Hello everyone and happy Sunday to you all!
It's not often I post in the middle of the day as most of my posts are scheduled, but by the time I had finished this tag it was too late and dark to photograph it, so for once a project straight off the press so to speak.
The image on the center of the tag is from Nicecrane's beautiful Muse of Poets sheet. I love the romantic vintage feel of these images. I printed it in black and white, cut it with one of my Spellbinder dies (Floral Ovals) and then gave it a hint of colour with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks.
I made the background for the tag by first adding some texture with the help of embossing folders and stencils with texture paste (Tim Holtz Texture Fades and Dylusions stencil with Liquitex Ceramic Stucco). Then added colour with the help of Distress paints (Antique Linen and Weathered Wood). I stamped an ancient text stamp with Picket Fence Distress paint and then deepened the colours of my tag with a combination of the same colours of Distress Ink. I forgot to take photos of the background (well it was too dark anyway), but here are some close ups:
The Ephemera behind the lovely lady are from the Graphics Fairy. I printed them in black and white on ordinary copy paper. Crumpled them up and then coloured them with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap again.
The big flowers I made myself from paper coloured in exactly the same way as my background. Finally I added some little flowers, a little clay heart and seam binding dyed with the same colours again, to finish it all off.
Nicecrane has many gorgeous collage sheets and they are very reasonably priced!