Having taken a break from crafting for a few weeks, it feels so good to be back in the swing of things again. Today, I've made quite a dark tag with a selection of Lavinia Stamps and Stencils.
I started with a Distress Oxide Spray Ink background. I'd made it such a long time ago, that I don't recall what colours I used. I placed the new Lavinia "Elegance" stencil over the top of the background and used "Mowed Lawn" Distress Oxide ink through the stencil. I gave it a blast from the heat gun, to ensure it was dry before multi-stamping "Embrace your dreams" verse stamp from Lavinia along the left hand side, graduating to across the bottom of the tag. I stamped the verse in second generation "Morning Mist" a Versafine Clair grey coloured ink.
Next I stamped "Ash" the fox. I used two Versafine Clair colours for him, first "Tulip Red" then "Acorn" a warm brown ink. I stamped the Lavinia "Tree Branch" in Versafine Clair "Pinecone" brown ink and then stamped the "Fairy Hives" in Versafine Clair Acorn" ink.
I used a white Posca Pen to add some white detail to the fur and to the tree. I used a metallic gold pen to add detail to the "Fairy Hives" and a copper coloured Liquid Pearls to the tree and to the Fairy Hive.
Finally, I inked the edges of the tag in "Crackling Camp Fire" Distress Oxide ink and then gave a thin border using Versafine Clair "Acorn" brown ink before mounting the tag on to a piece of dark red cardstock.