Hello all, Alison here with an early summer tag to share with you, inspired by some of Artistic Outpost's lovely stamps. (It's from a couple of months back now, but we got interrupted by the fabulous Boardwalk release.) I'm very happy with how it's captured those vivid greens you get at that time of year when the trees are working their way towards their full summer glory.
It uses the lovely stamp from the Serenity set, which incorporates one of my favourite sentiments.
Lots of inky loveliness for the background, and some background stamping using the music manuscript from the Ephemera Backgrounds with Olive Archival ink, and the flourish from the Serenity set stamped in distress paint.
I stamped the main image in Olive Archival and used Detail Clear powder to emboss it - it has such a lovely shimmer when the sun hits it!
I gathered lots of mulberry paper flowers, and die-cut the Memory Box treble clef out of a stamped tag I had lying around and had decided I didn't want to continue with.
And the white gauzy, satiny ribbon is tied with some seam binding dyed with Distress Inks to tone in.
I hope that's given you a taste of summer - it's still being slightly reluctant round our way... I was back on two hot water bottles a couple of nights ago, and I think I'm off to get one ready now too...
Hope you're getting to enjoy some sunshine, or at least some crafting wherever you are.
Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars, because it is his natural characteristic, so the artist works.