Thursday, May 31, 2012

Dream of More

Sometimes it's nice just to play around with backgrounds, isn't it? That was my mood when creating this tag. I just wanted to play in the ink.  The only requirement I had for myself was to include this lovely Queen Anne's Lace chipboard image.

A Few Details:
  • Starting with a plain manila #8 tag, I roughly colored the entire tag with Old Paper Distress Stain.  I then pounced some Old Paper and Crushed Olive Distress Stains onto my craft mat.  I spritzed them with water, then spritzed a little Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist.  I then laid the tag face down into all that inky goodness, pressing it down to make sure the whole face got a good dousing.  I used a heat gun to dry it.  The result was an organic marbling effect with hints of gold dust.  Just lovely!
  • Along the bottom, I stamped a harlequin pattern in VersaMark ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  It's very subtle, but adds that "little something".  The butterflies are stamped in Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Simon Says...Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers:  Challenge #69 - Distress It
That Craft Place: Trees & Nature
Shopping Our Stash:  Challenge 53 - May Flowers



  1. Beautiful and such a lovely sentiment...
    Thanks for playing along at that craft place challenge!
    Lisa xxx

  2. So pretty! I love playing with all the TH Distress products, too. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  3. Very pretty. Sometimes the best things happen when we allow ourselves to play!

  4. Beautiful tag, the sentiment is lovely and the chipboard image is so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  5. Thanks for joining our Distress It challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week, what a terrific tag

  6. Such a beautiful tag the background you made is gorgeous. I love the chipboard and the sentiment is lovely.

    Thanks for joining in with my Distress It! challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.


  7. Beautiful tag .
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.


  8. Lovely creation! Thank you for playing along at That Craft Place this time x


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