Over at Lavinia Stamps this weekend, Tracey Dutton, Jo Rice and Sarah Anderson had a craft off, making a tag using the new Lavinia Stamps "Forest Leaf" stamp, so that prompted me to have a play too, making this tag.
I used a manila coloured tag for the base then used two shades of green and two shades of orange Ranger Archival Inks. The colours I used are: Prickly Pear, Fern Green, Monarch Orange and Bright Tangello.
Using Versafine Clair "Twilight" dark blue ink, I stamped the "Forest Leaf" stamp in the top left corner and then again in the bottom right corner. While the "Twilight" ink was out, I inked the edges of the tag.
I used Versafine Clair "Warm Breeze" turquoise ink to stamp the "Winter Spice" verse over the peachy/orange coloured areas.
I then used Versafine Clair "Twilight" to stamp the sentiment, which is part of the Lavinia Stamps "Heartfelt Verse" stamp set.
I then started to colour the leaves using Derwent Inktense pencils, applied with a paint brush. I gave the lighter areas of the leaves a few brush strokes of "A Wink of Stella" to give some shimmer to the leaves.
I then used some copper coloured metallic paint and a fan shaped paint brush, tapped to produce tiny splatters of colour across the tag. I gave the surface a waft of the heat gun to ensure it was fully dry, before mounting the tag on to some dark blue card.