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!


  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!

  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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