Monday, 20 June 2011
A tag with a flower
Make My Monday, the monthly theme of Flowers continues, the challenge for you this week is to make a tag with a flower, it can be on it's own or part of card. Using Cut & Dry foam I rubbed several TH Distress inks onto the cut cream card. Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalde, Scattered Straw and Walnut Stain. Heat dried it, sprinkled water from my fingers, again heat dried. I then stamped with Memento Onyx Black ink pad my latest, wonderful stamp from Hero Arts, Gratitude. I re-stamped the flower, coloured it with Spiced Marmalade, cut it out and applied as a second layer, added a glaze to help to emphasise the flower, but I think too much of the glaze ran to the centre, now that it's dried properly it looks so much better. Leson learnt - "be patient and wait for wet parts to dry." I added a few swirls where there were big gaps and finished off with a black braid tied into a bow.