Wednesday 15 May 2013

Diamonds & Pearls

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...


  1. it looks great Miriam!

  2. Looks lovely Miriam love the colours together.x

  3. It is amazing what a challenge can do - you took it and created a really stunning tag. Love this! Hugs, Anne x

  4. Fantastic tag Miriam. I love the colours and that lovely bow. Hugs Rita xx

  5. LOVE this Mim... the diamonds are ace... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x