Never Give Up
By DT Ann
This week I decided to recreate a tag I did last weekend, whilst playing in my craft space. I don't like to do exactly the same, basically because I've difficulty doing repetition and I find I deviate as I recreate !! So this one is slightly different...
Stamps: Over the Moon, La Luna, Texture, Film Strip & Circles, Random Numbers, Dragonfly & Butterfly Set, Small Words.
Inkables : Circle Lattice
Dies: Tags #1
Distress Oxides: Fossilized Amber, Dusty Concord
Versafine: Imperial Purple
Paint: Dina Wakley Gilt & Chartreuse
Available from : https://www.beecrafty.net
Extras: Gelli plate, brayer, die cutting machine, Perfect Pearls, waterbrush, thread.
I created a background by brayering some Chartreuse paint onto my Gelli plate & placed the Circle Lattice 6 x6 Inkable on to it. Next I placed a piece of paper over it , rubbed it firmly & removed both paper & Inkable. Then I brayered the remaining paint ono a separate piece of paper to use later. After leaving the paint on the Gelli plate for a couple of minutes I brayered some Gilt paint over the it. Then used another piece of paper & rubbed over the top firmly, peeled back & this gave me my print.
On the tag I used Dusty Concord with the 'dotty' edge stamp, (Texture/ Film Strip & Circles set) around the edges. Then added the circle boarder in Versafine Ink (Over the Moon set) down the centre of the tag.. I only added two to start with, but added a third later...
Again in Dusty Concord I added some circles from La Luna & some Random Numbers in Fossilized Amber to create more background interest. I coloured my dragonfly with some Perfect Pearls & a water brush.
I chose sentiment from the Small words Stamp set, die cut a banner from a left over piece of paper & stamped onto it (use the acetate sheet to check your sentiment fits first).
Finally using gel medium I glued some cotton thread, the dragonfly & the sentiment onto the tag.
Thank you for stopping by... Ann x