Welcome back! Over at Anything But A Card we are focusing on -
I am not much of a glitter and sparkle person but I do LOVE Rock Candy glitter. I love that it adds a shimmer without being too sparkly. So for this tag I focused on Rock Candy glitter...a couple of times I was tempted to throw on some Distress Glitters in Pumice Stone and Antique Linen, but that would have been too much and ruined the subtle vintage style!
I started by using a brayer to roll some paint onto a tag. I started with Antarctic Fresco paint followed by Lake Wanaka and then Nougat Fresco paint. I had a lovely tag covered in rustic streaks and then I began to add some patterns through stencils using the same paints to get a lovely textured look....
Nougat Fresco Paint was dabbed through the Peacock Patterns stencil and then I dabbed some Lake Wanaka Fresco Paint and some Gesso through a flower stencil.
I used my favourite script stamp in Potting Soil Archival ink on the tag and then blended Vintage Photo DI all over the tag to warm the colours up a little.
Scissors were used to scrape along the edge of the tag to distress the edges...normally I would then ink the edges but I thought the bold white outline looked great so I left it alone.
I coloured several die cut flowers with Weathered Wood and Vintage Photo DI (love this combination of colours!) and then covered them with Rock Candy Distress stickles followed by a sprinkle of Rock Candy Glitter. When dry the flowers had some extra dabs of ink to add more colour. I love the fact that this glitter takes colour so well...
Rock Candy Stickles glue was brushed around the edges of the tag to add a subtle sparkle .
I chose some chit chat stickers and dabbed them very lightly with Vintage photo DI
A piece of white cord was attached so it could be hung up and a shimmering white organza ribbon used to decorate the tag.
Put a little sparkle in your creations and shine with us over at Anything But A Card this month!