here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
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Monday, October 21, 2013

one stamp...2 ways...

I like when a product can be used more than one way...

here's a fun example...

the stamp you see below is an oldie I designed about 4 years ago...

it's a flower  in set LCS019...the set name is "lower case art"...




I cut a #8 black tag down to 5 1/2 inches tall...

I used the watermark resist pad to stamp the spider (botanical art LCS 037) & the 2 large flourishes, and while the ink was wet, I sprinkled on some superfine detail embossing powder...

heat the powder to melt & create a tone on tone effect...

I added a strip of tim's new laboratorie tissue tape to the bottom of the tag...
it's perfect for the halloween theme I had in mind...



I wanted my archival ink colors to be good for everyday use...
and I wanted them to be a perfect fit for holidays...
SUCCESS! 

orange blossom makes a great pumpkin, fern green makes lovely leaves & red geranium is a great flower color & will be perfect for Christmas projects...

to make the pieces you see below...

cover a sheet of clearly for art with a vintage dictionary page...
spread a thin layer of Glue N Seal over the CFA...add the paper, brayer & dry...

you will see NO BUBBLES...
this is why I LOVE Glue N Seal for adhering paper to any surface...

now use the new (favorite) reverse dots background with fern green & stamp over a portion of the CFA...
***stamp on the paper side & dry...***

stamp over another section (paper side) with orange blossom & the reverse dots stamp...

use jet black archival to stamp the flower (just the top) over the orange area...stamp this 3 times...

ink the leaves portion of the stamp with jet black archival & stamp over the green paper...stamp 4 sets of leaves...

dry & cut out the leaves...

cut out one full flower & one with 4 sections & the last will be just the 2 middle sections...

stencil the flower with red geranium, using this flower stencil...
again on the paper side of the CFA & cut out...

heat each piece to soften the CFA...then shape each piece...

I used hot glue to assemble the pumpkin...add 3 leaves between the layers...

I also twisted a small piece of green floral wire to create the stem & stuck that between the layers...

the pieces will look like this...




ink an art parts tag topper with mustard seed distress stain & add shading to the edges with gathered twigs, on the blending tool...

I stamped the plaid background (LCS027 be inspired...make art)  with (MWAH) watering can archival...

dry...then add the cute birds rub, some glaze pen dots & an eyelet...


glue everything in place...and here's the finished tag...


the things I LOVE about this tag...

I used an old stamp in a new way...

the cool monochromatic background...

the dimension the CFA creates...

the (MWAH) archival colors...

and how quickly this came together...

hmmm...other ideas???

this same leaves/pumpkin design would make a fun TREAT BAG...

because the CFA makes sturdy pieces...the pumpkin can be added to a napkin ring for your halloween dinner/party...and used again next year...

I also like to add things like this to a jar candle for quickie hostess gift...

**************
today is a special day for us...
41 years ago I wed the love of my life...
yes...I was only 10...

a favorite memory from that day is when my parents drove me to the church...

my dad...(who was kind of emotional that day) turned around when we approached the street that the church was on & said "I don't have to turn here if you don't want me too"...

lucky lucky me! he turned!

YIKES...I NEED TO MAKE Rick A CARD...

I better go...

make art!
wendy


38 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

Congratulations, child bride you were! LOVE your creation, stunning as ever... hope you and Rick have an awesome day xx

sue said...

Thanks I love the layers.

sue said...

Thanks I love the layers.

Lisa said...

Happy, happy anniversary!! I hope you both have a fabulous day of celebration!! Your tag is stunning!! I love how you repurposed the flower stamp...so creative and fabulous!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Claudine C. said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the way you used this stamp in a new and fun way. Thank you for sharing.

Barbara said...

Great tag and Happy Anniversary! I love to use my old stamps and try to periodically. I particularly like to sneak an old stamp in with a new one, especially if the old is one of my all time favorites!!!!!

Mallrat said...

My Dad said the same thing, but only we were walking down the aisle !! But that was my first husband and I should of listened :) Happy 41 Wendy ! Love the tag, the topper is so cool !

Suzan VonEssen said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Rick... I hope you have a nice celebratory dinner tonight, too! Great tag - I love being able to use things differently - sweet!

Gabrielle said...

Congrats on 41 years together! That really is something to celebrate! Your Halloween tag is fabulous!! What a brilliant way to use your fabulous stamp! Great idea!

Marijane said...

Congratulations on your 41st! My hubby and I celebrated our 44th last June. Marriages don't often last 40+ years anymore... must be because we are so easy to get along with, HA! (or low maintenance?, double HA!) Love your tag and the "pumpkin" stamp. I'd almost forgotten that stamp (that I'd used so often when new.) Time to go through my whole stash and refresh my memory!

Maureen Cattani said...
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Maureen Cattani said...

Wendy, I love your tag and I want to wish you and your honey a Happy Anniversary. Enjoy your day.

Dorothy said...

Love this!!!

Lynn Hardy said...

Happy Anniversary Wendy and Rick! May you have many more to come.
Your tag is very lovely too!

Vic said...

Happy anniversary to the both of you!

Wanda H said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!! 41 years is awesome!!! And I was thinking our 30th anniversary last week was good... and it is!!! Yep, you must of been only 10, maybe younger!!! The tag is wonderful!!!

Tona said...

Love this tag & Happy Anniversary!

Buttons said...

Massive congratulations to you and Rick! What an achievement and how wonderful you found the matching piece for your jigsaw puzzle all those years ago. May you enjoy at least another 41! Love the embossed flourishes behind the pumpkin arrangement too. You are so full of great ideas and inspiration. Keep 'em coming... Jenny x

SusanK said...

I love using this stamp for a pumpkin! Have also used it like a globe and a hanging ornament. Gorgeous tag and thanks for the tutorial!

Helen said...

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary, hope Rick is spoiling you...
This has always been one of my favourite stamps, so nice to see it used in a different way.

Wilma said...

Happy Anniversary and many many happy returns!
Love this tag and how you used the flower stamp. Have to try it myself, yes i have that stamp :-)

Redanne said...

Happy Anniversary to you both, that is some achievement these days - may you have many more happy years together! Love, love, love the pumpkin, how clever, it looks amazing. Anne x

Lori said...

Love the pumpkin! and the black on black embossing really looks cool.. Happy Anniversary!

famillemarleau said...

Happy Anniversary. Your tag is beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is fantastic, Wendy! (And just so you know... I HAD to email Kim last week to get me that My Kind of Art stamp set! ALL your fault!) :)

Marci said...

You're only 41 and you've been married 41 years.. amazing!! Happy Anniversary. I love this tag and you do very good step by step directions.

ellen vargo said...

Happiest of anniversaries to you and Rick! Congratulations on 41 years... glad your Dad made the turn... :) Love the re-purposed flower as pumpkin - I love finding unintended uses for stamps. Hope you had an awesome day and did something wonderful to celebrate (that *didn't* involve cooking!) Love to you. xxx

Kathy Eddy said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!

Sandra said...

Oh Wendy ... how sweet - Happy Anniversary ... doesn't it just keep getting better and better?
Sandra ltb

toni said...

Beautiful halloween tag. Not at all scary ! Congratulations on your 41 years together . Hope you had a lovely day x

Debby said...

Happy Anniversary! Love your project and your story!

betjunroe said...

Hope you and Rick had a wonderful anniversary day Wendy! Here's to many more fantastic years for you both! Bette

Christi Conley said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! I just got your inks (of course, all of them!) and I am getting ready to go play - thanks, as always, for the inspiration :)

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Congratulations & a very happy anniversary to you both.
I LOVE the tag, it is completely gorgeous.

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akmoose said...

You don't post often enough (wink!) but when you do it is totally worth the wait! That pumpkin tag is just awesome! Can't wait tongolaynwith some black tags. Thanks

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Patty Williams said...

Happy Anniversary !

I love this tag! So many elements and just beautiful !