This was a super quick and simple make using the free gifts that came with issue 10 of the Crafter's Inspiration mag. , In fact it was using the pieces I had remaining from the tag I created in my earlier Crafter's Companion post. It was fairly easy to move along the embossing folder and line it up, so a larger piece of card could be embossed. I just cut slits into the larger hexagon to form the flowerrs with a smaller hexagon glued on top.
Well this is my first creation for the Crafter's Companion Inspirers Team. For this post I created a tag, using the free gifts in issue 10 of Crafter's Inspiration. . I loved playing with these free gifts, they really sparked the imagination and encouraged you to think of ways to use the dies.
It's the start of the month and time for a new challenge on The Artistic Stamper's blog and facebook page. This months theme is Red, Yellow and Blue. A random winner is chosen and the prize is one of there wonderful stamps.
I was sitting at my table after just finishing of a real of double sided tape, thinking what could I do with this, as I am sure lots of us do. I took some blue ribbon and wrapped it around the hoop, glueing the end so it didn't unravel.
I then took a length of wire and wrapped it over and around the hoop, in a very random way, remembering to form a loop at the top that I can hang the piece from.
I painted a small scrap of card with yellow paint, and stamped the words "take time to smell the flowers", before cutting them out and going round the edges with black ink.
I then threaded the words through the wire.
I stamped out lots of Lesley Matthewson's flower stamp, using archival ink. I stamped the flower out on book paper, tissue paper, and card, and painted them using acrylic paint. I used the same red paint for all the flowers changing the tone of the paint just by adding different amounts of water.