3 January 2012

Flowers are miracles...

The weather outside (to parody a festive tune) is frightful and to brighten my day I turned to this month's Creative Expressions DT stamp set which is the fabulous Sentimental Art by Wendy Vecchi. I wanted to make something with a hint of Spring and so used Wild Honey, Victorian Velvet and Stormy Sky Distress Inks on the large background stamp. 
For the flower I used the stamp from the Well Worn Art set with Jet Black Archival Ink. 
The ink bottle is from Destination Art (a real favourite of mine) and I stamped the bottle image twice in Archival ink as before. The first image was covered in Broken China Distress Ink and clear embossed twice to make it super shiny. I cut out the label from the second image and lightly covered it in Broken China, the edges were distressed and then edged in Vintage Photo Distress Ink (whilst I had it open I also edged the tag in Vintage Photo!) 
The sentiment is from the DT set and I still had  a little ink on the background stamp so I stamped a small piece of card, added the sentiment in Archival Ink and edged it as before. The brad holding the sentiment on was given a good hammering with my Idea-ology Hammer (I love using this!). I dyed a white ribbon with Wild Honey Distress Stain, added yellow twine and a couple of beads and my Spring-like tag is complete! I hope you find a little Spring in your day today, no matter how grey it is outside!
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9 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely Spring tag, great colours and the background works very well with the flowers as does the sentiment. Happy New Years. Tracy x

Siobhan Fyffe said...

This is so pretty Gabrielle...!! I love the flower stem in the bottle. Happy New Year.
Siobhan x

Sara said...

Thoughts of spring have cheered me up after day back at work thank you x

Michaela said...

Such a beautiful spring tag!
Michaela xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fab tag, love the images and the sentiment is lovely
Lindsay xx

pommiechook said...

I think I should give up now!!! You put me to shame! Love the layering, clever chook! xxx

hazel said...

A beautiful tag Gabrielle - I love the flowers coming out of the bottle.
xxx Hazel.

victoria h said...

Lots of texture here with the background stamping. I like all the care and attention given to the ink bottle-they use them in the Harry potter movie!

sue law said...

Lovely Tag Gabrielle, I love the subtle colour change in the background lace. I have a bottle just like that on my kitchen window sill for rooting cuttings!
Sue