First of all a very big thank you to all of you who left comments on my last post and especially to Hels who gave a big shout out on her blog to come and check me out - I did wonder why I had so many hits on my post and then I found out why! All your thoughts and best wishes much appreciated blog friends and apologies if I made you sniffle!
Had to raid the Christmas stamp box to find a star stamp for this weeks Sunday Stamper Challenge. Now I know some of you are already thinking about Christmas but I just refuse too - way, way too early and anyway haven't got any Chrimbo mojo!
So having found said star stamp I decided to make a good old trusty tag, it's nice to be confined by the limited space and therefore you can't spend too much time faffing around on it (well you can obviously but I decided I wouldn't - ha!)
First of all a layer of Weathered Wood distress stain all over the tag followed by Black Soot distress stain. This was a mistake I thought I'd picked up Weathered Wood again for a second coat! A quick wipe back with a baby wipe and I quite liked the inky blue darkness with a hint of cream peaking through! Edged in Chipped Sapphire distress ink and a little bit of silver inka along the edge.
Stamped that swirl of stars in clear embossing ink and then used a plumy purple embossing powder over that.
The hanging stars are grungepaper that had Black Soot distress stain all over followed by lots of sprays of a plum glimmer mist and then dazzling diamonds glimmer mist. The star stamp was the freebie in a recent Craft Stamper (this month, last month I can't remember, the pile of magazines by my bed gets bigger and bigger every month!). Stamped in black embossing powder and cut out.
Two eyelets at the top with a thin bit of black ribbon threaded through and tied into a bow, each star was attached with a tiny staple and button added on top. The third star was glued to the bottom and spare bit of grunge paper was stamped with catch a falling ...
And yes I didn't spend too much time faffing around - love that word!