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 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.....
I would like to enter this in the following challenge -
Artistic Outpost - Anything Goes
Simon says - Anything Goes