Well before Christmas, I had the pleasure of attending a class with the lovely Von from Artful Times. Later, I received an email asking me to be a guest designer for the new challenge at Artful Times. I was delighted to oblige as I have followed this challenge blog from the start.
Here's the tag I made using two embossing folders, stamping, crackle, distress inks, acrylic paint and some handmade flowers (the pink ones, not the white!) amongst other things:
|The finished work which used two embossing folders: one for the leaves and another at the top and lower end of the tag. The white flowers are purchased mulberry paper blooms and the pink flowers were made from a TH strip die.|
|The leaves were die cut, coloured with distress and embossed in a paisley design folder. Crackle was then used to create texture and an aged look. Acrylic paint was used once the crackle was dry.|
|The thick grey board tag was coated with gesso and acrylic. Areas at the top and bottom of the tag were embossed with a TH folder. The raised sections were coloured with gold paste and like the leaves, crackle was applied to suggest an aged piece.|
I will be back visiting you all very soon, just as soon as I catch up with the entries at Anything But A Card!
I'm going to link my tag up at the Fashionable Stamping challenge blog for the first time ever. They have a wonderful challenge theme this time: 'Surprise Us' (Anything Goes). If, like me, you've never entered here, you should hop over and have a look at the pieces made by the design team - inspiration in bucket loads, believe me!