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Thursday, 11 July 2013

Altered Tag Book (posted by Judith)

Hi Folks I have a project for you today showcasing the Fancy Flowers stamp sheet. I have used a tag book which I covered with patterned papers, and stamped the edges of the front cover with a flower stamp from the Wisteria Lane stamp sheet. I then added a sentiment from the Artistic Affirmations stamp sheet. I stamped the flower head three times onto white card, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and coloured the images with my Copic markers. Once I had worked out the position of the flowers on the tag, I stamped the dotty stems, again, from the Wisteria Lane stamp sheet, onto the background. I then attached the flower heads.

For the tag, I stamped the texture background from the Texture Fragments stamp sheet,using clear embossing powder. I coloured the background using Distress Inks, and then ironed off the clear embossing powder, to create a faux batik effect. I sprinkled the background with water, and dried it with a heat gun. I stamped the flower image twice, using archival ink, masking the first image, before I stamped the second one. I bleached the images, and then coloured them using Inktense pencils and a waterbrush. I added a sentiment from the Artistic Affirmations set to my tag, and a piece of lace that I coloured with Distress re-inkers and water. The swirls around the edge are from one of the flowers that also belong to this stamp sheet.

I'll be back in a few days with another sample, but I hope that you'll keep checking in for more inspiration from my team mates. Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx


  1. I love this! I haven't made a book of any kind yet, but I have a chipboard one I should try! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration, Judith!
    Hugs, Clare xo :)

  2. I particularly like your colour combination & teh way you've used the Wisteria Lane stamps for the tag book. I had a great big grin when I read your description of the tag using the Texture Fragments section - it's perfect for that Faux Batik effect & especially effective with your use of the colours. The green crinkly ribbon is a lovely touch echoing the flower stems & the lace trim. Super idea to create two flower-heads too.
    Paula (PEP)


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