Sunday, January 19, 2014

Gratitude


 Hi friends, I'm back today with a tag I made for my weekly DT post over at Artistic Outpost.  I made this after watching Wendy Vecchi's sensational demo video from CHA showing a technique she created using her beautiful archival inks and rubbing alcohol.  If you haven't watched it, you can find it here.  I'll be ordering lots of archival reinkers and Specialty Stamping Paper for the boutique because I know this is going to be a popular background technique.

Anyway, I decided to try it on the non-branded jumbo tags I sell in the boutique.  It didn't work nearly as well as it does with the Specialty Stamping Paper because the tags are not coated and thus they very quickly absorb the alcohol mixture rather than letting it sit on top and run and blend.  But I liked the colors (Cornflower Blue and Orange Blossom) and it did make some nice staining so I decided to run with it as a first try.  After the ink/alcohol had dried, I stenciled with the Dot Fade stencil and Cornflower Blue archival ink.  The images from the Flower Market plate were stamped with Jet Black archival ink and the edges were sponged with Walnut Stain DI.   The heart was stamped with Potting Soil archival ink, edged inked with Frayed Burlap and misted with Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold mist.

My embellishments were simple - a few gold half pearls and a filigree butterfly.  Plus I cut a piece of white card stock with the Harlequin Border die stamped it with the ledger stamp from Ephemera Backgrounds, sponged it with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain DI.

That's it - very simple with not much layering and just a couple of embellishments.  But I love the artsy vintage feel of the stamp set and think the colors are wonderful too.  Hope you like it.

15 comments:

Inkypinkycraft said...

This looks a great background and lovethe colour combination! A gorgeous tag x

craftytrog said...

A gorgeous tag Linda, love Wendy's background technique!
Alison x

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful design and fabulous background. It may not have worked the same on the different tag but it still has a beauty of its own. Love it.
hugs {Brenda} x0x

rachel said...

this looks wonderful linda. really will be following that link to check the technique out x

Redanne said...

Wendy's technique is wonderful and I think it looks beautiful on your tag (albeit more absorbent than the speciality paper. I love the stamps you have used and that butterfly is gorgeous. Hugs, Anne x

Conniecrafter said...

very cool, love the stamping and the way you did the sentiment!

lilscrappers said...

So very pretty! I peeked at the tech but I don't have the archival reinkers or the fancy paper :). It creates a unique background, doesn't it.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

What a gorgeous tag....love the texture and beautiful background. Just love your style, Linda!

Maryanne said...

I saw Wendy's video and I'm happy you'll be getting the supplies. I really like this tag. The colors are great and I love the stamps!

Barb Cady said...

Thanks for the link to Wendy's tutorial, I'm loving your interpretation of the technique, love the colours you have chosen! X

Suzanne K said...

This is STUNNING. No need to say more. TFS

butterfly said...

Lovely, lovely tag - the background is really pretty, even if it worked slightly differently (glad to see you're going to be stocking Archival reindeers - I think you're still in Christmas mode!)...

Gorgeous stamps... "need"!
Alison xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful Linda, gorgeous soft colours and so beautifully put together, - love it! The background looks fantastic!

Julie Cassidy said...

Gorgeous tag , will try the technique thank you

Kate said...

A scrumptious background! I haven't watched any CHA videos but now I am interested. I must check out this technique. You say simple, I say elegant! Gorgeous as always!
Kate

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