I decided to play around with the Kudzu Kafe plate plus I used a few of the stamps from Generation Redux. I started by stamping most of the images in Jet Black archival onto a jumbo manila tag. Then I filled in the background by stamping the ticking stamp first and second generation using Potting Soil archival ink. Next embossing ink was sponged on through a Wendy Vecchi stencil and I embossed with Weathered White embossing powder. Time for color - I mixed a little Peeled Paint and Gathered Twigs distress stain on my craft sheet and blotted up the color with the tag. The embossed leaves resisted the color entirely and I felt they were too white. So I took a paint brush and dry brushed on Leaf Green archival ink
Next I cut a panel from white card stock using the ATC die, stamped the woman in black archival, masked her off and stamped the ledger stamp from Ephemera Backgrounds using Potting Soil archival ink. And the, of course, I sponged the entire piece with Vintage Photo distress ink to age it. I cut a couple of tags using the Tim Holtz tag die from white CS, stamped the sentiment and then overstamped using the ticking stamp, second generation so it didn't totally obscure the sentiment. A third tag didn't seem to work for Be Honest so I just sniped it out and clipped it to the main panel. The bronze heart, barrel bead and twine are all from my shop.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you are enjoying the hop. I know that many of the Artistic Outpost stamps are sold out now over at Artistic Outpost. I still have a supply of a number of these stamp sets in stock at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Check this page in the shop to see if there are any you want.
These products are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where most name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.