty heart goes so well with your beautiful background and stamping!

    Claudia x

  2. Gorgeous colour combination and the stencilled background is so perfect for this little chap.
    Also love the addition of the rusty heart.

  3. I love this, Laura. It has a mysterious feel to it; I don't know if it's the colours or the image or the lovely harlequin background or maybe all those combined. I like it because it gives the impression of a story to tell. Artistic Outpost images certainly are evocative: I really like what you did with this one. Julie Ann xx

  4. Fabulous tag just loving the addition of those dylusions colours
    Amanda x

  5. This tag is amazing! It has such a beautiful blended look that almost makes it look ethereal or other-worldly. And I loved how you made the background with the diamonds white instead of it being the other way around. You employed so many great techniques and the result really is stunning. The boy really stands out as the focal point and I like how you pulled in brighter shades of green and yellow for the sentiment. I'm so glad you shared your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!


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