This month for the tag swap I went a little grungy but also a bit cute!
I decided to use the Art By Marlene beach house stamp and to do some paper piecing but with the base on Kraft cardstock. I then decided to add some white ink behind the main image, some splattering and some stamping using a random wood mounted stamp from the stash. I then decided everything needed a coating of ink to make it blend… this turned my pretty cute house into a cute but grungy house!
I then added more white pigment ink through stencils around the edge but used the sticky embossing powder in the hope that I could add gilding flakes to those sections. This didn’t work well so they look only a little gilded and mainly white and textured. But I like the effect so I didn’t mind.
I stamped and embossed and inked the sentiment from Art Journey nl and added that.
I then used my inktense pencil to add some shading and definition to the image, the sentiment and around the edge of the tag.
I added some ribbons to finish off and decided it was a finished piece ready for the swap.
The first few photos were taken at night with flash, this is the tag in daylight.
It was good to use the Beach house stamp in a different way. It is such a cute set of stamps and I don’t think I’ve ever gone grungy with them before!