I hope you are all safe and well. Time is marching on so quickly and I am here with my Week 4 Designer Spotlight project for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
The challenge this week is BEAUTIFUL BOTANICALS.
I have a few botanical books in my collection and one of my most favourite botanical flowers is the Peony (Paeonia Officinalis L.) with its large blousy blooms, although I confess I have not had much luck in growing them.
As with many botanical plants, Peonies have many medicinal qualities and Peony petals can be used to flavour drinks and can be used in salads. The Chinese use them to treat inflammatory conditions such as RA and Lupus, both of which I sadly have a great deal of experience in.
I chose to use the absolutely gorgeous stamp set by Olga Heldwein for AALL & Create called Blooming Field to create my tag.
I started by using an Etcetera tag by Tim Holtz and using Distress Watercolour paper for my background. I used the wrinkle free technique with Distress Oxide Inks in Scattered Straw and Shabby Shutters, dipping the card in the inks until I was happy with the result. Once dry I flicked some clean water over the tag to create some lighter areas.
Next, I took Tim Holtz's script stamp from the Entomology stamp set and stamped this in Distress Oxide Ink, Shabby Shutters as I wanted the background to be very subtle. I really love this stamp for backgrounds and use it often.
I stamped the flowers, coloured them with Distress Inks in Scattered Straw, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar and Mowed Lawn and then fussy cut the flowers. Yes, it took a while but I wanted the flowers to have some dimension and movement on my tag. I went around each of the flowers with Distress Ink to get rid of the white edges.
To finish off I took some white ribbon from my stash, coloured it with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink for the top of my tag and I used a computer generated label for the bottom of the tag.
So, it would be lovely to see you join in the Beautiful Botanicals challenge here:
As always, there is a $25 Gift Voucher available for one lucky winner.
Listed below are the products I used to create my tag and are available from:
Thank you so much for your visit, I really appreciate it. I hope you will join me again soon.
Stay safe and well.
Hugs, Anne xxx