Blossoming Tag by Fliss Goodwin

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Hello! I've been playing with the new and gorgeous lustre sprays for my project this week and I can officially say that I'm now addicted to the amazing shimmer you gain by using them. Sadly the photos don't do them justice as in real life there's a ton more shimmer so hopefully this will tempt you to try them if you haven't yet done so.

Step by Step

So, the first thing I did was to take one of the gorgeous shaped greyboard tags with the intention of using just this for my project although in the end it actually became an embellishment.

I used the 6.5 x 7.5 distressed harlequin stencil with texture paste to add a pattern to the tag. Once the surface was dry, I misted on Bluebell and Rose flat matte sprays, repeating the layers several times as the spray soaks in at first. Once this was dry, I then misted on Lilac and Aqua lustre sprays for some really yummy shimmer and shine.


I then decided to use my daisy style fanciful flower image which I stamped several times onto the spray overflow paper with black ink. I find this gives the best contrast to the background as it has the same tones but in a much softer version.


Once I had cut the flowers out and layered them up, my decoupaged flower was quite large and rather drowned the background tag and because I couldn't bear to cover it all up, I decided to prepare a large tag to set everything on.

I took the largest size of white/greyboard tag and added repeated layers of spray misting, starting with Bluebell and Rose flat matte sprays, then adding Lilac lustre spray. Because the surface is white, you get a slightly different yet toning effect.

I stamped on a script texture image several times with Archival Cactus Flower ink and as this came out a little strong, I toned it down by misting on more Rose flat matte spray, followed by Aubergine and Aqua lustre sprays until I was happy with the effect.


I next stamped a couple of leaves on a scrap of green painted paper misted with Lime lustre spray and cut the images out.

I stamped the text from the stamp set on a scrap of the misting overflow paper and cut this into word tiles, running a black inkpad round the edges for emphasis.


I was then ready to assemble my tag which I did using a mix of dimensional glue and foam pads (to give height to the flower set off the smaller tag) and added a scrap of sari ribbon through the top of the shaped smaller tag.


I hope this might encourage you to try out the lustre sprays as if you do take the plunge, you definitely won't be disappointed.

Supplies:

That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set - Fanciful Flowers Set 1
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set - Textures Collection Set 1
That's Crafty! 6.5 x 7.5 Stencil - TC7016 Distressed Harlequin
That's Crafty! Surfaces - Size 10 White/Greyboard Tag
That's Crafty! Surfaces - Greyboard Size 5 Set of Tags
That's Crafty! Flat Matte Sprays - Bluebell, Rose
That's Crafty! Lustre Sprays - Aqua, Aubergine, Lilac, Lime
That's Crafty! White Texture Paste
Archival Cactus Flower Ink
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Extras - White Thin Card For Misting Overflow, Scrap of Pink Sari Ribbon, Dimensional Glue, Foam Pads


Have a really great weekend and see you next week for some exciting happenings at That's Crafty! towers.

Fliss x

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14 comments

  1. Such a lovely tag/s, Fliss . Gorgeous colours , great harlequin texture and spritzing. The lustre sprays add a lovely touch of 'lush'. Wonderful floral focal feature . Tfs x

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    1. Thanks so much Amanda, much appreciated xx

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  2. Love the layered tags - and such dreamily lovely colours too.
    Alison x

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  3. I love your layered flower , Fliss, looks beautiful with the many layers of paper,- and the stenciled tag perfect . All together, with the big one as background you created a gorgeous tag.
    Hugs Dorthe xx

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    1. Thank you so much Dorthe, so glad you like it and I much appreciate your lovely comment xx

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  4. Love the harlequin stencil background, great dimension for your layered flower. I know how much shimmer those sprays give, it's such a shame photography tends to hide it. Beautiful design.
    Hugs Tracey x

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    1. Many thanks Tracey, I wish the shimmer showed up better too but my camera can never cope with it xx

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  5. Looks fantastic! Beautiful make and the Lustre sprays are just fab <3

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    1. Thanks Melina, so kind and I really love those sprays now too xx

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  6. Great layers, great tag! I really need to try the lustre sprays
    Love
    Amanda x

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    1. Thanks so much Amanda and you'll love them! xx

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  7. Spectacular tag Fliss, adore the colour choice you’ve used here
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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    1. Thanks so much Donna, so kind and glad you like the colours too as I love these at the moment.
      Fliss xx

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