Monday, 23 September 2019

* Artsystamper: Perfect Pansies

Happy Monday!

Today is my DT day for Artsystamper, a relatively new digital stamp company owned by Beverly Cole. One of the things I love about Bev's digital stamps is that you get a great selection of stamps and sentiments in each set and also pre-coloured ones for those quick and easy, last minute cards. Please pop over to the Etsy shop, TheArtsystamperShopand see what she has in store.

My tag has a mixed media background. 
Here it is:

I cut a tag from 300 gsm smooth card and blended Fossilised Amber and Wilted Violet Distress Oxides with a sponge. Once I was happy with the blending, I added water splashes and blotted them up to remove some of the inky colour. I used a text stamp to add some texture, inking with the same DOxides in tone on tone style. I inked around the edge of the tag in Ranger black archival ink.
The beautiful pansy is the pre-coloured one. I fussy cut it and ran a black marker around the edge to hide cutting imperfections and to mask the white card. In doing so, I accidentally cut through the stem of the bud, so I simply popped the bud behind one of the large leaves.
I added some snippets in the form of textured white trim and woven raffia ribbon to the bottom edge of my tag, popped the pansy on foam dots for dimension and added a Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker quote. I decided to stamp the word Fleur in black.  To finish, I added a small hemp bow at the base of the pansy and threaded thicker hemp twine through the top of the tag.

I absolutely adore the colours in this pansy!

Here is the TheArtsystamperShop product I used:

Perfect Pansy

That's all for today! 
I'll be back with another Artsystamper project in two weeks time.

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Creative Knockouts #316 AG 26/09
Simply Create Too #153 AG 27/09
A Perfect Time to Craft  #9 AG 27/09
Pixies Snippets Playground #361 AG 28/09
Classic Design Team Challenge #9 AG 29/09 Best Technique

*A Bit More Time To Craft #100 AG 29/09
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  1. Hi Carole this is gorgeous it just so pretty. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Fabulous tag! The background is stunning and I love how the pansy pops from it! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  3. Wow, this is gorgeous, Carole!!

  4. Wonderful tag Carole and I loved reading the detail about how you made it.

    Remember, to be entered in the prize draw I do ask you to say so in a comment on my blog post.

    It's lovely to see you playing again!


    Di xx

  5. Amazing project!!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.
    Angela DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs

  6. Carole, what a beautiful project! I love this pansy tag.
    Hugs Monica

  7. All I can say is that I absolutely love this tag! Every design decision was perfectly made and the project has been beautifully executed! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. You are one of our Top Rockers this week. Please stop by our blog and grab your badge!
    Chana Malkah, Owner/Designer
    613 Avenue Create Challenge
    A Place to Start Challenge

  8. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too Challenge this time and good luck :)


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