Hello beautiful crafters!
eeeeek! we are in the 2016!! So first of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Did you write the list of resolutions? My resolutions for 2016 is only one: not have resolutions! Because let's be honest, I still am on the 2013' list so... LOL! I'll just try to be the best version of me and just enjoy life!
For my project today I made a TAG with a fun envelope to go along - I used paper from the wonderful collection Belle Epoque -- I find this paper pad out of this world! Love the colour scheme and the design, just the paper it self is an artwork!
It is perfect for collage and for all mixed media lovers out there! I truly suggest you to ask your retailer to get it, you will love the sleek texture and the versatility of it!
I started by cutting strips of one sheet of paper till I covered the whole front of the tag. I covered it with IndigoBlu GeeSso Good! White and then used my favourite English Cottage Artist's Acrylic Paint to add color to the paper.
I cut this awesome vintage bird from a paper sheet from the same collection and glued it down.
The quote is from the IndigoBlu Grand Tour I A5 - Rubber Stamp -- I simply rearranged the words to create a brand new sentiment. This is another reason of why I love SO MUCH IndigoBlu Stamps! They allow you to really stretch them and use in so many ways!
When I was satisfied with the background I stitched all around the tag. And the Crown. Please a minute of silence of this HUGE mistake. I wanted to add straight stitched lines but...somehow I ended up making a crown! But shh, let's keep this quiet ;-) !
I englighted the sentiment by stitching some more under it.
Final touch was to add splashes of IndigoBlu GeeSso Good! White and IndigoBlu GeeSso Good! Black.
For the envelope I cut a long piece of card stock from the same Belle Epoque collection and a piece of vellum. I sewed the two pieces together THEN i cut it to size from the top (the only part not sewed)
To help the vellum blend and match the TAG all I did was mixing a bit of English Cottage Artist's Acrylic Paint Miss Moneypenny and Goldfinger together, stamped using a stamp from the IndigoBlu Grand Tour I A5 - Rubber Stamp and then flicked a bit of gesso to create interest.
What do you think?
Stay happy Stay Creative...till next time!
Supply List :
English Cottage Artist's Acrylic Paint : Pantry White
English Cottage Artist's Acrylic Paint : Peppermint tea
English Cottage Artist's Acrylic Paint : Hot Cocoa
English Cottage Artist's Acrylic Paint : Miss Moneypenny
English Cottage Artist's Acrylic Paint : Goldfinger
IndigoBlu GeeSso Good! White
IndigoBlu GeeSso Good! Black
IndigoBlu Belle Epoque Mixed Media Paper
IndigoBlu Stencil - Roman Numerals
IndigoBlu Grand Tour I A5 - Rubber Stamp
Versafine Small Ink Pads - Onyx Black