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.


Challenges:
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

Supplies:

10 comments:

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

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

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

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  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

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

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  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.

    Feebsy
    xx

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

    Annette

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

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