Part of this months kit from WIP kits included several die punched tags.
I wanted to use the '2012' tag to celebrate the new year.
Actually...i just wanted to find a way to use the yellow damask...so pretty.
This piece starts with the Melissa Frances scalloped chipboard backdrop.
Black cardstock (included in the kit) is ModPodged on the top portion. Then a pattern from Carolina Breeze is added to the bottom portion. I did not get the stamps with the kit, but there was a great polka dot stamp included with January's kit...so instead a punchinella stencil from Scarlet Lime's Mixed Media kit was used to add silver paint here and there. An acrylic wash, in manila, was used over the damask to create a dreamy feel about the pattern. I like how it adds a bit of grunge, yet the yellow pattern and flowers still sets this piece apart with a feminine touch. I can personally relate to that.
A small junque bow tops the the tag. The 2012 tag is layered over a solid grey from the Carolina Breeze paper by Teresa Collins. The 'wonderful day' chipboard element (MyMind'sEye) in kraft was a bit too dark. It was sanded down a bit, stenciled and washed with an acrylic in manila.
Paper rolled flowers was inspired by this pinterest pin. I had never worked with them before. They are a little rough, so don't look too close. A pearl or two was added to the middle of them because the girl is finding her way back to pearls these days.
The chipboard ruler was also washed in manila acrylic and used as a border between the solid and the pattern part of the piece.
Ah...this was fun...mixed media is a growing interest of mine. I may have to add it to the weeks blog post repertoire...what say you?