Thursday, 5 June 2014
Crafty Individuals Blog Challenge - June
I'm in a summery frame of mind and in the mood for some bright colours so when I decided to enter this month's Crafty Individuals blog challenge I grabbed my Impress inks and got started. The challenge has been chosen by Helen Chilton and is called 'Tag You're It'. I decided to use CI 376 Party Puffin and stamped him with cobalt Archival ink. I paper pieced him with some scraps from Crafty Individuals' Springtime paper pad and gave him a red glossy accented heart. The base tag is stamped with CI 207 Ferns & Grasses in various colours of Impress ink. I then decided it was too bright and wanted to tone it down. Now I know that all you arty types would have reached for gesso or a Fresco paint to do the job but I decided to use vellum (oh alright not exactly vellum but tracing paper from Smiths). I ran it through a Crafters Companion Beatrix Potter embossing folder and used it as an overlay. If you click on the image you should get a better view of the embossed flowers which give a lovely texture to the tag. I added the puffin and some bunting (the stamp is also by Crafty Individuals and came as a thank-you gift with an order). To finish off I added an eyelet (yay that's one less in my hoard!) and a grommet/washer(?) not sure what they're called but I bought a Big Bite case (I only have a Crop-a-dile) with a load of these things a few years ago. It says 'adorable, delightful, charming' which sums up this Puffin beautifully.
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