Everything has beauty........ By Amanda Pink


Hello Everyone

Welcome to my Thursday weekly post of creativity
I have a tag to share with you today featuring the one flower from That's Crafty's Flower Collection Set 3 that I have yet to use in the projects I have shared so far using this fabulous stamp set designed by Melina Dahl. After spotting the stamped image on my work desk amongst a pile of 'bit's yet to be used' I thought I would 'grunge' it up and use it in this weeks project

The background of the tag is the result of a mop up. I'd been doing some braying and had some paint left on my glass mat so in a bid to not waste the paint I spritz it with water and pressed a piece of white card over it just like you would if you were doing a gelli print using a gelli plate. Result!
The full print is just shy of A4 in size so I used only a section of it for my tag. 

I added some stencilling using That's Crafty! Light Texture Paste through an AALL and Create Stencil. 

Once the paste was dry I then repositioned the stencil to roughly paint the stencilled paste

For a touch more detail I added some stamping using a couple of the stamps from That's Crafty! Textures Stamp Set 2 with Versafine ink.

Now for the flower....
I wanted to 'grunge' it up a bit so taking the pre stamped flower I fussy cut it from its surroundings and roughly applied white gesso to the flower head. This obviously covered all the stamped detail but that wasn't a problem as you will see as you read on. I dried the gesso with a heat gun holding the gun close to the gesso so it would blister and bubble to create some great texture. 

Then using my finger I caught the 'raised bits' of the textured gesso with Mermaid Lagoon Distress paint. Once dry I re stamped the flower head detail that I lost when I applied the gesso. I also stamped another flower, painted it with Mermaid Lagoon Distress paint and re stamped in the same way. 
I adhered the painted flower to the tag with That's Crafty! All purpose Adhesive, then 
manipulated the petals of the gessoed flower with my fingers to give a sense of dimension and movement when adhered to the painted flower already 'in situ'. 
Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz Alpha Parts off cut

I hope you have enjoyed your time here with me today and that maybe I have offered a little more creation inspiration of how That's Crafty! Flower Collection Set 3 can be used.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by - I really appreciate your visits and all the kind words you leave for my creativity.
Wishing you all a lovely week and a very Happy Easter.
 I'll be back here again next week .... same time, same place.
Take Care

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  1. I love all the textures you achieved on this gorgeous tag! Thanks for sharing your talents!

  2. Everything had beauty and this certainly does, great piece
    Amanda x

  3. Gorgeous texture and detail Amanda and your grunged up flower looks rather amazing done in your signature style.
    Fliss xx

  4. You have used Melina's flower beautifully Amanda, with your trademark texture and wonderful design. This is a stunning project! Anne xx

  5. Thanks Anne, Fliss, Amanda and Ann for your kind words and visits . Both are very much appreciated :) x

  6. Amanda,
    This is a textural beauty!!!

    1. Thank you so much Lynne . I really appreciate x


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