It's time for me to show you my second project of the month and once again, I've used some more of those gorgeous Distress Stains that are on offer here, at The Artistic Stamper, this month.
I chose to make a tag and combined the Distress Stains with another of those adorable Mabel Lucie Attwell stamps.
So how did I make it:
To begin with I dabbed some Peeled Paint and Antique Linen Distress Stain onto my craft mat and then pulled the tag that I made from Manila cardstock, measuring 20cm x 9.5cm, through the inks to give a marbled effect to the background. I then inked up the Dots background stamp with the Peeled Paint Distress Stain and stamped the dots all over the tag.
I then stamped the Mabel Lucie Attwell - Coming Up Daisies image onto white card and coloured it in with alcohol pens. I matted the image onto a piece of black card and adhered it to my tag.
Next, I die cut some petals from cream card, using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and using the same technique as I used for the background, I dabbed some Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain onto my craft mat and then dragged the plain cream die cuts through to give them colour. I then overstamped some of the petals using one of the Calligraphic Mat Background stamps, before then making all the coloured die cut petals into two 3D flowers. Next, I dipped the completed flowers into UTEE which was melted in the Melt Pot and once you've covered all the petals in the UTEE, it leaves you with this lovely enameled look.
Using some papers from my crafty stash, I made up two rosettes with the Tim Holtz Mini Rosettes Die and stacked them on top of one another. I then used an old beer bottle top, punched out a circle from some paper off cuts and stuck this in the centre of the bottle top, using a dab of Glossy Accents. I then covered the entire area of the inside of the bottle top, with some more Glossy Accents and set aside to dry completely before adding it to the top of my rosette stack.
To complete my tag creation, I arranged all the elements that I've made and clustered them all at the bottom of my tag. I inked up the "Imagine" stamp with Black Archival Ink and stamped onto cream card before adding this to the bottom of my tag. As a finishing touch I added one of Tim Holtz's die cut flourishes, together with some seam binding.
I hope you like what I've made and as always, I look forward to reading each, and every one of your comments.
Thank you for taking the time to look.
Bye for now and happy creating.