Hello and welcome all, with an especially big welcome to the new followers - I'm delighted you've decided to join the journey!
We've already had some wonderful entries to the Words, Words, Words challenge over at Our Creative Corner, and I'm delighted to be here today with the mid-month inspirational nudge.
The rest of the team have created some real delights - do pop over and have a look - and here's my offering for you.
I'm really looking for projects that put the Words centre-stage, or have text/script/writing as a central part of the creation, so I decided to keep things fairly simple, creating a tag to showcase a sentiment stamp that I'm absolutely in love with: it's the one from Tim Holtz's Way With Words set.
The background is done with Fresco paints and crackle glaze to create a white-washed weathered wood look.
There's a little bit of Distress Ink blended around the edges and corners too.
I've used one of my all-time favourite stamps on the corners - the Autumn Leaves Stampology corner stamp from the Silhouette Blossoms set.
It's stamped in Sepia Archival.
I also stamped the words in Sepia, as I knew I wanted to use some of my rusted embellishments for the tag, and wanted a colour which would tone in with them.
... or you could, of course, stamp individual phrases separately, giving you a wealth of possible quotes for your projects.
I used some of the Idea-ology Foliage flowers which I rusted recently. (I know, I still haven't published the promised post of all that going on - when I've got my Internet back, okay?!)
I love the rust against the weathered paint... lots of decay, but beautiful in its way!
The tag topping includes some of the rusted muslin fabric created at the same time as the flowers, as well as some frayed crinkle ribbon, all tied with twine.
So a pretty simple make - but it pleases me.
I hope you like it too... and I hope you'll find some time to come and play with Words, Words, Words with us over at Creative Corner.
You can link up and find all the rules right here, and you have until August 28th - hope to see you there or elsewhere in Craftyblogland very soon!
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.