Tuesday, March 15, 2011

There are always flowers

Whew - just got this one done in time!  Over on the EWV Yahoo group we're doing periodic challenges from Wendy's books.  The themes are based on a technique, embellishment, a stamp image...whatever floats the boat of our fearless leader, Lori.  This week we were to use chipboard letters and a flourish/scroll, based on a card Wendy made in Book One on page 18.

My mojo had left the building for this challenge until today; the deadline is tonight.  What was she thinking????  I decided it was past time to use some of the items I've kept from previous projects because my container was getting quite full.

I started off with a #8 tag that had been colored with Pumice Stone DI over the entire tag, then layered with Bundled Sage and Tumbled Glass DIs.  Sunflower Sparkle PP+water was misted over the entire tag.  The chipboard letter had been gesso'd but void of color.  I did add very small dots around the perimeter which you probably can't see except close-up.  The flowers were made (textbook paper adhered to grungepaper) but not colored in any way.

I used the following stamp sets that Wendy designed:  Residential Art (flourish), Flower Art (sentiment, background and  Celestial Art (background on flowers).  The leafy stem is a Sizzix die that was also distressed with inks and my fingers.

Ranger products:  Olive, Sepia, Coffee and Black archival inks; Pumice Stone, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo distress inks; Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls; Butterscotch and Lettuce pigment inks; Rock Candy crackle paint and the Craft Scrubbie for some very inky fingers.


  1. very sweet and soft tag. Love it!

  2. Love this tag, you wouldn't know that your mojo went missing!

  3. I just love that flower and that chipboard "f"! Well done, and thanks so much for participating in the challenges!

  4. I really love the look of this one--you have the best flowers!

  5. Susan, your tag is wonderful!! I love how you used the chipboard F as part of the saying!!!