July 7, 2013

Seeds of Love

Hello everyone, Linda here sharing a piece I made just playing around with a new stencil I got recently.  It started out with me spritzing the stencil to clean some Aged Mahogany ink off it.  I hated to waste all that lovely watery ink so I laid a piece of white card stock over it and ended up with the stencil marks mixed in with the water blots - very cool.   I decided to stencil the edges with Aged Mahogany to match the ink blots and then had to clean the stencil again and ended up with more ink drops on my craft sheet which I used on the edge of the jumbo manila tag...I can see that it could be a vicious circle with stenciling and blotting and stenciling and blotting and...

Once dry, I randomly stamped images from Bloom and Grow onto the background I had created and then sponged Vintage Photo DI over both the stenciled piece as well as the jumbo tag.  I finished off the stenciled edging by sewing a row of stitching around it.  

My crinoline flower was made from a big black dye batch I did last year and still had a few pieces left.  I used one of the floral circle filigrees and topped it off with a black patterned button.  It was too bright white so I sponged Vintage Photo DI over it to grunge it up a bit.  The tri-bud was white and I painted it with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.  I just took a water brush and picked up a bit of ink directly from my ink pad.

And that's it...just a bit of artsy fartsy fun today.  Hope you are having a great weekend.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Designer:  Linda Coughlin


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful tag Linda, that black flower is very striking. Tracy x

Yvonne Garner said...

Gorgeous tag! Love the stenciling and the black embellishments were the perfect accent!

butterfly said...

Such a lovely tag - the stripy border works brilliantly!
Alison x

Dagmar said...

wow it´s a fantastic tag!