Sunday, 22 March 2015

Go to it!

Hello everyone!
 At Fashionable Stamping Challenges we are featuring as our challenge....

Use your favourite 'Go to' stamp 

I actually struggled to choose a stamp to use for this...mainly because my absolute favourite 'always go to' stamp is a script stamp...a wonderful stamp, but not very interesting on it's own!

I decided to focus on what stamp I would choose if I was sitting there with mojo taking a holiday (pretty much how I was feeling anyway!) answer was that I would probably go for a Gibson Girl stamp.............

So here we very favourite Gibson Girl stamp and my 'absolute - must have - always go to' script stamp by Paperartsy - it is such a 'go to' stamp that I actually store it in a tray with my archival inks so that it is always to hand - I think I use it on nearly every project!

I started by swirling some Bundled Sage, Frayed Burlap and Picket Fence DP onto the craft mat with some Frayed Burlap and Bundled Sage DI as well. Spritzed with water and then swirled some card into the paint/ink mix.

I left the card to dry and stamped the Gibson Girl image onto card with Potting Soil Archival ink. I cut it into an oval shape and then dabbed around the edges with Vintage Photo DI.

I made a frame out of embossed card and painted it with Gold Decoart media fluid acrylic paint. I then covered this with a layer of Raw Umber fluid Acrylic paint to make it look tarnished.

By now the tag was dry so I used a lattice stencil and covered the tag with Bundled Sage DI and then dabbed around the edges with Vintage Photo DI.

I then used my favourite script stamp and stamped with Bundled Sage DI and Potting Soil Archival ink

I used the words 'timeless' and 'art' from the chit-chat stickers and they were edged with Vintage Photo DI

Lace was stuck to the bottom of the tag with some pearl beads

An ivory rose was dabbed with Vintage Photo DI and a die cut kraft leaf was dabbed with
Vintage Photo DI. I added some pearl pins as well...

A twine bow and loop finished off the tag

I would love it if you came over to see what the rest of the team have made to inspire you at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

Remember we are a stamping challenge so please feature a stamped focal image on your creation.
You could be the winner of $20 to spend at Flonzcraft Stamps! And of course you could be picked as one of our Catwalk Spotlights!
Hope to see you there!

Happy Crafting!
Love from Laura xxx

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  1. BEAUTIFUL tag with fabulous vintage colours, fantastic dimension and a stunning flower:-) xxx

  2. wonderful Tag!!!!

  3. Gorgeous tag, that's one of my favourite stamps and I love the background you've created. Its sets her off beautifully
    Claire xx

  4. Fantastic vintage look here! The lattice stenciling is such a great touch, and I love your frame!! I look forward to playing in some of these challenges once I get home, as your makes are very inspiring! xx Lynn

  5. Just lovely, Laura! It was fun to learn about your favorite stamp and how it is stored with your ink, ready to go!

  6. Fab Tag, Laura! All kinds of vintagey goodness here, from your 'go-to' Gibson Girl image and script to those lovely pearl pins :) Just Beautiful! XOXO-Shari

  7. Late on parade as usual Laura but finally dropped in to say how beautiful your tag is. She is a fave of mine also and you have done her proud.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x


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