Monday, March 6, 2017

Spring Chics

Ah,  spring. I have some spring chics for you today.
 I made these for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.  Be sure to stop by the blog and see the other wonderful creations the DT has been making.

I started by coating my tag with a layer of collage medium and add bits of ripped tissue wrap.  Next I scribbled a light layer of  Distress Crayon in several colors.

In the one you see here I used colors that reminded me of a sunset.  I placed a stencil over the tag and rubbed away some of the crayon using an almost dry baby wipe.

I buy the cheapest baby wipes I can find.  They tend to be rough and pretty dry(not exactly what you'd want to use on a baby's bottom, but awesome for crafting). For the final step on the tag I added speckles of black and gold paint.  I also used some gold paint and just smeared it with my fingers.

Obviously, this is a close up of one of the other tags, but you can see the speckles. 

I took one of the bird nests from the For the Birds set. I inked the top part using brown Distress inks. The bottom piece is embossing using Emerald Creek's San Tropez Tan.

I cut out a vintage lady and plopped her in the nest.  I decided the tag needed a bit more interest so I used a stencil and distress crayon to make the tracks down the side. Once the sentiment was added I randomly scribbled around on the tag.

I decided she needed some friends so I made a couple more tags using the same technique and different bits of the For the Birds set.
This girl had her house made with Emerald Creek's Salted Navy and Hammered Metal embossing powders.  

This one used the San Tropez Tan on the top and I ran my Distress Crayons over it to make it darker in areas.  

I hope you like the girls and try to make some of your own!
Simon Says Stamp Make your own Background Challenge
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  1. Love them!! Almost as much as your sassy teacup ladies!!

  2. Lovely! All of them! What a beautiful triple creation. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  3. Hi Jess, I always love your collage work. These tags are fantastic. Love that nest! Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey! Hugs, Autumn


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I've received products/compensation as part of the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Design teams. My projects, however, are 100% my own.