I hope you all had a nice weekend? I was really feeling crafty this morning so instead of making one thing I made two! Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog and his talented DTMs have provided an amazing inspiration for this week's 'I ought to use this more!' challenge. If you haven't seen their gorgeous creations then you must visit....aaaah... So I thought to myself...well, what is it that I have been omitting to be creative with lately ? ...and then it hit me... my precious and gorgeous Big Brush pens! I used to use them all the time, but they've been neglected for a while. So I made a card and a tag. I will share the card with you in a separate post so stay tuned, but now onto the tag...
My tag is inspired by nature and I have used more earthy tones on it. I started by scribbling two tones of brown, warm grey and black on my craft sheet (Big Brush pens by Faber-Castell), diluting my scribbles with water and swooshing my watercolour card in it and drying it intermittently. This created quite a warm brown splotchy background. It is an easy way to create a watercolour-style artsy background for any project. This is what you can see behind the bird which was stamped on my card and on a dictionary paper. I also used the grass stamps. All stamps used are by Prima, including the background book stamp. To add colour to my background I used the Teal Zeal & Bamboo Leaves Memento inks and to darken it the Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I distressed the edges with my scissors too for a real grungy look. I made my roses using the Sculpey Accents in black colour, covered them in Glossy Accents and sprinkled an ultra-fine gold glitter. I also made my fabric rose using a white trim that I coloured with the same inks. All were adhered over a golden string. I worked a little on my sentiment and the ribbon too to make it all match. Here are some photos for you:
I hope you like my tag! I will be back with the card made using my Big Brush Pens so do come back to check it out later.
I would also like to enter this tag into the following challenges:
That's Crafty! Blog - The Birds
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Thank you for stopping by!