September 24, 2013

Chalky Flowers

Hello everyone, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.

I've a tag for you today, using stamps from the Chalk It Up and Chalkboard Wisdom releases.
I started by applying texture paste through the Crafter's Workshop Cornflowers stencil to create the flowers.
And then I applied lots of dots of various Fresco paints and used rough brushstrokes to blend them onto the tag.
Once the paint was dry, I sanded back the flowers to reveal the white texture beneath.
I added the corner flourishes from the Chalk It Up plate, stamped first in white using the Prima Chalk Edger, and then overstamped in Peeled Paint Distress Ink.
I really like the ornate and slightly dimensional effect.
The sentiment is another of my original chalkboard experiments - Brilliant White Superfine Wow embossing powder on black card, with some extra chalkiness from the Chalk Edger and from a white pencil.  It's mounted on padded tape to give it a bit of a lift over the flowers.
The topper is crinkle ribbon dyed with Distress Stains - Peeled Paint and Bundled Sage, along with some Picket Fence, which is what gives it that lovely shabby opaque look.
And it's tied together with my black and white paper string combination - to tone in with that chalkboard sentiment.
I then distressed the whole thing with the paper distresser and layered it onto some Prima paper by Finnabair, leftover from her workshop, which I was lucky enough to attend recently.

Hope you like it... If you're inspired to play with your Artistic Outpost stamps, you've still time to enter your AO projects into the September Referral Program.  We love seeing what you've been creating.  Happy Crafting all!

Designer: Alison Bomber
Words and Pictures


Inkypinkycraft said...

another great tag and I love the colour of this one x

Helen said...

Beautiful, Alison - love the colours, and the stencil is one of my favourites.

Redanne said...

Gorgeous background Alison and that is my favourite stencil ever! Love the twiddly bits of string at the top too and your wonderful distressing around the edges. A gorgeous tag. Hugs, Anne x

sally said...

Ooooh! Aaah! Liking this one lots!


Deborah said...

I've always loved that stencil and it looks superb against the streaky greens.

Julie Lee said...

I really love what you've done with this Alison. That cornflowers stencil looks superb against the lovely, grass-like background. I bought some Wow embossing powder in fine white at the weekend and I can't wait to experiment with it! The way the tag is tied is exquisite. I've noticed that you always add these brilliant final touches that make your art stand out. Thank you so much for sharing, when your life is so very busy at the moment. Julie Ann xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow I really really love this tag, I love the colours and the great background, and I love the white flowers!!!


Marci said...

Hurray! Looks like spring to me, love this, the new foliage green, the texture.

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful use of the AO stamps and how I love the stylized flowers.

cathylynn said...

Thanks for sharing your technique! The results are totally awesome! Love it!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Hettie said...

Alison this is absolutely gorgeous. Love the effect you have created. Just Beautiful!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Oooo! This is wonderful. Love the sentiment and you made a fantastic background for it. The Fresco paints are scrumptious and I love the sanded texture of the original stencil. Fabulous double stamping on the corners too! Really beautiful. -- Mary Elizabeth

Paula Whittaker said...

lovely looking tag.

Paper Profusion said...

This is superb Alison - really great result with sanding those flowers. Very neat overstamping of those corners too! Nicola x

ria gall said...

Hi Alison
you have used my recent purchase, the flower mask. I have not had a play with it yet but your beautiful tag has got me wanting to get it out and use it.
This tag has so much texture to it and depth really lovely

Terry said...

So serene, Alison! I love the textured flowers and pop of the chalky sentiments! Wonderful tag!

Margaret said...

Alison, I LOVE your tag! The flowers are so pretty and I love the sentiment!

Cocofolies said...

I love this mask too, and your tag is really original Alison !!! and gorgeous of course as usual ! :) xx

Dianne said...

WOOHOO, this is STUNNING, the background the flowers, your beautiful sentiments and the fabulous ties, just excellent work as always my dear thanks for sharing..

Chris said...

Superb Alison! I love the gorgeous background and the fresh colours! Chris x

Kezzy said...

Wow gorgeous tags, I really love the background, the mask is one of my favourites, and the corners look fab. The chalk board effect is stunning and so on trendand I rreally must look up chalk edgers sounds like an ink pad, hmmmmm they sound nice lol. Hugs :-) Kezzy xxxxxx