I am really enjoying a fantastic week off work so far and I'm actually getting to spend plenty time in my craft room meaning that I have managed to complete The Artistic Stamper Creative Team September blog challenge of 'Splatters and Speckles'. As soon as the challenge was posted I knew that I had the perfect splat stamp by PaperArtsy and decided that the background needed to be my main focus for this challenge and with this in mind I decided to create a tag again this month.
I started by cutting a Tim Holtz Tag with white card stock from the Sizzix die, then spritzed it with Dylusion ink sprays, I then added water in spray and droplets. Once dry I added Tattered Angels marshmallow glimmer mist then some Adirondack gold acrylic paint dabber splatted from a paint brush. I also added a few splats of Time Holtz picket fence distress stain. There was a lot of drying involved in the process and once dry again I added the PaperArtsy stamp using embossing ink and black embossing powder which I heated to set. Next I added white and black pen border round the tag. I then stamped the Tim Holtz sentiment on to kraft card stock and attached it to the tag using double-sided foam. I attached two lengths of string using the Tim Holtz tiny attacher. I made a flower using the Tim Holtz tattered florals die and glassine paper, crumpling it and adding distress ink and glimmer mist and attached it to the tag using a brad, this is a technique which I picked up from a recent edition of Craft Stamper magazine. I have used the technique before and will again. Once the tag was complete I watered down some white acrylic paint and speckled the whole tag again using a paintbrush. Finally I attached a piece of ribbon and string through the hole.
I wish my photo could pick up the glimmer and sparkle, I am really pleased with the background and thinks that it fits the bill for this challenge perfectly.