Think and Wonder and the Whimsical Melange stamp sets.
The little house on the front was stamped on a tag background of wrinkle-free distress technique, and layered over some wisps of cheesecloth and a book page which had been used to mop up the leftover ink.
The words from Think and Wonder were stamped on another piece of the book page, and mounted on padded tape.
For the tag on the inside, I used one of my all-time favourites: the beautiful girl from the Think and Wonder set. I had to use a wash of Nougat Fresco paint to lighten her face, as the wrinkle-free distress blotches were making her look distinctly unhealthy!
And I stamped the "Wonder and think" sentiment above and below the image, half at a time. The classical border was also part of the book page - from above the chapter heading - and too good to waste.
On both the tag and bag, I used hearts punched from the first tag, buttons, embellishments and inked flowers which all got a touch of gesso for a shabby chic look.
And, of course it's all topped off with some inky crinkle ribbon, and the Martha Stewart doily punch added a touch of frilliness to the edges.
If you want any more "making-of" details, you can find them here, but for now I'll love you and leave you (I'm having to do all my posting from a cafe while my internet's out of action - so apologies if you've not had a visit from me lately) with a quick reminder to come and join in with the August Referral Program here at Artistic Outpost. All you need to qualify is at least one AO image on your project. Hope to see you there!
Designer: Alison Bomber