Once in a blue moon – or rather twice in a pink one!

Back with another make to share over at Sunday Stampers where the theme is pink. This is also another make using a stamp that I had to have but then wasn’t sure what to do with it. However, I knew that combining it with pink would be a great way to start off.

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These are sort of tags but I have decided whether I want to add ribbon or not.

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I made this one first keeping the colours quite pale. The base is lots of different pink distress inks – Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry, with a smidge of Seedless Preserves and Squeezed Lemonade. Once all the ink was applied I gave it a good spritz with water. The images are stamped using Iced Spruce which I hope gives an ethereal quality. The main stamp is another by Catslife Press, who are becoming a firm favourite,  the stars and daisies are by Stampotique. The Border you will recognise as Dylusions.

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The second tag was inked in the same way as the first, but this time I added more ink. Instead of spritzing with water I added blobs to create a random spotted effect. I discovered that using a water brush and then squeezing it is a great way to do this – especially if you want organised random!!! To keep the crescent moon pale and interesting I stamped it first, and then tried to avoid it whilst swirling on the ink, using water to paint out any that was applies inadvertently.

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This time everything was stamped in black Stazon. I then built up the colours applying more ink with a brush.

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The border is hand drawn and I added some white dots of gel pen to the stars. I think I prefer this tag to the first.

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Now I’ve used this stamp I’ve lots more ideas that I would like to try, so maybe that’s the answer if you have a stamp you’re not quite sure about. Just play until the creative juices flow.

Thanks for buzzing by.


Comments

Once in a blue moon – or rather twice in a pink one! — 8 Comments

  1. fabby dabby doodles! I would recommend not melting your undies hun, they won’t change their minds and you will end up with scratchy knickers lol Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  2. Fab tags, looks great in pink and, like you, I think I prefer the slightly darker tag two. I love the stars, did you say they are a stamp? Something else for my wish list.

    Dionne

    • Thank you. Yes, it’s Stampotique and the little one is attached to the side. I am so into stamps right now!

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