Too drained for anything but a tag

Towards the end of the afternoon I tried to get going on making boards for a book, but I realized that I just didn’t have the oomph to do it.  (Of course, I knew that I’m going out of town tomorrow with the kids for a couple of days, plus it was going to be time to fix dinner within two hours . . . I’m sure that knowledge contributed.)

Instead I decided to mess around with a stamp I got from Alpha Stamps for $0.99 yesterday.  The stamp impression was done with Ranger Archival Green ink on a white tag, and then I used Distress Inks in Evergreen Bough, Forest Moss, and Bundled Sage.  The Forest Moss had gone on a bit strong, so I sprinkled water over the tag to mottle the surface and then wiped it off after a few seconds.  After that I grabbed a 7gypsies Conservatory moth stamp and dotted it around with Distress Forest Moss ink.

One of the moths I stamped going the wrong way (should have had it pointing down instead of up), so I needed to obscure it with something.  I had some self-adhesive crystals from a previous project in my drawer, so I put some of those around in a couple of places.

I used Prismacolor pencils smudged with a tortillon on the stamp itself to highlight the woman & her robes, the tree trunks, and the border.

Finally, I added a wire-edged ribbon embellished with a Trinkette, an emerald crystal on a pin, and a large circle bead.  [And about 30 minutes after posting this entry, I decided the really final touch would be a quick spritz of my new Perfect Pearls Biscotti Mist to add some shimmer onto the tag itself.]

It’s nothing to write home about really, but it was fun and I like all the greens–must have been inspired by all the springtime things I have been reading about the last few days.

About Elizabeth Ann's Studio

Artist. Musician. Mother. Wife. Me.
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