It all started when I saw the challenge for Dragons Dream this time, which set me thinking - Hmm? P and cogs? Pear - obviously, cogs? then remembered an embossing folder that would solve that problem. Then we went away for the weekend - didn't take anything with me except knitting (Oh yes! I've started knitting again)
I didn't feel like crafting when we got home but I did have a chance to catch up on some blog hopping etc! I had seen the challenge at A Vintage Journey - Just Stain It and hoped that I might be able to play then…..looked at Paper Artsy last night and suddenly I had a plan - so I slept on it.
This morning I cut a tag from some packaging and ran it through my big shot in a cog folder. Then got my Distress stains out - what????(I'll show you later)
I used Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo to stain the card and using a nib to add embossing ink to parts of the cogs I added Frantage Aged Aqua distress powder and melted that, then some more ink and added some copper distress powder. Both randomly as I didn't want a total covering.
I stamped a pear using a wooden mounted stamp by Rubber Stampede that I bought when I first started my blog, coloured it with the same two Distress stains.
While I'd been working the word "incognito" came into my head so tore a definition from an old dictionary.
Next the leaf on the pear - Keren Baker used wire in her plaque here so I stamped the leaf onto some paper I had in my leftovers bag and cut it out
and added the cut out leaf - I love the way it curls now.
The 'p' was stamped onto a piece of the same paper and stuck underneath a cog, I then trimmed a square plastic sticky backed bubble to go over it.
I used my stains again to colour the little bit of muslin(this is something we did at Tim's workshop last year) I wish I hadn't forgotten this technique and used my stains more often as I would have known about this sooner!!!……
Is it just me? What has happened?????
I edged the tag with Antique Bronze Distress stain
Thanks for looking, Chris
I'm entering this in:-
The Dragons Dream Tag it on 172 Challenge 'p' and cogs
A Vintage Journey - Challenge 11 Just Stain it
Paper Artsy - inspired by Keren Baker