Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Fringe Flowers and Misty Backgrounds

Here I am, back with another flower and tag. There's even been a spot more stamping. Suddenly there's this impulsive urge to start inking up my collection of rubber stamps.

The flower began life as two punched out, 50mm dia. circles. I chomped around the edges with deckle-edged scissors, trimming more from one of them to create a smaller shape. I inked around the edges and carefully cut the thin petals with scissors. Using the back of a paintbrush, I gave the flower some shape and then with a dollop of glue in the centre, I added seed beads.

The frame is a stamped image onto card, cut out with scissors. I frayed the inside edges before sprinkling on a layer of clear embossing powder. To finish, I daubed on some white acrylic paint to soften the colour.

The background, I painted in grey acrylic before spritzing with a white mister and allowing to dry. A variety of trims were adhered to the bottom and I stamped the bird cage onto pale card before arranging it behind the frame. To finish, I tied a thin length of netting through the top of the tag.

Two tags down, one to go.

Have a wonderful, creative day
Paul x


JoZart said...

Yum, yum, the early bird catches the worm and this one's beautiful. Love the hint of pink and the image (which I think I have in my stash).
Jo x

Karen said...

Another lovely tag. Great design and colours. Love the flower xx

Scrappi Sandi said...

Oh! Yum indeed!! More inspiration to dig out my stamps here!! Love it all!! :)

Jeanne J said...

Hi Paul! Love to see all the creativity coming from you! Another GORGEOUS tag! You should mount them in a shadow box to preserve their beauty. Another perfect flower too!!

Neet said...

Love this one as much as the last one. What a great flower and so simple but this is a Paul Flower so you take ownership of it.
I am not at all a pink person but I think your work is turning me into one.
Hugs, Neet xx
ps I'll be able to catch oyur next one before I go to CHA - yeah!

alexa said...

That's a very sweet flower and thank-you for the instructions. A klutz like me might even have a go ... :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Simply delightful! The muted colors are the perfect backdrop for that lovely, delicate flower! The sponged edges give it just that dab of color to draw the eye. Love the stamped chandelier image, looks so chic! I'm really enjoying seeing all these amazing tags you're making!

kjjc said...

beautiful colour palette; Lovely stamping. fab