Tuesday, 12 June 2012

More Art Sayings and something new....

Another week has flown by and so it's time to share another project using "Sam Poole's Umount Art Saying stamp set" , but before I share that with I want to just let you know that Creative Expressions have just started a new blog which you can find "here" it is a great way to see what's new at Creative Expressions and also it has links to the whole design team's blogs so you can see what we are all up to!

This month, the idea is that we combine the text with other stamps available from Creative Expressions.  This week I have combined my word stamp with the campion and bee stamps on the Eco Green Garden Chic set.  My tag was cut from a mountboard off cut that I was given by a picture framer.  I covered this with eco green paint and used PVA glue to get the crackle effect...I'm not sure I did it correctly as my crackle is barely visible, but it is there. Before stamping, I sprayed the tag with cosmic shimmer.

I coloured my stamps using distress markers and stamped the flowers across the bottom of the tag.  I used first and second impressions to get depth.  I used the green distress ink to distress the edges of the tag and the fine tip of the green distress maker was perfect to quickly draw in some grasses amongst the flowers.

I stamped the bee onto cream card and cut it out, this was mounted onto the main tag using some thick double sided tape to give it dimension.  I then cut out a small tag, just big enough to take the words.  The tag was sprayed in cosmic shimmers and the words stamped in the same ink as the bee.  I ran a line of gold Krylon pen around both tags.  I coated the be and three of the flower stems with glossy accents, again to add a bit more dimension.

While the glossy accents was drying I dyed some chalk white seam binding with Victorian Velvet Distress stain.  When everything was dry I finished the tag with seam binding top and bottom. I would like to enter my tag into the following challenges:
"The Cheerful stamp pad - in the garden"
"Craft your passion - anything goes"
"Love to create - Recycle something", I've recycled waste mountboard off cuts.
"Make it Monday - Always anything goes"
"Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything goes"
"Emergency crafters - Anything with wings"
"Stamping for the weekend - bugs and butterflies"
"Totally Papercrafts - doodle on it"
"Inspire me Fridays - anything goes"


Cathy Clouston said...

Very pretty card, I love the bows. Thanks for joining Craft Your Passion this week! :)

Shirley-anne said...

Awesome tag . Thanks for joining in Make it Monday

Sharon said...

This is beautiful & delicate! Perfect for our In the Garden theme at The Cheerful Stamp Pad!

Gabrielle said...

Gosh this tag is beautiful! I love the colours and how you have added the ribbon and other embellishments!

hazel said...

This is such a lovely tag Sue, the colours are beautiful and I love what you've done with the stamps.
xxx Hazel.

Oak Pond Creations said...

Sue this is such a lovely tag. What a treasure. Excellent job and thank you for joining us a Totally Papercrafts this week. Good luck! <3 -Kim

Sarah said...

Such a pretty tag, love your colours, thanks for joining us at CYP, hugs, Sarah x

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous tag Elizabeth!! I am impressed. I love the design and the colors are fabulous!! Gloria

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Crafty and Green said...

What a Stunning Tag!! I just love this!! Beautiful! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge, Use Something Recycled!

Many Blessings,

Faye said...

This tag is lovely and the colours are fab thanks for joining us over at Emergency Crafters Faye x