Today I am submitting a tag to the following October Challenges:
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team The Natural World
The Stamp Man Butterflies, Birds and Bees
I started with the Tim Holtz tag die and white card stock which I covered with strips of masking tape before spritzing with Dylusions ink sprays. As some of the strips started to curl when drying, I covered the whole background with Claudine Hellmuth matt multi-medium. Once dry I used stamps by Inkadinkado and Tim Holtz to create my background. I coloured the butterflies and bees with Tim Holtz distress inks using my water brush and then used a white gel pen to outline the main images. I added Ranger stardust stickles on the bee wings and covered all of the creatures with Ranger glossy accents. I attached the tag to a piece of black card stock and cut it to shape to bring out the black ink. I wrote my sentiment on pieces of inked card stock, attached to black card stock, covered with Ranger crackle paint - rock candy and added the pieces to the tag using double sided foam. Finally I threaded black and yellow ribbon through the tag hole.