I'd like to share a tag with you today. I'm also excited to share that I am having a small crafty giveaway which is open to anyone worldwide (international folks are most welcome). All the details can be found here -- I'd be super thrilled and honored if you play along :) the prize is a 25 USD gift certificate to any store you like.
Now onto the tag, this is a mixed media spring themed tag with flowers, leaves and a butterfly.
Synopsis of the Process:-
The base of the tag is upcycled from some corrugated cardboard packaging. I really like the corrugated look which I think adds so much interest and dimension :) so I tore the thin paper covering on the cardboard at certain places to reveal the corrugated based underneath. Then white gesso was applied along with which some white lace was adhered to the base. Then texture paste was applied through a leaf stencil with the vine pattern on top of the lace (left side) and a small bit on the right side. Then colors were added with color sprays and water was sprayed to diffuse the intensity of the colors. I wanted the colors to be softer here. Then some background stamping was done to give added interest to the background, stamping was done with archival jet black ink using one of the designs by ryn- texture stamps. The circular design from the same stamp set was also stamped onto some cardstock and colored with distress markers, then I hand drew a flower outline to the designs, to make it look like whimsical flowers, these were then fussy cut. Kaisercraft butterfly stamp was also stamped onto a snippet of white cardstock, colored with zig markers and then fussy cut. Lastly, the sentiment was stamped from the so suzy cling stamp- color of spring and fussy cut, to make the edges distinct and pop out against the busy background a hand drawn outline was made on the sentiment with a fine tip black sharpie marker. The fussy cut images and sentiment were arranged onto the tag and adhered. To bring out the details in the flowers, some white dots were added using a white gel pen.
1. Designs by Ryn- Textures (rubber stamps)
2. So suzy cling stamps - color of spring
3. Kaisercraft clear stamps- butterflies4. Distress crayons set 1
5. Sprays by heidi swapp (pink, blue, yellow) and color splash by little birdie (lemon zing, lime splash, ocean mist)
6. Snippets of white cardstock
7. Ranger's achival jet black ink
8. Double sided foam tape
9. Uniball Signo white gel pen
10. Aqua brush
11. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
12. Snippets of lace
13. Tombow mono multi glue
14. Local stationery shop stencil- leaves
18. Monte Marte Texture paste
19. Camlin White Gesso
20. Paint brushes, palette knife, water spray bottel and scissors
21. Black sharpie marker and black fine point sharpie marker
22. A piece of corrugated cardboard
22. A piece of corrugated cardboard
Here are a few pictures of the finished tag:--
I am playing along with the following challenges:
Rubber Dance Stamps Colour Challenge- March (stamping has been done to create the flowers and butterfly as well as in the background, all the colors of the moodboard have been included)
Butterfly Challenge #74- One butterfly has been included and mint green color is there as one of the colors in the background, also because of the corrugated cardboard, the edges of the tag are shaped with mountains (ups) and valleys (downs).
March Customer Creation Challenge- Designs by Ryn (1 of the designs by ryn texture stamps has been used here, in the background as well as on the fussy cut flower images)
Stamplorations Mixed Media Challenge- March (Leaves design stencil has been used here)
Stamplorations Spolight Project Showcase (I was inspired by the Maria spotlights background stamping technique and have used it on the tag)
Thanks for your time! Would love to read your comments :)