I purchased the Penny Black stamp the other day and I must say I could not wait to use it, It's so beautiful. I decided that this was the project that I would like to use it on.
I apologize, I did not take a picture of the background before I started but you can kind of see it here. The background was sort of this hodge podge of random blues and red and some white.
I decided that I wanted to create a special spot for the stamp because if I had stamped it onto the background as-is it would have gotten lost in the background. I just bought Dyan Reaveley's new After Midnight" spray and it's so bold and beautiful and this is what I used. I sprayed each tag using a circle template and I just love how the spray is translucent so you can still see parts of that background through it.
I then stamped the Penny Black stamp and embossed it using Ranger's black embossing powder. I used Tim Holtz distress ink in black soot for the edges, added some small butterflies from my Stampin Up Sizzix cutting/embossing folder.
I added some fun fluffy ribbon to top it all off and stamped the word "Dream" on red card stock. Lastly, I added some really tiny Swarovski crystals to her hair. I think it all comes together really well.
Have a look:
I still cannot get over how well the background comes through the Dyan Reaveley spray, so cool!!
I am entereing this tag into the Artful Times challenge which is "Colour Technique"
Also In the Frilly and Funky - "Layer It On and Share a Word" challenge. There are many layers here of paint, ink, sprays and embossing.
Thanks so much for stopping by :)