I've been lucky to have had a gob of new products to work with in my Studio, but sometimes just going back and making a tag is more fun than anything.
So I got out my new, and never been used yet, set of fun stamps Mini Blueprints 2 from the talented MJ3, aka Mario Rossi III, and had some late night fun!
This is definitely a Mixed Media Tag in that I use several layers of inks, embossing powder, stamps and paint.
I started with the 3 stamps and Black Soot distress ink plus clear embossing powder. Then I added Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Victorian Velvet trying to blend together to get the "reddish-pink" that I wanted around the tag. Last add some Broken China and Seedless Preserves to the edges.
Next I painted in the 3 main areas with a brush and Dylusions Crushed Grape and Bubblegum Pink, a few Distress Markers, and the above Distress Inks. Using a brush again I added a few tiny spots of color and shadows. Then, just for fun, I gave a light spritz of the Crushed Grape to the tag.
Contrast....needed contrast, so I added a phrase from Odds and Ends stamp collection with Majestic Blue Versafine Ink, and stamped out the Valentine ticket with Black Soot. Paint the ticket with the Dylusions and Victorian Velvet Distress Marker. The background stamp from Papillon was roll- stamped with Coffee Archival Ink.
I added the Pattern Stamp from Stampers Anonymous and the wonderful Script from Apothecary with Snowflake Fresco Paint from Paper Artsy. LOVE that stuff.
Here you can see the detail of the shadow added to make the image pop and the white script stamp that breaks up the color. I added the tag to black chipboard and did a version of x and o along the side. Then punch a hole in the black chipboard for a ribbon.
Lately I've been using the Crinkle Ribbon in it's natural state that goes well with the white penmarks. As a last thought I added Glossy Accents to the ticket to give it a little shine and added the Heart Charm with a jumpring.
Valentines Day is fast approaching. I've done more Valentine posts than I've ever done in my life...maybe the stamps just speak to me, maybe I'm just getting sentimental this year!
Be Well and Be Good to each other, we're all we've got!
Distress Inks - Black Soot,Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Victorian Velvet, Broken China, Seedless Preserves.
Distress Markers - Various blended colors and Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick, Dusty Concord.
Stamper's Anonymous - Tim Holtz Mini Blueprints 2, Papillon, Odds and Ends, Apothecary and Patterned Stamp JS-643 from years ago.
Paper Artsy - Fresco Chalk Paint - Snowflake
Sharpie - White Extra Fine Opaque
Versafine - Magestic Blue