Hooray! It is time for Sunday Stamping. . . on Monday night. At least the stamping was done on Sunday, even if the posting wasn’t. Sunday’s daylight got away from me before I could photograph this tag and then I spent the day at the courthouse waiting to testify, one of the “perks” of my job as a 911 dispatcher. So finally after the wee one is tucked away for the night I am finally tackling this post.
The tag this week is a pretty simple design, but very striking I think. I had new inks (Tim’s wonderful new seasonal Distress Inks) and new stamps (Hero Arts Wildflower Garden) calling my name this week so I really wanted to focus on using those rather than technique.
The background of the tag is a combination of two favorite Glimmer Mist colors, Blue Skies and Yellow Daisy misted over The Crafter’s Workshop Chicken Wire stencil. I originally planned on adding an image of a bee to the tag. The chicken wire design reminds me of bee hives. I didn’t end up using a bee after all but I still love the use of the chicken wire in the background. I love that it adds a hint of design but is very thin and subtle. After the mist was dry, I added Broken China, Peeled Paint, and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks to the edges.
I inked the large flower stamp with Ripe Persimmon, Gathered Twigs, and Peeled Paint Distress Inks. While the ink was still wet I added clear embossing powder and heat it.
I added a wildflower design along the bottom of the tag stamped in Gathered Twigs. I stamped my phrase on a piece of Sticky Back Canvas. I inked the stamp with a layer of Gathered Twigs and a bit of Jet Black Archival Ink. I like the variation of color it gives to have two inks on the text. I inked the edges of the canvas with Gathered Twigs, adhered it to the tag, and then added two stitching lines.
I love the effect of the random bits of embossing powder that adhered around the edge of the tag. I think they add a great distressed effect despite being totally accidental!