Sunday, 12 January 2014

Hearts and flowers

Hello everyone!

        I am here today to tell you about the new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. The first challenge of the new year is -

Hearts and Flowers the moment I am stuck in a sepia mood. I have been adding the occasional dabs of peach, pink or blue.....but for the next month or so expect a lot of Sepia tones here at Laurart!

      And so off we go....when I first heard about this challenge I imagined I would go for pretty vintage shabby chic pinks - but it became much grungier!

      I covered a tag with Vintage Photo DI and then did some spritz and flick followed by a spritz of a new spray I bought recently - Tsukineko 'Rich Cocoa'....I wasn't too impressed with this at first because when you spray it looks like nothing happened, but the colour and glimmer definitely gets stronger after it has dried.

    I stamped around the edges with a delicate flower stamp in Gathered Twigs DI and a script stamp in Potting Soil Archival ink.

    A Gibson girl stamp from FSC's sponsor Flonzcraft was used with Potting Soil Archival ink followed by Distress embossing powder in Walnut Stain.

    I covered some die cut flowers in Vintage Photo DI and then stamped some of the script stamp over the top with Potting Soil Archival ink. I blended some Walnut Stain DI around the edges of the flowers and attached a bronze brad to the centres.


   I dabbed some Walnut Stain DI around the edges of the tag followed by some Aged Gold Frantage Powder with some Tarnished Mica flakes sprinkled on too.

The hearts are the cardboard remains of some stencils my daughter got...she was going to chuck them in the bin and I grabbed them! I painted them with Vintage Photo DP and then dabbed along one edge with embossing ink before covering in Distress embossing powder in Tea Dye. I then wrapped some rusty wire around the larger heart and then stuck them together.

A bit of brown hemp string was looped around the wire at the back of the heart and tied into a loop.

Why not come over and join us this time 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 at one of our Catwalk Spotlights!

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  1. Hi Laura.This is a really beautiful tag! I have found that the glimmer is slow to show with a lot of the colours...and I especially love how the gold frantage adds so much depth!
    Dot x

  2. Beautiful tag Laura! Love the hearts, what a great save ! Sue C x

  3. This is such a beautiful, subtle interpretation of the theme. I love how you used those hearts from your daughter's stencil: how often is it the 'retrieved from the bin' treasure that makes a project! Julie Ann xx

  4. Lovely tag in sepia vintage colors! The hearts are totally fabulous! Happy Sunday!

  5. Gorgeous tag, love the colours and especially the hearts
    Rosie x

  6. Hi Laura, what a beautiful tag, all the layers of stamping and ink look amazing and those hearts you saved from the bin look fab!
    Claire xx

  7. Beautiful tag Laura, love the colour tones and details.

  8. Gorgeous tag! And I am a huge sepia fan, so I am excited to read that you will be showcasing it here for the next month or so. nise

  9. Another stunning piece of elegance in a tag Laura. Love how you saved the hearts from the bin and then transformed them into a piece of art.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  10. A stunning tag with beautiful colours!
    Lia xx

  11. I so love that heart, the details are gorgeous!


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