Friday, 8 August 2014

So today is .....

.....the start of a new challenge over at the That's Crafty Challenge where the theme is 'Stamping Ground' ie anything to do with stamping (no digi's though), do pop over and take part ........you stand a chance of winning a £20 voucher to spend at That's Crafty.  I've used some IndigoBlu stamps for this large tag.....
To make the background tag I stamped and clear embossed 3 of the 'Flutterby' stamp by IndigoBlu onto a large white tag. Then using a bit of cut 'n' dry foam I applied Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry distress ink all over the tag. Then I used various stamps from Kaisercraft and Artistic Outpost to add some further background interest......stamps I used were.......Generation Redux, Lattice, and Tic Toc. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Artistic Outpost Happiness set and mounted it onto a black mat before positioning on tag.
Using the 'Big Butterfly' stamp I stamped and heat embossed it in black onto some heat resistant acetate (don't forget to use an anti static bag on your acetate first!).....
Then I coloured the reverse side with Spectrum Noir pens (any alcohol marker pens will work). For this to work the best you really need to pick darker/brighter colours......
Once the pen has dried, and it dries very quickly, you need to paint over it with white acrylic or gesso......I used gesso.  You will find some of the colour bleeds into the paint but that doesn't matter..... 
 

Once the gesso was completely dry I simply cut out the butterfly and glued it onto the tag.  I only applied glue under the body so the wings had freedom to move but you could glue it all down if you prefer.  For the bow at the top I simply took some crinkle ribbon and coloured it using the same colour of distress inks that I had used in the background.

Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog and check out the rest of the design teams pieces and to join in the fun yourself. Thanks for visiting.

Donna xx

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Hi thanks for stopping by