Monday 30 December 2013

Serenity Tag Card

Good morning. I hope everything is good and crafty today. I've certainly been enjoying the festive season with family and friends. I have also managed to enjoy a few hours play time with ink and stamps.
These new stamps definitely help to bring a little serenity while working with them, the images are so beautiful.

I started with a large tag shape and stamped the serene lady with Memento Onyx Black which allowed me to colour with alcohol pens. I restricted myself to flesh colours as I wanted to add lots of colour to the background. Before colouring the background I cut a mask of the stamp and laid over the image. For the background I used Mown Lawn, Tumbled Glass and Ripe Persimmon distress ink then spritzed with a little water. I dried with a heat tool and stamped the flowers and blossom with French Ultramarine archival ink. I mounted onto black and found a piece of orange card and trimmed them to the shape of the tag.
Many thanks for visiting and I wish you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year. Debbie

1 comment:

Paula (PEP) said...

A really super piece of masking & inking - at first I thought the image was cut out & added on top of the background - there's so much dimension with the colourful & busy background making your selective colouring of the image really 'pop.' I particularly like your positioning of Serentiy in the central positioning so that her architrave is echoed by your black matting. A real stunner this one.
Paula (PEP)