Hello everyone, just a quick tag to share with you today, using the wonderful Artistic Outpost stamps from the Generation Redux set.
There won't be much How-To-ing today since, to be perfectly honest, I've forgotten how I did most of it (even though it was only a couple of days ago).
I've been mixing and matching products and just generally playing about, so I can't be quite sure now, looking at it, exactly how that background came about!
Could be Distress Stains in there... could be some Fresco paints I think...
I do know the number stamping was done with Hyde Park Fresco paint from PaperArtsy, and I know there's a mop up reverse side of the Harlequin stencil to use up leftover White Linen Dylusions spray in there.
There are some of the tiny little plant stamps added for extra texture around the tag - I love how they echo the huge meadow flower behind the woman.
The sentiment is from the Typography set (I think I'm right in saying it's the first time I've inked it up - shame on me!), and it's attached with one of the adorable Idea-ology paper clips.
The flowers are layered up using crunchy wax paper (PaperArtsy again) and Tim Holtz's Melange tissue wrap, then fastened with brads.
Some raffia and twine on the top completes the simple look.
This tag is ready for Spring with its fresh greens and flowers but, as you can see, I braved a very snowy garden to get my pictures. Most of them were taken with the tag propped in the tree (you know how I love my trees as display areas) but I also loved how the bit of bare wall here completely matched the tag colours.
And if you think from that visible bit of wall that there maybe wasn't so much snow... here are my footprints where I stood to take the photos! (There are another few inches under where my feet sank down to...)
It has mostly thawed now; and I do hope any of you who are still stuck with it are keeping warm and safe.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I'll see you again soon.
On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.