I enjoy working with labels as they are so versatile & can convert into great toppers. Distress Inks I am still learning about, & I like trying different colour combos as they can be so striking.
The image on the tag above was stamped with black ink & then embossed with clear Embossing Powder. The two Distress Inks I used were Fired Brick & Wild Honey. I always start with the lightest colour first, as is standard in colouring - just going around the edges & fading toward the centre. Next I bring in the darker shade & if necessary go back over with the lighter colour again. I find this blends the colours together more. I allowed the Wild Honey to lightly cross the face to remove the stark white.
For this tag I stamped the image in the same way & then coloured the tag with Crushed Olive & Wild Honey. I was intending to leave the face clean but I got carried away with the blending & went over the chin line, so a shadow has appeared on the face. I quite like it though.
A lightly more delicate finish for this tag using Tattered Rose & Milled Lavender. The Milled Lavender is quite heavy if you are not careful, but again I am happy with this.
During the week I showed some resist techniques at a rubber stamping workshop I was running, & realised that I hadn't actually done much for myself recently - so to finish my stamping session yesterday I did one piece. I used the silk art card that Barbara Grey uses, onto which I stamped an image with embossing ink & embossed with clear EP . As the Distress Inks were out I used them - selecting Crushed Olive & Wild Honey. I used the CO first then down the side brought in the WH - which gave it a warmer tone. I then buffed it with a tissue. Very simple but actually will go nicely with the CO & WH tag above. Hmmm! that will be the project for later today. Here is the resist -So all I have to do now is add some embellishments to the tags & then turn them into cards. Perhaps you will pop back to see what I have done - it shouldn't take me another month. I hope to be back again each day now or at least every other day.
Also I need to go & check what is happening in the world of blog challenges & join in.
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