Sunday, 15 February 2015

Beautiful Garden

When I was gazing around Jenni's craft room the other day, my eyes came to rest on the shelf where she keeps her JOFY stamps - have I mentioned I love JOFY stamps?  The images are so quirky and fun and I found myself wanting to use all of them - but of course, I didn't!


I started the tag off by blending blue, yellow and green Distress Inks together for the background, and gave them a quick water spritz to add some age spots.

I then stamped JOFY #11 & #14 for my flower garden, and coloured them using Distress Inks stamped onto an acrylic block with water added.


I stamped the dragon fly from a Prima set of stamps called "Butterfly Wings" that I picked up at a craft show last year.  There are different wings and bodies along with pen nibs and other bits & pieces in this set, but for this tag I chose the dragonfly.
After I coloured him, cut him out and popped him on dimensionals, I added a bit of sparkle with my Wink of Stella pen.  As the tag looked like it needed a little something extra, I added dashes around the border and finished with a snippet of seam binding ribbon tied with a piece of twine.

This tag doesn't fit in with any challenges that I'm aware of this week but that's ok as I simply enjoyed making it - it sort of reminds me of a summer's day, and we're certainly having lots of them at the moment!
 
Happy Crafting!
 


2 comments:

  1. While you are enjoying your summer, Helen, we are having more snow. This is our third weekend of heavy/blizzard snow and, frankly, there remains no place to put today's 12-18" of snow! For this reason, perhaps more than most, I am enjoying your summery tag! When I bought my dragonfly "sentiment," I forgot to buy to dragonfly stamp, so I am longingly looking at yours! I will have to check out that Prima set. Sweet background to show off your garden, Helen!

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  2. Beautiful tag Helen. I can see you enjoyed using the Jofy stamps. I have one set but only used them once..
    Corrie x

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