Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Spring Flowers

My sister, Jenny, gifted me with some kraft tags that she coffee-stained herself.  Not only do they look good, but they smell pretty good as well!  (She also gave me some stained twill tape, but a little orange feline apparently thought it smelled...and tasted...pretty good too, and left me with only a couple inches...sigh.)

Using the tag was my only objective for this project.  I just started grabbing scraps of this and that and eventually it all came together to make this Spring Flowers tag.

Some Details:
  • I started by randomly layering up some "Journeyman" tissue tape, then adding a strip of scalloped pink polka dot paper toward the bottom.  Tattered Rose Distress Ink "pinked" things up, then light strokes of Snow Cap paint dabber lightened the colors a bit.  On top of all that, I applied a thin layer of Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.  The white paint was still a bit wet and the crackle paint blended this and the Tattered Rose beautifully.  Because I just couldn't stop there, I sprinkled some crystal fine glitter on the wet crackle paint.  You don't get credit for it in the photo, but this adds a lovely bit of sparkle to random areas of the tag's background.

  • The flower images and "Spring" are Tim Holtz Seasonal Salvage stickers.  I mounted the flowers on patterned paper, tattered the edges and outlined the images in Tattered Rose Distress Stickles.  "Spring" received a generous coating of Rock Candy Distress Stickles.  (It looked a tad too grungy and dark...I wanted to lighten it up.)
  • The bottom (and probably my favorite part) is accented with random buttons in various sizes and colors.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found ‘Market Street’
Inks: Distress Ink ‘Tattered Rose’; Distress Crackle Paint ‘Rock Candy’; Adirondack Paint Dabber ‘Snow Cap’
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Salvage Stickers ‘Seasonal’; Distress Stickles ‘Tattered Rose’, ‘Rock Candy’; Papertrey Ink rustic button twine; TH tissue tape ‘Journeyman’; crochet lace ribbon; assorted ribbons; vintage buttons; Close to My Heart buttons; thread; Martha Stewart glitter ‘Crystal Fine’
Tools:  Foam ink blender; deckle scissors; scallop scissors; foam tape; TH paper distresser; Zots
Misc: Coffee-stained kraft tag


  1. Lovely!!! Too bad about the twill tape. I still have mine as a certain bulldog never bothers my stuff...just pollutes the air! lol

  2. Victoria - this is beautiful!!! Love all of the elements! xo

    -pamela ;)

  3. ohhh...this is soooo beautiful...


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