Hello everyone, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. I seem to be back on the greens and the flowers at the moment...
Some of you may have already seen this over at Artistic Outpost, but it's my first chance to share it with you here at Words and Pictures.
I've a tag for you today. No big surprise there... Tags have always played a big part in my crafting and, especially just at the moment when real life is so busy, they're a quick way to get some satisfying crafting done.
There'll be more complex projects under way soon, I hope - but I do love a tag... hope you do too!
This one uses stamps from the recent Artistic Outpost releases, Chalk It Up and Chalkboard Wisdom.
I started by applying texture paste through the Crafter's Workshop Cornflowers stencil to create the flowers.
And then I applied lots of dots of various Fresco paints and used rough brushstrokes to blend them onto the tag.
Once the paint was dry, I sanded back the flowers to reveal the white texture beneath.
I added the corner flourishes from the Chalk It Up plate, stamped first in white using the Prima Chalk Edger, and then overstamped in Peeled Paint Distress Ink.
I really like the ornate and slightly dimensional effect.
The sentiment is another of my original chalkboard experiments - Brilliant White Superfine Wow embossing powder on black card, with some extra chalkiness from the Chalk Edger and from a white pencil.
It's mounted on padded tape to give it a bit of a lift over the flowers.
The topper is crinkle ribbon dyed with Distress Stains - Peeled Paint and Bundled Sage, along with some Picket Fence, which is what gives it that lovely shabby opaque look.
And it's tied together with my black and white paper string combination - to tone in with that chalkboard sentiment.
I then distressed the whole thing with the paper distresser and layered it onto some Prima paper by Finnabair, leftover from her workshop, which I was lucky enough to attend recently. (You can check out what it was leftover from here!)
Thank you so much for stopping by today, and all your amazing feedback throughout this busy week. I'm almost there with the house-moving, so should be back to full speed on visiting very soon...
With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.
Lope de Vega
When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.