Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My Cards and Tags: Scatter Art

Greetings loyal readers!  Hope all of you had an enjoyable holiday.  I have found the past few days to be restful, stressful, wonderful and chocolate-filled, so three out of four isn't bad!  I've finally found my way back into my craft space, so here's a tag I made using stamps from 100 Proof Press:

I made the background with the Profit and Loss Sheet stamp, which I stamped over a trellis stencil for a subtle pattern.  I smeared on some Distress Ink in shades of Tumbled Glass and Mustard Seed, along with some Colorbox Fresh Green ink.

Next I inked up the Tallest Tree Silhouette stamp with Ranger Jet Black archival ink.  Before stamping it, I wiped off the ink in some circular smudge shapes so that the tree would stamp with some blank "holes."  Once I stamped the image, I went back in with Distress Paint (Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick) and dabbed it on some of my tree's holes.  I dripped water down the paint while it was still wet for the drizzled effect.

I finished it off with a "Scatter Art" sentiment at the bottom and some yarn at the top.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish all of you the happiest of beginnings for 2015!