This creation was initially destined as my submission for Sunday Stamper on 5th May but I totally lost track of time!!
I was having a creative block over the bank holiday weekend and could not get myself motivated. A dear friend of mine (you know who you are!!) set me a challenge as follows...
"tag...something with diamonds and... the technique you need to use is.... Distress Paints... water mixing onto craft sheet and dipping. Colours: broken china + 2 others. Blend DI over the top THRU a stencil... add 490 sentiment and flowers... and tie a bow in the top of the tag... add some Idea-ology and a smidge of Rock Candy Cracklepaint"
So - here is my creation and what I did:
I used picked raspberry, broken china and wild honey distress paints. These were pressed to a craft mat and sprayed with water.
The tag was then swooshed, misted again and dried.
I stamped the Tim Holtz harlequin stamp onto the background in archival ink then highlighted bits with a chinagraph pencil.
I used a stencil to add distress ink in various places and edged the tag in walnut stain.
Next I took a Wendy Vecchi flower stencil. I coloured some Grunge Paste with picked raspberry paint then covered the stencil to create the flowers. I added a smidge of distress glitter to give them a distressed, but sparkly look. Once dry I added a pearl to the centre of the flowers.
I stamped a Wendy Vecchi quote in archival ink.
To finish I added smidge of crackle paint on different parts of the tag.
So.... this certainly re-started my creativity. Really enjoyed this tag & am LOVING distress paints!!
Thanks for looking...